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  II Marine Expeditionary Force / U.S. Marine Corps Forces, South (MARFORSOUTH)
The II Marine Expeditionary Force (II MEF), one of three MEF's in the Marine Corps, is a combined arms force consisting of ground, air, and logistics forces possessing the capability of projecting offensive combat power ashore while sustaining itself in combat without external assistance for a period of 60 days.
Forces are provided by II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
While II MEF is included within the operational force structure of U.S. Atlantic Command (USACOM) and engages in operations and exercises throughout the USACOM area, it routinely commits operating forces in support of other U.S. unified and NATO commands.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/agency/usmc/ii-mef.htm   (558 words)

 Body   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Marine expeditionary unit (special operations capable) can be thought of both as a self-contained operating force capable of missions of limited scope and duration and as a forward-deployed extension of the Marine expeditionary force.
The deployment of expeditionary forces rapidly to practically any part of the globe is made possible through the linkup of personnel from the operating forces with prepositioned equipment and supplies.
Unlike maritime prepositioning force troops who deploy without most of their organic equipment in anticipation of marrying up in theater with that from the maritime prepositioning squadrons, air contingency forces must deploy to the theater with all of the organic equipment they require.
www.au.af.mil /au/awc/awcgate/mcdp3/chp3.htm   (3975 words)

 Naval Expeditionary Logistics - Chapter 2
Most importantly, instead of a full task force moving ashore, it is envisioned that many of the supporting functions would be based at sea, for example, command and control, administration, fire-support coordination, and logistics.
A capability to deploy and sustain large naval expeditionary forces without the use of overseas facilities would be a large and likely an expensive step from today's deployment and sustainment practices.
Since artillery is the ground force's highest consumer of ammunition and the trucks that move the ammunition are large consumers of fuel and maintenance services, a decision to include or exclude artillery from future force structure has a large impact on logistics requirements.
www.nap.edu /html/naval/chap2.html   (2378 words)

 USAAF Chronology, Mediterranean : 1944, Part 2
STRATEGIC OPERATIONS (Fifteenth Air Force): Almost 500 bombers attack targets in France; B-17s bomb the Montpellier marshalling yards; B-24s bomb Beziers marshalling yards and Toulon submarine pens and harbor installations; close to 200 fighter sorties are flown in support of the missions.
TACTICAL OPERATIONS (Twelfth Air Force): In Italy, weather grounds medium bombers and restricts fighters to reconnaissance and patrols; during the night of 1/2 Oct A-20s bomb targets of opportunity in the Po Valley; HQ 27th Fighter Group and the 522d, 523d and 524th Fighter Squadrons move from Loyettes, France to Tarquinia with P-47s.
TACTICAL OPERATIONS (Twelfth Air Force): In Italy, operations are again curtailed by bad weather; however, fighters and fighter-bombers successfully attack bridges, rail lines, roads, vehicles, and trains in the C Po Valley and hit scattered targets elsewhere in N Italy; the 525th Fighter Squadron, 86th Fighter Group, moves from Grosseto to Pisa with P-47s.
www.milhist.net /usaaf/mto44b.html   (9146 words)

 MSSG-24   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Commanded by a colonel, the MEU is employed to fulfill routine forward deployments with fleets in the Mediterranean, the Western Pacific, and periodically, the Atlantic and Indian Oceans.
This air/ground task force concept is designed to thoroughly exploit the combat power inherent in air and ground assets by closely integrating them into a single force.
In 1996, the MEU served as a contingency force in the Adriatic Sea in support of Operation “Decisive Endeavor.” Near the end of October, units from the MEU assisted U.S. Army and allied engineers with the construction of a bridge across the Drina River in Bosnia.
www.usmc.mil /MSSG_24/24meuhistory.html   (3239 words)

