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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 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
Combat Logistics Battalion 15 learns valuable lessons during Mountain Exercise 2014 Combat Logistics Battalion 15 learns valuable lessons during Mountain Exercise 2014

By Sgt. Emmanuel Ramos | September 19, 2014

Combat Logistics Battalion 15 celebrated the end of Mountain Exercise 2014 on Sept. 13, 2014. The training that took place here aboard Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center tested the unit’s ability to support the Marines of 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment in mountainous terrain. Marines with CLB-15 will become the 15th Marine MORE
CLB-15 pays respects on 9/11 CLB-15 pays respects on 9/11

By Sgt. Emmanuel Ramos | September 12, 2014

Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 15 took time yesterday to observe a moment of silence during Mountain Exercise 2014 in remembrance of those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001. Mountain Exercise 2014, being held aboard Marine Corps Warfare Training Center in Bridgeport, Calif., develops critical skills the battalion will need during MORE
Warrior Wednesday: Marine from San Antonio Warrior Wednesday: Marine from San Antonio

By Sgt. Emmanuel Ramos | September 10, 2014

U.S. Marine Cpl. Monica M. Coleman joined the Marine Corps to serve her country and push her limits. After accepting the challenge, she quickly found that she loved the camaraderie between Marines.  In addition to the bonds she has made, Coleman loves her job as a motor-transportation operator for Headquarters and Service Battalion, 1st Marine MORE
15th MEU keeps up on their combat mindset 15th MEU keeps up on their combat mindset

By Lance Cpl. Anna Albrecht | September 08, 2014

Marines with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit participated in a Combat Marksmanship Program table three shoot Sept. 4-5, 2014, aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif. The Combat Marksmanship Program is designed to provide practical and realistic training for the combat environment Marines can encounter.  “Marines have to be ready to fight at any moment,” MORE
Leadership 101: Marine from Fort Worth, Texas Leadership 101: Marine from Fort Worth, Texas

By Sgt. Emmanuel Ramos | September 08, 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 MORE
Marines conduct cliff assault training Marines conduct cliff assault training

By Sgt. Emmanuel Ramos | September 05, 2014

Marine Corps training has evolved throughout the Corps’ existence. Mountain warfare training began because of lessons learned from Marines in the Korean War. What started as cold weather training in mountainous terrain has changed into mental and physical preparations for operations in adverse areas. Marines with 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment MORE
Marines conduct rappel assault training Marines conduct rappel assault training

By Sgt. Emmanuel Ramos | September 02, 2014

Marines with 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment rappelled off cliffs during rappel assault training as part of Mountain Exercise 2014 aboard Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center in Bridgeport, California, Aug. 29, 2014. Marines with the battalion will become the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s ground combat element in October. Mountain MORE
Marines learn survival skills in mountainous terrain Marines learn survival skills in mountainous terrain

By Sgt. Emmanuel Ramos | September 02, 2014

Knowing how to navigate in the wilderness is no easy task, especially if lost or stranded. Staying alive becomes a struggle when battling fatigue and elements of nature.  Marines with 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment will become the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s ground combat element in October. Mountain Exercise 2014 develops critical skills MORE
Thundering Third uses rope bridges to overcome mountainous terrain Thundering Third uses rope bridges to overcome mountainous terrain

By Sgt. Emmanuel Ramos | August 28, 2014

As America’s crisis response force, Marines must be ready to engage hostile threats in any environment.  Marines with 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment will become the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s ground combat element in October. Mountain Exercise 2014 develops critical skills the battalion will need during deployment.  Specifically, the 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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