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Latest Activity: May 23

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11th MEU News Articles

Started by 1~sandyr, MFN VO & VPMM. Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) May 23. 50 Replies

11th MEU 2014 Deployment

Started by Marine Corps Mom. Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) Sep 24, 2014. 23 Replies

USS Makin Island

Started by 1~Atrain (Anita). Last reply by 1~Atrain (Anita) Apr 18, 2012. 102 Replies

USS New Orleans

Started by keedup. Last reply by jlr1 Mar 13, 2012. 23 Replies

USS Pearl Harbor

Started by Marlana. Last reply by JLR315 Mar 3, 2012. 31 Replies

Care Packages

Started by Marlana. Last reply by Marlana Jan 1, 2012. 15 Replies

the USS New Orleans

Started by myboyjohn. Last reply by 1~ MFN Volunteer Nov 29, 2011. 2 Replies

11th MEU Fall 2011 Deployment

Started by 1~ MFN Volunteer. Last reply by Marlana Nov 8, 2011. 3 Replies

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Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on October 4, 2014 at 7:29pm
Members wishing to express their sympathies to family and friends of Cpl. Jordan L. Spears, please find the condolence topic here:

1~Keri (HCC)
Marine groups moderator/mgr
VPP of Sgt. M - 1MEF/1LE Bn deployed
Isaiah 41:10
Comment by Freedom1st on June 14, 2012 at 10:34pm

I got a call also last night...It sure was good to hear his voice again.  I will not be there for homecoming take a look at my photo and if you see him give him a big hug for me.  He is coming home for leave at the end of the month so I can smoother him then.

Comment by JLR315 on June 14, 2012 at 7:30pm

Got a call from my son last night.  He's happy to be back in the US and looking forward to Cali.  Our group seemed to poop out over time, but know they are all excited to have everyone back home soon.  If you see Cpl. R. from the Pearl anywhere, give him a hug too.  I'm going out in August for the move back to TX.  Thanks a lot!

Comment by 1~Atrain (Anita) on June 14, 2012 at 4:58pm

Just a little shout out to all as we count down the last few days of this deployment.  Although a pretty quiet Group, I was comforted just knowing you were "here".  Best to everyone and CAN. NOT. WAIT. to give my son a {{{HUG}}}.  

Comment by 1~Atrain (Anita) on May 13, 2012 at 1:05am

Happy Mother's Day!  Hope we all get some communication from our Marine's.

Comment by Hootie's Mom on January 11, 2012 at 10:19am

The Navy posted new pictures today on FB...they are currently in the Middle East.  If the Navy can put it on FB, I can put it on here for all of you.  They are certainly doing lots of training.  And yes, the Makin FRG is a very good group of everyone...Navy and Marines.  Join us.  My son loved Singapore...enjoyed the time he said, we can have a big dinner on ship anytime...hahaha  Stayed at a hotel on the 33rd floor, the elevator was clear plastic on the outside of the hotel.  He loved it...better him than me!  lol

USS Carl Vinson Reaches Middle East

The carrier, along with the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, reaches the region as tensions are rising with Iran.

January 10, 2012

Deployed San Diego-based ships in the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson and Makin Island groups are now in the Middle East, the U.S. Fifth Fleet and Central Command has announced.

Comment by Photographer on January 9, 2012 at 9:39pm
@ JLR315, We have been getting images from the pearl and the have been posted to the 11th MEU's web page. However, because of our current location, we have to route imagery through a few more channels to get it released for public consumption. These additional channels are a bit more strict about what they will and will not release. imagery posted to the web site and 11th MEU twitter page will slow down a bit, but it will still get out. as for what is actually coming from the pearl i can not speak on that matter because i am not in the loop on that subject, but i will see if i cant get an answer for you. i do know that one of the main focuses on the pearl is the Formal Corporals Course being conducted for several of the newer Cpls on the ship. i hope this helps, but i will see what i can find out about any other imagery coming from the Pearl Harbor.
Comment by CJsmom on January 8, 2012 at 6:59pm

Hello All!  I just wanted to pass on some information that you may not be aware of.  If you have a Facebook page, search MakinIsland Frg.  It is the Navys FRG, however they have included us Marine parents on the Parents page.  If you send them a message (FRG page) telling them who you are and who your Marine is on the ship, they will invite you to join the Parents of MKI Sailors and Marines (a closed group.)  The parents page has been a great support and wealth of information. 

Comment by 1~Atrain (Anita) on January 8, 2012 at 11:59am

Just read the article on Makin Island FB page about where they are....

Comment by JLR315 on January 8, 2012 at 10:08am

Hey, Photographer!  Any news about the photog on the Pearl.  Heard they changed out, but don't see much about them on the sites.  Just wondering ......


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