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1st Marine Division

The Old Breed

Camp Pendleton, CA
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11th Marines welcomes new commanding officer July 23, 2014 — Colonel Christopher A. Tavuchis, assumed command of 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force from Col. Stephen Liszewski during a change of command ceremony aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 22, 2014.  The regiment, activated in 1927, serves as the primary source of fire support for the 1st Marine MORE
11th Marines welcomes new commanding officer
Marines Improve at IIT July 23, 2014 — The California air sat still as the sun rose over a compound in Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, however, the facility they entered has little in common with the large military base filled with all the amenities found in a small U.S. town. Marines entered the compound from the northwest gate on the alert and prepared for anything as they did not MORE
Marines Improve at IIT
Scout Sniper Platoon mourns loss of fallen brother July 08, 2014 — Nearly four months into their combat deployment, Marines and sailors with 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, experienced a heartbreaking loss.  Sergeant Thomas Z. Spitzer, a team leader with Scout Sniper Platoon, 1st Bn., 7th Marines, was killed while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan, June 25.  Spitzer, a 23-year-old MORE
Scout Sniper Platoon mourns loss of fallen brother
1st Recon Company C Marines conduct jump training July 01, 2014 — Marines and Sailors with Company C, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, participated in freefall and static line jump training aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 25. 2014. The training was held for sustainment purposes as well as transitioning some of the Marines toward using a style MORE
1st Recon Company C Marines Conduct Jump Training
First Marine Division mourns the loss of Sgt. Spitzer July 01, 2014 — The United States Marine Corps mourns the loss of one of its own.  Sgt. Thomas Z. Spitzer, 23, a mortarman with 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, based out of Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, died while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan, June 25.   Spitzer enlisted in the MORE
2/11 Marines learn firefighting techniques July 01, 2014 — Marines with 2nd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, conducted a Woodland Firefighting Course aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 26, 2014. The training was led by firefighters from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and the Camp Pendleton Fire MORE
2/11 Marines learn firefighting techniques
Retired Lt. Gen. speaks about the second battle of Fallujah June 24, 2014 — Marines with 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, learned about the second battle of Fallujah, Iraq during a Professional Military Education class aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 18, 2014.  The class was given by retired Marine Lt. Gen. John F. Sattler, commanding general of 1st Marine Expeditionary Force in Iraq from 2004 to MORE
Retired Lt. Gen. speaks about the second battle of Fallujah
1st LAR change of command June 20, 2014 — 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, held a change of command ceremony aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 19, 2014.  During the ceremony, Lt. Col. Gilbert D. Juarez relinquished command of the Highlanders to Lt. Col. Christian M. Rankin.  Major Gen. Lawrence Nicholson, Commanding General, MORE
1st LAR change of command
1st CEB change of command June 20, 2014 — 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, held a change of command ceremony aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 18. After 18 months with the battalion, Lt. Col. Andrew Winthrop relinquished command to Lt. Col. Colin Smith.  Major Gen. Lawrence Nicholson, the commanding general of 1st Marine Division, said he met Smith while serving as a MORE
1st CEB change of command
1st Recon conducts breaching exercise June 18, 2014 — Marines from 1st Reconnaissance Battalion conducted a Methods of Entry proficiency training exercise aboard Camp Pendleton Calif., June 10.   During the exercise, raid scenarios were tailored for the event to keep the Marines in an operational mindset while honing their skill set for future deployments as the Maritime Raid Force in support of MORE
1st Recon Conducts Breaching Exercise

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