1st Marine Division

 

1st Marine Division

1st Marine Division

Camp Pendleton, CA
Unit News
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Reconnoiter the Recon Challenge May 18, 2016 — Each year, reconnaissance Marines come together from across the country to Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, to an event which is unique to the reconnaissance brotherhood and community. The Recon Challenge is a grueling team race which starts before sun rise with a two kilometer open water swim off the shore of San Onofre Beach, MORE
Protect What You’ve Earned: 1st Marine Division localizes campaign April 22, 2016 — Force protection is one of the six warfighting functions common to Marine Corps planning for operations abroad, and it can be just as important to consider while in garrison.Marines with the 1st Marine Division are engaging and empowering leaders at all levels to take responsibility for their own well-being and that of those around them by MORE
Mabus sets standards, expectations at town hall April 13, 2016 — The Secretary of the Navy, the Honorable Ray Mabus, spoke with Marines and sailors in a town hall-style meeting at the School of Infantry parade deck April 12, 2016.Mabus arranged the town hall to speak with a mix of entry-level Marine students from the School of Infantry-West and mid-career enlisted leaders studying at the Staff Noncommissioned MORE
San Marcos Marine molds young leaders April 11, 2016 — Sergeant Edwin Lopez, a native of San Marcos, California, fell into the latter category. He’d finished high school but felt he lacked direction.“At that time I had nothing going for me,” the San Marcos, California native said. “My buddy told me to go see a recruiter.”Shortly after his visit to the recruiting station, Lopez found himself immersed in MORE
Carrying on the torch April 11, 2016 — At a young age growing up in Dothan, Alabama, Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class  Robert Park knew he wanted to join the military like so many in his family before him. During the summer of his junior year in high school, Park approached his parents and told them he didn’t want to remain in public school. His goal was to pursue the military and he wanted MORE
Marines take on the sea, shore, air March 4, 2016 — The fumes of diesel and oil surrounded Marines as they sat in the small, dimly lit hull of an Assault Amphibious Vehicle. The massive gate to the USS Essex’s (LHD 2) well deck slowly lowered, disappearing under the surface of the water. The AAV-7 jolted forward as the driver increased the speed as the end of the ramp approached. The Marines felt a MORE
One Team, One Fight: 1/4, JGSDF take part in Iron Fist February 22, 2016 — For years, Marines and the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force have come together to build upon their storied relationship as allies through Exercise Iron Fist. The exercise requires Marines at all levels to effectively work with a partnered nation to complete tasks and missions.Marines and Sailors assigned to 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st MORE
1st Marine Division Celebrates 75th Anniversary February 9, 2016 — Marines and Sailors gathered in front of 1st Marine Division’s historic, “White House,”  which serves as the unit’s headquarters building, to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the oldest, largest, and most decorated division in the Marine Corps, Feb. 4, 2016.Retired and veteran Marines and Sailors, some members of the 1st Marine Division MORE
3rd Assault Amphibious Battalion Support EOTG and MCCRE Operations February 9, 2016 — The smell of oil and engine exhaust emit from two adjacent Assault Amphibious Vehicles’ engines, as Marines in oil-splattered jumpsuits work tirelessly to ensure the engines are in good order. A sergeant operates a crane atop an Assault Amphibious Vehicle as other Marines direct him on when and where to lift the broken engine. The sergeant sets the MORE
The Future is Now: 5/11 Convoy Training Goes Virtual February 8, 2016 — Technology over the years has impacted generations of individuals and has ultimately changed the way we live our daily lives. Although Marines pride themselves on being able to do more with less, they aren’t opposed to utilizing technology to save time and money.On Feb. 2, 2016, Marines with 5th Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, MORE

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