17th MAU (Marine Amphibious Unit) established
on Apr.13, 1979


(Last update on May 1, 2013)
17th MAU
HMM-265(C)
USS TRIPOLI (LPH 10)
Jul.30, 1979 - Feb.22, 1980 (WestPac)
Modex
AircraftRemarks
EP 0x-1x
CH-46FHMM-265
EP xx
CH-53DHMH-463 DET.
EP xx
AH-1T
UH-1N
HMA-169 DET.


(Last update on Jan.29, 2014)
17th MAU
HMM-262(C)
USS NEW ORLEANS (LPH 11)
May 23, 1980 - Nov.22, 1980 (WestPac, Northern Arabian Gulf)
Modex
AircraftRemarks
ET 0x-1x
CH-46EHMM-262
ET xx
CH-53DHMH- DET.
ET xx
AH-1T
UH-1N
HMA-169 DET.
 
UH-1NCajun VII (Bu.No. 160836) (*1)
(*1) assigned to USS NEW ORLEANS (LPH 11) rather than to 17th MAU
Participated :
operations in response to the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran.
in support of Afghanistan contingency.


17th MAU redesignated 11th MAU
on Jul.20, 1984


(Last update on May 6, 2009)
11th MAU
HMM-268(C)
USS NEW ORLEANS (LPH 11)
Jan.16, 1986 - Sep.16, 1986 (WestPac)
Modex
AircraftRemarks
YQ 0x-1x
CH-46EHMM-268
YQ 2x
CH-53HMH- DET.
YQ 3x
YQ 4x
UH-1N
AH-1
HMLA- DET.
YQ 5x
AV-8VMA- DET.
Participated :
in support of an alert status of the Philippine's national elections
off the Philippine coast


(Last update on Feb.26, 2020)
11th MAU
HMM-163(C)
USS BELLEAU WOOD (LHA 3)
Jan.9, 1987 - Jul.9, 1987 (NorPac, WestPac)
Modex
AircraftRemarks
YP 0x-1x
CH-46EHMM-163
YP 2x
CH-53EHMH- DET.
YP xx
AH-1T
UH-1N
HMLA-169 DET.
YP 5x
AV-8BVMA-513 DET.A
Participated :
winter amphibious exercises KERNEL POTLATCH 87-1 off Alaska
exercise TEAM SPIRIT in South Korea
exercise VALIANT USHER
exercise PITCH BLACK


(Last update on Apr.23, 2014)
11th MAU
HMM-164(C)
USS PELELIU (LHA 5)
Jan.14, 1988 - Jul.14, 1988 (WestPac)
Modex
AircraftRemarks
YT 441-452
CH-46EHMM-164
YT 411-414
YT 421-424
AH-1W
UH-1N
HMLA-267 DET.
YT 431-434
CH-53EHMH- DET.
000
UH-1N(*1)
(*1) assigned to USS PELELIU (LHA 5) rather than to 11th MAU
Participated :
exercise VALIANT USHER
exercise TEAM SPIRIT in South Korea


11th MAU redesignated 11th MEU (Marine Expeditionary Unit)
on Feb.5, 1988


(Last update on Feb.22, 2017)
11th MEU(SOC)
HMM-163(C)
USS TARAWA (LHA 1)
Jul.8, 1989 - Dec.20, 1989 (WestPac)
Modex
AircraftRemarks
YP 0x-1x
CH-46EHMM-163
YP 2x
CH-53EHMH- DET.
YP 3x
YP 4x
UH-1N
AH-1W
HMLA- DET.
YP 5x
AV-8BVMA- DET.
Participated :
exercise THALAY THAI 89-9 off Pattaya Beach, Thailand
exercise PACEX '89
exercise VALIANT MARK 89-9
exercise VALIANT BLITZ 90-1


