The Imperial MEF

Camp Pendleton is the major Marine Corps base on the West Coast. It is the home of I MEF. Units located here include:

1st Marine Division 

1st Marine Regiment
5th  Marine Regiment
7th Marine Regiment
11th Marine Regiment
3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion
1st Combat Engineer Battalion
1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion
1st Reconnaissance Battalion

1st Marine Logistics Group

Combat Logistics Regiment 1
Combat Logistics Regiment 17
1st Medical Battalion
2nd Dental Battalion
7th Engineer Support Battalion

1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade
11th Marine Expeditionary Unit
13th Marine Expeditionary Unit
15th Marine Expeditionary Unit
1st Intelligence Battalion

1st Marine Raider Battalion

Marine Aircraft Group 39

Marine Air Control Group 37

United States Marine Corps School of Infantry - West

Combat Training in the High Desert

Twentynine Palms is home to one of the largest training bases in the US.  It is home to multinational exercises and force-on-force training to support the deployment of Marine combat forces.  Units located here include:

7th Marine Regiment
1st Tank Battalion
3rd Battalion, 11th Marines
3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion

Company D, 3d Assault Amphibian Battalion
Combat Logistics Battalion 7

Marine Wing Support Squadron 374
Marine Corps Tactics and Operations Group

Marine Corps Communication Electronics School

Home of 3d Marine Aircraft Wing

Marine Corps Air Station Miramar is the headquarters of the 3d Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW). It is home to flying air squadrons for AV-8B Harriers, C-130's, and UAV's. It also provides command and control for the airspace in support of the 2nd MAW.


Units at the air station include:

Marine Wing Headquarters Squadron 3
Marine Aircraft Group 11

Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 101

Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (All-Weather) 225

Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 232

Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 314

Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 323

Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 352

Marine Wing Support Squadron 373

Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 11

Marine Aircraft Group 16

Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 361

Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 462

Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 465

Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 466

Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 161

Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 163

Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 165

Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 166

Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 362

Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 16

Marine Air Control Group 28
Combat Logistics Company 11

The Marine Corps' Premier Aviation Training Base

Marine Corps Air Station Yuma is the home to primarily jet aircraft of 3d MAW.  It is home to F-35 and AV-8B aircraft and the Marine Corps' premier aviation tactics school, MAWTS-1.


Units at the air station include:

Marine Aircraft Group 13

Marine Attack Squadron 214

Marine Attack Squadron 311

Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 122

Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 211

Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 1

Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 13

Marine Air Control Squadron 1

Combat Logistics Company 16

Marine Fighter Training Squadron 401

Marine Aviation Weapons Tactics Squadron 1

Marine Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron One