A Marine Expeditionary Force or MEF (formerly known as a Marine Amphibious Force) is the largest type of a Marine Air-Ground Task Force. A MEF is the largest building block of United States Marine Corps combat power.
The MEF also contains a Special Operations Training Group (SOTG) and is the training section component for the MEU and MEB. The SOTG oversees the training and evaluation exercises for the MEU's annual Special Operations Capable Certification.
A MEF also commands several smaller MAGTFs, including MEBs and MEUs.
List of MEFs
Camp Pendleton, California
Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
Camp Butler, Okinawa, Japan
New Orleans, Louisiana
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