(Last update on Dec.20, 2017)
11th MEU(SOC) (*1), (*2)
HMM-268(C)
USS NEW ORLEANS (LPH 11)
Dec.1, 1990 - Aug.28, 1991
(Desert Shield and Desrt Storm in the Persian Gulf, WestPac)
Modex
AircraftRemarks
YQ 0x-1x
CH-46EHMM-268
YQ 2x
CH-53EHMH-466 DET.A
YQ 3x
YQ 4x
AH-1W
UH-1N
HMLA-169 DET.
YQ 5x
AV-8BVMA-513 DET.B
MP xx
AH-1JHMA-773 DET.
(*1) 11th MEU was offloaded from LPH-11, and deployed to Kuwait on Feb.24, 1991.
(*2) 11th MEU re-embarked aboard LPH-11 in April 1991

Participated :
operation DESERT SHIELD
operation DESERT STORM
operation DESERT SABER
operation DESERT STAY


(Last update on Apr.24, 2019)
11th MEU(SOC)
HMM-161(Rein)
USS TARAWA (LHA 1)
May 28, 1992 - Nov.25, 1992 (WestPac, Indian Ocean, Persian Gulf)
Modex
AircraftRemarks
YR 00-07, 10-13
CH-46EHMM-161
YR 20-23
CH-53EHMH-466 DET.
YR 30-31
YR 40-43
UH-1N
AH-1W
HMLA- DET.
YR 50-55
AV-8BVMA-211 DET.A
VR 67, xx
CH-46DHC-11 DET.4 (*1)
(*1) assigned to USS TARAWA (LHA 1) rather than to 11th MEU(SOC)
Participated :
exercise EAGER MACE 92-93 anchoring in Kuwait Bay
exercise NATIVE FURY in Kuwait
exercise NAUTICAL MANTIS in Saudi Arabia


(Last update on May 8, 2019)
11th MEU(SOC)
HMM-163(Rein)
USS PELELIU (LHA 5)
Jan.20, 1994 - Jul.20, 1994 (WestPac, Indian Ocean)
Modex
AircraftRemarks
YP 0x-1x
CH-46EHMM-163
YP 2x
CH-53EHMH-462 DET.A
YP 3x
YP 4x
UH-1N
AH-1W
HMLA-369 DET.D
YP 5x
AV-8BVMA-214 DET.B
VR 71, 73
HH-46DHC-11 DET.6 (*1)
(*1) assigned to USS PELELIU (LHA 5) rather than to 11th MEU(SOC)
Participated :
operation CONTINUE HOPE in Somalia
operation DISTANT RUNNER in Kenya, Rwanda and Burundi
operation QUICK DRAW in Somalia


(Last update on Jan.7, 2009)
11th MEU(SOC)
HMM-164(Rein)
USS NEW ORLEANS (LPH 11)
Jun.23, 1995 - Dec.22, 1995 (WestPac, Persian Gulf)
Modex
AircraftRemarks
YT 0x-1x
CH-46EHMM-164
YT xx
CH-53EHMH- DET.
YT xx
AV-8BVMA- DET.
Participated :
exercise INFINITE MOONLIGHT in Jordan
operation VIGILANT SENTINEL in Kuwait


(Last update on Jun.17, 2015)
11th MEU(SOC)
HMM-166(Rein)
USS ESSEX (LHD 2)
May 11, 1996 - Jun.28, 1996 (RIMPAC 1996)
Modex
AircraftRemarks
YX 60x-61x
CH-46EHMM-166
YX 62x
CH-53EHMH-361 DET.
YX 63x
YX 64x
UH-1N
AH-1W
HMLA- DET.
YX 65x
AV-8BVMA-211 DET.A
VR xx
HH-46DHC-11 DET. (*1)
(*1) assigned to USS ESSEX (LHD 2) rather than to 11th MEU(SOC)
Participated :
exercise RIMPAC 1996


