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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).

Featured Stories
Leadership 101: Marine from Dallas Leadership 101: Marine from Dallas

By Cpl. Emmanuel Ramos | July 25, 2014

The Marine expeditionary unit represents everything the Marine Corps offers.  The Marines that comprise the MEU are the first responders to crises around the world. Its success is carried out by young Marines dedicated to maintaining a force in readiness. However, this would not be possible without exceptional senior leadership at the MEU.  Gunnery MORE
Warrior Wednesday: Marine from Wilmington, Ohio Warrior Wednesday: Marine from Wilmington, Ohio

By Cpl. Emmanuel Ramos | July 23, 2014

Lance Cpl. Benjamin J. Provoznik, spends his days staying current on situations happening around the world. When he’s not briefing officials you can find him relaxing playing video games.  Provoznik, an intelligence specialist for the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, started playing video games as a way to bond with his older brother, now he enjoys MORE
Warrior Wednesday: Marine from Charleston, South Carolina Warrior Wednesday: Marine from Charleston, South Carolina

By Cpl. Emmanuel Ramos | July 16, 2014

Corporal Ashton Tyler has always believed that music has the power to lift anyone’s spirit through any hardships.  Tyler, a warehouse clerk for the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, uses music to not only encourage herself to be the best Marine she can be, but to inspire those around her.  In this interview the 22 year old from Charleston, South MORE
15th MEU welcomes Col. Vance L. Cryer in change of command ceremony 15th MEU welcomes Col. Vance L. Cryer in change of command ceremony

By Cpl. Emmanuel Ramos | July 11, 2014

Colonel Vance L. Cryer assumed command of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit from Lt. Col. John R. O’Neal during a change of command ceremony aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 10, 2014.  In attendance during the ceremony was Lt. Gen. John A. Toolan, commanding general, I Marine Expeditionary Force. Toolan addressed the crowd about the importance MORE
Leadership 101: Marine from Southfield, Michigan Leadership 101: Marine from Southfield, Michigan

By Cpl. Emmanuel Ramos | July 11, 2014

The Marine expeditionary unit represents everything the Marine Corps offers.  The Marines that comprise the MEU are the first responders to crisis around the world. Its success is carried out by young Marines dedicated to maintaining a force in readiness. However, this would not be possible without exceptional senior leadership at the MORE
Warrior Wednesday: Marine from Joliet, Illinois Warrior Wednesday: Marine from Joliet, Illinois

By Cpl. Emmanuel Ramos | July 09, 2014

Corporal Rene Gonzalez fell in love with the beautiful game of soccer at an early age.  His competitive character and vigorous work ethic naturally drew him to the sport.  Those characteristics are also what inspired Gonzalez, a data network specialist stationed with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, to become a Marine.  In this interview the 21 MORE
Media advisory: 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit change of command

By Courtesy Story | July 09, 2014

Lt. Col. John R. O’Neal will relinquish command of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit to Col. Vance L. Cryer during a change of command ceremony aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., at 2 p.m. July 10.  Lieutenant Col. O’Neal, from Southfield, Mich., assumed command in June 2013, after serving as the MEU’s executive officer. His follow-on assignment will MORE
Warrior Wednesday: Marine from Wanaque, New Jersey Warrior Wednesday: Marine from Wanaque, New Jersey

By Cpl. Emmanuel Ramos | July 09, 2014

Corporal Tyler Bukoski is always looking for the next problem to solve. Bored with gym workouts, he was set on finding a new challenge.  Inspired by his wife, the 22 year old from Wanaque, New Jersey, began rock climbing and immediately found a passion for the sport. The complexity and physical challenge is what fuels his passion for the sport.  In MORE
Leadership 101: Marine from Riverside, California Leadership 101: Marine from Riverside, California

By Staff Sgt. Miguel Carrasco | June 30, 2014

The Marine expeditionary unit represents everything the Marine Corps offers.  The Marines that comprise the MEU are the first responders to crises around the world. The success is determined by young Marines dedicated to maintaining a force in readiness. However, this would not be possible without exceptional senior leadership at the MEU.  Chief MORE
Warrior Wednesday: Marine from Moody, Alabama Warrior Wednesday: Marine from Moody, Alabama

By Lance Cpl. Anna Albrecht | June 25, 2014

Corporal Dalton Pridmore joined the Marine Corps knowing it would help set him up for success in the future.  Pridmore met his wife, Jamie, in high school and got married after he joined the Corps. Pridmore, an intelligence analyst for the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, works out with his wife regularly and finds that it strengthens their 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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