Tuesday, October 17, 2006

24th Marine Expeditionary Unit

Earlier this month I was able to observe the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) come ashore here in Kuwait. The 24th MEU is one of three Marine Air/Ground Logistics Task Forces which routinely deploys from Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune to the Mediterranean Sea aboard amphibious ready group shipping.

Amphibious Assault VehicleThe mission of the MEU is to provide geographic combatant commanders with a forward-deployed, rapid-response force capable of conducting conventional amphibious and selected maritime special operations at night or under adverse weather conditions from the sea, by surface and/or by air while under communications and electronics restrictions.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Sojack...

I really enjoy your blog.
I stumbled upon while looking for my ex who was sent to camp arifjan last June.
I have not been able to locate him.
Do you have any idea of how to send care package to him?
Any advice you could give would be much appreciated.
He was Marine late 80's...now I think he is with a PMC.