I Marine Expeditionary Force

 

I Marine Expeditionary Force

In Every Clime and Place

Mission

I MEF provides the Marine Corps a globally responsive, expeditionary, and fully scalable Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF), capable of generating, deploying, and employing ready forces and formations for crisis response, forward presence, major combat operations, and campaigns.

 

I MEF Videos
Hershel “Woody” Williams Ship Christening
U.S. Marines Corps Chief Warrant Officer 4 Hershel “Woody” Williams (retired), the last surviving Medal of Honor recipient from the Pacific Theater during World War II, takes part in the christening of a ship that bears his name at General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Company, San Diego, Calif., Oct. 21, 2017. CWO4 Williams received the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions during the Battle of Iwo Jima. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Cpl. Christopher D. Thompson)
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U.S. Navy corpsman Petty Officer 1st Class Alberto Sevillaparra and Petty Officer 3rd Class Evans Bolton, access wounded Marines during a training exercise on Al Asad Airbase, Iraq, July 5, 2018. There are 75 Coalition partners committed to the goal of eliminating the threat posed by ISIS in Iraq and Syria and have contributed in various capacities to the effort. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Zakia Gray)
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U.S. Navy corpsman Petty Officer 1st Class Alberto Sevillaparra and Petty Officer 3rd Class Evans Bolton, access wounded Marines during a training exercise on Al Asad Airbase, Iraq, July 5, 2018. There are 75 Coalition partners committed to the goal of eliminating the threat posed by ISIS in Iraq and Syria and have contributed in various capacities to the effort. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Zakia Gray)
Gen. Glenn M. Walters, center, assistant commandant of the Marine Corps, poses for a photo with I Marine Expeditionary Force Marines during the 31st Annual Joint Women’s Leadership Symposium at the San Diego Convention Center, June 22, 2018. The symposium brought together women from all of the U.S. services and 20 other countries to discuss topics ranging from women’s health and wellness to professional development and leadership.
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Gen. Glenn M. Walters, center, assistant commandant of the Marine Corps, poses for a photo with I Marine Expeditionary Force Marines during the 31st Annual Joint Women’s Leadership Symposium at the San Diego Convention Center, June 22, 2018. The symposium brought together women from all of the U.S. services and 20 other countries to discuss topics ranging from women’s health and wellness to professional development and leadership. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Asia J. Sorenson)
Col. Dawn Alonso, center, commanding officer of I Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group, I MEF, answers questions from fellow officers during the senior officer panel at the 31st Annual Joint Women’s Leadership Symposium at the San Diego Convention Center, June 22, 2018. The symposium brought together women from all of the U.S. services and 20 other countries to discuss topics ranging from women’s health and wellness to professional development and leadership.
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Col. Dawn Alonso, center, commanding officer of I Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group, I MEF, answers questions from fellow officers during the senior officer panel at the 31st Annual Joint Women’s Leadership Symposium at the San Diego Convention Center, June 22, 2018. The symposium brought together women from all of the U.S. services and 20 other countries to discuss topics ranging from women’s health and wellness to professional development and leadership. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Asia J. Sorenson)
Porterfield replaced Sgt. Maj. Bradley Kasal as I MEF sergeant major.
Sgt. Maj. Kasal passes on the sword of office
Sgt. Maj. Bradley Kasal, the outgoing I Marine Expeditionary Force sergeant major, gives remarks during a relief and appointment ceremony on Camp Pendleton, Calif., May 18, 2018. Sgt. Maj James Porterfield replaced Kasal as I MEF sergeant major. Kasal has served as I MEF sergeant major since 2015 and is retiring from the Marine Corps after 34 years of service. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jacob Farbo)
Porterfield replaced Sgt. Maj. Bradley Kasal as I MEF sergeant major.
Sgt. Maj. Kasal passes on the sword of office
Sgt. Maj. James Porterfield, the incoming I Marine Expeditionary Force sergeant major, receives the sword of office from Lt. Gen. Lewis Craparotta, the I MEF commanding general, during a relief and appointment ceremony on Camp Pendleton, Calif., May 18, 2018. Porterfield replaced Sgt. Maj Bradley Kasal as I MEF sergeant major. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jacob Farbo)
