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1st Marine Division

The Old Breed

Camp Pendleton, CA
Unit News
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The wait is over for the families of 2/1 March 2, 2015 — On Feb. 23, 2015, MV-22 Ospreys and CH-53 Super Stallions transported Marines from Company G, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, to their anxiously awaiting families on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif. For most of the Marines, the homecoming was a reunion, but for some, it was an introduction.This was the case for MORE
1/1 Marine awarded Purple Heart February 13, 2015 — Georgia Liaison Team 10 was setting up aerial surveillance in Afghanistan when they came under attack. For one Marine providing security, the incoming enemy rocket would damage more than just the terrain.Sergeant Michael V. Hall II, a field radio operator with 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, received the MORE
3/5 machine gunners refresh their skills February 12, 2015 — Machine gun sections with 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division began a refresher course on machine gun nomenclature, optics and operations aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 2, 2015. The fire command and control class is conducted the first week of the three-weeklong course and is vital to the foundational MORE
Japanese forces practice amphibious raids along the coast of southern California February 6, 2015 — Marines with 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, and members of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force conducted amphibious raids and military operations on urban terrain during Exercise Iron Fist 15 aboard Camp Pendleton on Feb. 3, 2015.Exercise Iron Fist 15 is an annual bilateral training exercise between U.S. and Japanese military MORE
Japanese forces train with 1st Recon to enhance amphibious capabilities February 2, 2015 — The cold and gloomy morning starts with troops fighting against the waves of a surf line and feeling a rush of the cold ocean water drenching their bodies as they strategically ride in Combat Rubber Raiding Crafts along the coast of southern California.Marines with 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, taught basic maneuver techniques MORE
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

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