PHIBRON-MEU Integration Training 

08/15/2018
U.S. Marines with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), and Sailors with the Amphibious Squadron 6 (PHIBRON), train aboard the USS Arlington (LPD-24) during PHIBRON-MEU Integration Training, Atlantic Ocean N.C., June 18, 2018.  PHIBRON-MEU Integration Training is a two-week training evolution that allows Marines and Sailors to train as a…

The MEU’s Ground Combat Element

05/07/2018
MEDITERRANEAN SEA (April 14, 2018)  U.S. Marines assigned to Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) maintain mission readiness aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS New York (LPD 21) April 14, 2018.  Marines conduct mission rehearsals to maintain a constant state of…

Arming the F-35 the Marine Corps Way

04/18/2018
Marines with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 mount 1,000 pound Guided Bomb Units onto an F-35B Lightning IIs on the flight deck of the USS Wasp (LHD-1) while underway in the Philippine Sea, March 24, 2018.  This event marked the first time an F-35 has been loaded with live ordnance…

Ospreys Operating from USS Oak Hill

11/30/2017
11/30/17: COMPTUEX allows all elements of the Marine Air Ground Task Force to join and train in realistic scenarios so the MEU as a whole can meet its Predeployment Training Program objectives prior to an upcoming deployment at sea. [maxgallery id="102832"] 11/16/2017, ATLANTIC OCEAN 11.16.2017 Photo by Staff Sgt. Dengrier Baez …

Long Range Raid Training

12/20/2015
12/20/2015: U.S. Marines with Battalion Landing Team 2/1, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), shield a simulated casualty from the debris of a U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey during Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Plams, California, Oct. 30, 2015. COMPTUEX provides the MEU ARG…

USS Makin Island Amphibious Squadron Marine Expeditionary Unit Integration Training

06/03/2014
06/03/2014:The photos in this slideshow highlight Amphibious Squadron Marine Expeditionary Unit Integration Training (PMINT) off the coast of San Diego, Calif., April 9, 2014.  PMINT is a two-week predeployment training event focused on the combined capabilities of the MEU and Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), conducting amphibious operations, crisis response and…

New River Air Station, July 2013

07/24/2013
07/24/2013: During a visit in July 2013, a newly forming ACE for a MEU about to go on deployment was generating its aircraft for the mission. This slideshow shows some of those aircraft on the flight line, or being maintained. [slidepress gallery='new-river-air-station'] Credit: Second Line of Defense:2013 The first three…

The Future of Power Projection: Déjà Vu—All Over Again

10/08/2010
By Hon. Ed Timperlake 10/08/2010 - As the United States Marines go through one of the cyclic challenges to their mission, it is interesting to look at the Navy/Marine team’s recent performance of a Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). Navy/Marines forces in the Indian Ocean (IO) projected power from the sea…