Last update on Oct.27, 2021
Marine Expeditionary Unit
( Special Operations Capable )

MEU
(SOC)
Composite
squadron
(Reinforced)
Aviation Combat Element
Ship
embarked HSC Det.
Remarks
Medium
(VMM)
Heavy
(HMH Det.)
Light
(HMLA Det.)
AV-8B (VMA Det.)
or
F-35B (VMFA Det.)
MV-22B
CH-53E
AH-1Z/UH-1Y
11th MEU
(SOC)
VMM-165(R)YWVMM-165HMH-462HMLA-VMA-214 USS Essex (LHD 2)
HSC-21 DET.
[ Underway ]
7th and 5th Fleet AOO
13Aug2021-
13th MEU
(SOC)
VMM-166(R)YXVMM-166HMH-361HMLA-469VMFA-211 USS Essex (LHD 2)
HSC-21 DET.
7th and 5th Fleet AOO
10Jul2018-01Mar2019
15th MEU
(SOC)
VMM-164(R)YTVMM-164HMH-466HMLA-469VMFA-122 USS Makin Island (LHD 8)
HSC-23 DET.2
7th and 5th Fleet AOO
06Oct2020-20May2021
22nd MEU
(SOC)
VMM-263(R)EGVMM-263HMH-HMLA-167VMA-542 USS Kearsarge (LHD 3)
HSC-28 DET.
 
24th MEU
(SOC)
VMM-162(R)YSVMM-162HMH-HMLA-VMA-223 USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7)
HSC-26 DET.
6th and 5th Fleet AOO
25Mar2021-07Oct2021
26th MEU
(SOC)
VMM-365(R)YMVMM-365HMH-HMLA-167VMA-542 USS Bataan (LHD 5)
HSC-28 DET.4
6th and 5th Fleet AOO
14Dec2019-14Jul2020
31st MEU
(SOC)
VMM-265(R)EPVMM-265HMH-462HMLA-169VMFA-121 USS America (LHA 6)
HSC-25 DET.6
7th Fleet AOO
08Jun2021-28Aug2021

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