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1st Marine Division

The Old Breed

Camp Pendleton, CA
Mission
Today, 1st Marine Division is a multi-role, expeditionary ground combat force. The Division is employed as the ground combat element (GCE) of I MEF or may provide task-organized forces for assault operations and such operations as may be directed. The 1st Marine Division must be able to provide the ground amphibious forcible entry capability to the naval expeditionary force (NEF) and to conduct subsequent land operations in any operational environment.
Featured Stories
'Cannon Cockers' Practice force projection 'Cannon Cockers' Practice force projection

By Lance Cpl. Ashton Buckingham | August 28, 2014

 Marines crouched next to a howitzer bracing themselves for hurricane-force winds and a cloud of debris to envelop their area as an Osprey moved into position overhead. Landing support Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 13 who supported the 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, were in a constant whirlwind of sand and dirt as they hooked MORE
Bravo-1 hikes Alaskan Mountains Bravo-1 hikes Alaskan mountains

By Lance Cpl. Carson Gramley | August 28, 2014

Marines and sailors with 1st Platoon, Company B, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion recently made a Deployment for Training (DFT) trip to Fort Greely, Alaska, where they conducted various types of platoon training and joint service exercises, August 5-17.  During their stay in Alaska 1st Platoon visited the Northern Warfare Training Center, or NWTC, in MORE
2/11 prepares for future operations 2/11 prepares for future operations

By Lance Cpl. Tony Simmons | August 28, 2014

Marines from 2nd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment participated in a regimental fire exercise aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug 18-26, 2014.  The 11th Marine Regiment uses the summer fire exercise in preparation for upcoming combined arms exercises and potential combat operations abroad.  The exercise included loading internally MORE
Bravo-1 takes R&S to Alaska Bravo-1 takes R&S to Alaska

By Lance Cpl. Carson Gramley | August 27, 2014

Marines and sailors with 1st Platoon, Company B, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion recently completed a 12 day Deployment for Training (DFT) trip to Fort Greely, Alaska, where they performed various types of platoon level training and supported elements of Exercise Red Flag from August 5-17. Bravo-1 used the opportunity of a different landscape and MORE
Homecoming for part of the last major Marine command to deploy to Afghanistan

By Jenn Hlad | August 14, 2014

First Lt. Caleb Peterson got back just in time. The Marine returned home from a seven-month deployment in Afghanistan an hour before doctors were scheduled to induce labor for his wife, who was pregnant with the couple’s third son. The baby was due Monday, Peterson said, but “he waited on me.” Peterson was one of about 75 Marines with Tango MORE
SARCs Conduct Dive Training SARCs sharpen their diving skills to support Marines

By Lance Cpl. Seth Starr | August 05, 2014

Special Amphibious Reconnaissance Corpsman with 1st Reconnaissance Battalion recently conducted proficiency dive training aboard Camp Pendleton Calif., July 22, 2014.  The training consisted of a 10-minute dive in order to familiarize the SARCs with their equipment and operating procedures when submerged underwater.  Safety procedures and MORE
Urban Leaders Course: Breaking Barriers Urban Leaders Course: Breaking Barriers

By Lance Cpl. Seth Starr | August 04, 2014

1st Marine Division Schools, Urban Leaders course recently held training for Marines from 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Battalion 1st Marine Regiment and 1st Combat Engineers Battalion aboard Camp Pendleton Calif., July 28, 2014.  Marines participating in the three-week Urban Leader’s Course were taught the fundamentals and MORE
From Brush to Rush From Brush to Rush

By Lance Cpl. William Perkins | August 01, 2014

After four days of dragging their boots across the mountains of Camp Pendleton, the Marines of Company L, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment reached the conclusion of their hike only to be greeted with yet another challenge. Once the infantrymen’s packs hit the ground, the Marines began their planning for a simulated live-fire assault on Range MORE
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