III Marine Expeditionary Force (III MEF)

Expeditionary Units: III Marine Expeditionary Force

Unit Information

III MEF is a Marine Air-Ground Task Force of the United States Marine Corps that is forward-deployed and able to deploy rapidly and conduct operations across the spectrum from humanitarian assistance and disaster relief to amphibious assault and high intensity combat.

Subordinate units include the 3rd Marine Division, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III MEF Headquarters Group, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade and the 31st MEU.

MCB Okinawa, Japan

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Family Readiness Information

The primary source of unit/battalion information for spouses AND parents is the Deployment Readiness Coordinator (DRC) and Unit Hotline. The DRC will work with FR Assistants, FR Advisors and FR Volunteers along with the senior command members to make up the new Family Readiness Command Team.

Note: The DRC was formerly known as FRO and in some instances, the USMC Family Readiness Page has not been updated to reflect DRC rather than FRO.

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Denise Loftesnes; Email: denise.loftesnes@usmc.mil

DSN: 622-7213; COM: 098-954-7213

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III Marine Expeditionary Force (III MEF) Mailing Addresses


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III Marine Expeditionary Force (III MEF) Postal Facility

If you need assistance finding a mailing address for a Marine, please contact the postal facility of the last known state-side duty station. The postal facility will not give out mailing addresses to non-family members. Family members need to be prepared to provide identifying information for their Marine. The following is contact information for the postal facility that handles III MEF mail:

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Information on III MEF last updated 10/1/2018 1:56:25 PM GMT.

Attention Unit DRC and/or Senior Command Elements of the III MEF:
To request changes to the III MEF Unit Information Page™, please contact the Marine Parents office at 573-449-2003 or via email mp@marineparents.com. Office staff will make the changes immediately.

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