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Rear Adm. Lindsey Visits USS Whidbey Island

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USNS Big Horn Replenishes USS Whidbey Island and USS WASP USNS Big Horn Replenishes USS Whidbey Island and USS WASP
B-Roll of USNS Big Horn (T-AO-198), a fleet replenishment oiler, conducts a double underway replenishment as part of an alongside connected replenishment (CONREP),...
Non-lethal Weapons Course Project Non-lethal Weapons Course Project
U.S. Marines with Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit participate in a non-lethal weapons course at Camp...
22nd MEU Hosts Community Relations Day 22nd MEU Hosts Community Relations Day
U.S. Marines and Sailors with 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit host a community relations event where they showcased aircraft, tactical vehicles and weapon systems to...
BLT 1/6 Conducts an Urban Assault Course BLT 1/6 Conducts an Urban Assault Course
U.S. Marines and sailors with Weapons Company, Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, conduct an urban assault...
22nd MEU MASCAL Training 22nd MEU MASCAL Training
Marines and Sailors with Combat Logistics Battalion 22, 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit conduct massive casualty training at Fort Pickett, Va., Feb. 11, 2016. The...
Infantry Platoon Battle Course Infantry Platoon Battle Course
U.S. Marines assigned to 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit participated in an infantry platoon battle course at Fort Pickett, VA.,...


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Rear Adm. Lindsey Visits USS Whidbey Island Rear Adm. Lindsey Visits USS Whidbey Island
U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Bruce H. Lindsey, commander of Carrier Strike Group 4, answers questions and speaks with Marines and Sailors with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary...
22nd MEU conducts TRAP training 22nd MEU conducts TRAP training
U.S. Marines with 81mm Mortar Platoon, Weapons Company, Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment (BLT 1/6), 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU),...
22nd MEU Marines Return from TRAP Training Mission 22nd MEU Marines Return from TRAP Training Mission
An MV-22B Osprey with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 264 (Reinforced), 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), boards the USS Wasp (LHD-1), to bring Marines back from...
22nd MEU ACE Shoots Hellfire Missiles 22nd MEU ACE Shoots Hellfire Missiles
A section of AH-1W Super Corbras with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 264 (Reinforced), 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), shoots Hellfire missiles during...
22nd MEU Cobra Flight Operations 22nd MEU Cobra Flight Operations
A U.S. Sailor guides an AH-1W Super Corbra with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 264 (Reinforced), 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), for take off on the flight...
22nd MEU and Wasp Marines and Sailors conduct MASCAL exercise 22nd MEU and Wasp Marines and Sailors conduct MASCAL...
U.S. Marines and U.S. Sailors with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), and USS Wasp (LHD-1), perform mass casualty training aboard the Wasp, May 14, 2016, in...



22nd MEU Completes COMPTUEX; Ready for Deployment


Story by Gunnery Sgt. Matt Epright and Cpl. John Hamilton

22nd MEU Marines Return from TRAP Training Mission COMPTUEX is the culminating event of the 22nd MEU’s pre-deployment training program (PTP), a rigorous cycle of training courses and unit-level exercises designed to prepare and certify the MEU for the mission essential tasks it may be called upon to perform during its upcoming deployment to the 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility.
Whether executing a large scale, multi-ship, targeted amphibious raid on a simulated enemy position or bringing desperately needed water and relief supplies to notionally starving masses of displaced persons, the key to successful mission accomplishment during the exercise was the tight coordination of the “Blue-Green Team” made up of the 22nd MEU and PHIBRON-6.
“This was high quality training that allowed us to rehearse for missions we may be called to execute around the world. Because of COMPTUEX our Navy-Marine Corps team is better prepared to succeed in the missions we will be assigned while deployed,” said Lt. Col. Cory Martin, 22nd MEU Executive Officer.
Now that the team has completed the last major exercise, they move into the final phase of pre-deployment where the 22nd MEU and its subordinate elements, as well as the ships of PHIBRON-6, will ensure their equipment and personnel are mechanically, personally and professionally prepared for the pending deployment.
The 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) is made up of its Ground Combat Element, Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment (BLT 1/6); its Aviation Combat Element, Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 264 (Reinforced) (VMM-264); and its Logistics Combat Element, Combat Logistics Battalion 22 (CLB-22). The 22nd MEU will deploy this summer aboard the ships of Amphibious Squadron Six (PHIBRON-6); the USS Wasp (LHD-1), the USS San Antonio (LPD-17), and the USS Whidbey Island (LSD-41).