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Prevail in USEUCOM

210702-M-BA505-1040 OLESHKY SANDS, Ukraine (July 2, 2021) Ukrainian Marines, assigned to 1st Battalion advance forward during the land capability...

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Align With U.S. Naval Fleets

A U.S. Navy landing craft, air cushion is marshaled into the USS Arlington (LPD-24) carrying tactical vehicles during Defense Support of Civil...

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Strength With Partners & Allies

U.S. Marines with 2d Battalion, 2d Marines and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Soldiers participate in the opening ceremony for exercise Shinka at...

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Sustain Combat Readiness

Lance Cpl. Zach Wilson (left) and Cpl. Marcus Oughton, riflemen with 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, take cover during a fire and maneuver drill...

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MEF Minute

The MEF MINUTE is a weekly video highlighting the training and operations of II MEF Major Subordinate Commands and Elements. This week’s episode...

 

Featured Stories

 

  • Destructive Weather Mission Rehearsals

    Jul 23 2021
    NORFOLK, Va.
    A U.S. Navy landing craft, air cushion is marshaled into the USS Arlington (LPD-24) carrying tactical vehicles during Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA) mission rehearsals at Naval Base Norfolk, Virginia, July 21, 2021. Marines and Sailors with the II Marine Expeditionary Force Maritime DSCA Task Force, commanded by Combat Logistics Battalion 22, and Sailors aboard the USS Arlington conducted a destructive weather mission rehearsal loading exercise to prepare and rehearse for a future DSCA mission during the 2021 hurricane season. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Scott Jenkins)
  • CASUALTY CARE

    Jul 22 2021
    GULF OF ADEN
    210710-M-TU241-1004 GULF OF ADEN (July 10, 2021) – Hospital Corpsmen assigned to 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) and the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) tend to a simulated casualty during a mass casualty drill aboard amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) in the Gulf of Aden, July 10. The 24th MEU and Iwo Jima ARG are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Isaiah Campbell)
  • Destructive Weather Mission Rehearsals

    Jul 23 2021
    NORFOLK, Va.
    U.S. Marines arrive aboard the USS Arlington (LPD-24) during Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA) mission rehearsals at Naval Base Norfolk, Virginia, July 21, 2021. Marines and Sailors with the II Marine Expeditionary Force Maritime DSCA Task Force, commanded by Combat Logistics Battalion 22, and Sailors aboard the USS Arlington conducted a destructive weather mission rehearsal loading exercise to prepare and rehearse for a future DSCA mission during the 2021 hurricane season. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Scott Jenkins)
  • Hard Scope

    Jul 16 2021
    TABUK, SAUDI ARABIA
    210610-M-JU875-1002 TABUK, Saudi Arabia (June 10, 2021) - A Royal Saudi Land Forces soldier fires a rifle as part of long-range live-fire training with U.S. Marines assigned to the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) during a theater amphibious combat rehearsal (TACR) in Tabuk, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, June 10. TACR integrates U.S. Navy and Marine Corps assets to exercise a range of critical combat-related capabilities, both afloat and ashore. 24th MEU is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Davis Harris)
  • Back It Up

    Jul 22 2021
    RED SEA
    210621-N-NQ285-1027 RED SEA (June 21, 2021) Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) 28, attached to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 2, enters the well deck of the Harpers Ferry-class dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50), June 21, 2021. ACU 2 is deployed with Carter Hall to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Sawyer Connally)
  • Destructive Weather Mission Rehearsals

    Jul 23 2021
    NORFOLK, Va.
    U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Zandria Smith ground guides a medium tactical vehicle replacement on the deck of the USS Arlington (LPD-24) during Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA) mission rehearsals at Naval Base Norfolk, Virginia, July 21, 2021. Marines and Sailors with the II Marine Expeditionary Force Maritime DSCA Task Force, commanded by Combat Logistics Battalion 22, and Sailors aboard the USS Arlington conducted a destructive weather mission rehearsal loading exercise to prepare and rehearse for a future DSCA mission during the 2021 hurricane season. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Scott Jenkins)
  • Destructive Weather Mission Rehearsals

