amphibious / Aviation / News Stories

13th MEU conducts Tropic Thunder, showcases Ospreys

AT SEA— Marines and Sailors of 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Boxer Amphibious Ready Group headed to paradise to conduct Exercise Tropic Thunder in Hawaii, Aug. 30 through Sept. 1, 2013. Tropic Thunder marked the first exercise of the unit’s Western Pacific Deployment. The exercise provided an opportunity to sustain operability and demonstrate capabilities to … Continue reading

amphibious / Features

13th MEU maintains cultural awareness amid current events

USS BOXER (LHD 4), AT SEA – After the Marines and Sailors of 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Boxer Amphibious Ready Group departed Naval Base San Diego, Aug. 23, on Western Pacific Deployment, professors from the Naval Postgraduate School kept the units’ senior leaders informed about the current state of Middle-Eastern countries through the Regional … Continue reading

amphibious / Aviation / Calif / Camp Pendleton / News Stories

Iron Fist 2013: US – Japan partnership ‘stronger than ever’

  CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – Marines with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, alongside members of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, conducted a closing ceremony for Exercise Iron Fist 2013, at Camp Pendleton, Calif. Feb. 15. The purpose of the annual bilateral amphibious exercise is to improve interoperability, enhance military-to-military relations, hone individual and small-unit skills … Continue reading