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13th Marine Expeditionary Unit

Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California
Mission
The mission of the MEU is to provide geographic combatant commanders with a forward-deployed, rapid-response force capable of conducting conventional amphibious and selected maritime special operations at night or under adverse weather conditions from the sea, by surface and/or by air while under communications and electronics restrictions.
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13th MEU Marines Honored With Prestigious Communications Awards

By Staff Sgt. Matthew Orr | April 15, 2014

Two communication Marines with 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) will be the recipients of prestigious communications awards at the C4 Awards Dinner, held at the Marriott Crystal Gateway in Arlington, Va., April 17, 2014.   Captain Jeffrey Rohman, assistant communications officer, 13th MEU, will receive the General Alfred M. Gray Trophy for MORE
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Camp Lemonnier hosts 2nd Crossfit Games

By Staff Sgt. Matthew Orr | January 08, 2014

"Three, Two, One ...GO!"  Those four words are a mantra for Crossfitters the world over, as they anticipate the physical exhaustion and pain that follows shortly after they are said aloud.  This was certainly the case Dec. 14-16 when about 70 Crossfit enthusiasts converged on the camp's Turf Field in the hopes of being crowned "The Fittest on MORE
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CMC, SGTMAJ Visit 13th MEU CMC, SGTMAJ visit 13th MEU

By Sgt. Jennifer Pirante | December 30, 2013

U.S. Marine Corps Gen. James F. Amos, the commandant of the Marine Corps; Sgt. Maj. Micheal P. Barrett, the 17th sgt. maj. of the Marine Corps; and distinguished guests visited the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4), Dec. 27, to thank Marines and Sailors assigned to 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) and Boxer Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), MORE
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Building partnerships, security Building partnerships, security

By Sgt. Jennifer Pirante | December 02, 2013

Djibouti, Africa contains a population of approximately 700,000, vulnerable to famine, drought and conflict in the neighboring countries of Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia. Yet, everyday hundreds risk their lives, escaping violence and poverty to seek refuge in the more peaceful and politically stable environment the Horn of Africa has to offer. This MORE
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13th MEU Marine Corps birthday celebration 13th MEU Marine Corps birthday celebration

By Capt. Esteban Vickers | November 12, 2013

For over 238 years the United States Marine Corps has been the nation’s foremost force for expeditionary operations.  From the halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli are not just lyrics to our hymn it is a homage to the Marine Corps continued unwavering dedication as a force in readiness, forward deployed throughout the globe.  It is only MORE
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Scout Sniper Sustainment Shoot 13th MEU Scout Snipers take to hills

By Staff Sgt. Matthew Orr | November 07, 2013

Sunday mornings aboard USS Boxer are unlike a typical day during deployment.  It is a day traditionally reserved for Marines to attend church and attend to personal matters,  however this Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, Scout Snipers from Scout Sniper Platoon, Weapons Company, 1st battalion, 4th Marines, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit took time to hone their MORE
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13th MEU sustains readiness against Djibouti wildlife threats 13th MEU sustains readiness against Djibouti wildlife threats

By Sgt. Jennifer Pirante | November 04, 2013

“Snakes, mosquitos and scorpions are among some of the dangerous wildlife Marines should watch out for while conducting sustainment training in the Horn of Africa,” said U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Jorge Belmudez, hospital corpsman with Battalion Landing Team 1/4, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit. “A bad run in with one of them could take you MORE
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