24th Marine Expeditionary Unit

 

24th Marine Expeditionary Unit

II Marine Expeditionary Force

Camp Lejeune, NC
Marines with the Fire Support Team for Kilo Company, Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), observe ordnance from U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress bombers during a combined arms live-fire event as part of exercise Eager Lion 2015 in Jordan, May 18, 2015. Eager Lion is a recurring multi-national exercise designed to strengthen military-to-military relationships, increase interoperability between partner nations and enhance regional security and stability. The 24th MEU is embarked on the ships of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group and is deployed to maintain regional security in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Devin Nichols/Released)
24th MEU “FiST” shapes battlefield during Eager Lion
Marines with the Fire Support Team for Kilo Company, Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), observe ordnance from U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress bombers during a combined arms live-fire event as part of exercise Eager Lion 2015 in Jordan, May 18, 2015. Eager Lion is a recurring multi-national exercise designed to strengthen military-to-military relationships, increase interoperability between partner nations and enhance regional security and stability. The 24th MEU is embarked on the ships of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group and is deployed to maintain regional security in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Devin Nichols/Released)
Marines with the Fire Support Team for Kilo Company, Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), watch a Jordanian armed forces’ AH-1 Cobra engage a simulated target during combined arms live-fire event during exercise Eager Lion 2015 in Jordan, May 18, 2015. Eager Lion is a recurring multi-national exercise designed to strengthen military-to-military relationships, increase interoperability between partner nations and enhance regional security and stability. The 24th MEU is embarked on the ships of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group and is deployed to maintain regional security in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Devin Nichols/Released)
24th MEU “FiST” shapes battlefield during Eager Lion
Marines with the Fire Support Team for Kilo Company, Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), watch a Jordanian armed forces’ AH-1 Cobra engage a simulated target during combined arms live-fire event during exercise Eager Lion 2015 in Jordan, May 18, 2015. Eager Lion is a recurring multi-national exercise designed to strengthen military-to-military relationships, increase interoperability between partner nations and enhance regional security and stability. The 24th MEU is embarked on the ships of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group and is deployed to maintain regional security in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Devin Nichols/Released)
First Sgt. John Beckett, the company first sergeant for Kilo Company, Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, gives a speech during the Battle of Midway ceremony aboard the dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43), June 6, 2015. The 24th MEU is embarked on the ships of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group and deployed to maintain regional security in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Devin Nichols)
Marines and Sailors remember Midway at sea
First Sgt. John Beckett, the company first sergeant for Kilo Company, Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, gives a speech during the Battle of Midway ceremony aboard the dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43), June 6, 2015. The 24th MEU is embarked on the ships of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group and deployed to maintain regional security in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Devin Nichols)
Amphibious Assault Vehicles from Kilo Company, Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, move to an objective during a simulated amphibious assault as part of Exercise Eagle Resolve 2015 at Failaka Island, Kuwait, March 23, 2015. Eagle Resolve is the premiere Arabian Peninsula/gulf region exercise among the United States, Gulf Cooperation Council nations, and international partners. It serves to address regional challenges associated with asymmetric/unconventional warfare in a multi-national environment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Devin Nichols)
24th MEU conducts rehearsal drills with military allies during Exercise Eagle Resolve 2015
Amphibious Assault Vehicles from Kilo Company, Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, move to an objective during a simulated amphibious assault as part of Exercise Eagle Resolve 2015 at Failaka Island, Kuwait, March 23, 2015. Eagle Resolve is the premiere Arabian Peninsula/gulf region exercise among the United States, Gulf Cooperation Council nations, and international partners. It serves to address regional challenges associated with asymmetric/unconventional warfare in a multi-national environment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Devin Nichols)
