1st Marine Division

 

1st Marine Division

1st Marine Division

Camp Pendleton, CA
U.S. Marines with 11th Marine Regiment rededicate the regimental ribbons during a centennial ceremony at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 9, 2018.
11th Marines Centennial Ceremony
U.S. Marines with 11th Marine Regiment rededicate the regimental ribbons during a centennial ceremony at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 9, 2018. The ceremony was held to commemorate 100 years of the Regiment's history. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Rhita Daniel)
U.S. Marines with 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division (MARDIV), execute a breach using a M1 Assault Breacher Vehicle during exercise Steel Knight (SK) 18 at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., Dec. 10, 2017.
Steel Knight 18: 7th Marine Regiment
U.S. Marines with 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division (MARDIV), execute a breach using a M1 Assault Breacher Vehicle during exercise Steel Knight (SK) 18 at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., Dec. 10, 2017. SK-18 is a division level exercise designed to enhance the command and control and interoperability with the 1st MARDIV, its adjacent units and naval support forces. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Joseph Prado)
A U.S. Marine Corps amphibious assault vehicle with 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, fires a mine clearing line charge during a simulated amphibious breach in support of exercise Steel Knight 2018 at San Clemente Island, Calif., Dec. 9, 2017.
Amphibious Breaching
A U.S. Marine Corps amphibious assault vehicle with 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, fires a mine clearing line charge during a simulated amphibious breach in support of exercise Steel Knight 2018 at San Clemente Island, Calif., Dec. 9, 2017. Steel Knight is a 1st Marine Division led exercise enabling Marines and Sailors to operate in a realistic environment developing necessary skill sets to maintain a fully capable Marine Air Ground Task Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by LCpl. Rhita Daniel)
U.S. Marines with 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, observe a beach after a simulated amphibious breach in support of exercise Steel Knight 2018 at San Clemente Island, Calif., Dec. 9, 2017.
Amphibious Breaching
U.S. Marines with 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, observe a beach after a simulated amphibious breach in support of exercise Steel Knight 2018 at San Clemente Island, Calif., Dec. 9, 2017. Steel Knight is a 1st Marine Division led exercise enabling Marines and Sailors to operate in a realistic environment developing necessary skill sets to maintain a fully capable Marine Air Ground Task Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by LCpl. Rhita Daniel)
U.S. Marines with 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division (MARDIV), embark an assault amphibious vehicle during exercise Steel Knight (SK) 18 at Marine Corps Air-Group Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., Dec. 8, 2017
Steel Knight 2018: 7th Marine Regiment
U.S. Marines with 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division (MARDIV), embark an assault amphibious vehicle during exercise Steel Knight (SK) 18 at Marine Corps Air-Group Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., Dec. 8, 2017. SK-18 is a division level exercise designed to enhance the command and control and interoperability with the 1st MARDIV, its adjacent units and naval support forces. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Audrey Rampton)
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Teagan E. Fredericks, a combat production specialist with 1st Marine Divison Communications Strategy and Operations, wears her mission oriented protective posture (MOPP) suit with her protective mask during exercise Steel Knight 2018 at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., Dec. 7, 2017.
GAS GAS GAS!
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Teagan E. Fredericks, a combat production specialist with 1st Marine Divison Communications Strategy and Operations, wears her mission oriented protective posture (MOPP) suit with her protective mask during exercise Steel Knight 2018 at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., Dec. 7, 2017. Fredericks wore her MOPP gear during a simulated chemical strike as part of the exercise. (U.S. Marines Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Gabriela Garcia)
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Paige Fischer, an electrician with 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, holds security during a simulated amphibious breach in support of exercise Steel Knight 2018 at San Clemente Island, Calif., Dec. 6, 2017
Amphibious Breaching
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Paige Fischer, an electrician with 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, holds security during a simulated amphibious breach in support of exercise Steel Knight 2018 at San Clemente Island, Calif., Dec. 6, 2017. Steel Knight is a 1st Marine Division led exercise enabling Marines and Sailors to operate in a realistic environment developing necessary skill sets to maintain a fully capable Marine Air Ground Task Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by LCpl. Rhita Daniel)
U.S. Marines with 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, participate in an air assault as part of exercise Steel Knight 2018 at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., Dec. 7, 2017.
