What is II MEF?
The official homepage of II Marine Expeditionary Force. II MEF executes all-domain operations across the competitive continuum in order to support combatant commander objectives to deter armed conflict, prevail over competitors, and when required, defeat adversaries.
What is II MEF?

II Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) is one of three MEFs in the Marine Corps.  I MEF is in California and III MEF is in Okinawa.

A MEF is a combined arms force consisting of ground, air and logistics forces. It possesses the capability for projecting offensive combat power ashore while sustaining itself in combat without external assistance for a period of 60 days.

With more than 47,000 Marines and Sailors, II MEF is representative of the largest and most powerful Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF). The MAGTF concept is flexible and scalable under single commander. MAGTFs provide Joint Force Commanders the following capabilities:

-Humanitarian support and natural disaster relief operations
-Rapid crisis response
-Ability to operate independent of established airfields, basing agreements, and over-flight rights
-Ability to train with allied forces as part of a theater engagement plan
-Forward deployed, credible deterrent force

II MEF is comprised of four basic components:

(1) II MEF Information Group containing personnel and equipment necessary for the effective planning and execution of operations.

(2) A ground combat element, the 2d Marine Division.

(3) An aviation combat element, the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing.

(4) A combat service support element, the 2nd Marine Logistics Group.