U.S. Marines with 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines (2nd Bn 1st Mar) conduct a nonlethal course on Camp Pendleton, Calif. The unit is training in preparation for WestPac 14-2 with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, doing work-ups to get itself ready for the special operations capable certification, MEU(SOC).
As part of this, Marines with 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU) train at various locations to maintain readiness for upcoming deployments. The 11th MEU is one of seven Marine Expeditionary Units currently in existence in the United States Marine Corps. The Marine Expeditionary Unit is a Marine Air Ground Task Force with a strength of about 2,200 personnel.
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