Steel Knight 18: 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines Air Assault
U.S. Marines with 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, participate in an air assault as part of exercise Steel Knight 2018 at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., Dec. 7, 2017. Steel Knight provides effective and intense training in an expeditionary environment to ensure the 1st MARDIV remains combat-ready, interoperable, deployable on a short notice, and lethal when called into action. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Justin Huffty)
U.S. Marines with 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, provide cover fire during an air assault, part of exercise Steel Knight 2018 at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., Dec. 7, 2017.
Steel Knight 18: 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines Air Assault
U.S. Marines with 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, provide cover fire during an air assault, part of exercise Steel Knight 2018 at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., Dec. 7, 2017. Steel Knight provides effective and intense training in an expeditionary environment to ensure the 1st Marine Division remains combat-ready, interoperable, deployable on a short notice, and lethal when called into action. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Justin Huffty)
A U.S. Marine with 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, prepares to depart a landing strip during exercise Steel Knight 2018 at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., Dec. 7, 2017.
Steel Knight 18: 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines Air Assault
A U.S. Marine with 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, prepares to depart a landing strip during exercise Steel Knight 2018 at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., Dec. 7, 2017. Steel Knight provides effective and intense training in an expeditionary environment to ensure the 1st Marine Division remains combat-ready, interoperable, deployable on a short notice, and lethal when called into action. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Justin Huffty)
U.S. Marines with Alpha Company, 1st Tank Battalion, 1st Marine Division, arrives at Tactical Assembly Area Abrams in an M1A1 Abrams tank during exercise Steel Knight 2018 at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., Dec. 4, 2017.
1st Tank Battalion Begins Training for Steel Knight 2018
U.S. Marines with Alpha Company, 1st Tank Battalion, 1st Marine Division, arrives at Tactical Assembly Area Abrams in an M1A1 Abrams tank during exercise Steel Knight 2018 at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., Dec. 4, 2017. Exercise Steel Knight is a 1st Marine Division exercise conducted to successfully demonstrate the capability to exercise command and control over forces in a distributed environment with long range movement, while conducting offensive and defensive maneuver and operations integrated with supporting arms. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Allison DeVries)
U.S. Marines with 1st Combat Engineer Battalion (CEB), 1st Marine Division, walk to their assault amphibious vehicles before a simulated amphibious breach in support of exercise Steel Knight 2018 at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Dec. 3, 2017.
Amphibious Breaching
U.S. Marines with 1st Combat Engineer Battalion (CEB), 1st Marine Division, walk to their assault amphibious vehicles before a simulated amphibious breach in support of exercise Steel Knight 2018 at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Dec. 3, 2017. Steel Knight is a 1st Marine Division led exercise enabling Marines and Sailors to operate in a realistic environment developing necessary skill sets to maintain a fully capable Marine Air Ground Task Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by LCpl. Rhita Daniel)
U.S. Marines with 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, utilize amphibious assault vehicles during a Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation (MCCRE) at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., Nov. 29, 2017.
3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment: Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation
U.S. Marines with 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, utilize amphibious assault vehicles during a Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation (MCCRE) at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., Nov. 29, 2017. MCCREs are conducted to ensure unit standardization and combat readiness in preparation for operational deployments. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Joseph Prado)
U.S. Marines 2nd Lt. John Donovan and Cpl. Tanner Reihm establish sectors of fire during a Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation (MCCRE) at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., Nov. 28, 2017.
3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment: Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation
U.S. Marines 2nd Lt. John Donovan and Cpl. Tanner Reihm establish sectors of fire during a Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation (MCCRE) at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., Nov. 28, 2017. MCCREs are conducted to ensure unit standardization and combat readiness in preparation for operational deployments. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Joseph Prado)
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Jadon Valdez, left, a rifleman with 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, exchanges a gift with Royal Australian Army Cpl. Shanil Mudaliar, right, a rifleman with 1st Royal Australian Regiment, after an ambush of simulated enemy forces during exercise Southern Katipo 17 (SK17), at St. Arnaud, New Zealand, Oct. 29, 2017.
