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1st Marine Division

The Old Breed

Camp Pendleton, CA
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The Blue Diamond: 74 year legacy January 23, 2015 — Marines, sailors and veterans of the 1st Marine Division honored the division’s 74th anniversary during a battle colors rededication ceremony aboard Camp Pendleton, California, Jan. 22, 2015.Major Gen. Lawrence D. Nicholson, the commanding general of the 1st Marine Division, fastened 25 streamers to the battle colors. Each streamer signified the MORE
Marines team up with Singaporean Armed Forces for Valiant Mark 14.2 December 17, 2014 — Marines with 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, alongside elements of the 7th Singaporean Infantry Brigade cleared a simulated combat town while utilizing rocket assets as part of Exercise Valiant Mark 14.2 aboard Camp Pendleton, California, Dec. 15, 2014.Exercise Valiant Mark is a continuous bilateral training exercise MORE
Corpsman uses environment for medical treatment December 15, 2014 — Adapt and overcome. This is a phrase often used by Marines in the field. It relates back to the idea of not letting obstacles get in the way of accomplishing the mission.For Petty Officer 2nd Class Justin Wilson and the rest of the battalion aid station staff, it means using the environment to ensure service members’ needs are met. Wilson, a MORE
5/11 Marines Refresh Combat Skills Through Hand Grenade Training November 19, 2014 — Marines are known for being riflemen above all else. Regardless of their military occupational specialty, every Marine is trained to fight and win in a combat environment.  Although Marines perform different duties across the Corps, they constantly train to keep their combat mindset and skills up-to-date.In order to keep those skills fresh, Marines MORE
1/11 polishes direct fire skills November 6, 2014 — Artillery units traditionally support ground troops with precise, long-range indirect fire, and are rarely called upon to engage targets with direct fire. Though direct engagements are not an artilleryman’s primary mission, Marines on the gun line are expected to be adaptable and effective under any and all circumstances.This expectation was put to MORE
Integrated Task Force artillery Marines send first rounds downrange November 3, 2014 — Although artillery’s usual purpose is to support infantry troops on the ground, Battery A Marines were not supporting infantry Marines during this live-fire field training. “By us being out here and not having to support anyone else gives us the time we need to train these Marines,” said Nero. “It is a good thing because we have the time to MORE
Pre-Scout Sniper Training: Passing the torch October 30, 2014 — 1st Marine Division Schools recently began the second week of training for Marines attending the pre-scout sniper course aboard Camp Pendleton, California, Oct. 27, 2014.Hand selected from their units, Marines from 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment and 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, all spent countless hours during the pre-scout sniper course MORE
Marines perfect tactical insertions during HRST course October 28, 2014 — Since its inception, the Marine Corps has been the premiere fighting force globally renowned for its versatility, professionalism and expeditionary capabilities. Maintaining a force able to respond quickly and effectively requires constant and vigorous training.Marines with 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment held true to the high standards set by MORE
Kicking down doors October 27, 2014 — Marines with 1st Platoon, Company C, 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, conducted urban operations training at the Infantry Immersion Trainer aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Oct. 23, 2014.The IIT affords Marines the opportunity to sharpen their basic combat skills by creating a realistic combat environment aboard Camp MORE
1st Marine Division, veterans to commemorate 10-year anniversary of Second Battle of Fallujah October 24, 2014 — The Marines and Sailors of the 1st Marine Division will commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the Second Battle of Fallujah, Operation AL FAJR, by hosting a ceremony here Friday, Nov. 7, at 10:00, in front of the 1st Marine Division Command Post.The ceremony will honor all service members that participated in the historic battle, and will reunite MORE

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