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1st Marine Division

The Old Breed

Camp Pendleton, CA
Unit News
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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
16th annual Laguna Hills Memorial Day half marathon honors fallen service members May 29, 2014 — High spirits, laughter and colorful running attire filled the streets as thousands prepared their minds and bodies for the 16th annual Laguna Hills Memorial Day half marathon, 10k and 5k May 26, 2014.  Some people spent Memorial Day at cookouts and parties, but for those who attended the run, honoring those who are currently serving, those who have MORE
16th annual Laguna Hills Memorial Day half marathon honors fallen service members
1st Tank Bn. blasts through Exercise Desert Scimitar 2014 May 29, 2014 — The sound of 70-ton tracked machines interrupted the calm hush of the desert as tank after tank rolled over the rugged terrain. They held their formation as they advanced toward the mock enemy position, firing their 120 mm main gun along the way.  It was all in a day’s work for Marines with Alpha Company, 1st Tank Battalion, who blasted their way MORE
1st Tank Bn. blasts through Exercise Desert Scimitar 2014

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