BLUFORCE Descends upon Dipflat
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Jadon Valdez, left, a rifleman with 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, exchanges a gift with Royal Australian Army Cpl. Shanil Mudaliar, right, a rifleman with 1st Royal Australian Regiment, after an ambush of simulated enemy forces during exercise Southern Katipo 17 (SK17), at St. Arnaud, New Zealand, Oct. 29, 2017. Exercise SK17 is a combined joint and interagency Field Training Exercise focused on developing, exercising and evaluating the NZDF’s ability to project forces anywhere in the South West Pacific and either operate independently or with coalition partners. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Allison M. DeVries)
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Brendan Mulcahy, a rifleman with 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, patrols while extracting from an observation post during Exercise Southern Katipo 17 (SK17), at St. Arnaud, New Zealand, Oct. 28, 2017.
Marines Observe Blue Force during Southern Katipo 17
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Brendan Mulcahy, a rifleman with 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, patrols while extracting from an observation post during Exercise Southern Katipo 17 (SK17), at St. Arnaud, New Zealand, Oct. 28, 2017. The Marines and some New Zealand Defense Force (NZDF) members role played as part of the opposition forces during SK17, a large scale exercise hosted by the NZDF with 16 participating nations playing various supporting roles. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Allison M. DeVries)
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Ryan Savage, a rifleman with 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, applies camouflage paint during Exercise Southern Katipo 17 (SK17), at St. Arnaud, New Zealand, Oct. 28, 2017.
Marines Observe Blue Force during Southern Katipo 17
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Ryan Savage, a rifleman with 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, applies camouflage paint during Exercise Southern Katipo 17 (SK17), at St. Arnaud, New Zealand, Oct. 28, 2017. The Marines and some New Zealand Defense Force (NZDF) members role played as part of the opposition forces during SK17, a large scale exercise hosted by the NZDF with 16 participating nations playing various supporting roles. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Allison M. DeVries)
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Jadon Valdez, left, a rifleman, and HM3 Cody Moody, right, a hospital corpsman, both with 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division prepare for a night insert to an observation post during Exercise Southern Katipo 17 (SK17) at St. Arnaud, New Zealand, Oct. 24, 2017.
Night Insert Operations During SK 17
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Jadon Valdez, left, a rifleman, and HM3 Cody Moody, right, a hospital corpsman, both with 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division prepare for a night insert to an observation post during Exercise Southern Katipo 17 (SK17) at St. Arnaud, New Zealand, Oct. 24, 2017. Exercise SK17 is a large scale exercise hosted by the New Zealand Defense Force (NZDF) with 16 participating nations playing various supporting roles; U.S. Marines and some NZDF members are role playing as part of the opposition forces. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Allison M. DeVries)
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Bobby Norton, left, a rifleman with 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, conducts a radio check while on a reconnaissance patrol during Exercise Southern Katipo 17 (SK17) at St. Arnaud, New Zealand, Oct. 27, 2017.
Marines Conduct a Reconnaissance Patrol Southern Katipo 17
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Bobby Norton, left, a rifleman with 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, conducts a radio check while on a reconnaissance patrol during Exercise Southern Katipo 17 (SK17) at St. Arnaud, New Zealand, Oct. 27, 2017. The U.S. Marines and some New Zealand Defense Force (NZDF) members role played as part of the opposition forces during SK17, a large scale exercise hosted by the NZDF with 16 participating nations playing various supporting roles. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Allison M. DeVries)
U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. Mitchell Jensen, left, and Pfc. Sean Mikul, both riflemen with 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion (LAR), 1st Marine Division, apply mud to their ghillie suits during an exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Oct. 13, 2017.
Mud Bath: 1st LAR prepares for Southern Katipo 17
U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. Mitchell Jensen, left, and Pfc. Sean Mikul, both riflemen with 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion (LAR), 1st Marine Division, apply mud to their ghillie suits during an exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Oct. 13, 2017. Marines with 1st LAR made ghillie suits to resemble the local dirt and vegetation and used them for the first time during a mud exercise. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Allison M. DeVries)
U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. Mitchell Jensen, a rifleman with 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion (LAR), 1st Marine Division, emerges from a mud puddle during an exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Oct. 13, 2017.