(Last update on Jun.6, 2012)
11th MEU(SOC)
HMM-166(Rein)
USS ESSEX (LHD 2)
Oct.10, 1996 - Apr.10, 1997 (WestPac, Persian Gulf)
Modex
AircraftRemarks
YX 0x-1x
CH-46EHMM-166
YX 2x
CH-53EHMH-361 DET.
YX 3x
YX 4x
UH-1N
AH-1W
HMLA- DET.
YX 5x
AV-8BVMA-211 DET.A
Participated :
exercise EASTERN MAVERIC off the coast of Qatar
exercise EAGER MACE anchoring in Kuwait Bay
operation SOUTHERN WATCH, no-fly zone over southern Iraq


(Last update on Jul.4, 2012)
11th MEU(SOC)
HMM-268(Rein)
USS TARAWA (LHA 1)
Feb.7, 1998 - Aug.7, 1998 (WestPac, Persian Gulf)
Modex
AircraftRemarks
YQ 0x-1x
CH-46EHMM-268
YQ 2x
CH-53EHMH-462 DET.
YQ 3x
YQ 4x
UH-1N
AH-1W
HMLA-369 DET.
YQ 5x
AV-8BVMA-211 DET.A
VR xx
HH-46DHC-11 DET.4 (*1)
(*1) assigned to USS TARAWA (LHA 1) rather than to 11th MEU(SOC)
Participated :
exercise INFINITE MOONLIGHT in Jordan
exercise EPIC MANTLE in Kuwait
exercise EASTERN MAVERICK off the coast of Qatar
operation SOUTHERN WATCH, no-fly zone over southern Iraq
operation SAFE DEPARTURE in Asmara, Eritrea


(Last update on May 30, 2012)
11th MEU(SOC)
HMM-165(Rein)
USS PELELIU (LHA 5)
Jun.21, 1999 - Dec.20, 1999 (WestPac, Persian Gulf)
Modex
AircraftRemarks
YW 0x-1x
CH-46EHMM-165
YW 2x
CH-53EHMH-465 DET.
YW 3x
YW 4x
UH-1N
AH-1W
HMLA-169 DET.
YW 5x
AV-8BVMA-211? DET.
VR xx
HH-46DHC-11 DET.6 (*1)
(*1) assigned to USS PELELIU (LHA 5) rather than to 11th MEU(SOC)
Participated :
operation STABILISE in East Timor


(Last update on Feb.18, 2009)
11th MEU(SOC)
HMM-268(Rein)
USS BOXER (LHD 4)
May 30, 2000 - Jul.13, 2000 (RIMPAC 2000)
Modex
AircraftRemarks
YQ 0x-1x
CH-46EHMM-268
YQ 2x
CH-53EHMH-361 DET.
YQ 3x
YQ 4x
UH-1N
AH-1W
HMLA-267 DET.
Participated :
exercise RIMPAC 2000


(Last update on Aug.1, 2012)
11th MEU(SOC)
HMM-268(Rein)
USS BOXER (LHD 4)
Mar.13, 2001 - Sep.13, 2001 (WestPac, Persian Gulf)
Modex
AircraftRemarks
YQ 0x-1x
CH-46EHMM-268
YQ 2x
CH-53EHMH-361 DET.
YQ 3x
YQ 4x
UH-1N
AH-1W
HMLA-267 DET.
VR xx
HH-46DHC-11 DET.7 (*1)
(*1) assigned to USS BOXER (LHD 4) rather than to 11th MEU(SOC)
Participated :
Humanitarian Operations in East Timor
exercise EAGER MACE in Kuwait
exercise RED REEF 12 on the southwestern shore of Saudi Arabia


(Last update on Jan.25, 2012)
11th MEU(SOC)
HMM-166(Rein)
USS BELLEAU WOOD (LHA 3)
Jun.15, 2002 - Dec.15, 2002 (WestPac, Persian Gulf, North Arabian Sea)
Modex
AircraftRemarks
YX 0x-1x
CH-46EHMM-166
YX 2x
CH-53EHMH-466 DET.
YX 3x
YX 4x
UH-1N
AH-1W
HMLA-367 DET.
YX 5x
AV-8BVMA-513 DET.
VR xx
HH-46DHC-11 DET.5 (*1)
(*1) assigned to USS BELLEAU WOOD (LHA 3) rather than to 11th MEU(SOC)
Participated :
exercise INFINITE MOONLIGHT 02 in Jordan
exercise EAGER MACE 03 in Kuwait


