According to Captain Joshua Hayes, an announcement was made on June 1st that Camp Pendleton’s 1st Marine Expeditionary Force will be deployed into the Middle East. For some of these Marine’s it will be their first deployment. They will have many capabilities including air, ground, and logistics. These Marines have gone through pre-deployment training. About 2000 Marines and Sailors will be sent out and 200 of them will make up the task force command element.