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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 MEU Change of Command 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 and small, a commanding officers’ direction is that wind. In a unique twist on the assumption of command, Lt. Col. Joseph B. Lagoski, formerly the executive officer of the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), assumed responsibilities of commanding MORE
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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 throughout the Western Pacific and the Middle East, Marines and sailors of the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Boxer Amphibious Ready Group are slated to wrap up their Western Pacific deployment and head home to San Diego, Calif., April 24, MORE
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13th MEU homecoming

By Courtesy Story | April 23, 2014

The 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, embarked upon the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group, will return to its home base at Camp Pendleton, April 24, 2014.  The 13th MEU departed San Diego Aug. 24, 2013, for an eight month western pacific deployment to the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of operation.  During the deployment the Marines trained with foreign MORE
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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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