13th Marine Expeditionary Unit


13th Marine Expeditionary Unit

"The Fighting Thirteenth"

Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force - Crisis Response - Central Command 20.2

The 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit provides a forward deployed, flexible sea-based Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) capable of conducting amphibious operations, crisis response and limited contingency operations, including enabling the introduction of follow on forces and designated special operations in order to support the theater requirements of Geographic Combatant Commanders.

*Currently, the 13th MEU headquarters serves as the Command Element for Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force - Crisis Response - Central Command 20.2. They are tasked with providing command and control capability necessary for the effective planning, execution, and assessment of crisis response operations for U.S. Marine Corps Central Command across the Middle East.

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SPMAGTF-CR-CC 20.2: 2/5 CMP Range Jordan
U.S. Marines with 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, assigned to Special Purpose Marine-Air Ground
Task Force - Crisis Response - Central Command 20.2, conduct a combat marksmanship range in Jordan, July 26, 2020. The training stressed the fundamentals of maneuverability and tested various engagement responses in a simulated environment. The SPMAGTF-CR-CC is a crisis response force, prepared to mobilize a variety of capabilities across the region. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by LCpl. Robert Kuehn)
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Unit Phone Number: (760) 763 0880

Command Duty Officer: (760) 468 3536

Communication Strategy and Operations  (Public Affairs Office): (760) 468 7916

Deployment Readiness Coordinator: (760) 468 8171

Chaplain: (760) 725 7137


24/7 Sexual Assault Support Line: (760) 500-1707


Mailing Address:

13th Marine Expeditionary Unit

P.O. Box 555363

Camp Pendleton CA, 92055


@SPMAGTF_CR_CC and @USAFCENT work closely together in support of air operations in #Kuwait https://t.co/J6vlCx0m1Y
RT @CENTCOM: US CENTCOM Wishes All A Happy Eid! https://t.co/aRevf3irXc
@usmc Marines with 2nd Battalion, @5thMarReg, assigned to the @spmagtf_cr_cc 20.2 sustain readiness in Jordan… https://t.co/aOOMav7qd3
@USMC Marines assigned to the @SPMAGTF_CR_CC 20.2 take #innovation to the next dimension with #3dprinting @1stMEFhttps://t.co/b0zF3v6Lr3
@USMC @2dMarDiv That’s our Marines with 2nd battalion @Fighting_Fifth, @1st_Marine_Div, who are assigned to… https://t.co/YXCeMgjfoU
Semper Fi, shipmates! https://t.co/8tWFqqeBt6
@usmc Marines repair an airfield in Taji #Iraq so @CJTFOIR can return a quality runway back to the Iraqi Security F… https://t.co/9oQFmBlUH2
Glad to see our @USNavy friends made it safely to @US5thFleet, welcome to the #MiddleEast ! https://t.co/rFijJiaCo0
Count @USMC VMGR-352 preformed a division flight highlighting the readiness and capability to the @centcom area.… https://t.co/92FqWHIZoi
Cpl Perez and LCpl Singh received achievement medals for their critical role in the quick repair of an MV-22B's eng… https://t.co/Der8eq4J6Q
@UMSC Marines with @5thMarReg, assigned to the @spmagtf_cr_cc 20.2 sustain readiness at the @bagdadembassy.… https://t.co/0DepjR2ZAh
Maintenance = Readiness @USMC Marines of @SPMAGTF_CR_CC 20.2 work tirelessly to keep our equipment ready for any m… https://t.co/DXARYPfaZQ
RT @USMC: Himalayan Height A division of KC-130Js with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 352, assigned to @SPMAGTF_CR_CC, executes…
Get the inside look of how the @USMC Marines of @SPMAGTF_CR_CC 20.2 work around the clock to keep aircraft and equi… https://t.co/sJy8olEV7C
Happy #IndependenceDay from the Marines and Sailors of Special Purpose Marine-Air Ground Task Force - Crisis Respon… https://t.co/oqImLtuLyn
Runway improvement in @CENTCOM @USMC with the @SPMAGTF_CR_CC 20.2 replace airfield matting to allow expeditionar… https://t.co/rLdcHU9EBL
@USMC Marines with the @SPMAGTF_CR_CC 20.2 replace airfield matting to allow expeditionary aviation operations occu… https://t.co/kM1vttSpOX
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