(Last update on Jan.11, 2012)
11th MEU(SOC) (*1)
HMM-166(Rein) (*1)
USS BELLEAU WOOD (LHA 3) (*2)
(Expeditionary Strike Group THREE)
May 27, 2004 - Oct.24, 2004 (OIF II/CENTCOM AOR)
Modex
AircraftRemarks
YX 0x-1x
CH-46EHMM-166
YX 2x
CH-53EHMH-465 DET.
YX 3x
YX 4x
UH-1N
AH-1W
HMLA-169 DET.
YX 5x
AV-8BVMA-214 DET.
VR xx
MH-60SHC-11 DET.1 (*3)
(*1) 11th MEU returned to homebase Camp Pendleton on Feb.23, 2005
(*2) LHA-3 and ESG-3 returned to homeport San Diego on Oct.24, 2004
(*3) assigned to USS BELLEAU WOOD (LHA 3) rather than to 11th MEU(SOC)


(Last update on Nov.23, 2011)
11th MEU(SOC)
HMM-166(Rein)
USS PELELIU (LHA 5)
(Expeditionary Strike Group THREE)
Feb.15, 2006 - Aug.16, 2006 (WestPac, CENTCOM AOR)
Modex
AircraftRemarks
YX 0x-1x
CH-46EHMM-166
YX 2x
CH-53EHMH-462 DET.
YX 3x
YX 4x
UH-1N
AH-1W
HMLA-267 DET.
YX 5x
AV-8BVMA-214 DET.
VR xx
MH-60SHSC-21 DET.3 (*1)
(*1) assigned to USS PELELIU (LHA 5) rather than to 11th MEU(SOC)
Participated :
exercise Undersea Warfare Exercise (USWEX) near Hawaii
operation IRAQI FREEDOM in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operation
operation ENDUING FREEDOM in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operation


(Last update on Oct.10, 2012)
11th MEU(SOC)
HMM-166(Rein)
USS TARAWA (LHA 1)
(Tarawa Expeditionary Strike Group)
Nov.5, 2007 - Jun.3, 2008 (WestPac, Persian Gulf)
Modex
AircraftRemarks
YX 0x-1x
CH-46EHMM-166
YX 2x
CH-53EHMH-361 DET.
YX 3x
YX 4x
UH-1N
AH-1W
HMLA-267 DET.
YX 5x
AV-8BVMA-211 DET.
VR xx
MH-60SHSC-21 DET.4 (*1)
(*1) assigned to USS TARAWA (LHA 1) rather than to 11th MEU(SOC)
Participated :
disaster relief operations in Bangladesh
humanitarian assistance operations in Djibouti
maritime security operations in the Persian Gulf


(Last update on Aug.8, 2012)
11th MEU(SOC)
HMM-166(Rein)
USS BON HOMME RICHARD (LHD 6)
(Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group)
Sep.24, 2009 - Apr.14, 2010 (WestPac, North Arabian Sea)
Modex
AircraftRemarks
YX 0x-1x
CH-46EHMM-166
YX 2x
CH-53EHMH-465 DET.
YX 3x
YX 4x
UH-1N
AH-1W
HMLA-267 DET.
YX 5x
AV-8BVMA-513 DET.
WC xx
MH-60SHSC-23 DET.3 (*1)
(*1) assigned to USS BON HOMME RICHARD (LHD 6) rather than to 11th MEU(SOC)
Participated :
Marine Exercise 2009
with Timor-Leste and Australian militaries
ashore in Indonesia and Timor-Leste, Savu Sea


(Last update on Nov.6, 2013)
11th MEU(SOC)
HMM-268(Rein)
USS MAKIN ISLAND (LHD 8)
(Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group)

