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Marines


III MARINE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE
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FORWARD. FAITHFUL. FOCUSED.
Okinawa, Japan

Who we are

III Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) provides the United States with a forward-deployed force in readiness in the Pacific Theater, as a globally responsive, expeditionary, and fully scalable Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF), capable of generating, deploying, and employing forces for crisis response, forward presence, major combat operations, and campaigns.

 

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Seaside Signals and Communication| 3rd Radio Battalion

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Austin Jinapuck, a defensive cyberspace warfare operator with 3rd Radio Battalion, III Marine Expeditionary Force...

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III MEF Marines participate in Basic Jungle Skills Course

A U.S. Marine with III Marine Expeditionary Force navigates across a rope bridge during a Basic Jungle Skills Course at the Jungle Warfare Training...

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5th ANGLICO | Warrior Shield 24

U.S. Marines with 5th Air Naval Gunfire Liaison, III Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group, and Republic of Korea Marines conduct a Tactical...

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HMA Thailand 24 | A Woman’s Fight Against Landmines

U.S. Marines and Sailors with 3rd Marine Logistics Group and Royal Thai Armed Forces instructors with Thailand Mine Action Center (TMAC) teach an...

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Warrior Shield | U.S., ROK Marines conduct Combined Live-Fire

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Johnathan Saechao, a low altitude air defense gunner, with 3rd Low Altitude Air Defense Battalion, 3rd Marine Air Wing, and a...

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Warrior Shield 24 | 3rd MLG Live-Fire Range

U.S. Marine Corp Lance Cpl. Cian Doyle, a combat engineer with 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, engages targets during a...

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Humanitarian Aid

III MEF Marines provide assistance in the Philippines.

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Stand-in Force Exercise 24

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Alexander Crider signals to his squad during Stand-in Force Exercise 24 at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan,...

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Death From Below | Thailand's Fight Against Landmines

U.S. Marine Corps Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technicians with 3rd EOD Company, 9th Engineer Support Battalion, teach students with the...

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HMLA-169 | SPIE Rigging, Fast Rope, and Rappel Training

U.S. Marines with III Marine Expeditionary Force rappel from a UH-1Y Venom assigned to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 169 during special...

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VMU-3 Milestone Video

The U.S. Marine Corps MQ-9A MUX/MALE is unveiled during a ceremony for Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron (VMU) 3, Marine Aircraft Group 24, 1st...

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230822-M-VW647-1339

U.S. Marines with 3d Littoral Combat Team, 3d Marine Littoral Regiment, 3d Marine Division, conduct a Multi-Purpose Anti-Armor Anti-Personnel Weapons...

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3rd Marine Aircraft Wing supports MASA 23

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Emilio Perez, an CH-53E flight line mechanic with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 163 (Reinforced), Marine Aircraft...

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Airfield Assault Exercise

U.S. Marines with Battalion Landing Team 2/1, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, conduct fire and maneuver drills during an airfield assault exercise at...

 

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