    Jul 23 2021
    NORFOLK, Va.
    U.S. Marines and Sailors load a medium tactical vehicle replacement onto a landing craft, air cushion aboard the USS Arlington (LPD-24) during Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA) mission rehearsals at Naval Base Norfolk, Virginia, July 22, 2021. Marines and Sailors with the II Marine Expeditionary Force Maritime DSCA Task Force, commanded by Combat Logistics Battalion 22, and Sailors aboard the USS Arlington conducted a destructive weather mission rehearsal loading exercise to prepare and rehearse for a future DSCA mission during the 2021 hurricane season. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Scott Jenkins)
  • Prolong Casualty Care Course

    Jul 16 2021
    CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C.
    U.S. Navy hospital corpsmen with 1st Battalion, 2d Marine Regiment (1/2), 2d Marine Division (MARDIV), move a simulated casualty on to a stretcher as part of 2d MARDIV’s prolonged casualty care course on Camp Lejeune, N.C., July 2, 2021.The course prepared the sailors to provide efficient care over an extended period of time while under adverse conditions. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Emma L. Gray)
  • Freq out!

    Jul 16 2021
    KINGS BAY, Ga.
    U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Leo Yoon, a Rockville, Md., native and a transmissions systems operator with 1st Battalion, 2d Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division (MARDIV), operates an AN/PRC-160(V) radio as part of the 2d MARDIV High-Frequency (HF) Competition on Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Ga., July 12, 2021. The competition enhanced HF transmission proficiency and capabilities to prepare Marines for future expeditionary conflicts where the area is either contested or degraded. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brian Bolin Jr.)
  • Down and Dirty

    Jul 15 2021
    MCAS CHERRY POINT, N.C.
    U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Brandon Gammons grapples with Staff Sgt. Blanquivet Robinson during the culminating event of a Martial Arts Instructor Course administered by Marine Wing Support Squadron (MWSS) 271 at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina, June 11, 2021. The Martial Arts Instructor Course is a demanding three-week course that is designed to certify Marines to instruct other Marines in the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program. Gammons, a native of High Point, North Carolina, is a special reaction team military policeman assigned to Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point. Robinson, a native of Providence, Rhode Island, is a food service specialist assigned to MWSS-271, a subordinate unit of 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, which is the aviation combat element of II Marine Expeditionary Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Warrant Officer Bryan Nygaard)
  • Hello Darkness My Old Friend

    Jul 09 2021
    AQABA, JORDAN
    210616-M-TT571-1725 AQABA, Jordan (June 16, 2021) – Marines assigned to the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) conduct a dive-to-shore exercise during a theater amphibious combat rehearsal (TACR) in Aqaba, Jordan, June 16. TACR integrates U.S. Navy and Marine Corps assets to exercise a range of critical combat-related capabilities, both afloat and ashore. 24th MEU is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the central region, connecting the Mediterranean and Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Mark Andries)
  • On the Move

    Jul 09 2021
    JORDAN
    210623-M-TT571-2028 CAMP TITIN, Jordan (June 23, 2021) – Marines assigned to the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) load vehicles and equipment onto tractor trailers for transport during a theater amphibious combat rehearsal (TACR) at Camp Titin, Jordan, June 23. TACR integrates U.S. Navy and Marine Corps assets to exercise a range of critical combat-related capabilities, both afloat and ashore. 24th MEU is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the central region, connecting the Mediterranean and Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Mark Andries)
  • Off Road Warriors

    Jul 09 2021
    CAMP TITIN, JORDAN
    210614-M-TT571-1141 CAMP TITIN, Jordan (June 14, 2021) – Joint light tactical vehicles with the Combined Anti-Armor Team of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) conducts a live-fire range during a theater amphibious combat rehearsal (TACR) at Camp Titin, Jordan, June 14. TACR integrates U.S. Navy and Marine Corps assets to exercise a range of critical combat-related capabilities, both afloat and ashore. 24th MEU is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the central region, connecting the Mediterranean and Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Mark Andries)
  • Parachute Operations

