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1st Marine Division

The Old Breed

Camp Pendleton, CA
Unit News
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2/4 Marines, families honor fallen Ramadi Marines during 10-year anniversary ceremony April 09, 2014 — Marines, veterans and their families gathered at the 5th Marine Regiment Memorial Garden to pay their respects to the Marines of 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment during a ceremony marking the 10th anniversary of the Battle of Ramadi. Not a dry eye could be found among the crowd as Marines laid Purple Heart Medals on top of the Operation Iraqi MORE
Divisions Schools familiarizes Marines with urban combat techniques April 09, 2014 — The sun glared down on the field as Marines moved into position around the makeshift house as the wind covered the sound of their movement. As they held their positions and waited to conduct the raid, two enemy soldiers waited inside the house, holding a hostage. The Marines raised their weapons and prepared for a raid their instructors wouldn’t MORE
Urban Combat Training
“Magnificent Bastards” Re-familiarize themselves with infantry tactics April 09, 2014 — The sound of mortars echoed through the air as Marines with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine regiment, maneuvered through the dry, rocky creek bed. Machine guns rained suppressive fire down on the opposing hill in an effort to give the riflemen necessary cover.  For the next three days riflemen, assault men, machine-gunners and mortar-men MORE
Artillery Marines polish skills during battalion fire exercise April 03, 2014 — Marines slogged through thick soupy mud stacking round after round onto wooden pallets, each steadily sinking into the earth. The icy rain and heavy wind crept into their bones slowing the pace of the day. In spite of the harsh conditions, the Marines stayed alert with their heads high and ears open. An order, muffled in static, came through over MORE
Artillery Marines polish skills during battalion fire exercise
Ohio Marine Participates in Combat Readiness Evaluation with Dark Horse April 03, 2014 — A Marine used to providing security for the President of the United States and the Commandant of the Marine Corps can find it difficult to make the transition to providing security in the field. This was not the case for Lance Cpl. Brandon Bender, a rifleman with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment. He took part in a Marine Corps Combat MORE
Marines Conduct Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation
First Battalion, Fifth Marine Regiment Deploying to Australia for Six Months April 03, 2014 — Families and friends will bid farewell to Marines scheduled to deploy to Australia during an event at Camp Pendleton, the morning of April 1st.  The Marines and Sailors of 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, are slated to deploy for six months to Northern Territory, Australia.  While in Australia, the Marines will conduct training with the MORE
Division Combat Camera Sweeps VIAP Competition April 03, 2014 — The room sits in silence as the judges deliberate to reach a decision. Years of work and dedication for some culminate to this moment, and it's either heart break or elation when the judges make their call.  For the 1st Marine Division Combat Camera shop here, the overall mood was ecstatic as they excelled in more than nine categories at the 2013 MORE
Division Combat Camera Sweeps VIAP Competition
Recon Marines take to skies during double-bag static line course April 02, 2014 — Marines entered the aircraft with their heads bowed against the whipping winds of the propellers as the plane ascended to approximately 6,000 feet in the air. The paratroopers diligently watched the jumpmaster call out in a voice barely heard over the engines of the C-130 Hercules. “Two minutes,” he yelled. The Marines stood up, walked to the back MORE
Marine Paratroopers Take to the Skies
3rd Tracks complete field exercise with warrior night celebration March 26, 2014 — Dozens of vehicles and hundreds of Marines set out on a rigorous nine-day exercise, pushing their mental and physical capabilities. For some Marines, it was their first exercise, for others, it was just another day in Marine Corps.  Throughout their training evolution, known as the Battalion Support Area, Marines with Headquarters and Service MORE
3rd Tracks complete field exercise with warrior night celebration
Division’s own earns Camp Pendleton Female Athlete of the Year, runner up in Marine Corps award March 20, 2014 — A competitive spirit leads many people to join the Marine Corps. That same spirit pushes other Marines to separate themselves from their peers.  This spirit is what drives one Marine to train two or three times each day, and compete at every level of her career. It is why 1st Lt. Thuymi Dinh is being recognized as Camp Pendleton’s Female Athlete of MORE
Division's own earns Camp Pendleton female athlete of the year, runner up in Marine Corps award

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