Marines and Sailors with 1st Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, march in the 60th Swallows Day Parade on March 24, 2018.
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SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (March 24, 2018) – Marines and Sailors with 1st Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, prepare to march in the 60th Swallows Day Parade on March 24, 2018. The parade is one of the nation’s largest non-motorized parades and is held annually as part of paying tribute to the city’s Spanish and western history. During the parade, the Marines marched in formation and carried their unit colors and the American flag. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Ruth Wheeley)
The newly formed MSB will assume the responsibilities of administrative support to the I MEF Command Element to better posture the I MEF Information Group to focus on leading in the information environment.
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The 1st Marine Division Band marches in formation during the activation ceremony of the Marine Expeditionary Force Support Battalion on Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 11, 2018. The newly formed MSB will assume the responsibilities of administrative support to the I MEF Command Element to better posture the I MEF Information Group to focus on leading in the information environment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jacob A. Farbo)
Sgt. Maj. Bradley Kasal, sergeant major, I Marine Expeditionary Force, speaks at the West Coast Senior Enlisted Professional Dinner at Valley Center, Calif., Feb. 8, 2018.
Senior leadership shows dedication to Corps and Country
Sgt. Maj. Bradley Kasal, sergeant major, I Marine Expeditionary Force, speaks at the West Coast Senior Enlisted Professional Dinner at Valley Center, Calif., Feb. 8, 2018. The dinner, which hosted enlisted leadership from all over the West Coast, is an engagement that encourages comradery and a reaffirmation of core values amongst Marine Corps and Navy senior enlisted personnel. (U.S Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Robert Bliss)
Tactics instructors with the I Marine Expeditionary Force Advisor Training Branch closely supervise the use of AK-47 assault rifles as part of a foreign weapons demonstration for Marines with Task Force Al-Taqaddum 18.1 Rotation 6 at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Jan. 16, 2018.
Task Force Al-Taqaddum Tackles New Weapon
Tactics instructors with the I Marine Expeditionary Force Advisor Training Branch closely supervise the use of AK-47 assault rifles as part of a foreign weapons demonstration for Marines with Task Force Al-Taqaddum 18.1 Rotation 6 at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Jan. 16, 2018. The demonstration was done in order to familiarize the Marines with weapons they may encounter while deployed overseas. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Robert Bliss)
The High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) is fired from the flight deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) during Dawn Blitz 2017 over the Pacific Ocean, Oct. 22, 2017. Dawn Blitz is a scenario-driven exercise designed to train and integrate Navy and Marine Corps units by providing a robust training environment where forces plan and execute an amphibious assault, engage in live-fire events, and establish expeditionary advanced bases in a land and maritime threat environment to improve naval amphibious core competencies. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Matthew Dickinson)
Dawn Blitz 2017 USS Anchorage HIMARS Shoot
The High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) is fired from the flight deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) during Dawn Blitz 2017 over the Pacific Ocean, Oct. 22, 2017. Dawn Blitz is a scenario-driven exercise designed to train and integrate Navy and Marine Corps units by providing a robust training environment where forces plan and execute an amphibious assault, engage in live-fire events, and establish expeditionary advanced bases in a land and maritime threat environment to improve naval amphibious core competencies. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Matthew Dickinson)
Featured Stories
I Marine Expeditionary Force Marines make contact at Joint Women’s Leadership Symposium By Sgt. Asia J. Sorenson | June 28, 2018
A Refocus in Family Readiness By Lance Cpl. Robert Bliss | May 23, 2018
Sgt. Maj. Kasal passes on the sword of office By Sgt. Timothy Valero | May 21, 2018
I MIG activates I MEF Support Battalion By Lance Cpl. Robert Bliss | April 13, 2018
Adopted Marines show support for historic community parade By Lance Cpl. Ruth Wheeley | April 2, 2018

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