A U.S. Navy Landing Craft, Air Cushion vessel attached to the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group and a Kuwaiti hovercraft approach the beach while being escorted by a pair of Kuwaiti Apache helicopters during an simulated amphibious assault as a part of Exercise Eagle Resolve 2015 at Failaka Island, Kuwait, March 24, 2015. Eagle Resolve is the premiere Arabian Peninsula/gulf region exercise among the United States, Gulf Cooperation Council nations, and international partners. It serves to address regional challenges associated with asymmetric/unconventional warfare in a multi-national environment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Devin Nichols)
24th MEU conducts Exercise Eagle Resolve 2015 with Gulf Cooperation Council nations, international partners
A U.S. Navy Landing Craft, Air Cushion vessel attached to the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group and a Kuwaiti hovercraft approach the beach while being escorted by a pair of Kuwaiti Apache helicopters during an simulated amphibious assault as a part of Exercise Eagle Resolve 2015 at Failaka Island, Kuwait, March 24, 2015. Eagle Resolve is the premiere Arabian Peninsula/gulf region exercise among the United States, Gulf Cooperation Council nations, and international partners. It serves to address regional challenges associated with asymmetric/unconventional warfare in a multi-national environment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Devin Nichols)
Staff Sgt. Jimmy Arbuthnot, an explosive ordnance disposal technician with Combat Logistics Battalion 24, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, shakes hands with a Kuwaiti EOD technician during Exercise Eagle Resolve 2015 at Failaka Island, Kuwait, March 23, 2015. Eagle Resolve is the premiere Arabian Peninsula/gulf region exercise among the United States, Gulf Cooperation Council nations, and international partners. It serves to address regional challenges associated with asymmetric/unconventional warfare in a multi-national environment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Devin Nichols)
24th MEU conducts rehearsal drills with military allies during Exercise Eagle Resolve 2015
Staff Sgt. Jimmy Arbuthnot, an explosive ordnance disposal technician with Combat Logistics Battalion 24, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, shakes hands with a Kuwaiti EOD technician during Exercise Eagle Resolve 2015 at Failaka Island, Kuwait, March 23, 2015. Eagle Resolve is the premiere Arabian Peninsula/gulf region exercise among the United States, Gulf Cooperation Council nations, and international partners. It serves to address regional challenges associated with asymmetric/unconventional warfare in a multi-national environment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Devin Nichols)
Sergeant Cody L. Olson, a main battle tank technician with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Logistics Combat Element, Combat Logistics Battalion 24, guides an M88A2 Hercules Recovery Vehicle during Exercise Iron Magic outside of Al Hamra Military Base at United Arab Emirates, Feb. 8, 2015. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Devin Nichols)
24th Marine Expeditionary Unit
Sergeant Cody L. Olson, a main battle tank technician with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Logistics Combat Element, Combat Logistics Battalion 24, guides an M88A2 Hercules Recovery Vehicle during Exercise Iron Magic outside of Al Hamra Military Base at United Arab Emirates, Feb. 8, 2015. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Devin Nichols)
Sergeant Cody L. Olson, a main battle tank technician with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Logistics Combat Element, Combat Logistics Battalion 24, assembles the .50 Caliber machine gun on the turret of an M88A2 Hercules Recovery Vehicle during Exercise Iron Magic outside of Al Hamra Military Base at United Arab Emirates, Feb. 7, 2015. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Devin Nichols)
24th Marine Expeditionary Unit
Sergeant Cody L. Olson, a main battle tank technician with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Logistics Combat Element, Combat Logistics Battalion 24, assembles the .50 Caliber machine gun on the turret of an M88A2 Hercules Recovery Vehicle during Exercise Iron Magic outside of Al Hamra Military Base at United Arab Emirates, Feb. 7, 2015. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Devin Nichols)
Sergeant Cody L. Olson, a main battle tank technician with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Logistics Combat Element, Combat Logistics Battalion 24, guides an M88A2 Hercules Recovery Vehicle during Exercise Iron Magic outside of Al Hamra Military Base at United Arab Emirates, Feb. 7, 2015. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Devin Nichols)
24th Marine Expeditionary Unit
Sergeant Cody L. Olson, a main battle tank technician with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Logistics Combat Element, Combat Logistics Battalion 24, guides an M88A2 Hercules Recovery Vehicle during Exercise Iron Magic outside of Al Hamra Military Base at United Arab Emirates, Feb. 7, 2015. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Devin Nichols)
1505014-M-WA276-566: JORDAN (May 14, 2015) Cpl. Juan Hernandez, a small arms technician with Combat Logistics Battalion 24, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, prepares to fire an M32 Multi-shot Grenade Launcher, during a live-fire exercise, as part of Exercise Eager Lion 2015, in Jordan, May 14, 2015. Eager Lion is a recurring multinational exercise designed to strengthen military-to-military relationships, between partner nations and enhance regional security and stability. The 24th MEU is embarked on the ships of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group and deployed to maintain regional security in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Dani A. Zunun)