Nov.14, 2011 - Jun.22, 2012 (WestPac, CENTCOM AOR)
Modex
AircraftRemarks
YQ 0x-1x
CH-46EHMM-268
YQ 2x
CH-53EHMH-466 DET.
YQ 3x
YQ 4x
UH-1Y
AH-1Z
HMLA-367 DET.
YQ 5x
AV-8BVMA-214 DET.
WC 50, 52
MH-60SHSC-23 DET.6 (*1)
(*1) assigned to USS MAKIN ISLAND (LHD 8) rather than to 11th MEU(SOC)
Participated :
exercise KILAT EAGLE at Kuantan, Malaysia

(Last update on Nov.6, 2013)


(Last update on Oct.14, 2020)
11th MEU(SOC)
VMM-163(Rein)
USS MAKIN ISLAND (LHD 8)
(Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group)

Jul.25, 2014 - Feb.25, 2015 (U.S. 7th and 5th Fleet AOO)
Modex
AircraftRemarks
YP 0x-1x
MV-22BVMM-163 (*2)
YP 2x
CH-53EHMH-361 DET.
YP 3x
YP 4x
UH-1Y
AH-1Z
HMLA- DET.
YP 50-53
YP 54-55
AV-8B+
AV-8B(NA)
VMA-211 DET.
WC 50, 52
MH-60SHSC-23 DET.2 (*1)
(*1) assigned to USS MAKIN ISLAND (LHD 8) rather than to 11th MEU(SOC)
(*2) 168234/YP-03 crashed into the Arabian Sea on Oct.1, 2014
embarked 11th MEU on Jul.26-27, 2014
disembarked 11th MEU on Feb.23-24, 2015
Participated :
operation INHERENT RESOLVE in Iraq and Syria,
     air strikes against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)
combined amphibious assault exercise COUGAR VOYAGE with British and Kuwaiti forces
     off the coast of Kuwait
exercise RED REEF with Saudi Arabian forces
Marine sustainment exercises in Kuwait and Djibouti


(Last update on Jun.14, 2017)
11th MEU(SOC)
VMM-163(Rein)
USS MAKIN ISLAND (LHD 8)
(Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group)

Oct.14, 2016 - May 15, 2017 (U.S. 7th and 5th Fleet AOO)
Modex
AircraftRemarks
YP 0x-1x
MV-22BVMM-163
YP 2x
CH-53EHMH-465 DET.
YP 3x
YP 4x
UH-1Y
AH-1Z
HMLA-369 DET.
YP 5x
AV-8BVMA-311 DET.
VR 64, 65
MH-60SHSC-21 DET.2 (*1)
(*1) assigned to USS MAKIN ISLAND (LHD 8) rather than to 11th MEU(SOC)
Participated :
amphibious sustainment training on Oahu and the island of Hawaii
exercise Tiger Strike 2016, off the coast of Sabah, Malaysia
exercise Sea Soldier 2017, Salalah, Oman
exercise Alligator Dagger in Djibouti, Africa
Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HA/DR> training : Sri Lanka TSC 2017

(Last update on Jun.14, 2017)


(Last update on Dec.4, 2019)
11th MEU(SOC)
VMM-163(Rein)
USS BOXER (LHD 4)
(Boxer Amphibious Ready Group)
May 1, 2019 - Nov.27, 2019 (U.S. 7th and 5th Fleet AOO)
Modex
AircraftRemarks
YP 0x-1x
MV-22BVMM-163
YP 2x
CH-53EHMH-465 DET.
YP 3x
YP 4x
UH-1Y
AH-1Z
HMLA-267 DET.
YP 5x
AV-8BVMA-214 DET.
VR 63, 66
MH-60SHSC-21 DET.3 (*1)
(*1) assigned to USS BOXER (LHD 4) rather than to 11th MEU(SOC)
embarked 11th MEU on May 2-3, 2019
disembarked 11th MEU on Nov.24, 2019
Participated :
photo exercise with French aircraft carrier FS Charles de Gaulle (R 91)
multilateral exercise Eager Lion in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
exercise Tiger Strike in the South China Sea
Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Brunei
exercise KAMANDAG 3 in the Philippines