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Mar

2014

11th MEU leaps another hurdle on predeployment track

Sgt. Melissa Wenger, FORT HUNTER LIGGETT, Calif.

The Marines and sailors of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit completed two weeks of land-based predeployment training at Fort Hunter Liggett and nearby Camp Roberts, Calif., March 28.  Realistic Urban Training Marine Expeditionary Unit Exercise 14-1 was the first large-scale opportunity for integration between the ground combat element, aviation




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Mar

2014

11th MEU Marines blaze a trail with volunteer efforts

Sgt. Melissa Wenger, FORT HUNTER LIGGETT, Calif.

Marines and sailors with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit donated time and effort to a local Catholic mission near Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., March 22. The volunteers put rigorous training, as part of Realistic Urban Training Marine Expeditionary Unit Exercise (RUTMEUEX) 14-1, on pause to leave a positive impression on the nearby




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Feb

2014

11th MEU Marines take heat during crisis response training

Sgt. Melissa Wenger, CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.

Few can say they are prepared to be shoved, shouted at and pummeled with a barrage of objects sailing through the air. Marines with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s ground combat element are prepared to take just that kind of heat.  The Marines of Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment completed the Crisis Response Course, Special




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Feb

2014

11th MEU Marines reach new heights at assault climber course

Sgt. Melissa Wenger, CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.

Select Marines from the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s ground combat element, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, gained a valuable skill, which will expand the capabilities of the unit. The I Marine Expeditionary Force Special Operations Training Group Assault Climber Course trained student Marines to transport themselves, other personal, and




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Feb

2014

11th MEU conducts raid

Cpl. Demetrius Morgan, CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.

Speed, intensity and a whole lot of firepower is what you can expect when Marines set their sights on an objective. Marines with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s ground combat element made their presence known when conducting raid training on urban terrain here Feb. 5.   Machinegunners provided suppressive fire as part of the first phase of the




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Jan

2014

Trial by fire: 11th MEU leaders train like they fight

Sgt. Melissa Wenger, NAVAL AMPHIBIOUS BASE CORONADO, Calif.

Throughout history, Marine Expeditionary Units have proven to be a flexible force capable of quickly responding to contingencies around the globe. What comes between the call to duty and boots on the ground[CW1]  is the rapid response planning process, or R2P2.  Leaders from the 11th MEU and their counterparts at Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) Five




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Sep

2011

Lima Company splashes off ship, raids island

Lance Cpl. Ryan Carpenter, SAN CLEMENTE ISLAND, Calif.

A rifle company with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit raided simulated enemy installations here Sept. 12 during the unit’s second at-sea exercise since becoming a complete Marine air-ground task force in May. Company L moved from the sea – launched in amphibious assault vehicles from USS New Orleans – neutralized mock-enemy forces, gathered




14

Aug

2011

Raid on mock pirated vessel planned, launched from sea base

Gunnery Sgt. Scott Dunn, PACIFIC OCEAN

Training to retake a hijacked seagoing vessel, maritime raiders boarded their floating objective miles from Southern California's San Clemente Island Aug. 14, while overhead, helicopters flew unseen snipers and heavy guns. The raid force’s assault element – Marines and sailors serving with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit – launched from USS New




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May

2011

Unit takes form, begins deployment cycle

Gunnery Sgt. Scott Dunn, CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.

The 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit began its deployment cycle here May 2 by assuming operational control of the elements that make it a complete Marine air-ground task force.  The unit’s major subordinate elements become – with all their attachments – Battalion Landing Team 3/1, Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 268 (Reinforced) and Combat




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Oct

2010

On Treasure Island, wealth for Marines lies under the rubble

Cpl. Elyssa Quesada, SAN FRANCISCO

Amid heaps of concrete and rubble, city Fire Department officials taught Marines and sailors at a Treasure Island facility how to find and retrieve disaster victims Oct. 8.  The service members, who are participating in the city’s 2010 Fleet Week, sailed into San Francisco Bay Oct. 6 from San Diego aboard USS Makin Island.  Should San Francisco





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