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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. 

 

Covid Vaccine and the Second Shot
1st Marine Logistics Group
July 29, 2021 | 2:17
Covid Vaccine and the Second Shot
1st Marine Logistics Group
July 29, 2021 | 2:17
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Covid Vaccine and the Second Shot
Range 800 Opening
Vaccines Can Protect Against the Delta Variant
Why I Reenlisted - Cpl. Smith
I MIG Change of Command
REENLIST TODAY!
How to Schedule a “Shot Ex”
Why We Chose To Vaccinate Our Children
1/5 Return to Water Operations Part 1: Crawl
1/5 Return to Water Operations Part 1: Crawl
Return to water operations
Vaccine Benefits: What's In It For Me?
En Route Care
COVID-19 VACCINE FAQ
Like Father, Like Son: 1st Lt. Stefawn Payne
Like Father, Like Son: MGySgt (Ret.) Steve Payne
Like Father, Like Son: Sgt. Trevon Wade
1st Tank Battalion Deactivation Ceremony
Bronze Star Awards Ceremony
I MEF/MCI West Navy Marine Corps Relief Society
2/11 Fitness Seminar
2/5 Fox Company conducts Stand-Down to Address Extremism in the Ranks
In Any Time and Place
Artemis Program
1st Marine Division 80th Anniversary
Artemis We Care
Artemis Program
Annie N. Graham: First African-American Woman to Join the Marine Corps
V17: Sergeants Lead the Way
1stMARDIV CG receives COVID-19 Vaccine
Dawn Blitz/Steel Knight 21: Ship-to-Shore Ops
Transitioning Out of the Military and Adjustment Disorders
Support To the MAGTF
1-7 MCCRE
I MEF Holiday Message
MCCRE Teaser
I MEF Sleeves Down Reminder
Diggin'
Free and Open Indo-Pacific
Keeping a Tactical Mindset
Veterans Day with 2/11
Veterans Day with 2/11
Veterans Day with 2/11
1st Marine Division Change of Command
Charlie Company MCCRE
Supersquad 2020
Battalion Landing Team 1/4 honors Marines, Sailor at memorial service
Chop and Drag | TF KM20 Combat Engineers repair airfield in Peleliu
SPMAGTF-CR-CC 20.2 Valkyrie Program Training
3D Printing SPMAGTF-CR-CC
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I MEF Leaders

Lt. Gen. Karsten "Hazel" Heckl
Commanding General, I Marine Expeditionary Force

Lieutenant General Karsten "Hazel" Heckl assumed command of I Marine Expeditionary Force on 31 July 2020.A native of Stone Mountain Georgia, Lieutenant General Heckl graduated from Georgia State University and was commissioned in April 1988.  He was designated an unrestricted Naval Aviator in September 1990.Lieutenant General Heckl commanded Marine

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Brig. Gen. Ryan S. “Chick” Rideout
Deputy Commanding General, I Marine Expeditionary Force

Brigadier General Rideout assumed duties as Deputy Commanding General, I Marine Expeditionary Force in July 2021. His previous assignment was serving as Director, Military Advisor Group, Combined Joint Task Force - Operation INHERENT RESOLVE based in Baghdad, Iraq from June of 2020 to June 2021. Fleet Marine Force assignments include: Commanding

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Colonel Brian Rideout
Chief of Staff, I Marine Expeditionary Force

Colonel Rideout holds a baccalaureate degree in Psychology from Ohio Wesleyan University, a Master of Science in Information Technology Management from the Naval Postgraduate School, a Master of Military Studies from Marine Corps University and a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College.  He is a graduate

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Sgt. Maj. Terrence C. Whitcomb
Sergeant Major, I Marine Expeditionary Force

Sergeant Major Whitcomb began Marine Corps Recruit Training on 14 September 1993 at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, California with Company C, 1st Recruit Training Battalion.  He was meritoriously promoted to Private First Class and graduated Recruit Training on 10 December 1993. Following graduation from Recruit Training, Private First

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CMDCM(FMF/SW/AW/IW) Toby A. Ruiz
Command Master Chief

 Though a native of Montebello, California, Master Chief Ruiz calls Monte Vista, Colorado home.  He enlisted in the Navy in March 1991, reported to basic training at RTC Great Lakes, Illinois and completed Signalman “A” School at NTC Orlando, Florida.  After serving two tours as a collateral-duty Command Career Counselor in 2000 and 2003, he became

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