15th Marine Expeditionary Unit

 

15th Marine Expeditionary Unit

Camp Pendleton, CA
MARINE CORPS BASE, CAMP PENDLETON,Calif. – Col. Vance L. Cryer, the out-going commanding officer for the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit addresses the audience at a change of command ceremony on Camp Pendleton April 22, 2016. During the ceremony Cryer relinquished command of the unit to Col. James P. Fallon, who previously was the MEU’s executive officer.  Cryer led the unit for nearly two years, including a deployment to the Middle East and Western Pacific. (Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jonathan Boynes/Released)
Col. Vance Cryer relinquishes command of 15th MEU
MARINE CORPS BASE, CAMP PENDLETON,Calif. – Col. Vance L. Cryer, the out-going commanding officer for the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit addresses the audience at a change of command ceremony on Camp Pendleton April 22, 2016. During the ceremony Cryer relinquished command of the unit to Col. James P. Fallon, who previously was the MEU’s executive officer. Cryer led the unit for nearly two years, including a deployment to the Middle East and Western Pacific. (Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jonathan Boynes/Released)
MARINE CORPS BASE, CAMP PENDLETON,Calif. – Marines salute during the 15 Marine Expeditionary Unit’s change of command ceremony on Camp Pendleton April 22, 2016. During the ceremony Col. Vance L. Cryer, the commanding officer of the 15th MEU for nearly two years, relinquished command of the unit to Col. James P. Fallon, who previously was the MEU’s executive officer. (Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jonathan Boynes/Released)
Col. Vance Cryer relinquishes command of 15th MEU
MARINE CORPS BASE, CAMP PENDLETON,Calif. – Marines salute during the 15 Marine Expeditionary Unit’s change of command ceremony on Camp Pendleton April 22, 2016. During the ceremony Col. Vance L. Cryer, the commanding officer of the 15th MEU for nearly two years, relinquished command of the unit to Col. James P. Fallon, who previously was the MEU’s executive officer. (Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jonathan Boynes/Released)
MARINE CORPS BASE, CAMP PENDLETON,Calif. – Col. Vance L. Cryer, the commanding officer of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit for nearly two years, relinquishes command of the unit to Col. James P. Fallon, who previously was the MEU’s executive officer during a change of command ceremony on Camp Pendleton April 22, 2016. During the ceremony Cryer relinquished command of the unit to Col. James P. Fallon, who previously was the MEU’s executive officer.  Cryer led the unit for nearly two years, including a deployment to the Middle East and Western Pacific.  (Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jonathan Boynes/Released)
Col. Vance Cryer relinquishes command of 15th MEU
MARINE CORPS BASE, CAMP PENDLETON,Calif. – Col. Vance L. Cryer, the commanding officer of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit for nearly two years, relinquishes command of the unit to Col. James P. Fallon, who previously was the MEU’s executive officer during a change of command ceremony on Camp Pendleton April 22, 2016. During the ceremony Cryer relinquished command of the unit to Col. James P. Fallon, who previously was the MEU’s executive officer. Cryer led the unit for nearly two years, including a deployment to the Middle East and Western Pacific. (Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jonathan Boynes/Released)
MARINE CORPS BASE, CAMP PENDLETON,Calif. – Col. James P. Fallon, commanding officer of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, makes remarks to an audience during a change of command ceremony on Camp Pendleton April 22, 2016. During the ceremony Col. Vance L. Cryer, the  previous commanding officer of the 15th MEU for nearly two years, relinquished command of the unit to Fallon, who previously was the MEU’s executive officer. (Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jonathan Boynes/Released)
Col. Vance Cryer relinquishes command of 15th MEU
MARINE CORPS BASE, CAMP PENDLETON,Calif. – Col. James P. Fallon, commanding officer of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, makes remarks to an audience during a change of command ceremony on Camp Pendleton April 22, 2016. During the ceremony Col. Vance L. Cryer, the previous commanding officer of the 15th MEU for nearly two years, relinquished command of the unit to Fallon, who previously was the MEU’s executive officer. (Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jonathan Boynes/Released)
MARINE CORPS BASE, CAMP PENDLETON,Calif. – Col. Vance L. Cryer (left) the out-going commanding officer for the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, and Col. James P. Fallon, the unit’s oncoming commanding officer, stand ready to salute Marines during a pass in review during a change of command ceremony on Camp Pendleton April 22, 2016. During the ceremony Cryer relinquished command of the unit to Fallon who previously was the MEU’s executive officer. (Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jonathan Boynes/Released)
Col. Vance Cryer relinquishes command of 15th MEU
MARINE CORPS BASE, CAMP PENDLETON,Calif. – Col. Vance L. Cryer (left) the out-going commanding officer for the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, and Col. James P. Fallon, the unit’s oncoming commanding officer, stand ready to salute Marines during a pass in review during a change of command ceremony on Camp Pendleton April 22, 2016. During the ceremony Cryer relinquished command of the unit to Fallon who previously was the MEU’s executive officer. (Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jonathan Boynes/Released)