Mud Bath: 1st LAR prepares for Southern Katipo 17
U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. Mitchell Jensen, a rifleman with 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion (LAR), 1st Marine Division, emerges from a mud puddle during an exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Oct. 13, 2017. The three week, multinational exercise is held in New Zealand to build interoperability between coalition forces.(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Allison M. DeVries)
U.S. Marines with 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion (LAR), 1st Marine Division, prepare to run their ghillie suits through a mud and water exercise
Mud Bath: 1st LAR prepares for Southern Katipo 17
U.S. Marines with 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion (LAR), 1st Marine Division, prepare to run their ghillie suits through a mud and water exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Oct. 13, 2017. The three week, multinational exercise is held in New Zealand to build interoperability between coalition forces. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Allison M. DeVries)
U.S. Marines with 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, crawl into a mud puddle during an exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif.
Mud Bath: 1st LAR prepares for Southern Katipo 17
U.S. Marines with 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, crawl into a mud puddle during an exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Oct. 13, 2017, in preparation for exercise Southern Katipo. The three week, multinational exercise is held in New Zealand to build interoperability between coalition forces. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Allison M. DeVries)
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Joseph Starr, a professionally instructed gunman with Regimental Surveillance and Target Acquisition Company (RSTAC), 1st Marine Division, acquires targets during a field operation at Fort Irwin, Calif., October 2, 2017.
RSTAC Experimental Sniper Company
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Joseph Starr, a professionally instructed gunman with Regimental Surveillance and Target Acquisition Company (RSTAC), 1st Marine Division, acquires targets during a field operation at Fort Irwin, Calif., October 2, 2017. RSTAC is an experimental company designed to build proficiency in scout sniper operations for service level exercises culminating in live fire full-mission profiles, reporting surveillance and reconnaissance control center operations and high-angle precision fires. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Alexa M. Hernandez)
A U.S. Marine with Regimental Surveillance & Target Acquisition Company (RSTAC), 1st Marine Division, looks through a PVS-14 night vision scope during a night insert at Fort Irwin, Calif., Oct. 1, 2017.
RSTAC Experimental Sniper Company
A U.S. Marine with Regimental Surveillance & Target Acquisition Company (RSTAC), 1st Marine Division, looks through a PVS-14 night vision scope during a night insert at Fort Irwin, Calif., Oct. 1, 2017. RSTAC is an experimental company designed to build proficiency in scout sniper operations for service level exercises. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Alexa M. Hernandez)
Vanessa Burback, a U.S. Marine spouse, shoots a M27 infantry automatic rifle during Jane Wayne day at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept. 29, 2017.
1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment Jane Wayne Day
Vanessa Burback, a U.S. Marine spouse, shoots a M27 infantry automatic rifle during Jane Wayne day at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept. 29, 2017. Jane Wayne Day, hosted by 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, gave Marine spouses and family members the opportunity to experience a day in the Corps. (U. S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Ana S. Madrigal)
A U.S. Marine with 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division (MARDIV), sites in an M242 Bushmaster chain-driven automatic cannon weapon during the Deep Strike II exercise at River Valley, Calif., Sept. 14, 2017. The exercise allowed 1st MARDIV Marines to train with 1st Marine Logistics Group Marines in order to combine the efforts of ground and logistics combat elements in one long range military operation. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Austin Mealy)
Deep Strike II 2017
A U.S. Marine with 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division (MARDIV), sites in an M242 Bushmaster chain-driven automatic cannon weapon during the Deep Strike II exercise at River Valley, Calif., Sept. 14, 2017. The exercise allowed 1st MARDIV Marines to train with 1st Marine Logistics Group Marines in order to combine the efforts of ground and logistics combat elements in one long range military operation. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Austin Mealy)
Marines with Company B, 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, hold security in a light armored vehicle during Deep Strike II in the River Valley, Calif., Sept. 12, 2017.
