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Encyclopedia > III Marine Expeditionary Force
III Marine Expeditionary Force

III MEF Insignia
Active October 1, 1942 - June 10, 1946
May 7, 1965 - present
Country United States
Branch USMC
Type Marine Air-Ground Task Force
Role Expeditionary combat forces
Size 17,000
Part of Marine Forces Pacific
Garrison/HQ Camp Courtney, Okinawa, Japan
Battles/wars Vietnam War
Operation Desert Storm
Operation Desert Shield
Commanders
Current
commander
LtGen Joseph F. Weber


The III Marine Expeditionary Force, is a Marine Air-Ground Task Force of the United States Marine Corps that is forward-deployed and able to deploy rapidly and conduct operations across the spectrum from humanitarian assistance and disaster relief to amphibious assault and high intensity combat. III MEF maintains a forward presence in Japan and Asia to support the U.S. – Japan Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security and other alliance relationships of the United States. III MEF also conducts combined operations and training throughout the region in support of the National Security Strategy for Theater Security Cooperation. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... October 1 is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1942 calendar). ... June 10 is the 161st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (162nd in leap years), with 204 days remaining. ... 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... May 7 is the 127th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (128th in leap years). ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the U.S. military responsible for providing power projection from the sea,[1] utilizing the mobility of the U.S. Navy to rapidly deliver combined-arms task forces to global crises. ... The Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF) is a term used by the United States Marine Corps to describe the principal organization for all missions across the range of military operations. ... Marine Forces Pacific (MarForPac) are the forces from the United States Marine Corps that fall under the United States Pacific Command. ... Camp Courtney is a Marine Base located in Gushikawa, Okinawa. ... This article is about the prefecture. ... Combatants Republic of Vietnam United States Republic of Korea Thailand Australia New Zealand The Philippines National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam Democratic Republic of Vietnam People’s Republic of China Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea Strength US 1,000,000 South Korea 300,000 Australia 48,000... Combatants U.S.-led coalition Iraq Commanders George H. W. Bush, Norman Schwarzkopf, Colin Powell Saddam Hussein, Ali Hassan Al-Majid, Hussein Kamel Strength 660,000 ~545,000 Casualties 345 dead, 1,000 wounded 25,000 - 100,000 dead, 100,000 - 300,000 wounded The 1991 Gulf War (also Persian... See also: 2003 invasion of Iraq and Gulf War (disambiguation) C Company, 1st Battalion, The Staffordshire Regiment, 1st UK Armoured Division The Persian Gulf War was a conflict between Iraq and a coalition force of 34 nations led by the United States. ... The Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF) is a term used by the United States Marine Corps to describe the principal organization for all missions across the range of military operations. ... The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the U.S. military responsible for providing power projection from the sea,[1] utilizing the mobility of the U.S. Navy to rapidly deliver combined-arms task forces to global crises. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with development aid. ... Amphibious Assault began when 17-year-old, former Kittie guitarist, Fallon Bowman was on a plane from Ontario to New Jersey, skimming through a Tom Clancy novel when she came upon the term amphibious assault. ...

Contents

Subordinate units

The U.S. 3rd Marine Division is a unit of the United States Marine Corps, one of three active divisions. ... Official force name First Marine Aircraft Wing Other names 1 MAW The Wing Branch United States Marine Corps Chain of Command III MEF Description Combat ready expeditionary aviation forces. ... // Mission Provides responsive, quality logistics support to III MEF, other Marine, joint, and combined forces and federal agencies, as directed, through expeditionary means, forward basing, and global sourcing. ... The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU) is one of seven Marine Expeditionary Units currently in existence in the United States Marine Corps. ...

Mission

III Marine Expeditionary Force, as the Marine Corps’ forward-deployed Air-Ground-Logistics-Base Team, is a force in readiness able to deploy rapidly by any and all means and conduct operations from Special Purpose MAGTF through MEU, MEB and MEF, across the spectrum from humanitarian assistance and disaster relief to amphibious assault and High Intensity Combat. III MEF maintains a forward presence in Japan and Asia to support the U.S. – Japan Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security and our other alliance relationships. III MEF conducts combined operations and training throughout the region in support of our National Security Strategy for Theater Security Cooperation. A Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) is the smallest combined forces unit in the United States Marine Corps. ... A Marine Expeditionary Brigade (MEB) is a unit of the United States Marine Corps, a Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF) constructed around a reinforced infantry regiment, a composite Marine aircraft group, and a brigade service support group. ... The Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF) is a term used by the United States Marine Corps to describe the principal organization for all missions across the range of military operations. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with development aid. ... Emergency operations or Emergency preparedness is a set of doctrines to prepare civil society to cope with natural or man-made disasters. ... Amphibious Assault began when 17-year-old, former Kittie guitarist, Fallon Bowman was on a plane from Ontario to New Jersey, skimming through a Tom Clancy novel when she came upon the term amphibious assault. ...

