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I Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) Information Group (I MIG) provides administrative, training, and logistical support while in CONUS and forward deployed to the I MEF and I MEB Command Elements. Additionally, function as Higher Headquarters for the four Major Subordinate Elements in order to allow I MEF CE to execute warfighting functions in support of service and COCOM initiatives as required.

Plan and direct, collect process, produce and disseminate intelligence, and provide, counterintelligence support to the MEF Command Element, MEF major subordinate commands, subordinate Marine Air Group Task Force(MAGTF), and other commands as directed

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Marines with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 361 depart the USS Ronald Reagan off the coast of San Diego, Calif., Dec. 6. Marines flew from Camp Pendleton to the aircraft carrier to conduct rotary wing operations.

Photo by Lance Cpl. Anna Albrecht

Marines conduct rotary wing operations aboard USS Ronald Reagan

17 Dec 2013 | Lance Cpl. Anna Albrecht

Marines with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 361 departed Camp Pendleton, Calif., to conduct rotary-wing operations aboard the USS Ronald Reagan Dec. 6.
 
Marines flew CH-53E Super Stallions, the largest and heaviest helicopters in the United States military, from Camp Pendleton, and landed on the aircraft carrier off the coast of San Diego.

Col. Brent Willson, the liaison officer of Commander Third Fleet, and Col. Christopher Scharf with 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade, said the commandant, in conjunction with the Chief of Naval Operations, has called for a renewed interest in “non-traditional” collaboration between services.

“Traditionally, Marines’ helicopters, tilt-rotors, and infantry do not operate aboard nuclear-powered aircraft carriers [CVN],” Willson said.

The CH-53E Super Stallion’s primary function is to transport heavy equipment and supplies during ship-to-shore movements of an amphibious assault and during operations ashore. However, the recent typhoon in the Philippines proves humanitarian assistance and disaster relief can be completed from a carrier, as the USS George Washington sustained relief operations.

Willson and Scharf said they are familiarizing teams so they are prepared if and when the need arises.

“We look forward to learning other creative, non-traditional methods where we can more effectively leverage capabilities with the Navy.”


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Marines with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 361 depart the USS Ronald Reagan off the coast of San Diego, Calif., Dec. 6. Marines flew from Camp Pendleton to the aircraft carrier to conduct rotary wing operations.

Photo by Lance Cpl. Anna Albrecht

Marines conduct rotary wing operations aboard USS Ronald Reagan

17 Dec 2013 | Lance Cpl. Anna Albrecht

Marines with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 361 departed Camp Pendleton, Calif., to conduct rotary-wing operations aboard the USS Ronald Reagan Dec. 6.
 
Marines flew CH-53E Super Stallions, the largest and heaviest helicopters in the United States military, from Camp Pendleton, and landed on the aircraft carrier off the coast of San Diego.

Col. Brent Willson, the liaison officer of Commander Third Fleet, and Col. Christopher Scharf with 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade, said the commandant, in conjunction with the Chief of Naval Operations, has called for a renewed interest in “non-traditional” collaboration between services.

“Traditionally, Marines’ helicopters, tilt-rotors, and infantry do not operate aboard nuclear-powered aircraft carriers [CVN],” Willson said.

The CH-53E Super Stallion’s primary function is to transport heavy equipment and supplies during ship-to-shore movements of an amphibious assault and during operations ashore. However, the recent typhoon in the Philippines proves humanitarian assistance and disaster relief can be completed from a carrier, as the USS George Washington sustained relief operations.

Willson and Scharf said they are familiarizing teams so they are prepared if and when the need arises.

“We look forward to learning other creative, non-traditional methods where we can more effectively leverage capabilities with the Navy.”


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Marines with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 361 depart the USS Ronald Reagan off the coast of San Diego, Calif., Dec. 6. Marines flew from Camp Pendleton to the aircraft carrier to conduct rotary wing operations.

Photo by Lance Cpl. Anna Albrecht

Marines conduct rotary wing operations aboard USS Ronald Reagan

17 Dec 2013 | Lance Cpl. Anna Albrecht

Marines with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 361 departed Camp Pendleton, Calif., to conduct rotary-wing operations aboard the USS Ronald Reagan Dec. 6.
 
Marines flew CH-53E Super Stallions, the largest and heaviest helicopters in the United States military, from Camp Pendleton, and landed on the aircraft carrier off the coast of San Diego.

Col. Brent Willson, the liaison officer of Commander Third Fleet, and Col. Christopher Scharf with 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade, said the commandant, in conjunction with the Chief of Naval Operations, has called for a renewed interest in “non-traditional” collaboration between services.

“Traditionally, Marines’ helicopters, tilt-rotors, and infantry do not operate aboard nuclear-powered aircraft carriers [CVN],” Willson said.

The CH-53E Super Stallion’s primary function is to transport heavy equipment and supplies during ship-to-shore movements of an amphibious assault and during operations ashore. However, the recent typhoon in the Philippines proves humanitarian assistance and disaster relief can be completed from a carrier, as the USS George Washington sustained relief operations.

Willson and Scharf said they are familiarizing teams so they are prepared if and when the need arises.

“We look forward to learning other creative, non-traditional methods where we can more effectively leverage capabilities with the Navy.”