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Marines with 22nd MEU Conduct Riot Training

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Marines with 22nd MEU Conduct Riot Training Marines with 22nd MEU Conduct Riot Training
U.S. Marines with Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), hold riot shields to prevent injury during a...
22D MEU does Patrol FX 22D MEU does Patrol FX
U.S. Marine Corps 1st Lt. Chris Lamping, platoon commander, and Sgt. Tucker Jones, platoon sergeant, with Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment,...
BLT 1/6 Attends the Infantry Immersion Trainer BLT 1/6 Attends the Infantry Immersion Trainer
U.S. Marines assigned to Alpha Company, Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment (BLT 1/6), 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, are briefed before...
22nd MEU Commander visits Marines at Security Element Course 22nd MEU Commander visits Marines at Security Element Course
U.S. Marine Sgt. Maj. Roger Griffith, the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) sergeant major, talks to a Marine from the security element platoon from 1st Battalion,...
22D MEU running 22D MEU running
U.S. Marines and U.S. Navy Sailors with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) command element run a morning 5k at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Sept. 25,...
22nd MEU briefs family members 22nd MEU briefs family members
U.S. Marine Col. Todd P. Simmons, commanding officer of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), talks to Marines and their families during a family readiness...


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22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit Breaching Course 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit Breaching Course
U.S. Marines with Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment participated in breaching training Dec. 8, 2015 on Camp Lejeune, N.C. The Marines...
22nd MEU Completes New Orleans, Port Everglades Fleet Week 22nd MEU Completes New Orleans, Port Everglades Fleet Week
U.S. Marines and U.S. Navy Sailors with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) participated in Navy Week 2015 in New Orleans April 23-29 and Fleet Week 2015 in Port...
22nd MEU, USS Wasp Conclude Fleet Week Port Everglades 2015 22nd MEU, USS Wasp Conclude Fleet Week Port Everglades 2015
The U.S. Marines and U.S. Navy Sailors of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) departed Port Everglades, Florida, May 10 aboard the USS Wasp (LHD 1) concluding...
Salute to Veterans Salute to Veterans
U.S. Marines and U.S. Navy sailors with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) and the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), attend a veterans appreciation...
Navy Week New Orleans 2015 Navy Week New Orleans 2015
U.S. Marines and U.S. Sailors participate in Navy Week New Orleans, April 21- April 29, 2015. The purpose of Navy Week is to showcase the strength and capabilities of...
22nd MEU Marines, Sailors, Coalition Forces Assist Project Homecoming for Navy Week 22nd MEU Marines, Sailors, Coalition Forces Assist...
U.S. Marines with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) and amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) volunteer along with members of the Canadian Navy and the...


Recent News Stories

22nd MEU, USS Wasp conclude Fleet Week Port Everglades 2015 22nd MEU, USS Wasp conclude Fleet Week Port Everglades 2015
The U.S. Marines and U.S. Navy Sailors of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) departed Port Everglades, Florida, May 10 aboard the USS Wasp (LHD 1) concluding...
Fishing tournament welcomes Marines, Sailors Fishing tournament welcomes Marines, Sailors
U.S. Marines and U.S. Navy Sailors with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) and the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) spent the day away from their usual...
Marines visit Nininger Veterans’ Nursing Home Marines visit Nininger Veterans’ Nursing Home
U.S. Marines with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) from Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, paid a visit to veterans living at the Alexander...
Disabled American Veterans tour USS Wasp Disabled American Veterans tour USS Wasp
U.S. Marines with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) from Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, and U.S. Navy Sailors with the amphibious assault ship...
British Royal Navy sailors tour USS Wasp British Royal Navy sailors tour USS Wasp
U.S. Marines with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) from Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, and U.S. Navy Sailors with the amphibious assault ship...
22nd MEU arrives for Navy Week New Orleans 22nd MEU arrives for Navy Week New Orleans
Uniforms sharply ironed, shoes shined to a bright sheen and ribbons meticulously aligned, the Marines and Sailors of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) manned...



22nd MEU, USS Wasp conclude Fleet Week Port Everglades 2015


Story by Sgt. Austin Hazard

22nd MEU, USS Wasp depart Port Everglades after Fleet Week PORT EVERGLADES, Fla. - The U.S. Marines and U.S. Navy Sailors of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) departed Port Everglades, Florida, May 10 aboard the USS Wasp (LHD 1) concluding Fleet Week 2015.

Throughout the past month, the MEU has traveled from Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, to New Orleans for Navy Week 2015 and then to Florida for Fleet Week 2015.

“I had a good time,” said Marine Corps Cpl. Austin White, MEU field radio operator. “I was really surprised how friendly people were with us. It was humbling to see how much people appreciate us as Service members. I really admired the hospitality of the American people at both Navy Week and Fleet Week. They really made us feel welcomed.”

Throughout the month, the Marines and Sailors participated in numerous community outreach events, to include fishing, veterans’ home visits, an American Legion reception, and several community enrichment projects, such as home construction and park cleanups.

“The purpose was to show the community the different types of equipment we use to train and deploy with, and to give us an opportunity to give back to the country,” said Gunnery Sgt. Nelson Morgan, an ammunition chief with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit. “The local people are supporting us, so we want to support them.”

“I’m glad we helped the community through these different events, rather than just walking around, enjoying the city,” said White. “It allowed us to impact the community beyond our presence alone. I feel like we accomplished what we set out to do, both on and off the ship.”

Additionally, the Wasp was open to the public for free tours, which included displays for various weapons systems, tactical vehicles and aircraft. Thousands of visitors toured the ship, including veterans groups, Boy Scout troops and school field trips.

“My family never had a chance to come to any military bases or see what I do as a Marine. So it was really cool to bring the Marine Corps to my home town for my family,” said Morgan, a native of New Orleans. “They thought it was really exciting and said they would definitely do it again if we came back.”

To wrap up the monthlong experience, the MEU and Wasp hosted an award ceremony for several World War II veterans. Members of the French government presented the veterans with the Legion of Honor Medal, France’s highest military distinction.

The MEU participated in Navy Week New Orleans from April 23-29 and in Fleet Week Port Everglades from May 4-10.