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#1 Salvage Sailor

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Posted 05 February 2019 - 11:36 AM

Aloha Everyone,

 

FMF, Amphibious Brigades, Expeditionary Brigades and other MEB/MEF USMC attached units

 

Post 'em if you've got 'em.....

 

Cold War Reorganizations
 
During the Cold War many elements of the Marine Corps were reorganized or redesignated. Marine Corps Reservists, last activated during the Korean War to perform the essential task of augmenting the grossly understrength active-duty units, underwent a complete reorganization on 1 July 1962 when the OMCR was reformed into the 4th MarDiv/4th MAW Team.
 
In 1979, as part of the Selected Marine Corps Reserve (SMCR), the reserve team received its only MAGTF CE (Command Element) and brigade headquarters when the Command Element, 2nd Marine Amphibious Brigade (MAB), was activated
 
MAGTFs were originally designated as "expeditionary" but became "amphibious" at the onset of the Vietnam War in 1965 as a concession to colonial sensitivities. In 1988 this politically motivated revision was reversed by Commandant General Alfred M. Gray since "expeditionary" better represented the kinds of missions for which he wanted the Marine Corps to prepare. Hence MAUs once again became MEUs, and likewise with other "expeditionary"  forces.

 

 

Second Marine Amphibious Brigade (2nd MAB), circa 1979

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Posted 05 February 2019 - 11:39 AM

1st Marine Brigade - Fleet Marine Force (FMF)

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Posted 05 February 2019 - 12:04 PM

USMC 5th Combined Expeditionary Brigade - SEATO (Southeast Asia Treaty Organization - Disbanded in 1977)

 

US Navy Photograph:  Controlling SEATO Exercise Tulungan, onboard USS Eldorado (AGC-11), March 1962, taken in Flag Plot. From left, Rear Admiral Hooper (Exercise Director and Amphibious Task Force Commander), Cdr Jose M. Vasquey (Philippine Navy), unnamed, Col. T. A. Culhane (USMC)

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Posted 05 February 2019 - 12:13 PM

9th Marine Amphibious Brigade (9th MAB) 1960's, pulled from a scrapbook collection

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Posted 05 February 2019 - 12:18 PM

USMC 9th Marine Expeditionary Brigade (9th MEB) - Taiwanese postwar patch?  Opinions?

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Posted 05 February 2019 - 12:21 PM

USMC 3rd Marine Amphibious Force (3rd MAF) - Air Ground Team Vietnam

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Posted 05 February 2019 - 12:30 PM

USMC 1st Marine Expeditionary Force (1st MEF) Forward Air Ground Team

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Posted 28 April 2019 - 09:22 PM



1st Marine Brigade - Fleet Marine Force (FMF)

 

I found a wooden version of that patch : I'm not sure if it's actual KOA wood and LAVA ROCK as written on the back, but it is a great 3D piece. I did a short video of it to better show off its dimensions:

 

Here's a still: 

 

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Click for the video:

 




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