 LHCMA Hamilton catalogue: 7/6/1-130 Intelligence bulletins, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Jun-Oct 1915
Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including report of alleged meeting near Gallipoli Village of Turkish high command at which Enver Pasha, Minister of War, was dissuaded from initiating major Turkish offensive on 23 Jul; Turkish troops at Adrianople alleged to be on the verge of mutiny and unwilling to proceed to Gallipoli front.
Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including report of meeting of the Turkish Committee of Union and Progress in which it was agreed to cease persecution of Armenians; report of a Turkish Mission to Germany, which stated that future Turkish resistance in the Dardanelles would be difficult without assistance from Germany.
Intelligence bulletin, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including composition and strength of 16, 24 and 26 Artillery Regts of Turkish 6 Army Corps; translation of speech by Enver Pasha, Minister of War, to the Turkish Chamber on 5 Oct, on Turkish military successes, and the failure of the Allies to force the Dardanelles.
www.kcl.ac.uk /lhcma/cats/hamilton/h0-0706.htm   (4132 words)

 Articles - Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force
Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force (abbreviated as SHAEF), was the headquarters of the Commander of Allied forces in north west Europe, from late 1943 until the end of World War II.
Eisenhower was transferred from command of the Mediterranean Theater of Operations to command SHAEF, which was formed in London from December 1943.
At that point, Montgomery ceased to command all land forces, but continued as Commander in Chief of the British 21st Army Group (21 AG) on the eastern wing of the Normandy bridgehead and the American 12th Army Group (12 AG) commanded by General Omar Bradley was on the western wing of the bridgehead.
www.free-biz.org /articles/SHAEF   (544 words)

 HyperWar: US Army in WWII: The Supreme Command (ETO) [Chapter 4]
As the forces under General Eisenhower increased in the winter of 1944 and the spring of 1945, General Bull assumed increasingly the responsibility for maintaining contact with army group commanders.
Mediterranean views were contained in the COSSAC handbook on civil affairs which was issued on 13 December 1943.
The Mediterranean practice of having a major general at Allied Force Headquarters to command the antiaircraft group directly was made unfeasible in the European command by the presence of three, and later of four, widely separated groups.
www.ibiblio.org /hyperwar/USA/USA-E-Supreme/USA-E-Supreme-4.html   (13023 words)

 Ian Standish Monteith Hamilton - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sir Ian Standish Monteith Hamilton ( January 16, 1853 - October 12, 1947) was a general in the British Army and is most notably known for commanding the ill-fated Mediterranean Expeditionary Force during the Battle of Gallipoli.
Hamilton's military career began in 1873 and he served in India and Africa.
Officer commanding 1 Bde and 3 Bde, Tirah Expeditionary Force, North West Frontier, 1897-1898
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ian_Standish_Monteith_Hamilton   (389 words)

 Chapter 7
British Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Aug. 20, 1915; Evacuated Suvla, sick, Oct. 25, 1915; Invalided to England.
Enlisted, Sept. 5, 1914; British Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Aug. 20, 1915; Evacuated Suvla, frost-bite Dec. 3, 1915, Invalided to England, Tan.
Enlisted, Sept. 17, 1914; British Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Aug. 20, 1915; Evacuated Suvla, sick, Oct. 3, 1915; Invalided to England, Dec. 26, 1915; Attached to Depot, Ayr, March 27, 1916; Embarked for Newfoundland, Dec. 12, 1918; Demobilized, St. John's, Jan. 31, 1919.
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 Assault Landing. Allied air/sea expeditionary force takes Sicily in July 1943.
In the main, this force of warships and landing craft in Lake Bizerte were just for the Licata area, the northernmost of the three landing areas defined for the U.S. force landings on the Southwest coast of Sicily.
Allied forces moved aggressively to keep them in engagement, not sure what their intentions were, whether to stand and fight at another line in Sicily, or to get across the Strait as fast as possible.
U.S. ground forces engaged in successful "make it up as you go along" leap frog amphibious efforts to insure that the Axis forces' retreat was as onerous as possible but there was no advanced plan in place to deny them their escape across the Strait.
www.daileyint.com /seawar/seawar7.htm   (9475 words)

