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I Marine Expeditionary Force

Definition/Scope: I Marine Expeditionary Force, I MEF, when directed, will deploy as a Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) in support of Combatant Commander (COCOM) requirements for contingency response or Major Theater War; with appropriate augmentation, serves as the core element of a Joint Task Force (JTF); prepare and deploy combat ready MAGTF's to support COCOM presence and crisis response; and support service and COCOM initiatives as required. The I MEF (pronounced as first) is a MAGTF of the USMC primarily composed of the 1st Marine Division, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, and 1st Marine Logistics Group. They are based out of Camp Pendleton.



Broader Terms:

Marine Air-Ground Task Force
Marine Expeditionary Force
US Marine Corps

Narrower Terms:

11th Marine Expeditionary Unit
13th Marine Expeditionary Unit
15th Marine Expeditionary Unit
1st Marine Division
1st Marine Logistics Group
3rd Marine Aircraft Wing
Marine Aircraft Group 46

Related Terms:

Camp Pendleton
II Marine Expeditionary Force
III Marine Expeditionary Force
Marine Forces Pacific
MNF West
United States Marine Corps Forces Command

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