(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 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 Nov.25, 2020)
15th MEU(SOC)
HMM-163(Rein)
USS PELELIU (LHA 5)
May 29, 1991 - Nov.26, 1991 (WestPac, Persian Gulf)
Modex
AircraftRemarks
YP 0x-1x
CH-46EHMM-163
YP 2x
CH-53EHMH-361 DET.
YP 3x
YP 4x
AH-1W
UH-1N
HMLA- DET.
YP 5x
AV-8BVMA-513 DET.
 
UH-1N(*1)
(*1) assigned to USS PELELIU (LHA 5) rather than to 15th MAU
Participated :
operation DESERT STORM in the the Persian Gulf
operation FIERY VIGIL in Philippines


(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.24, 2018)
13th MEU(SOC)
HMM-163(Rein)
USS TARAWA (LHA 1)
Apr.19, 1996 - Oct.19, 1996 (WestPac, Persian Gulf)
Modex
AircraftRemarks
YP 0x-1x
CH-46EHMM-163
YP 2x
CH-53EHMH-466 DET.
YP 3x
YP 4x
UH-1N
AH-1W
HMLA- DET.
YP 5x
AV-8BVMA-214 DET.
Participated :
exercise COBRA GOLD 96 in the Gulf of Thailand
exercise INDIGO SERPENT with the Royal Saudi Navy in the Red Sea
exercise INFINITE MOONLIGHT in Aqaba, Jordan
exercise RUGGED NAUTILUS in Bahrain
exercise RED REEF off the shores of Saudi Arabia
operation DESERT STRIKE in the North Arabian Gulf


(Last update on Jul.18, 2012)
15th MEU(SOC)
HMM-163(Rein)
USS ESSEX (LHD 2)
Jun.22, 1998 - Dec.21, 1998 (WestPac, Indian Ocean)
Modex
AircraftRemarks
YP 0x-1x
CH-46EHMM-163
YP 2x
CH-53EHMH-466 DET.
YP 3x
YP 4x
UH-1N
AH-1W
HMLA-367 DET.
YP 5x
AV-8BVMA-513 DET.
VR xx
HH-46DHC-11 DET.5 (*1)
(*1) assigned to USS ESSEX (LHD 2) rather than to 15th MEU(SOC)
Participated :
operation RESOLUTE RESPONSE in Nairobi, Kenya


(Last update on Dec.14, 2011)
15th MEU(SOC)
HMM-163(Rein)
USS PELELIU (LHA 5)
Aug.13, 2001 - Mar.4, 2002 (WestPac, North Arabian Sea)
Modex
AircraftRemarks
YP 0x-1x
CH-46EHMM-163
YP 2x
CH-53EHMH-465 DET.
YP 3x
YP 4x
UH-1N
AH-1W
HMLA-169 DET.
YP 5x
AV-8BVMA-311 DET.
VR xx
HH-46DHC-11 DET.6 (*1)
(*1) assigned to USS PELELIU (LHA 5) rather than to 15th MEU(SOC)
Participated :
operation ENDURING FREEDOM in the North Arabian Sea and Afghanistan

(Last update on Jul.1, 2009)


(Last update on Jan.4, 2012)
13th MEU(SOC)
HMM-163(Rein)
USS PELELIU (LHA 5)
(Expeditionary Strike Group ONE)
Aug.22, 2003 - Mar.9, 2004 (WestPac, Mid-East)
Modex
AircraftRemarks
YP 0x-1x
CH-46EHMM-163
YP 2x
CH-53EHMH-465 DET.
YP 3x
YP 4x
UH-1N
AH-1W
HMLA-369 DET.
YP 5x
AV-8BVMA-513 DET.
VR xx
MH-60SHC-11 DET.9 (*1) (*2)
(*1) assigned to USS PELELIU (LHA 5) rather than to 13th MEU(SOC)
(*2) HC-11 redesignated HSC-21 on Apr.1, 2005
Participated :
operation IRAQI FREEDOM
operation SWEENEY in southern Iraq, near the Al Faw Peninsula
operation ENDURING FREEDOM
exercise IRON MAGIC in United Arab Emirates
exercise EDGED MALLET in Kenya


(Last update on May 25, 2022)
13th MEU(SOC)
HMM-163(Rein)
USS TARAWA (LHA 1)
(Expeditionary Strike Group ONE)

