3D Marine Expeditionary Brigade

 

3D Marine Expeditionary Brigade

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Okinawa, Japan
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MSC’s USNS Sacagawea Supports Additive Manufacturing Platform
ABOARD USNS SACAGAWEA -- Personnel from Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) joined forces with Marines from the 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade (MEB) and Marine Wing Communications Squadron (MWCS) 18 to test an additive manufacturing function aboard Military Sealift Command’s USNS Sacagawea (T-AKE 2) April 2–7.
Brigadier General Christopher A. McPhillips, Commanding General, 3D Marine Expeditionary Brigade, and Major General Shinichi Aoki, Deputy Chief of Staff, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Western Army, stand side by side at Camp Cortney, Okinawa, Japan, December 5, 2017.
Yama Sakura Opening Ceremony
Brigadier General Christopher A. McPhillips, Commanding General, 3D Marine Expeditionary Brigade, and Major General Shinichi Aoki, Deputy Chief of Staff, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Western Army, stand side by side at Camp Cortney, Okinawa, Japan, December 5, 2017. The purpose of the exercise is to enhance U.S. and Japanese combat readiness and interoperability while strengthening bilateral relationships and demonstrating U.S. resolve to support the security interests of allies and partners in the Indo-Pacific region. 3D MEB and JGSDF participation in YS 73 in Okinawa is in support of the U.S. Army Pacific and JGSDF North Eastern Army main effort at Camp Sendai, Sendai, Japan. During the exercise, U.S. military members and JGSDF members exchange ideas, tactics, techniques, military experiences and culture.
U.S. Marines with Amphibious Assault Company, Combat Assault Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, embark Assault Amphibious Vehicles onto the Philippine Navy’s BRP Tarlac (LD 601) during exercise KAMANDAG, Subic Bay, Philippines, October 2, 2017. Bilateral exercises such as KAMANDAG increase the ability of the United States and the Philippines to rapidly respond and work together during real world terrorist and humanitarian crises, in order to accomplish the mission, support the local population and help mitigate human suffering. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Caleb T. Maher
U.S. Marine Corps and Armed Forces of the Philippines advance sea lift capabilities
U.S. Marines with Amphibious Assault Company, Combat Assault Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, embark Assault Amphibious Vehicles onto the Philippine Navy’s BRP Tarlac (LD 601) during exercise KAMANDAG, Subic Bay, Philippines, October 2, 2017. Bilateral exercises such as KAMANDAG increase the ability of the United States and the Philippines to rapidly respond and work together during real world terrorist and humanitarian crises, in order to accomplish the mission, support the local population and help mitigate human suffering. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Caleb T. Maher
Brig. Gen. John Jansen, Commanding General, 3d Marine Expeditionary Brigade (MEB), passes the first piece of cake to the guest of honor, Rear. Adm. Marc H. Dalton, Commander, Amphibious Force 7th Fleet, as part of tradition during the 3d MEB Marine Corps birthday ball. The event celebrated the Marine Corps’ 241st birthday with a ceremony and dinner. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Sarah Villegas)
3d MEB 241st Birthday Ball
Brig. Gen. John Jansen, Commanding General, 3d Marine Expeditionary Brigade (MEB), passes the first piece of cake to the guest of honor, Rear. Adm. Marc H. Dalton, Commander, Amphibious Force 7th Fleet, as part of tradition during the 3d MEB Marine Corps birthday ball. The event celebrated the Marine Corps’ 241st birthday with a ceremony and dinner. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Sarah Villegas)
U.S. Marine Sgt. Alexeandra Diaz receives a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal during an awards ceremony held on Camp Courtney, Okinawa, after the end of Philippine Amphibious Landing Exercise 33 (PHIBLEX), Oct. 20, 2016. PHIBLEX is an annual U.S.-Philippine military bilateral exercise that combines amphibious capabilities and live-fire training with humanitarian civic assistance efforts to strengthen interoperability and working relationships. Diaz is with 3d Marine Expeditionary Brigade. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Kathy Nunez/Released)
PHIBLEX 33 Awards Ceremony
U.S. Marine Sgt. Alexeandra Diaz receives a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal during an awards ceremony held on Camp Courtney, Okinawa, after the end of Philippine Amphibious Landing Exercise 33 (PHIBLEX), Oct. 20, 2016. PHIBLEX is an annual U.S.-Philippine military bilateral exercise that combines amphibious capabilities and live-fire training with humanitarian civic assistance efforts to strengthen interoperability and working relationships. Diaz is with 3d Marine Expeditionary Brigade. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Kathy Nunez/Released)
3d Marine Expeditionary Brigade News
Yama Sakura 73 Kicks-Off By Cpl. Christian J. Lopez | December 5, 2017
U.S. Marine Corps and Armed Forces of the Philippines advance sea lift capabilities By Staff Sgt. Jesse Stence | October 10, 2017
Exercise KAMANDAG begins in the Philippines By Capt. Eric Flanagen | October 2, 2017
31st MEU Marines, AFP visit Crow Valley school, build ties By Staff Sgt. T.T. Parish | October 8, 2016
PHIBLEX 33 Opening Ceremony By Sgt. Kathy Nunez | October 7, 2016
Mission Statement

The 3D MEB maintains a forward presence in the US Pacific Command (USPACOM) area of responsibility (AOR) and conducts combined operations exercises and training throughout the region to support III MEF's theater security cooperation plan in order to strengthen alliance relationships and enhance regional security. On order, 3D MEB conducts crisis response/consequence management as directed by III MEF in order to mitigate regional insecurity.

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