U.S. Marine Col. Vance L. Cryer, left, commanding officer of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, presents the sword of office to Sgt. Maj. Dennis K. Campbell, right, incoming Sgt. Maj. of the 15th MEU, during a relief and appointment ceremony aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Mar. 4, 2016. The 15th MEU's relief and appointment ceremony signifies the passing of responsibility from Sgt. Maj. Douglas B. Schaefer to Sgt. Maj. Campbell. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jamean R. Berry/Released)
15th MEU relief and appointment
U.S. Marine Col. Vance L. Cryer, left, commanding officer of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, presents the sword of office to Sgt. Maj. Dennis K. Campbell, right, incoming Sgt. Maj. of the 15th MEU, during a relief and appointment ceremony aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Mar. 4, 2016. The 15th MEU's relief and appointment ceremony signifies the passing of responsibility from Sgt. Maj. Douglas B. Schaefer to Sgt. Maj. Campbell. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jamean R. Berry/Released)
U.S. Marine Col. Vance L. Cryer, left, commanding officer of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, takes the sword of office from Sgt. Maj. Douglas B. Schaefer, right, outgoing sergeant major of the 15th MEU, during a relief and appointment ceremony aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Mar. 4, 2016. The 15th MEU's relief and appointment ceremony signifies the passing of responsibility from Sgt. Maj. Douglas B. Schaefer to Sgt. Maj. Dennis K. Campbell. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jamean R. Berry/Released)
15th MEU relief and appointment
U.S. Marine Col. Vance L. Cryer, left, commanding officer of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, takes the sword of office from Sgt. Maj. Douglas B. Schaefer, right, outgoing sergeant major of the 15th MEU, during a relief and appointment ceremony aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Mar. 4, 2016. The 15th MEU's relief and appointment ceremony signifies the passing of responsibility from Sgt. Maj. Douglas B. Schaefer to Sgt. Maj. Dennis K. Campbell. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jamean R. Berry/Released)
U.S. Marine Sgt. Maj. Dennis K. Campbell, left, incoming Sgt. Maj. of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, shakes hands with Sgt. Maj. Douglas B. Schaefer,  right, outgoing Sgt. Maj. of the 15th MEU, during a relief and appointment ceremony aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Mar. 4, 2016. The 15th MEU's relief and appointment ceremony signifies the passing of responsibility from Sgt. Maj. Schaefer to Sgt. Maj. Campbell. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jamean R. Berry/Released)
15th MEU relief and appointment
U.S. Marine Sgt. Maj. Dennis K. Campbell, left, incoming Sgt. Maj. of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, shakes hands with Sgt. Maj. Douglas B. Schaefer, right, outgoing Sgt. Maj. of the 15th MEU, during a relief and appointment ceremony aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Mar. 4, 2016. The 15th MEU's relief and appointment ceremony signifies the passing of responsibility from Sgt. Maj. Schaefer to Sgt. Maj. Campbell. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jamean R. Berry/Released)
U.S. Marine Sgt. Maj. Dennis K. Campbell, incoming Sgt. Maj. of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, speaks during a relief and appointment ceremony aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Mar. 4, 2016. The 15th MEU's relief and appointment ceremony signifies the passing of responsibility from Sgt. Maj. Douglas B. Schaefer to Sgt. Maj. Dennis K. Campbell. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jamean R. Berry/Released)
15th MEU relief and appointment
U.S. Marine Sgt. Maj. Dennis K. Campbell, incoming Sgt. Maj. of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, speaks during a relief and appointment ceremony aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Mar. 4, 2016. The 15th MEU's relief and appointment ceremony signifies the passing of responsibility from Sgt. Maj. Douglas B. Schaefer to Sgt. Maj. Dennis K. Campbell. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jamean R. Berry/Released)
U.S. Marine Col. Vance L. Cryer, commanding officer of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, speaks during a relief and appointment ceremony aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Mar. 4, 2016. The 15th MEU's relief and appointment ceremony signifies the passing of responsibility from Sgt. Maj. Douglas B. Schaefer to Sgt. Maj. Dennis K. Campbell. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jamean R. Berry/Released)
15th MEU relief and appointment
U.S. Marine Col. Vance L. Cryer, commanding officer of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, speaks during a relief and appointment ceremony aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Mar. 4, 2016. The 15th MEU's relief and appointment ceremony signifies the passing of responsibility from Sgt. Maj. Douglas B. Schaefer to Sgt. Maj. Dennis K. Campbell. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jamean R. Berry/Released)
U.S. Marine Sgt. Maj. Douglas B. Schaefer, outgoing Sgt. Maj. of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, speaks during a relief and appointment ceremony aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Mar. 4, 2016. The 15th MEU's relief and appointment ceremony signifies the passing of responsibility from Sgt. Maj. Schaefer to Sgt. Maj. Dennis K. Campbell. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jamean R. Berry/Released)
