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13th Marine Expeditionary Unit


13th Marine Expeditionary Unit

"The Fighting Thirteenth"

Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California
The 13th MEU Capabilities:

Amphibious Operations:

  • Amphibious Assault
  • Amphibious Raid
  • Amphibious Demonstration
  • Amphibious Withdrawal

Maritime Special Operations:

  • Direct Action
    • Seizure/Recovery of Offshore Energy Facilities (GOPLAT)
    • Vessel Boarding Search and Seizure Operations (VBSS)
  • Tactical Recovery of Aircraft and Personnel (TRAP)

Military Operations Other Than War:

  • Peace Operations
    • Peacekeeping
    • Peace Enforcement
  • Noncombatant Evacuation Operations (NEO)
  • Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Relief

Supporting Operations:

  • Rapid Response Planning
  • Terminal Guidance Operations
  • Enhanced Urban Operations
  • Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance
    • Reconnaissance and Surveillance
    • Counter Intelligence
    • Signals Intelligence
  • Fire Support Planning, Coordination, Control in a Joint/Combined Environment
  • Provide Command, Control, Communications, Computers
  • Airfield/Port Seizure
  • Limited Expeditionary Airfield Operations
  • Security Operations
  • Enabling Operations
    • Joint Task Force Enabler
    • Chemical Biological Assessment
    • Maritime Preposition Force Enabler
    • Follow-on-Force Enabler
    • Special Operations Force Enabler
  • Employ Non-lethal Weapons
  • Tactical Deception
  • Information Operations
    • Electronic Warfare
  • Anti-terrorism