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VMM-163, Osprey aerial refuel VMM-163, Osprey aerial refuel
An MV-22B Osprey, with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 163, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, maneuvers into position to receive fuel en route to Hawaii, July 30th,...
11th MEU CO and PHIBRON 5 Commodore visit USS San Diego 11th MEU CO and PHIBRON 5 Commodore visit USS San Diego
Col. Matthew G. Trollinger, commanding officer of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, top center, speaks to Marines and sailors of the 11th MEU and Amphibious...
VMM-163 (Rein) practice landing and takeoff VMM-163 (Rein) practice landing and takeoff
A UH-1Y Super Huey with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 163 (Reinforced), 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, prepares to land on the flight deck of the USS San Diego,...
VMM-163 (Rein) practice landing and takeoff VMM-163 (Rein) practice landing and takeoff
An AH-1Z Super Cobra with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 163 (Reinforced), 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, prepares to land on the flight deck of the USS San Diego...
11th MEU Begins Deployment 11th MEU Begins Deployment
Capt. Victor V. Cooper, commodore, Amphibious Squadron 5,left, talks to the Marines and sailors aboard the USS San Diego, Pacific Ocean, during a visit to the ship,...
MKI ARG replenishment at sea MKI ARG replenishment at sea
Marines with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit and a sailor with the USS San Diego gather outside on the weather deck of the USS San Diego to observe the Military...



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11th MEU Marines Launch Vertical Assualt Mission 11th MEU Marines Launch Vertical Assualt Mission
MV-22B Ospreys with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 163 (Reinforced), 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, loaded with Marines from Golf Company, Battalion Landing Team...
MRF, Table Two and Three MRF, Table Two and Three
Marines with the Maritime Raid Force, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, conduct a table two and three course of fire on an air cargo elevator aboard the USS Makin...
LCAC Recovery LCAC Recovery
Marines with Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion,1st Marines (BLT 2/1), 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, unload a landing craft air cushion (LCAC) aboard the USS...
Aerial Delivery Training Mission Unites Marines of 11th MEU Aerial Delivery Training Mission Unites Marines of 11th MEU
Marines with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 163 (Reinforced) and Combat Logistics Battalion 11 (CLB-11), 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, conduct an aerial delivery...
MV22B Osprey, AH-1Z Cobra, CH-53E Super Stallion broll MV22B Osprey, AH-1Z Cobra, CH-53E Super Stallion broll
Marine aircraft from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron-163 (Reinforced) footage from Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., March 19, 2014.
Realistic Urban Training Marine Expeditionary Unit Exercise 14-1 Realistic Urban Training Marine Expeditionary Unit...
Marines with tank platoon, Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines (BLT 2/1), 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, fire the 120 mm smoothbore cannon of M1A1...



11th Marine Expeditionary Unit conducts long-range insert


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VMM-163, Osprey aerial refuel USS MAKIN ISLAND, Pacific Ocean – Marines from the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, supported by sailors from Amphibious Squadron 5 and the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, conducted a long range insertion of more than 800 nautical miles into Bellows Training Area, Hawaii, July 31, 2014.

Four MV-22B Ospreys, refueled en route by a KC-130J Super Hercules, departed the USS Makin Island and arrived at their destination several hours later.

“Missions such as these highlight the extensive reach of the MEU, as well as our ability to arrive swiftly where our forces may be needed and with the capability to have immediate impacts,” said Col. Matthew Trollinger, the 11th MEU’s commanding officer.

Predeployment training began for the 11th MEU in January, when the unit grew from a staff of fewer than 100 to a flexible, combined-arms, seagoing force of more than 2,500 Marines and sailors.

The MEU's major subordinate elements are Battalion Landing Team 2/1, Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 163 (Reinforced), and Combat Logistics Battalion 11. The MEU departed San Diego on July 25 and is currently deployed as part of WESTPAC 14-2.

For more information, contact the unit's public affairs officer, Capt. Josh Diddams at joshua.diddams@makin-island.usmc.mil or visit the MEU website at www.11thmeu.marines.mil or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/11thmeu.