15th MEU relief and appointment
U.S. Marine Sgt. Maj. Douglas B. Schaefer, outgoing Sgt. Maj. of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, speaks during a relief and appointment ceremony aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Mar. 4, 2016. The 15th MEU's relief and appointment ceremony signifies the passing of responsibility from Sgt. Maj. Schaefer to Sgt. Maj. Dennis K. Campbell. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jamean R. Berry/Released)
PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 9, 2015) - U.S. Marines with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Sailors with the Essex Amphibious Ready Group watch a 'fireworks' weapons display with the family members on the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2). The family members are on a Tiger Cruise from Hawaii back to California to experience the day-to-day life of their Marines and Sailors.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Elize McKelvey/Released)
Fireworks gun show
PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 9, 2015) - U.S. Marines with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Sailors with the Essex Amphibious Ready Group watch a 'fireworks' weapons display with the family members on the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2). The family members are on a Tiger Cruise from Hawaii back to California to experience the day-to-day life of their Marines and Sailors. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Elize McKelvey/Released)
PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 9, 2015) - U.S. Marines with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Sailors with the Essex Amphibious Ready Group watch a 'fireworks' weapons display with the family members on the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2). The family members are on a Tiger Cruise from Hawaii back to California to experience the day-to-day life of their Marines and Sailors. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Elize McKelvey/Released)
Fireworks gun show
PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 9, 2015) - U.S. Marines with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Sailors with the Essex Amphibious Ready Group watch a 'fireworks' weapons display with the family members on the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2). The family members are on a Tiger Cruise from Hawaii back to California to experience the day-to-day life of their Marines and Sailors. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Elize McKelvey/Released)
PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 9, 2015) U.S. Marines with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Sailors with the Essex Amphibious Ready Group watch a 'fireworks' weapons display with their family members on the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2). The family members are on a Tiger Cruise from Hawaii back to California to experience the day-to-day life of their Marines and Sailors. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Elize McKelvey/Released)
Fireworks gun show
PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 9, 2015) U.S. Marines with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Sailors with the Essex Amphibious Ready Group watch a 'fireworks' weapons display with their family members on the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2). The family members are on a Tiger Cruise from Hawaii back to California to experience the day-to-day life of their Marines and Sailors. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Elize McKelvey/Released)
PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 9, 2015) - U.S. Marines with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Sailors with the Essex Amphibious Ready Group watch a 'fireworks' weapons display with the family members on the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2). The family members are on a Tiger Cruise from Hawaii back to California to experience the day-to-day life of their Marines and Sailors. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Elize McKelvey/Released)
Fireworks gun show
PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 9, 2015) - U.S. Marines with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Sailors with the Essex Amphibious Ready Group watch a 'fireworks' weapons display with the family members on the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2). The family members are on a Tiger Cruise from Hawaii back to California to experience the day-to-day life of their Marines and Sailors. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Elize McKelvey/Released)
PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 9, 2015) U.S. Marines with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Sailors with the Essex Amphibious Ready Group watch a 'fireworks' weapons display with the family members on the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2). The family members are on a Tiger Cruise from Hawaii back to California to experience the day-to-day life of their Marines and Sailors. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Elize McKelvey/Released
Fireworks gun show
PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 9, 2015) U.S. Marines with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Sailors with the Essex Amphibious Ready Group watch a 'fireworks' weapons display with the family members on the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2). The family members are on a Tiger Cruise from Hawaii back to California to experience the day-to-day life of their Marines and Sailors. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Elize McKelvey/Released
PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 9, 2015) - U.S. Marines with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Sailors with the Essex Amphibious Ready Group watch a 'fireworks' weapons display with the family members on the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2). The family members are on a Tiger Cruise from Hawaii back to California to experience the day-to-day life of their Marines and Sailors. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Elize McKelvey/Released)
Fireworks gun show
PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 9, 2015) - U.S. Marines with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Sailors with the Essex Amphibious Ready Group watch a 'fireworks' weapons display with the family members on the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2). The family members are on a Tiger Cruise from Hawaii back to California to experience the day-to-day life of their Marines and Sailors. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Elize McKelvey/Released)
PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 9, 2015) U.S. Marines and Sailors with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit and USS Anchorage (LPD 23) and family members stand in line for ice cream during an ice cream social enjoy aboard the Anchorage. The 15th MEU is coming to the end of deployment and hosting a Tiger Cruise for family members to showcase life aboard the Anchorage. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Steve H. Lopez/Released)
U.S. Marines and families enjoy an ice cream social
PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 9, 2015) U.S. Marines and Sailors with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit and USS Anchorage (LPD 23) and family members stand in line for ice cream during an ice cream social enjoy aboard the Anchorage. The 15th MEU is coming to the end of deployment and hosting a Tiger Cruise for family members to showcase life aboard the Anchorage. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Steve H. Lopez/Released)
PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 9, 2015) U.S. Marines with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit enjoy an ice cream social aboard the USS Anchorage (LPD 23). The 15th MEU is coming to the end of deployment and hosting a Tiger Cruise for family members to showcase life aboard the Anchorage. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Steve H. Lopez/Released)
U.S. Marines and families enjoy an ice cream social
PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 9, 2015) U.S. Marines with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit enjoy an ice cream social aboard the USS Anchorage (LPD 23). The 15th MEU is coming to the end of deployment and hosting a Tiger Cruise for family members to showcase life aboard the Anchorage. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Steve H. Lopez/Released)
PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 9, 2015) U.S. Navy senior enlisted leadership serves ice cream to the Marines and Sailors with 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit and USS Anchorage (LPD 23) during an ice cream social aboard the Anchorage. The 15th MEU is coming to the end of deployment and hosting a Tiger Cruise for family members to showcase life aboard the Anchorage. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Steve H. Lopez/Released)
U.S. Marines and families enjoy an ice cream social
PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 9, 2015) U.S. Navy senior enlisted leadership serves ice cream to the Marines and Sailors with 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit and USS Anchorage (LPD 23) during an ice cream social aboard the Anchorage. The 15th MEU is coming to the end of deployment and hosting a Tiger Cruise for family members to showcase life aboard the Anchorage. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Steve H. Lopez/Released)
PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 9, 2015) U.S. Marines and Sailors with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, USS Anchorage (LPD 23), and family members stand in line for ice cream during an ice cream social aboard the Anchorage. The 15th MEU is coming to the end of deployment and hosting a Tiger Cruise for family members to showcase life aboard the Anchorage. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Steve H. Lopez/Released)
U.S. Marines and families enjoy an ice cream social
PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 9, 2015) U.S. Marines and Sailors with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, USS Anchorage (LPD 23), and family members stand in line for ice cream during an ice cream social aboard the Anchorage. The 15th MEU is coming to the end of deployment and hosting a Tiger Cruise for family members to showcase life aboard the Anchorage. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Steve H. Lopez/Released)
PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 9, 2015) U.S. Marines with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit and family enjoy an ice cream social aboard the USS Anchorage (LPD 23). The 15th MEU is coming to the end of deployment and hosting a Tiger Cruise for family members to showcase life aboard the Anchorage. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Steve H. Lopez/Released)
U.S. Marines and families enjoy an ice cream social
PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 9, 2015) U.S. Marines with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit and family enjoy an ice cream social aboard the USS Anchorage (LPD 23). The 15th MEU is coming to the end of deployment and hosting a Tiger Cruise for family members to showcase life aboard the Anchorage. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Steve H. Lopez/Released)
PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 9, 2015) U.S. Marine Sgt. Aaron Reed explains the equipment he uses as a combat engineer aboard the USS Anchorage (LPD 23). Reed is a combat engineer with Combat Logistic Battalion 15, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit. The 15th MEU is coming to the end of deployment and hosting a Tiger Cruise for family members to showcase life aboard the Anchorage. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Steve H. Lopez/Released)
U.S. Marines display logistics equipment to families
PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 9, 2015) U.S. Marine Sgt. Aaron Reed explains the equipment he uses as a combat engineer aboard the USS Anchorage (LPD 23). Reed is a combat engineer with Combat Logistic Battalion 15, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit. The 15th MEU is coming to the end of deployment and hosting a Tiger Cruise for family members to showcase life aboard the Anchorage. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Steve H. Lopez/Released)
PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 9, 2015) U.S. Marines with Combat Logistic Battalion 15, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit display the fire suppression system (FSS) and allow family members to get hands on experience aboard the USS Anchorage (LPD 23). The 15th MEU is coming to the end of deployment and hosting a Tiger Cruise for family members to showcase life aboard the Anchorage. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Steve H. Lopez/Released)
U.S. Marines display logistics equipment to families
PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 9, 2015) U.S. Marines with Combat Logistic Battalion 15, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit display the fire suppression system (FSS) and allow family members to get hands on experience aboard the USS Anchorage (LPD 23). The 15th MEU is coming to the end of deployment and hosting a Tiger Cruise for family members to showcase life aboard the Anchorage. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Steve H. Lopez/Released)
PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 9, 2015) U.S. Marines with Combat Logistic Battalion 15, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit display the Dozer-MCT (Medium Crawl Tractor) to family members aboard the USS Anchorage (LPD 23). The 15th MEU is coming to the end of deployment and hosting a Tigers Cruise for family members to showcase life aboard the Anchorage. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Steve H. Lopez/Released)
U.S. Marines display logistics equipment to families
PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 9, 2015) U.S. Marines with Combat Logistic Battalion 15, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit display the Dozer-MCT (Medium Crawl Tractor) to family members aboard the USS Anchorage (LPD 23). The 15th MEU is coming to the end of deployment and hosting a Tigers Cruise for family members to showcase life aboard the Anchorage. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Steve H. Lopez/Released)
PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 9, 2015) U.S. Marine Cpl. Francisco Vargas speaks to the families about the fire suppression system (FSS) aboard the USS Anchorage (LPD 23). Vargas is a bulk fuel specialist with Combat Logistic Battalion 15, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit. The 15th MEU is coming to the end of deployment and hosting a Tiger Cruise for family members to showcase life aboard the Anchorage. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Steve H. Lopez/Released)
U.S. Marines display logistics equipment to families
PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 9, 2015) U.S. Marine Cpl. Francisco Vargas speaks to the families about the fire suppression system (FSS) aboard the USS Anchorage (LPD 23). Vargas is a bulk fuel specialist with Combat Logistic Battalion 15, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit. The 15th MEU is coming to the end of deployment and hosting a Tiger Cruise for family members to showcase life aboard the Anchorage. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Steve H. Lopez/Released)
PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 8, 2015) U.S. Marines with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Maritime Raid Force display the equipment they use on a day-to-day basis to family members in the well deck aboard the USS Anchorage (LPD 23). The 15th MEU is coming to the end of deployment and hosting a Tiger Cruise for family members to showcase life aboard the Anchorage. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Steve H. Lopez/Released)
U.S. Marines showcase life aboard ship
PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 8, 2015) U.S. Marines with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Maritime Raid Force display the equipment they use on a day-to-day basis to family members in the well deck aboard the USS Anchorage (LPD 23). The 15th MEU is coming to the end of deployment and hosting a Tiger Cruise for family members to showcase life aboard the Anchorage. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Steve H. Lopez/Released)
PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 8, 2015) U.S. Marines with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Maritime Raid Force display the equipment they use on a day-to-day basis with family members and allow them to get hands on experience in the well deck aboard the USS Anchorage (LPD 23). The 15th MEU is coming to the end of deployment and hosting a Tiger Cruise for family members to showcase life aboard the Anchorage. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Steve H. Lopez/Released)
