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13th Marine Expeditionary Unit

"The Fighting Thirteenth"

Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California
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 Marine Expeditionary Unit changes commanders

By Sgt.Paris Capers | June 25, 2014

A ship is as only as strong as the wind in its sails and for units across the Marine Corps, large MORE
13th Marine Expeditionary Unit returns home after eight-month deployment

By Sgt. Jennifer Pirante | April 23, 2014

After eight months at sea conducting theater security cooperation exercises with foreign nations MORE
13th MEU homecoming

By Courtesy Story | April 23, 2014

The 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, embarked upon the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group, will return to MORE
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 MORE
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 MORE
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. MORE
Building partnerships, security

By Sgt. Jennifer Pirante | December 02, 2013

Djibouti, Africa contains a population of approximately 700,000, vulnerable to famine, drought and MORE
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