13th Marine Expeditionary Unit

 

13th Marine Expeditionary Unit

"The Fighting Thirteenth"

Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California
Mission
The 13th MEU 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.
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U.S. Marine Corps Master Sgt. Joshua R. Kirchem, a Marine with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, I Marine Expeditionary Force, adjusts his M61 gas mask before the annual chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear defense training at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., October 24, 2019. The 13th MEU conducted CBRN training to ensure proper usage and employment of their gear in a contaminated environment. . The California-based 13th MEU is a scalable, and highly capable Marine Air Ground Task Force, designed to rapidly respond to a wide range of military operations around the globe. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Robert L. Kuehn)
U.S. Marines with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit conduct a conditioning hike as part of their annual training at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Oct. 23, 2019. The 13th MEU command element conducted a conditioning hike to sustain combat readiness in garrison. The California based 13th MEU is a scalable, and highly capable Marine Air-Ground Task Force, designed to rapidly respond to a wide range of military operations around the globe. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Teagan Fredericks)
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Austin Warren, a wideband systems maintainer refines his combat marksmanship skills with his service rifle during a day and night qualification as part of an annual training requirement at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Nov. 05, 2019. Marines and Sailors with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit Command Element refine their combat marksmanship skills with their service rifles during day and night qualification as part of annual training. The California-based 13th MEU is scalable, and highly capable Marine Air-Ground Task Force, designed to rapidly respond to a wide range of military operations globally. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Andrew Skiver)
U.S. Marines with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit Command Element, await to be issued their M9 pistol before a pistol qualification range at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Nov. 26, 2019. The annual range test Marines on their marksmanship with a service pistol and qualifies them to stand duty in support of MEU operations. The California-based 13th MEU is scalable, and highly capable Marine Air-Ground Task Force, designed to rapidly respond to a wide range of military operations globally. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Andrew Skiver)
U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Vilma Rudolph, a corpsman with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit Command Element, engages her target with an M9 pistol during a qualification range at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Nov. 26, 2019. The annual range test Marines on their marksmanship with a service pistol and qualifies them to stand duty in support of MEU operations. The California-based 13th MEU is scalable, and highly capable Marine Air-Ground Task Force, designed to rapidly respond to a wide range of military operations globally. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Andrew Skiver)
U.S. Marines and airmen discuss embarkation of Marine Corps equipment into a C-5 Galaxy aircraft at March Air Force Base, Calif. Dec. 5, 2019. Marine embarkation specialists with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Air Force load masters from the 9th Airlift Squadron worked together to ensure proper load procedures during the joint strategic mobility exercise. Marines with the 13th MEU rehearsed vital mobility operations with U.S. Transportation Command assets; to improve rapid response capabilities in preparation for deployment to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Marine Corps photo Lance Cpl. Thomas Spencer)
U.S. Marines with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit Command Element begin their movement to contact portion of the Combat Fitness Test at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Nov. 15, 2019. Marines with the 13th MEU CE conducted a CFT as part of annual physical training requirements. The California-based 13th MEU maintains a high-state of physical readiness ahead of their upcoming deployment to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Andrew Skiver)
13th MEU Videos
Marines participate in a pitol qualification course.
U.S. Marines with the command element, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, participate in a pistol qualification course at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton Calif., Nov. 26, 2019. Marines train in garrison to be more lethal with a variety of long and close range weaponry. The 13th MEU is a highly scalable, highly skilled Marine unit based in southern California. (U.S. Marine video by Lance Cpl. Robert L 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

 

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