 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit History
For more than 20 years, the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit has provided combatant commanders throughout the Mediterranean region, and beyond, a potent, highly adaptive, rapid reaction force capable of conducting multiple and concurrent missions in support of a spectrum of operations.
Since its establishment in the early 1970s as the 36th Marine Amphibious Unit, the MEU has conducted several deployments and participated in numerous contingency operations and training exercises.
The SRF is a multinational force made up of forces from the Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Romania, Poland and the United States.
www.usmc.mil /26thmeu/history.htm   (784 words)

 USAAF Chronology, Mediterranean : 1944, Part 1
The XII Bomber Command, Twelfth Air Force is reorganized as an medium bomber organization, 3 B-25 groups and the 3 B-26 groups of the 42d Bombardment Wing (Medium), under Brigadier General Robert D Knapp.
TACTICAL OPERATIONS (Twelfth Air Force): 310th Bombardment Group (Medium) is transferred from the XII Fighter Command to the 57th Bombardment Wing, thus consolidating all B-25 units of the Twelfth Air Force under 1 wing.
TACTICAL OPERATIONS (Twelfth Air Force): In Italy, medium bombers pound bridges in C Italy, further damaging the enemy's communications system; fighter-bombers continue close support of embattled ground forces immediately S of Rome and attack several bridges N of the city to hinder a possible withdrawal of enemy forces; light bombers attack ammunition and fuel dumps.
www.milhist.net /usaaf/mto44a.html   (9125 words)

 MCB Camp Lejeune
With a strength in excess of 43,000 Marines and Sailors, II MEF is the largest and most powerful Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF).
While II MEF is included within the operational force structure of Joint Forces Command (JFCOM) and engages in operations and exercises throughout the JFCOM area, it routinely commits operating forces in support of other U.S. unified and NATO commands.
At the same time, tactical aircraft of the MEF (Forward) are flown to an airfield in or near the area of operation.
www.lejeune.usmc.mil /mcb/IImef.asp   (581 words)

 Biographical Sketches. Untermeyer, Louis, ed. 1920. Modern British Poetry
The finest moment in The Widow in the Bye Street is the portrayal of the mother alone in her cottage; the public-house scene and the passage describing the birds following the plough are the most intense touches in The Everlasting Mercy.
He passionately denied that he was weary of living "as the pallid poets are," and he was attempting higher flights of song when his singing ceased altogether.
Most of these poems are choked with passion; many of them are torn out, roots and all, from the very core of an intense conviction; they rush on, not so much because of the poet's art but almost in spite of it.
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The word "expeditionary" contained in the directive to the commander in chief for TORCH (General Eisenhower) was omitted for security reasons.
AFHQ remained a combined administrative headquarters for the Allied commander in the Mediterranean after the establishment of the Mediterranean Theater of Operations (Allied) in December 1943 and after a British officer initially Gen. Sir H. Maitland Wilson, succeeded General Eisenhower in early 1944 as Commander in Chief, Mediterranean Theater (later designated SACMED).
General Eisenhower was formally designated Commander in Chief, Allied Expeditionary Force (for TORCH) by a CCS directive, CCS 103/1, approved in 36th meeting CCS, 13 August 1942.
www.army.mil /cmh-pg/books/wwii/WCP/enchApxB3.html   (588 words)

 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit / 24 MEU
The 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) is one of three Marine Air/Ground Logistics Task Forces which routinely deploys from Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune to the Mediterranean Sea aboard amphibious ready group shipping.
During the 1960’ s and 1970’ s, the current 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit was activated at various times as the 34th Marine Amphibious Unit and participated in exercises and operations in the north Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean and Caribbean Seas.
In 1982, it was redesignated the 24th Marine Amphibious Unit and served twice as part of the multinational peacekeeping force in Lebanon.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/agency/usmc/24meu.htm   (2748 words)