Deep Strike II 2017
Marines with Company B, 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, hold security in a light armored vehicle during Deep Strike II in the River Valley, Calif., Sept. 12, 2017. Deep Strike II is an exercise that allowed Marines with 1st Marine Division to train with Marines from 1st Marine Logistics Group to combine the efforts of ground and logistics combat elements in one long range military operation. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Justin Huffty)
A U.S. Marine with 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion, jumps off an Amphibious Assault Vehicle (AAV) during an annual surf qualification at Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 17, 2017. The annual training included a 500 meter swim from Amphibious Assualt Vehicles (AAV)  to shore to simulate an AAV sinking in the ocean. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Roxanna Gonzalez)
Annual Surf Qual with 3rd AAB
A U.S. Marine with 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion, jumps off an Amphibious Assault Vehicle (AAV) during an annual surf qualification at Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 17, 2017. The annual training included a 500 meter swim from Amphibious Assualt Vehicles (AAV) to shore to simulate an AAV sinking in the ocean. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Roxanna Gonzalez)
A U.S. Marine with 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion, jumps from an Amphibious Assault Vehicle (AAV) during an annual surf qualification at Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 17, 2017. The annual training included a 500 meter swim from AAVs to shore to simulate an AAV sinking in the ocean. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Roxanna Gonzalez)
Annual Surf Qual with 3rd AAB
A U.S. Marine with 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion, jumps from an Amphibious Assault Vehicle (AAV) during an annual surf qualification at Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 17, 2017. The annual training included a 500 meter swim from AAVs to shore to simulate an AAV sinking in the ocean. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Roxanna Gonzalez)
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. William T. Sowers, sergeant major of 1st Marine Division, collects soil during a tour of Bloody Ridge in Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, Aug. 9, 2017. The tour was used to teach the Marines about Bloody Ridge and the Battle of Guadalcanal, which took place from Aug. 7, 1942 to Feb. 9, 1943. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Wesley Timm)
Marines With 1st Marine Division Visit Bloody Ridge
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. William T. Sowers, sergeant major of 1st Marine Division, collects soil during a tour of Bloody Ridge in Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, Aug. 9, 2017. The tour was used to teach the Marines about Bloody Ridge and the Battle of Guadalcanal, which took place from Aug. 7, 1942 to Feb. 9, 1943. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Wesley Timm)
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Jeremy Pogue, a rifleman with 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, hikes to Gunnery Sgt. John Basilone's fighting hole during a tour of Bloody Ridge in Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, Aug. 9, 2017. The tour was used to teach the Marines about Bloody Ridge and the Battle of Guadalcanal, which took place from Aug. 7, 1942 to Feb. 9, 1943. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Wesley Timm)
Marines With 1st Marine Division Visit Bloody Ridge
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Jeremy Pogue, a rifleman with 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, hikes to Gunnery Sgt. John Basilone's fighting hole during a tour of Bloody Ridge in Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, Aug. 9, 2017. The tour was used to teach the Marines about Bloody Ridge and the Battle of Guadalcanal, which took place from Aug. 7, 1942 to Feb. 9, 1943. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Wesley Timm)
Marines with 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, sprint to their next objective while assaulting an urban environment during a Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation (MCCRE) at Marine Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., July 15, 2017. The 2/7 MCCRE is in preparation for the upcoming deployment with the Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Justin Huffty)
Bringing the Heat: 2/7 MCCRE
Marines with 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, sprint to their next objective while assaulting an urban environment during a Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation (MCCRE) at Marine Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., July 15, 2017. The 2/7 MCCRE is in preparation for the upcoming deployment with the Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Justin Huffty)
Pfc. Kevin Bullock, an infantry assault Marine with 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, sprints to the next point of cover during a Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation (MCCRE) at Marine Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., July 15, 2017. The 2/7 MCCRE is in preparation for the upcoming deployment with the Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Justin Huffty)
Bringing the Heat: 2/7 MCCRE
Pfc. Kevin Bullock, an infantry assault Marine with 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, sprints to the next point of cover during a Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation (MCCRE) at Marine Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., July 15, 2017. The 2/7 MCCRE is in preparation for the upcoming deployment with the Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Justin Huffty)
Lance Cpl. Jerry Holley, a combat engineer with 1st Combat engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, throws a grappling hook while breaching a wire obstacle during a Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation (MCCRE) at Marine Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., July 14, 2017. The 2/7 MCCRE is in preparation for the upcoming deployment with the Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Justin Huffty)
Bringing the Heat: 2/7 MCCRE
Lance Cpl. Jerry Holley, a combat engineer with 1st Combat engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, throws a grappling hook while breaching a wire obstacle during a Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation (MCCRE) at Marine Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., July 14, 2017. The 2/7 MCCRE is in preparation for the upcoming deployment with the Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Justin Huffty)
Cpl. Jerrick Espino, an intelligence analyst with 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, lands a PD-100 Black Hornet micro unmanned aerial vehicle during a Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation at Marine Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., July 8, 2017.
