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15th Marine Expeditionary Unit

Camp Pendleton, CA
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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Warrior Wednesday: Marine from Watsonville, Calif. Warrior Wednesday: Marine from Watsonville, Calif.

By Cpl. Emmanuel Ramos | April 16, 2014

In his senior year of high school, Sgt. Sigilfredo Garcia had the rest of his life ahead of him and many paths to choose from. At the crossroads of his life, a time when most youth are unsure of which direction to head, Garcia was certain of two things; he wanted to be a Marine and work with his hands.  Having only fired a weapon once in his life, MORE
Warrior Wednesday: Marine from Elko, Nev. Warrior Wednesday: Marine from Elko, Nev.

By Cpl. Emmanuel Ramos | April 10, 2014

Sergeant Spencer Garvin believes everything anyone does in life is a competition. The 26-year-old from Elko, Nev., applies this philosophy to his job as a cyber network operator with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit.  As a cyber network operator, he’s in charge of maintaining communications capabilities essential to MEU operations. Garvin’s MORE
Warrior Wednesday: Marine from Elko, Nev. Marines honor fallen during obstacle race

By Cpl. Emmanuel Ramos | April 10, 2014

The Marine Corps is full of tradition, and one that ranks above most is honoring those who have fallen.  On April 5, 2014, seven Marines gathered in Las Vegas to continue this tradition and pay tribute to three brothers-in-arms whose lives were tragically cut short in a car accident in February 2012. In the crowd of thousands of participants, the MORE
Warrior Wednesday: Marine from Halifax, Pa. Warrior Wednesday: Marine from Halifax, Pa.

By Cpl. Emmanuel Ramos | April 01, 2014

To be the best is the only goal Lance Cpl. Austin Enders, intelligence specialist, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, has set. What started as a means to be a competitive swimmer in high school, has grown into a necessity to be faster and stronger than those around him.  During the day, Enders is responsible for providing the 15th MEU commanding MORE
Warrior Wednesday: Sailor from Diamond Bar, Calif. Warrior Wednesday: Sailor from Diamond Bar, Calif.

By Cpl. Emmanuel Ramos | April 01, 2014

For more than 15 years Petty Officer 2nd Class Gabriel Cisneros, religious program specialist, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, has been cracking bats and making plays on the softball field.  During the day he provides Marines and sailors with spiritual guidance and religious information.  In his off time though, you can find him on the field MORE
Iron Fist hones 15th MEU skills

By Cpl. Emmanuel Ramos | March 26, 2014

At a glance, the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit looks like most units aboard Camp Pendleton.  It’s comprised of individuals who swore an oath to defend their country and  were forged in the same crucible of recruit training.  But together, these Marines make up an elite unit, by constantly training to prepare for global contingencies. Their MORE
Marine uses life experience to succeed in the Corps Marine uses life experience to succeed in the Corps

By Cpl. Emmanuel Ramos | February 26, 2014

“Out of all the different paths I could have taken this is the best one. At the end of the day it’s not where you ended, but how you got there,” said Cpl. Abigail V. Reynolds. Reynolds, a landing support specialist with Combat Logistics Regiment 27, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., has proven to be a valuable asset MORE
15th MEU welcomes new sergeant major 15th MEU welcomes new sergeant major

By Cpl. Emmanuel Ramos | February 25, 2014

The 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit bid farewell to Sgt. Maj. John W. Scott and welcomed Sgt. Maj. Douglas B. Schaefer during a relief and appointment ceremony on the Camp Del Mar parade deck, aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 21, 2014. Traditionally, the sergeant major assists the commander as the senior enlisted Marine in the unit, mentors MORE
Marines, JGSDF discuss Iron Fist on San Clemente Island 1st ANGLICO, JGSDF conduct training on San Clemente Island

By Lance Cpl. Anna Albrecht | February 18, 2014

U.S. Marines from 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company and soldiers with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force sit on top of a hillside and watch smoke blow through the hills below them.  Minutes after talking to the naval ship in the distance, rounds fly from its shadow and blow up the targets below.  During this live-fire portion of Exercise Iron MORE
1/1, JGSDF conduct training for Iron Fist 1/1, JGSDF conduct training for Iron Fist

By Lance Cpl. Anna Albrecht | February 10, 2014

As soldiers from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force sprint across a grassy field, they drop into the prone and begin to fire.  Through the smoke of the blasts, they look up on the hillside and see U.S. Marines buddy rushing towards their objective to provide support.  Again, the JGSDF soldiers rush forward toward their next objective and engage MORE
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 NBC coverage of 15th MEU return 
May 13, 2013
Courtesy of KNSD-SD (NBC)

The 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit returns, but it isn't your typical homecoming.

 

ABC coverage of 15th MEU return
May 13, 2013
Courtesy of KGTV-SD (ABC)

The 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit is home after an 8 month deployment
in the Western Pacific. 2000 marines and sailors were reunited with loved
ones today.  The Marine helicopter squadron made quite an entrance here
at Air Station Camp Pendleton.

 

May 13, 2013
Courtesy of XETV-SD (CW)

2,000 Marines and Sailors are back home with their families tonight.  
The 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit landed at Miramar this afternoon.
Their deployment included stops in Thailand, Bali, Australia, Jordan,
and Hong Kong.  They conducted exercises for regional security and crisis
response.
    May 13, 2013
Courtesy of KSWB-SD (FOX)

The 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit is home after an 8 month
deployment in the Western Pacific.  2000 marines and sailors were
reunited with loved ones today.


  CBS coverage of 15th MEU return
May 13, 2013
Courtesy of KFMB-SD (CBS)

A happy homecoming at Camp Pendleton for members of the
15th Marine Expeditionary Unit. They're returning home from an
eight-month deployment in the Western Pacific and Middle East.
Their tour included stops in Australia and Hong Kong. They
will arrive at Naval Base San Diego tomorrow.







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