U.S. Marines showcase life aboard ship
PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 8, 2015) U.S. Marines with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Maritime Raid Force display the equipment they use on a day-to-day basis with family members and allow them to get hands on experience in the well deck aboard the USS Anchorage (LPD 23). The 15th MEU is coming to the end of deployment and hosting a Tiger Cruise for family members to showcase life aboard the Anchorage. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Steve H. Lopez/Released)
PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 8, 2015) U.S. Marines with Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit demonstrate a small portion of the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program to family members in the well deck aboard the USS Anchorage (LPD 23). The 15th MEU is coming to the end of deployment and hosting a Tiger Cruise for family members to showcase life aboard the Anchorage. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Steve H. Lopez/Released)
U.S. Marines showcase life aboard ship
PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 8, 2015) U.S. Marines with Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit demonstrate a small portion of the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program to family members in the well deck aboard the USS Anchorage (LPD 23). The 15th MEU is coming to the end of deployment and hosting a Tiger Cruise for family members to showcase life aboard the Anchorage. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Steve H. Lopez/Released)
PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 8, 2015) U.S. Marines with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Maritime Raid Force display the equipment they use on a day-to-day basis to family members and allow them to get hands on experience in the well deck aboard the USS Anchorage (LPD 23). The 15th MEU is coming to the end of deployment and hosting a Tiger Cruise for family members to showcase life aboard the Anchorage. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Steve H. Lopez/Released)
U.S. Marines showcase life aboard ship
PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 8, 2015) U.S. Marines with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Maritime Raid Force display the equipment they use on a day-to-day basis to family members and allow them to get hands on experience in the well deck aboard the USS Anchorage (LPD 23). The 15th MEU is coming to the end of deployment and hosting a Tiger Cruise for family members to showcase life aboard the Anchorage. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Steve H. Lopez/Released)
PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 9, 2015) U.S. Marines with Combat Logistic Battalion 15, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit talk to the family members of Marines about their equipment aboard the USS Anchorage (LPD 23). The 15th MEU is coming to the end of deployment and hosting a Tiger Cruise for family members to showcase life aboard the Anchorage. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Steve H. Lopez/Released)
U.S. Marines display logistics equipment to families
PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 9, 2015) U.S. Marines with Combat Logistic Battalion 15, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit talk to the family members of Marines about their equipment aboard the USS Anchorage (LPD 23). The 15th MEU is coming to the end of deployment and hosting a Tiger Cruise for family members to showcase life aboard the Anchorage. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Steve H. Lopez/Released)
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (Dec. 3, 2015) A U.S. Marine with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit pays respect to the USS Arizona while manning the rails on the flight deck of the USS Essex (LHD-2).  Hawaii is the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s last port call before heading home after their WESTPAC 15 deployment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Elize McKelvey/Released)
Marines, Sailors man the rails
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (Dec. 3, 2015) A U.S. Marine with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit pays respect to the USS Arizona while manning the rails on the flight deck of the USS Essex (LHD-2). Hawaii is the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s last port call before heading home after their WESTPAC 15 deployment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Elize McKelvey/Released)
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (Dec. 3, 2015) U.S. Marines and Sailors move to their locations to man the rails on the flight deck of the USS Essex (LHD-2) while pulling into port.  Hawaii is the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s last port call before heading home after their WESTPAC 15 deployment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Elize McKelvey/Released)
Marines, Sailors man the rails
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (Dec. 3, 2015) U.S. Marines and Sailors move to their locations to man the rails on the flight deck of the USS Essex (LHD-2) while pulling into port. Hawaii is the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s last port call before heading home after their WESTPAC 15 deployment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Elize McKelvey/Released)
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (Dec. 3, 2015) U.S. Marines and Sailors pay respects to the USS Arizona while manning the rails on the flight deck of the USS Essex (LHD-2).  Hawaii is the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s last port call before heading home after their WESTPAC 15 deployment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Elize McKelvey/Released)