Bringing the Heat: 2/7 MCCRE
Cpl. Jerrick Espino, an intelligence analyst with 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, lands a PD-100 Black Hornet micro unmanned aerial vehicle during a Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation at Marine Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., July 8, 2017. The 2/7 MCCRE is in preparation for their upcoming deployment on the Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Austin Mealy)
Lance Cpl. Mitchell Nicholas, a riflemen with 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, provides security during a Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 15, 2017.
The Professionals: V-2/1 MCCRE
Lance Cpl. Mitchell Nicholas, a riflemen with 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, provides security during a Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 15, 2017. MCCREs are conducted to ensure unit standardization and combat readiness in preparation for operational deployments. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joseph Prado)
Marines with 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, utilize Amphibious Assault Vehicles during a Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 12, 2017.
The Professionals: V-2/1 MCCRE
Marines with 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, utilize Amphibious Assault Vehicles during a Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 12, 2017. MCCREs are conducted to ensure unit standardization and combat readiness in preparation for operational deployments. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joseph Prado)
Marines with 4th Combat Engineer Battalion, 4th Marine Division, create a terrain model during the SAPPER Squad Competition held at Camp Pendleton, Calif., from June 12 to 16, 2017.
Explosive Engagement: SAPPER Squad Competition
Marines with 4th Combat Engineer Battalion, 4th Marine Division, create a terrain model during the SAPPER Squad Competition held at Camp Pendleton, Calif., from June 12 to 16, 2017. Marines from 1st, 2nd and 4th Combat Engineers Battalion and 3rd Combat Assault Battalion competed against each other for a week to test their strengths within their occupational field. The competition is designed to test and determine the top squad within the combat engineer community and build comradery between the different units. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Justin Huffty)
Marines with 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, tested an Unmanned Aerial System, also known as the RQ-20 Puma, during part of the Battalion’s Marine Combat Corps' Readiness Evaluation at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Mar. 13, 2017.
3rd LAR MCCRE
Marines with 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, tested an Unmanned Aerial System, also known as the RQ-20 Puma, during part of the Battalion’s Marine Combat Corps' Readiness Evaluation at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Mar. 13, 2017. The Puma provides land-based and maritime intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance. (Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Mike Hernandez)
A Marine with 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, provides perimeter security during part of the Battalion’s Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Mar. 13, 2017.
3rd LAR MCCRE
A Marine with 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, provides perimeter security during part of the Battalion’s Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Mar. 13, 2017. 3rd LAR conducted a two part MCCRE to evaluate the combat readiness of D Co.(Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Mike Hernandez)
Chief Warrant Officer 4 Keith Marine and Master Gunnery Sgt. James Gominsky, oversee 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment’s Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Mar. 2, 2017.
3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment: MCCRE
Chief Warrant Officer 4 Keith Marine and Master Gunnery Sgt. James Gominsky, oversee 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment’s Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Mar. 2, 2017. MCCREs are conducted to ensure unit standardization and combat readiness in preparation for operational deployments. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joseph Prado)
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.
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1st Marine Division Videos
Thanksgiving Video
Happy Thanksgiving from 1st Marine Division!

Marines with 1st Marine Division share what they are thankful for this year for the Thanksgiving holidays.
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