 John Singer Sargent's General Officers of the Great War
After the war, he was raised to the peerage in 1919 and commanded the British forces in India from 1920 until his death.
It was thought that by committing significant British forces on the Somme, the Germans would necessarily divert troops from Verdun, thereby taking the sting out of the offensive.
After being appointed Chief of Staff of the British Army in 1911, French was given command of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) which was deployed to Europe in the opening days of the war, August 1914.
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 Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force - Art History Online Reference and Guide
Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force (abbreviated as SHAEF), was the command headquarters of the commander of Allied forces in North West Europe in 1944 and 1945.
At that point, Montgomery ceased to command all land forces, but continued as Comander in Chief of the British 21st Army Group (21 AG) on the easten wing of the Normandy bridgehead and the American 12th Army Group (12 AG) commanded by General Omar Bradley was on the western wing of the bridgehead.
The strategic bomber forces in the UK came under its command during Operation Neptune.
www.arthistoryclub.com /art_history/SHAEF   (458 words)

 Special Forces Search Engine : US Marine Force Recon/MEU - Powered By The FOGs at The Swamp Team House
Rate It Defines Marine Expeditionary Brigade and types of MEB's and includes elements of 2nd MEB and news; Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
Rate It Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force formed from units and personnel from within II Marine Expeditionary Force; Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
Rate It Marine Expeditionary Force III Communication battalion overview given with command staff info, history and resources; Okinawa, Japan.
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 HyperWar: United Kingdom London Gazette Despatches
35305 Despatches on operations of the British Expeditionary Force, France and Belgium 1939 Sept.3-1940 May 31, by General the Viscount Gort, Commander-in-Chief, B.E.F. No. 37573 Despatch on operations of the British Expeditionary Force, France, 12-19 June 1940, by Lieutenant-General Sir Alan Brooke, commanding II Corps [PDF]
38031 Mediterranean: despatch on the Battle of Matapan 1941 Mar.
38073 Mediterranean: despatch on the Battle of Sirte 1942 Mar.
www.ibiblio.org /hyperwar/UN/UK/londongazette.html   (1814 words)

Before proceeding on the objective, members of Regimental Combat Team — 5 of the 1st Marine Division studied the area and trained in order to seize it intact so it may later be turned over to the people of Iraq.
The other main missions include spill containment and oil fire fighting, overseen by members of the United Kingdom forces, the U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force, and contracted civilian contractors.
The 1st Marine Division is operating as part of the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
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He transferred to the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve and joined Drake Battalion 6th January, 1915.
He was rated Acting Able Seaman on 1st March, 1915 and became part of the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force in the Dardenelles.
He suffered much sickness and spent time in Hospital until 15th December, 1915 and was in the Reserve Battalion until 22nd November, 1916 when he joined Drake Battalion and the British Expeditionary Force on 12th December, 1916, he was reported wounded and missing 23rd April, 1917 and later reported dead.
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 Line of Communications Troops
Australian Section, 3rd Echelon, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force Alexandria, Egypt
Australian Red Cross Organisation (Australian Imperial Force attached)
Australian Records Section, 3rd Echelon, Egyptian Expeditionary Force
www.unsw.adfa.edu.au /~rmallett/Line_of_Communications.html   (144 words)

 AIM25: Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, King's College London: Misc: The Dardanelles 1915: Selection of ...
Title: Misc: The Dardanelles 1915: Selection of Cabinet Office papers made for King's College London
Scope and content/abstract : Bound volume of copies of Cabinet Office documents relating to the planning and conduct of Mediterranean Expeditionary Force operations in the Dardanelles, 1915.
System of arrangement : Arranged according to PRO class and series number.
www.aim25.ac.uk /cats/21/4549.htm   (204 words)

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