15th Marine Expeditionary Unit


15th Marine Expeditionary Unit

America's Vanguard Force

Camp Pendleton, CA

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).

15th MEU Videos
BLT 1/4 Marines stand up quick reaction force for Operation Octave Quartz
210131-M-UY835-1001 INDIAN OCEAN – U.S. Marine Corps 1st Lt. Stephen Loder, executive officer of Charlie Company, Battalion Landing Team 1/4, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, discusses the process of establishing a quick reaction force aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) in support of Operation Octave Quartz. The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and the 15th MEU conduct operations under Joint Task Force – Quartz in support of OOQ. The mission of OOQ is to relocate U.S. Department of Defense forces in Somalia to other East Africa operating locations while maintaining pressure on violent extremists and supporting partner forces. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Cpl. Patrick Crosley)
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