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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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Raid leaders course Marines learn raid leader skills

By Emmanuel Ramos | October 21, 2014

U.S. Marines with Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, participated in a raid-leaders course here Oct. 8. Marines with BLT 3/1 are the 15th MEU’s ground combat element and will deploy aboard the USS Essex Amphibious Ready Group in 2015.  The raid-leaders course is intended to teach the leaders MORE
Marines train for helicopter raids Marines train for helicopter raids

By Sgt. Emmanuel Ramos | October 21, 2014

U.S. Marines with Battalion Landing Team, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, participated in a helicopter raid exercise here Oct. 16. Marines with BLT 3/1 are the 15th MEU’s ground combat element and will deploy aboard the Essex Amphibious Ready Group next spring. The exercise was part of a two week-long raid MORE
Leadership 101: Marine from Mattoon, Illinois Leadership 101: Marine from Mattoon, Illinois

By Cpl. Anna Albrecht | October 17, 2014

Marine expeditionary units represent everything the Marine Corps has to offer. Comprised of ground, aviation, logistics and command elements, the MEU can accomplish any mission from humanitarian assistance to major combat operations.  The Marines that comprise the MEU are the first responders to crises around the world. The success of the MEU is MORE
3/1 Conducts HRST Masters Course 3/1 Conducts HRST Masters Course

By Sgt. Jamean Berry and Cpl. Steve Lopez | October 17, 2014

With a multitude of missions requiring air insertions, Marines with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s ground combat element must be ready to reach their objectives using little more than their wits and some rope.   “They are bringing back to their units the capability of fast-roping and rappelling from different platforms,” said Sgt. Elton MORE
15th MEU Composite Ceremony 15th MEU Composite Ceremony

By Courtesy Story | October 14, 2014

The 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit joined together as a Marine air-ground task force today during a ceremony aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif. The 15th MEU command element composited with 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines, Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 161 (Reinforced), and Combat Logistics Battalion 15 for their upcoming deployment next spring. The MORE
Warrior Wednesday: Marine from Fort Myers, Florida Warrior Wednesday: Marine from Fort Myers, Florida

By Sgt. Emmanuel Ramos | October 08, 2014

When Pfc. Anthony M. Prohaska takes the mound on a baseball diamond, he knows his teammates look to him as a leader and he feels the pressure of having the game in his hands. When he walks into his shop, Prohaska, 21, from Fort Myers, Florida, demands the same effort and performance he brings to baseball. In this interview Prohaska, an MORE
Recon Marines receive leadership awards Leadership 101: Marine from Chicago

By Cpl. Anna Albrecht | October 03, 2014

Marine expeditionary units represent everything the Marine Corps has to offer. Comprised of ground, aviation, logistics and command elements, the MEU can accomplish any mission from humanitarian assistance to major combat operations.  The Marines that comprise the MEU are the first responders to crises around the world. The success of the MEU is MORE
Recon Marines sharpen communication during CQT Recon Marines sharpen communication during CQT

By Cpl. Anna Albrecht | October 01, 2014

Marines with Bravo Company, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, participated in their fourth week of a close-quarters tactics course aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept. 25, 2014. This course is designed to help the Marines maintain speed and accuracy while applying close-quarter tactics before compositing with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit in MORE
Warrior Wednesday: Marine from Tamuning, Guam Warrior Wednesday: Marine from Tamuning, Guam

By Sgt. Emmanuel Ramos | September 25, 2014

When he’s not cooking for Marines, Sanchez, 21, from Tamuning, Guam, can be found out popping and locking to a funky beat. In this interview Sanchez, who is a food service specialist for the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, tells us where his passion for breakdancing comes from and how it helps him be a better Marine. Q: What inspired you to join MORE
Leadership 101: Marine from Toxey, Ala. Leadership 101: Marine from Toxey, Ala.

By Sgt. Emmanuel Ramos | September 19, 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. The MEU’s young Marines, dedicated to maintaining a force in readiness, are the building blocks of its success. However, this would not be possible without exceptional senior leadership 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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