Last update on Jul.11, 2018
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-1W/Z
and
UH-1Y
11th MEU
(SOC)
VMM-163(R)YPVMM-163HMH-HMLA-
(AH-1Z/UH-1Y)
VMA-311 USS Makin Island
(LHD 8)
HSC-21
7th and 5th Fleet AOO
14Oct2016-15May2017
13th MEU
(SOC)
VMM-166(R)YXVMM-166HMH-HMLA-
(AH-1Z/UH-1Y)
VMFA-211 USS Essex
(LHD 2)
HSC-21
scheduled to deploy later 2018
15th MEU
(SOC)
VMM-161(R)YRVMM-161HMH-462HMLA-169
(AH-1Z/UH-1Y)
VMA-214 USS America
(LHA 6)
HSC-23
7th and 5th Fleet AOO
07Jul2017-02Jan2018
22nd MEU
(SOC)
VMM-264(R)EHVMM-264HMH-HMLA-467
(AH-1W/UH-1Y)
VMA-542 USS Wasp
(LHD 1)
HSC-22
6th and 5th Fleet AOO
28Jun2016-22Dec2016
24th MEU
(SOC)
VMM-365(R)YMVMM-365HMH-HMLA-
(AH-1Z/UH-1Y)
VMA-223 USS Bataan
(LHD 5)
HSC-26
6th and 5th Fleet AOO
01Mar2017-23Sep2017
26th MEU
(SOC)
VMM-162(R)YSVMM-162HMH-461HMLA-
(AH-1W/UH-1Y)
VMA-231 USS Iwo Jima
(LHD 7)
HSC-28
[ Underway ]
6th and 5th Fleet AOO
07Feb2018-
31st MEU
(SOC)
VMM-262(R)ETVMM-262HMH-HMLA-469
(AH-1Z/UH-1Y)
VMFA-121 USS Wasp
(LHD 1)
HSC-25
 

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