Jul.16, 2005 - Feb.20, 2006 (WestPac, Persian Gulf, North Arabian Sea)
Modex
AircraftRemarks
YP 0x-1x
CH-46EHMM-163
YP 2x
CH-53EHMH- DET.
YP 3x
YP 4x
UH-1N
AH-1W
HMLA-267 DET.
YP 51-54
YP 55-56
AV-8B+
AV-8B(NA)
VMA-211 DET.A
VR xx
MH-60SHSC-21 DET.8 (*1)
(*1) assigned to USS TARAWA (LHA 1) rather than to 13th MEU(SOC)
Participated :
operation IRAQI FREEDOM
operation ENDURING FREEDOM
exercise BRIGHT STAR in Egypt
support to humanitarian relief missions
after the catastrophic earthquake off the Pakistani coast


(Last update on Dec.15, 2021)
13th MEU(SOC)
HMM-163(Rein)
USS BON HOMME RICHARD (LHD 6)
(Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group)
Apr.10, 2007 - Nov.19, 2007 (WestPac, Persian Gulf, North Arabian Sea)
Modex
AircraftRemarks
YP 0x-1x
CH-46EHMM-163
YP 2x
CH-53EHMH-466 DET.
YP 3x
YP 4x
UH-1N
AH-1W
HMLA-267 DET.
YP 5x
AV-8B+(R)VMA-513 DET.A (*2)
WC 62, xx
MH-60SHSC-23 DET.2 (*1)
(*1) assigned to USS BON HOMME RICHARD (LHD 6) rather than to 13th MEU(SOC)
(*2) 165420/YP-5x
      165567/YP-5x
      165569/YP-5x
      165582/YP-5x
      165587/YP-5x
      165590/YP-5x
crashed into Indian Ocean at approximately 8:40 p.m. on May 18, 2007,
during routine training mission

Participated :
Operation IRAQI FREEDOM in the Persian Gulf
humanitarian assistance supplies, equipment and additional personnel
to provide assistance to mariners in the aftermath of Cyclone Gonu
through the North Arabian Sea


(Last update on Jul.9, 2014)
13th MEU(SOC)
HMM-163(Rein)
USS BOXER (LHD 4)
(Boxer Expeditionary Strike Group)
Jan.9, 2009 - Aug.1, 2009 (WestPac, CENTCOM AOR)
Modex
AircraftRemarks
YP 0x-1x
CH-46EHMM-163
YP 2x
CH-53EHMH-466 DET.
YP 3x
YP 4x
UH-1Y
AH-1W
HMLA-267 DET.
YP 5x
AV-8BVMA-214 DET.
VR 60, xx
MH-60SHSC-21 DET.3 (*1)
(*1) assigned to USS BOXER (LHD 4) rather than to 13th MEU(SOC)
Participated :
ARG/MEU exercise in the Gulf of Aden and ashore at Camp Lemonier in Djibouti


(Last update on Oct.18, 2017)
13th MEU(SOC)
HMM-163(Rein)
USS BOXER (LHD 4)
(Boxer Expeditionary Strike Group)
Feb.22, 2011 - Sep.30, 2011 (WestPac, Persian Gulf)
Modex
AircraftRemarks
YP 0x-1x
CH-46EHMM-163
YP 2x
CH-53EHMH- DET.
YP 3x
YP 4x
UH-1Y
AH-1W
HMLA-267 DET.
YP 5x
AV-8BVMA-211 DET. (*2)
WC xx
MH-60SHSC-23 DET.5 (*1)
(*1) assigned to USS BOXER (LHD 4) rather than to 13th MEU(SOC)
(*2) AV-8B+(R) 165586/YP-55 crashed into the water
during takeoff for a routine training flight while operating in the Gulf of Aden
at 12:19local on March 29, 2011


(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 Jan.27, 2021)
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 00-07, 10-13
MV-22BVMM-163
YP 20-23
CH-53EHMH-465 DET.
YP 30-32
YP 40-43
UH-1Y
AH-1Z
HMLA-369 DET.
YP 51-56
AV-8B+VMA-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 Jan.27, 2021)


(Last update on Nov.3, 2021)
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 51-56
AV-8B+VMA-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