Structure of the 3rd MEF
Structure of the 3rd MEF

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History

World War II

The III Marine Expeditionary Force was originally activated in 1942, and took part in fighting against the Japanese Empire in the Pacific theater during World War II. It took part in some of the bloodiest battles, including invading the Japanese islands of Iwo Jima and Okinawa. The unit was Demobilized from occupying Okinawa soon after the Second World War. Year 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1942 calendar). ... Anthem: Kimi ga Yo Imperial Reign Slogan: Fukoku Kyohei Enrich the Country, Strengthen the Military (a. ... The Pacific Theater of Operations (PTO) is the term used in the United States for all military activity in the Pacific Ocean and the countries bordering it, in World War II. Pacific War is a more common name, around the world, for the broader conflict between the Allies and Japan... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Combatants United States Empire of Japan Commanders Holland Smith Tadamichi Kuribayashi â€  Strength 110,000 22,000 Casualties 4,197 killed in action,[1] 19,189 wounded,[1] 1,401 died of wounds,[1] 494 missing[1] 20,703 killed,[1] 216 captured[1] The Battle of Iwo Jima was fought... Combatants United States, United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand, Australia Empire of Japan Commanders Simon B. Buckner†, Joseph W. Stilwell, Ray Spruance Mitsuru Ushijima† Strength 548,000 regulars, 1300 ships,  ? aircraft 100,000 regulars & militia,  ? ships,  ? aircraft Casualties 12,513 dead or missing, 38,916 wounded, 33,096 non-combat wounded... This article is about the prefecture. ...


Vietnam War

The force was reactivated to serve in the Vietnam War in 1965. From 1966 to 1970, III MEF was renamed III Marine Amphibious Corps (III MAF) and consisted of the 1st Marine Division, 3rd Marine Division and the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing. The MAF's area of operations was in the northern I Corps Tactical Zone.[1] Redeployed to a permanent forward base on Okinawa in 1988, the III Marine Expeditionary Force helps to fulfill the 1952 United States treaty obligation to defend Japan. Combatants Republic of Vietnam United States Republic of Korea Thailand Australia New Zealand The Philippines National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam Democratic Republic of Vietnam People’s Republic of China Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea Strength US 1,000,000 South Korea 300,000 Australia 48,000... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... The 1st Marine Division is the oldest, largest (active duty), and most decorated division-sized unit in the United States Marine Corps representing a combat-ready force of more than 19,000 men and women. ... The U.S. 3rd Marine Division is a unit of the United States Marine Corps, one of three active divisions. ... Official force name First Marine Aircraft Wing Other names 1 MAW The Wing Branch United States Marine Corps Chain of Command III MEF Description Combat ready expeditionary aviation forces. ... This article is about the prefecture. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Since the end of the Cold War, III MEF has served in 1990 Operation Desert Shield to help protect Saudi Arabia. More recently the Marines have also engaged in humanitarian work, such as evacuating civilians in the Philippines following the eruption of Mount Pinatubo in 1991, and providing disaster relief in the Japanese city of Kobe following a devastating earthquake in January 1995. For other uses, see Cold War (disambiguation). ... MCMXC redirects here; for the Enigma album, see MCMXC a. ... See also: 2003 invasion of Iraq and Gulf War (disambiguation) C Company, 1st Battalion, The Staffordshire Regiment, 1st UK Armoured Division The Persian Gulf War was a conflict between Iraq and a coalition force of 34 nations led by the United States. ... Mount Pinatubo is an active stratovolcano located on the island of Luzon in the Philippines, at the intersection of the borders of the provinces of Zambales, Tarlac, and Pampanga. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Kobe ) is the capital city of Hyōgo Prefecture and a prominent port city in Japan with a population of about 1. ... An earthquake is a natural phenomenon that results from the sudden release of stored energy in the Earths crust that creates seismic waves. ...


See also

United States Marine Corps Portal
  • List of United States Marine Corps expeditionary forces

Image File history File links USMC_logo. ...

References

  1. ^ Willard Webb. "The Single Manager" (pdf). Joint Forces Quarterly (1993-1994). Retrieved on 2006-11-30. 

For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... November 30 is the 334th day (335th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 31 days remaining. ...

External links

  • III MEF Official Website

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III Marine Expeditionary Force, as the Marine Corps’ forward-deployed Air-Ground-Logistics-Base Team, is a Force in Readiness able to deploy rapidly by any and all means and conduct operations from Special Purpose MAGTF through MEU, MEB and MEF, across the spectrum from Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief to Amphibious Assault and High Intensity Combat.
The United States 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force was originally activated in 1942, and took part in the struggle against the Japanese Empire during World War II.
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