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15th Marine Expeditionary Unit

Definition/Scope: The 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (15th MEU) is one of seven Marine Expeditionary Units currently in existence in the United States Marine Corps. The MEU is a Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) with a strength of about 2,200 personnel. The MEU consists of a command element, a reinforced infantry battalion, a composite helicopter squadron and a combat logistics battalion. The 15th MEU is currently based out of Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California.



Acronym:

15th MEU

Broader Terms:

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

Narrower Terms:

Aviation Combat Element
Command Element
Ground Combat Element

Related Terms:

11th Marine Expeditionary Unit
13th Marine Expeditionary Unit
22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit
24th Marine Expeditionary Unit
26th Marine Expeditionary Unit
31st Marine Expeditionary Unit
Camp Pendleton
II Marine Expeditionary Force
III Marine Expeditionary Force
Marine Expeditionary Force
Marine Expeditionary Unit


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