15th Marine Expeditionary Unit


15th Marine Expeditionary Unit


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).

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RIMPAC 2018: SOCAL - Capable, Adaptive, Partners (Spanish subtitles)
180713-M-JO645-1002 MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (July 13, 2018) Mexican marines with the Amphibious Marine Infantry Brigade and Canadian soldiers with the Royal 22e Régiment train with U.S. Marines with 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, and 1st Reconnaissance Battalion during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise on and around Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. The partner forces conducted humanitarian assistance/ disaster relief demonstrations, live-fire combat exercises in realistic training environments to share best tactics, techniques and procedures. RIMPAC demonstrates the value of amphibious forces and provides high-value training for task-organized, highly-capable Marine Air-Ground Task Forces enhancing the critical crisis response capability of U.S. forces and partners globally. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Cpl. Desiree King)
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15th MEU’s BLT Conducts Combat Rehearsals During Alligator Dagger
15th MEU’s BLT Conducts Combat Rehearsals During Alligator Dagger
The 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Battalion Landing Team started their portion of Alligator Dagger 17, a two-week combat rehearsal in Djibouti, to increase proficiency and readiness in the 5th Fleet area of operation, by reintroducing basic marksmanship skills and weapons familiarization. “This basic sustainment training keeps the Marines’ edges sharp so we maintain that constant force of readiness,” said Staff Sgt. Rogan Nichols, the platoon sergeant for third platoon, Company A. “This is why we are known as the force in readiness, and it’s what our MEU is prepared for.” The BLT culminated the training by conducting squad supported live-fire, fire-and-movement attacks, which incorporated company organic assets as wells scout snipers exercising the combat orders process. The BLT successfully completed all training expectations and reinforced the strength of their teams from the bottom up making the BLT as a whole fundamentally more effective and responsive. “This training helped the Marines get to the next tier of confidence in their weapons systems, intimately learning about their day and night optics and how to use both in low-light and other harsh situations, as well as built a familiarity with rest of their gear issued for deployment,” Nichols added. The Battalion Landing Team worked in extreme conditions to prepare themselves as well as the rest of the 15th MEU for seamless and quick response to crises situations even in the most unforgiving terrain and climate. “This exercise acclimated us to operating in 5th Fleet’s environment,” said 1st Lt. Patrick Neichter, the platoon commander of 2nd platoon, Company B. “Alligator Dagger was necessary so we are prepared to respond to any type of crises situation while the 15th MEU is operating in the 5th Fleet area of operation.” From heat acclamation and building and using terrain models to conduct live-fire squad attacks, the BLT built their confidence of the key leaders as well as the small unit leaders perfecting readiness, the Marines’ leadership skills and the overall abilities of the 15th MEU.
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