Marines, Sailors man the rails
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (Dec. 3, 2015) U.S. Marines and Sailors pay respects to the USS Arizona while manning the rails on the flight deck of the USS Essex (LHD-2). Hawaii is the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s last port call before heading home after their WESTPAC 15 deployment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Elize McKelvey/Released)
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (Dec. 3, 2015) A U.S. Marine with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit pays respect to the USS Arizona while manning the rails on the flight deck of the USS Essex (LHD-2).  Hawaii is the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s last port call before heading home after their WESTPAC 15 deployment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Elize McKelvey/Released)
Marines, Sailors man the rails
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (Dec. 3, 2015) A U.S. Marine with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit pays respect to the USS Arizona while manning the rails on the flight deck of the USS Essex (LHD-2). Hawaii is the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s last port call before heading home after their WESTPAC 15 deployment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Elize McKelvey/Released)
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (Dec. 3, 2015) U.S. Marines and man the rails while aboard the USS Essex (LHD-2) while pulling into port in Hawaii.  Hawaii is the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s last port call before heading home after their WESTPAC 15 deployment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Elize McKelvey/Released)
Marines, Sailors man the rails
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (Dec. 3, 2015) U.S. Marines and man the rails while aboard the USS Essex (LHD-2) while pulling into port in Hawaii. Hawaii is the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s last port call before heading home after their WESTPAC 15 deployment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Elize McKelvey/Released)
PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 7, 2015) U.S. Marines with 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Detachment, Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, demonstrate to family members how to operate the Light Armored Vehicle simulator aboard the USS Anchorage (LPD 23). The 15th MEU is coming to the end of deployment and hosting a Tiger Cruise for family members to showcase life aboard the Anchorage. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Steve H. Lopez/Released)
U.S. Marines and family members operate LAV simulator
PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 7, 2015) U.S. Marines with 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Detachment, Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, demonstrate to family members how to operate the Light Armored Vehicle simulator aboard the USS Anchorage (LPD 23). The 15th MEU is coming to the end of deployment and hosting a Tiger Cruise for family members to showcase life aboard the Anchorage. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Steve H. Lopez/Released)
PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 7, 2015) U.S. Marines with 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit and family members receive haircuts in the barbershop aboard the USS Anchorage (LPD 23). The 15th MEU is coming to the end of deployment and hosting a Tiger Cruise for family members to showcase life aboard the Anchorage. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Steve H. Lopez/Released)
U.S. Marines experience the USS Anchorage barbershop
PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 7, 2015) U.S. Marines with 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit and family members receive haircuts in the barbershop aboard the USS Anchorage (LPD 23). The 15th MEU is coming to the end of deployment and hosting a Tiger Cruise for family members to showcase life aboard the Anchorage. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Steve H. Lopez/Released)
PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 7, 2015) U.S. Marines with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit display tanks and Light Armored Vehicles to family members aboard the USS Anchorage (LPD 23). The 15th MEU is coming to the end of deployment and hosting a Tiger Cruise for family members to showcase life aboard the Anchorage. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Steve H. Lopez/Released)
U.S. Marines display tanks and LAVs for family members
PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 7, 2015) U.S. Marines with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit display tanks and Light Armored Vehicles to family members aboard the USS Anchorage (LPD 23). The 15th MEU is coming to the end of deployment and hosting a Tiger Cruise for family members to showcase life aboard the Anchorage. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Steve H. Lopez/Released)
Mission
The 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Provides a forward deployed, flexible sea-based Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) capable of conducting Amphibious Operations, crisis response and limited contingency operations, to include enabling the introduction of follow-on forces, and, designated special operations, in order to support the theater requirements of Geographic Combatant Commanders (GCC).

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