Marine Expeditionary Force

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A Marine Expeditionary Force or MEF (formerly known as a Marine Amphibious Force) is the largest type of a Marine Air-Ground Task Force. A MEF is the largest building block of United States Marine Corps combat power.

Structure[edit]

An MEF is larger than a Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) or Marine Expeditionary Brigade (MEB).

Each MEF consists of a division as the ground combat element, an aircraft wing as the aviation combat element, and a logistics group as the logistics combat element.

The MEF also contains a Special Operations Training Group (SOTG) and is the training section component for the MEU and MEB. The SOTG oversees the training and evaluation exercises for the MEU's annual Special Operations Capable Certification.

Organization[edit]

A MEF also commands several smaller MAGTFs, including MEBs and MEUs.

List of MEFs[edit]

I Marine Expeditionary Force[edit]

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Camp Pendleton, California
Insignia Name Location
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1st Marine Division
Camp Pendleton, California
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3rd Marine Aircraft Wing
Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California
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1st Marine Logistics Group
Camp Pendleton, California
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1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade
Camp Pendleton, California
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11th Marine Expeditionary Unit
Camp Pendleton, California
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13th Marine Expeditionary Unit
Camp Pendleton, California
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15th Marine Expeditionary Unit
Camp Pendleton, California

II Marine Expeditionary Force[edit]

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Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
Insignia Name Location
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2nd Marine Division
Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
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2nd Marine Aircraft Wing
Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina
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2nd Marine Logistics Group
Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
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2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade
Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
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22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit
Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
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24th Marine Expeditionary Unit
Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
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26th Marine Expeditionary Unit
Camp Lejeune, North Carolina

III Marine Expeditionary Force[edit]

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Camp Butler, Okinawa, Japan
Insignia Name Location
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3rd Marine Division
Camp Courtney, Okinawa
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1st Marine Aircraft Wing
Camp Foster, Okinawa
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3rd Marine Logistics Group
Camp Kinser, Okinawa
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3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade
Camp Butler, Okinawa
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31st Marine Expeditionary Unit
Camp Hansen, Okinawa

Marine Forces Reserve[edit]

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4th Marine Division
New Orleans, Louisiana
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4th Marine Aircraft Wing
New Orleans, Louisiana
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4th Marine Logistics Group
New Orleans, Louisiana