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I MARINE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE (FORWARD)

PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE

CAMP PENDLETON, CALIF 92055


I MEF FORWARD MEDIA DESK:

EMAIL: imefforwardmedia@usmc.mil

PHONE: 760-763-7047

ON THE WEB: http://www.imef.marines.mil/Units/IMEFFWD.aspx



I MEF FORWARD FACT SHEET

UPDATED 20 JAN 2014

  • I MEF (FWD) WILL ASSUME COMMAND OF REGIONAL COMMAND (SOUTHWEST) DURING EARLY 2014.

  • RC(SW) IS COMPRISED OF HELMAND AND NIMROZ PROVINCES.

  • II MEF, BASED OUT OF CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C., IS CURRENTLY IN COMMAND OF RC(SW).

  • I MEF (FWD) WILL OPERATE OUT OF CAMP LEATHERNECK AND CAMP BASTION, WHICH ARE LOCATED IN HELMAND PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN.

  • THE I MEF (FWD) COMMAND ELEMENT PREVIOUSLY DEPLOYED TO RC(SW) IN 2010 AND 2012.

  • APPROXIMATELY 300 MARINES MAKE UP THE I MEF (FWD) COMMAND ELEMENT.

  • APPROXIMATELY 4,000 MARINES FROM I MEF (FWD) ARE DEPLOYING TO RC(SW).

  • APPROXIMATELY 9,000 TOTAL FORCES, INCLUDING COALITION, ARE CURRENTLY IN RC(SW).

  • I MEF (FWD) WILL WORK ALONGSIDE AFGHAN NATIONAL SECURITY FORCES, WHICH INCLUDE: ANA 215TH CORPS, BASED OUT OF CAMP SHORABAK; AND ANP IN LASHKAR GAH, BOTH LOCATED IN HELMAND PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN.

  • I MEF (FWD) WILL BE THE LAST MAJOR USMC COMMAND TO DEPLOY TO AFGHANISTAN IN SUPPORT OF OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM.

  • RC(SW) COALITION PARTNERS:

    • NATO NATIONS: DENMARK, ESTONIA, UNITED KINGDOM, UNITED STATES

    • NON-NATO NATIONS: BOSNIA, GEORGIA, JORDAN, TONGA

I MEF (FWD) SUBORDINATE UNITS:

1ST MARINE BRIGADE HEADQUARTERS GROUP: OUT OF I MEF HEADQUARTERS GROUP

ELEMENTS OF:



  • 1ST INTELLIGENCE BATTALION, 9TH COMMUNICATION BATTALION, 1ST RADIO BATTALION, 1ST AIR NAVAL GUNFIRE LIAISON COMPANY.

GROUND COMBAT ELEMENT:  OUT OF 1ST MARINE DIVISION

ELEMENTS OF:



  • 1ST MARINE REGIMENT;

  • 1ST BATTALION, 7TH MARINE REGIMENT; (scheduled to deploy in March)

  • 3RD BATTALION, 7TH MARINE REGIMENT; (currently deployed)

  • 5TH BATTALION, 11TH MARINE REGIMENT;

  • 1ST COMBAT ENGINEER BATTALION.

LOGISTICS COMBAT ELEMENT: OUT OF 1ST MARINE LOGISTICS GROUP

ELEMENTS OF:



  • COMBAT LOGISTICS REGIMENT-1: COMBAT LOGISTICS BATTALION-7;

  • COMBAT LOGISTICS REGIMENT-15: 1ST SUPPLY BATTALION, 1ST MAINTENANCE BATTALION;

  • COMBAT LOGISTICS REGIMENT-17: FOOD SERVICES COMPANY;

  • 1ST MEDICAL BATTALION;

  • 7TH ENGINEER SUPPORT BATTALION: 1ST EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE DISPOSAL COMPANY.

AVIATION COMBAT ELEMENT: OUT OF 3RD MARINE AIRCRAFT WING

ELEMENTS OF:



  • MARINE AIRCRAFT GROUP-16: MARINE AVIATION LOGISTICS SQUADRON-16, MARINE HEAVY HELICOPTER SQUADRON-466;

  • MARINE AIR CONTROL GROUP-38: MARINE TACTICAL AIR COMMAND SQUADRON-38, MARINE AIR SUPPORT SQUADRON-3, MARINE WING COMMUNICATION SQUADRON-38, UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE SQUADRON-3;

  • MARINE AIRCRAFT GROUP-11: MARINE AERIAL REFUELER TRANSPORT SQUADRON-352, MARINE AVIATION LOGISTICS SQUADRON-11.


KEY TERMS:


ABP- AFGHAN BORDER POLICE

ACE- AVIATION COMBAT ELEMENT

ALP- AFGHAN LOCAL POLICE

AMOC- AFGHANISTAN MEDIA OPERATIONS CELL

ANA – AFGHAN NATIONAL ARMY

ANCOP- AFGHAN NATIONAL CIVIL ORDER POLICE

ANP – AFGHAN NATIONAL POLICE

ANSF- AFGHAN NATIONAL SECURITY FORCES

AOR- AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY

BHG- BRIGADE HEADQUARTERS GROUP

BSA- BILATERAL SECURITY AGREEMENT

COP- COMBAT OUTPOST

FML- FORCE MANAGEMENT LEVEL

FOB- FORWARD OPERATING BASE

GCE- GROUND COMBAT ELEMENT

GIROA- GOVERNMENT OF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF AFGHANISTAN

IJC- INTERNATIONAL SECURITY ASSISTANCE FORCE JOINT COMMAND

ISAF- INTERNATIONAL SECURITY ASSISTANCE FORCE

LCE- LOGISTICS COMBAT ELEMENT

OEF- OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM

PB- PATROL BASE

PRT- PROVINCIAL RECONSTRUCTION TEAM

RC(SW) - REGIONAL COMMAND (SOUTHWEST)

RIP – RELIEF IN PLACE

R4OG- RETROGRADE AND REDEPLOYMENT IN SUPPORT OF RESET AND RECONSTITUTION OPERATIONAL GROUP

TFBW- TASK FORCE BELLEAU WOOD

TFH- TASK FORCE HELMAND (UK)

TFL- TASK FORCE LEATHERNECK

TOA- TRANSFER OF AUTHORITY

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