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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
Lima 3/1 digs in for its final pre-deployment evaluation Lima 3/1 digs in for its final pre-deployment evaluation

By Lance Cpl. William Perkins | September 26, 2014

As hills towered over the undisturbed buildings of Combat Town 25, a distant rumble could be heard disrupting the stillness just over the horizon. A pair of MV-22 Ospreys broke the ridgeline sending a trail of dust in their wake. Marines with Company L, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, lined the interior waiting for their chance to storm off the MORE
Division Marines become Eyes in the Skies Division Marines become Eyes in the Skies

By Lance Cpl. Ashton Buckingham | September 26, 2014

It weighs less than five pounds, is only three feet long and captures hundreds of detailed images and video while flying at a steady 26 knots 1,500 feet above the earth.    The RQ-11B Raven proves that size isn’t everything. These small unmanned surveillance systems, better known as SUASS, provide timely and reliable information to military leaders MORE
Hogan family stays true to son, 1st Marine Division San Clemente family stays true to son’s legacy

By Sgt. Wayne Edmiston | September 16, 2014

The commanding general of the 1st Marine Division, Maj. Gen. Larry D. Nicholson, accepted a final donation of socks from Jim and Carla Hogan during a ceremony here, Sept. 12.   The Hogans founded Socks for Heroes following the death of their son in Afghanistan in 2009, as a way to improve the lives of service members deployed in austere MORE
Jane Wayne hits the gun line Jane Wayne hits the gun line

By Lance Cpl. Tony Simmons | September 10, 2014

Marines with 2nd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, held a Jane Wayne Day for Marine spouses aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Sept. 6, 2014. The day started with issuing participants bottles of water and personal protective equipment for the day’s activities. They were also given Meals, Ready-to-Eat, which are prepackaged food MORE
'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
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