    Jul 09 2021
    TABUK, SAUDI ARABIA
    210620-M-JU875-1002 TABUK, Saudi Arabia (June 20, 2021) - An MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft, attached to the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), takes off to conduct parachute operations during a theater amphibious combat rehearsal (TACR) in Tabuk, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, June 20. TACR integrates U.S. Navy and Marine Corps assets to exercise a range of critical combat-related capabilities, both afloat and ashore. 24th MEU is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Davis Harris)
  • Where the Wild Flowers Are

    Jul 09 2021
    UKRAINE
    Ukrainian Armed Forces Cpl. Vasil Boichenko, a paratrooper cadet with the Odesa Military Academy, runs through smoke concealment towards a breached obstacle during Exercise Sea Breeze 21 in a nondisclosed location on July 2, 2021. Exercise Sea Breeze is an annual event that brings together military units from several countries, and within 2d Marine Expeditionary Force, to enhance their warfighting capabilities and build strong relationships. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jacqueline Parsons)
  • With Flying Colors

    Jul 09 2021
    UKRAINE
    A U.S. Air Force CV-22 Osprey leaves a landing zone during Exercise Sea Breeze 21 in a nondisclosed location on July 4, 2021. Exercise Sea Breeze is an annual event that brings together military units from several countries, and within 2d Marine Expeditionary Force, to enhance their warfighting capabilities and build strong relationships. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jacqueline Parsons)
  • Awards All Around

    Jul 09 2021
    UKRAINE
    U.S. Marine Corps leadership with 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, and Ukrainian Army personnel pose for a group photo during Exercise Sea Breeze 21 in a nondisclosed location on July 5, 2021. Exercise Sea Breeze 21 brings together military units from over thirty nations to cultivate and strengthen relations and techniques as warfighting organizations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Elijah J. Abernathy)
  • Returning to U.S. soil: Deceased World War II veteran comes home

    Jun 30 2021
    Boulder
    Retired U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Gen. William F. Mullen III presents a customary American flag to Don McKeehan, the oldest living nephew of U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Donald D. Stoddard, during Stoddard’s funeral at Mountain View Memorial Park in Boulder, Colo., June 26, 2021. Stoddard died during the siege of Betio Island in November 1943 during World War II while assigned to 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division. His remains were recovered in March 2019 by the non-profit organization, History Flight. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Chase W. Drayer)
  • EMAV

    Jun 30 2021
    Camp Lejeune
    U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 2d Marine Regiment (1/2), 2d Marine Division, rehearse medical evacuation scenarios with an Expeditionary Modular Autonomous Vehicle (EMAV) during a training event on Camp Lejeune, N.C., June 24, 2021. The purpose of this training is to provide electronic warfare services to a supported unit commander. The EMAV is a highly mobile and fully autonomous ground vehicle that has a payload capacity of 7,200 pounds. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Emma L. Gray)
II Marine Expeditionary Force Change of Command
July 8, 2021 | 48:31
U.S. Marines, Sailors and distinguished guests will attend the II Marine Expeditionary Force change of command ceremony at Goettge Memorial Field House on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., July 08, 2021. The change of command formally transfers authorities and responsibilities of II MEF from Lt. Gen. Brian D. Beaudreault to Lt. Gen. William M. Jurney during the passing of the colors, a staple for change of command ceremonies.

U.S. Marines, Sailors and distinguished guests will attend the II Marine Expeditionary Force change of command ceremony at Goettge Memorial Field House on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., July 08, 2021. The change of command formally transfers authorities and responsibilities of II MEF from Lt. Gen. Brian D. Beaudreault to Lt. Gen. William M. Jurney during the passing of the colors, a staple for change of command ceremonies.

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