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1st Marine Division

The Old Breed

Camp Pendleton, CA
Unit News
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Homecoming for part of the last major Marine command to deploy to Afghanistan 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 sharpen their diving skills to support Marines 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
SARCs Conduct Dive Training
Urban Leaders Course: Breaking Barriers 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
Urban Leaders Course: Breaking Barriers
From Brush to Rush 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
From Brush to Rush
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

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