USS SAN ANTONIO and Its Air Component in Operation

06/09/2013
06/09/2013: U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Matthew R. Nesbit, a New Castle, Pa., native, and infantry rifleman assigned to Lima Company, Battalion Landing Team (BLT) 3/2, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), stands guard while an CH-53E Super Stallion assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 266 (Reinforced), 26th MEU, flies…

26th MEU Group Sail Exercise

02/08/2013
12/18/2012: Marines and sailors of Combat Logistics Battalion (CLB) 26, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), participate in a mass casualty scenario during the MEU's Group Sail exercise, Camp Lejeune, N.C., Dec. 14, 2012.  Group Sail consists of multiple training scenarios to include different variations of raids; visit, board, search and…

26th MEU NIGHT Osprey HST

11/08/2012
11/08/2012: Combat Logistics Battalion (CLB) 26, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) conducts night time helicopter suspension training with an MV-22B Osprey assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 266 Reinforced at Landing Zone Quail on Camp Lejeune, N.C., October 23, 2012. The training was conducted as part of 26th MEU's…

The Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and Libya: Shrinking “The Average Commute”

09/13/2011
An Interview With Colonel Mark Desens, Commander of the 26th MEU 09/05/2011 - In July 2011, Second Line of Defense sat down with Colonel Mark Desens to discuss the recent deployment of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit.  Earlier we had discussed, with Col. “Ozzie” Osborn, the 15th MEU, the evolution…