13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (13th MEU)

"The Fighting 13th"
Expeditionary Units: 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit

Unit Information

The mission of the MEU is to provide geographic combatant commanders with a forward-deployed, rapid-response force capable of conducting conventional amphibious and selected maritime special operations at night or under adverse weather conditions from the sea, by surface and/or by air while under communications and electronics restrictions.

The MEU consists of a command element, a reinforced infantry battalion, a composite helicopter squadron and a logistics combat element.

MCB Camp Pendleton, CA

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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.



Unit Hotline Number:
866-676-0662 then press 7

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13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (13th MEU) Mailing Addresses

13th MEU 
PO BOX 555300 
Camp Pendleton, 
CA 92055-5300 


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13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (13th MEU) 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 13th MEU mail:

Postal Facility Location
Main Post Office Camp Pendleton, CA
Postal Phone Number(s)
(760) 763-3401/5769/1230/1196

Information on 13th MEU last updated 10/9/2018 4:18:33 PM GMT.

Attention Unit DRC and/or Senior Command Elements of the 13th MEU:
To request changes to the 13th MEU 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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