26th Marine Expeditionary Unit

 

26th Marine Expeditionary Unit

A Certain Force in an Uncertain World

Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
COMPTUEX a Success!
The 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) and the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) have concluded Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) Nov. 7, 2019. COMPTUEX is the final pre-deployment exercise for the Bataan ARG and 26th MEU’s ability to conduct military operations at sea, project power ashore through joint planning, and execute challenging and realistic scenarios. U.S. Marine Corps video By Lance Cpl. Gary Jayne III)
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Colonel Trevor Hall
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Lieutenant Colonel Christopher C. Neal
Executive Officer, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit
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Sergeant Major Clement C. Pearson Jr.
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U.S. Marines with Weapons Company, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), provide security during a Tactical Recovery of Aircraft and Personnel mission as part of Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) in the vicinity of Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Oct. 19, 2019. Bataan is underway conducting a COMPTUEX with the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group and 26th MEU. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Gary Jayne III)
U.S. Marines and Sailors with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) provide aid to simulated casualties during Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) in the vicinity of Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Oct. 18, 2019. Bataan is underway conducting a COMPTUEX with the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group and 26th MEU. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Gary Jayne III)
U.S. Marines with the Maritime Raid Force, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), conduct a Visit, Board, Search and Seizure mission during Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) in the Atlantic Ocean Oct. 17, 2019. Bataan is underway conducting a COMPTUEX with the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group and 26th MEU. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Gary Jayne III)
U.S. Marines with the Maritime Raid Force, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), conduct a Visit, Board, Search and Seizure mission during Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) in the Atlantic Ocean Oct. 17, 2019. Bataan is underway conducting a COMPTUEX with the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group and 26th MEU. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Gary Jayne III)
U.S. Marines with the Maritime Raid Force, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), conduct a Visit, Board, Search and Seizure mission during Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) in the Atlantic Ocean Oct. 17, 2019. Bataan is underway conducting a COMPTUEX with the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group and 26th MEU. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Gary Jayne III)
U.S. Marines with Fox Company, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), conduct fire team drills on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) during Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) in the Atlantic Ocean Oct. 12, 2019. Bataan is underway conducting a COMPTUEX with the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group and 26th MEU. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Gary Jayne III)
U.S. Marines with Fox Company, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), conduct fire team drills on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) during Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) in the Atlantic Ocean Oct. 12, 2019. Bataan is underway conducting a COMPTUEX with the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group and 26th MEU. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Gary Jayne III)
U.S. Navy amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) conducts a simulated strait transit during Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) exercise (ARGMEUEX) in the vicinity of South Carolina, Aug. 30, 2019. Rehearsing strait transits help make the ARG/MEU team a more versatile, sea-based expeditionary force that can be tailored to a variety of missions. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Nathan Reyes)
U.S. Navy Air Crewman 2nd Class Berk Tarleton, an MH-60 Seahawk crew chief with Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 8, mans a .50-caliber machine gun during a simulated strait transit as part of Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) exercise (ARGMEUEX) in the vicinity of South Carolina, Aug. 30, 2019. Rehearsing strait transits help make the ARG/MEU team a more versatile, sea-based expeditionary force that can be tailored to a variety of missions. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Nathan Reyes)
U.S. Marines with Weapons Company, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), provide security during a Tactical Recovery of Aircraft and Personnel mission as part of Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) in the vicinity of Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Oct. 19, 2019. Bataan is underway conducting a COMPTUEX with the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group and 26th MEU. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Gary Jayne III)
U.S. Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 26, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), conduct a Non-combatant Evacuation Operation during Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) Oct. 19, 2019. Bataan is underway conducting a COMPTUEX with the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group and the 26th MEU. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Tanner Seims)
U.S. Marines with Golf Company, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), conduct ship-to-shore movements utilizing amphibious assault vehicles (AAV) from Harpers Ferry-class dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) during Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) MEU Integration Training (PMINT) in vicinity of Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, July 15 2019. PMINT is part of the 26th MEU’s and PHIBRON 8’s pre-deployment training program, which enhances interoperability and familiarizes Marines and Sailors to life on ship prior to deployment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Nathan Reyes)
U.S. Marines with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) conduct modular amphibious egress training on Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, July 30, 2019. The training is a requirement for the seven respective MEUs. When deployed, MEUs are sea-based units and the egress trainer provides the safest and most realistic way of simulating an actual incident. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Nathan Reyes)
U.S. Marines with Headquarters and Support Company, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), perform a martial arts movement as part of a class on the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP) aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) during Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), MEU exercise (ARGMEUEX) in the vicinity of Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Aug. 26, 2019. MCMAP is a combat system developed by the United States Marine Corps to combine hand-to-hand, close-quarters combat techniques with morale, team-building functions and instruction in the Warrior Ethos. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Pablo Morrison)
U.S. Sailors, assigned to Assault Craft Unit 4, pilot the Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) as it approaches the San Antonio-Class amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21) for training operations during the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) exercise (ARGMEUEX) on Aug. 23, 2019, off the coast of Virginia. The Bataan ARG and 26th MEU are enhancing joint integration, lethality and collective capabilities of the Navy-Marine Corps team through joint planning and execution of challenging and realistic training scenarios. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Patricia A. Morris)
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