US Marines, Sailors let grenades fly in the Jordanian desert
1505014-M-WA276-566: JORDAN (May 14, 2015) Cpl. Juan Hernandez, a small arms technician with Combat Logistics Battalion 24, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, prepares to fire an M32 Multi-shot Grenade Launcher, during a live-fire exercise, as part of Exercise Eager Lion 2015, in Jordan, May 14, 2015. Eager Lion is a recurring multinational exercise designed to strengthen military-to-military relationships, between partner nations and enhance regional security and stability. The 24th MEU is embarked on the ships of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group and deployed to maintain regional security in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Dani A. Zunun)
1505014-M-WA276-411: JORDAN (May 14, 2015) Cpl. Miguel Ordonez, a squad leader with Kilo Company, Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, fires an M203 Grenade Launcher during a live-fire exercise, as part of Exercise Eager Lion 2015, in Jordan, May 14, 2015. Eager Lion is a recurring multinational exercise designed to strengthen military-to-military relationships, between partner nations and enhance regional security and stability. The 24th MEU is embarked on the ships of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group and deployed to maintain regional security in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Dani A. Zunun)
US Marines, Sailors let grenades fly in the Jordanian desert
1505014-M-WA276-411: JORDAN (May 14, 2015) Cpl. Miguel Ordonez, a squad leader with Kilo Company, Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, fires an M203 Grenade Launcher during a live-fire exercise, as part of Exercise Eager Lion 2015, in Jordan, May 14, 2015. Eager Lion is a recurring multinational exercise designed to strengthen military-to-military relationships, between partner nations and enhance regional security and stability. The 24th MEU is embarked on the ships of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group and deployed to maintain regional security in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Dani A. Zunun)
1505014-M-WA276-438: JORDAN (May 14, 2015) Lance Cpl. Dustin Quiggins, a rifleman with Kilo Company, Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, fires an M203 Grenade Launcher during a live-fire exercise, as part of Exercise Eager Lion 2015, in Jordan, May 14, 2015. Eager Lion is a recurring multinational exercise designed to strengthen military-to-military relationships, between partner nations and enhance regional security and stability. The 24th MEU is embarked on the ships of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group and deployed to maintain regional security in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Dani A. Zunun)
US Marines, Sailors let grenades fly in the Jordanian desert
1505014-M-WA276-438: JORDAN (May 14, 2015) Lance Cpl. Dustin Quiggins, a rifleman with Kilo Company, Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, fires an M203 Grenade Launcher during a live-fire exercise, as part of Exercise Eager Lion 2015, in Jordan, May 14, 2015. Eager Lion is a recurring multinational exercise designed to strengthen military-to-military relationships, between partner nations and enhance regional security and stability. The 24th MEU is embarked on the ships of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group and deployed to maintain regional security in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Dani A. Zunun)
1505014-M-WA276-254: JORDAN (May 14, 2015) Lance Cpl. James Harris, a rifleman with Kilo Company, Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, loads a 40 mm practice round into an M203 Grenade Launcher before conducting a live-fire exercise, as part of Exercise Eager Lion 2015, in Jordan, May 14, 2015. Eager Lion is a recurring multinational exercise designed to strengthen military-to-military relationships, between partner nations and enhance regional security and stability. The 24th MEU is embarked on the ships of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group and deployed to maintain regional security in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Dani A. Zunun)
US Marines, Sailors let grenades fly in the Jordanian desert
1505014-M-WA276-254: JORDAN (May 14, 2015) Lance Cpl. James Harris, a rifleman with Kilo Company, Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, loads a 40 mm practice round into an M203 Grenade Launcher before conducting a live-fire exercise, as part of Exercise Eager Lion 2015, in Jordan, May 14, 2015. Eager Lion is a recurring multinational exercise designed to strengthen military-to-military relationships, between partner nations and enhance regional security and stability. The 24th MEU is embarked on the ships of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group and deployed to maintain regional security in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Dani A. Zunun)

 

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Mission
Provide geographic combatant commanders with a forward-deployed, rapid-response force capable of conducting conventional amphibious and selected maritime special operations at night or under adverse weather conditions from the sea, by surface and/or by air while under communications and electronics restrictions.

 

 

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