1st Marine Division

 

1st Marine Division

1st Marine Division

Camp Pendleton, CA
Unit News
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1st Marine Division Celebrates 75th Anniversary February 9, 2016 — Marines and Sailors gathered in front of 1st Marine Division’s historic, “White House,”  which serves as the unit’s headquarters building, to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the oldest, largest, and most decorated division in the Marine Corps, Feb. 4, 2016.Retired and veteran Marines and Sailors, some members of the 1st Marine Division MORE
3rd Assault Amphibious Battalion Support EOTG and MCCRE Operations February 9, 2016 — The smell of oil and engine exhaust emit from two adjacent Assault Amphibious Vehicles’ engines, as Marines in oil-splattered jumpsuits work tirelessly to ensure the engines are in good order. A sergeant operates a crane atop an Assault Amphibious Vehicle as other Marines direct him on when and where to lift the broken engine. The sergeant sets the MORE
The Future is Now: 5/11 Convoy Training Goes Virtual February 8, 2016 — Technology over the years has impacted generations of individuals and has ultimately changed the way we live our daily lives. Although Marines pride themselves on being able to do more with less, they aren’t opposed to utilizing technology to save time and money.On Feb. 2, 2016, Marines with 5th Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, MORE
1st Recon searches the Pacific February 2, 2016 — The smell of sea salt and the roar of engines fills the senses as three rigid-hulled inflatable boats cut through the water off the coast of California.With Sea World in the background, the three boats slow to a stop in the calm, dark waters of the Pacific Ocean. Eight figures geared for diving systematically run through their final checklists MORE
Combat engineers teach infantrymen breaching tactics February 2, 2016 — As the rising sun warmed the air, Marines placed demolition charges on entryways of an urban combat training environment. “Get back, get back,” said Cpl. Brett Sorteberg, an infantryman with 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Bn., 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force.Five, four, three, two, one…BOOM! A charge blows open a door, the MORE
1st LAR trains for real-world combat January 29, 2016 — The LAV-25, or light armored vehicle, is a versatile, amphibious vehicle in the Marine Corps. Its mission is to provide combined arms reconnaissance and security in support of a ground combat element. From its M242 25mm chain-driven auto cannon, to its top speed of approximately 62 mph, the LAV-25 is a useful addition to the combat capabilities of MORE
Training the leaders of tomorrow: Headquarters Battalion, 1st Marine Division hosts Lance Corporal Seminar January 28, 2016 — Headquarters Battalion, 1st Marine Division hosted a Lance Corporal Leadership and Ethics Seminar for 55 Marines from Jan. 25–29, 2016, aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California. Lance Corporal Leadership and Ethics Seminar recently became a mandatory requirement for junior Marines looking to become noncommissioned officers, and its MORE
SLDP for You and Me January 21, 2016 — The Marine Corps trains its service members to exude a multitude of traits and characteristics in order to be effective war fighters, whether it be deployed to foreign countries or in garrison. One of the most basic, yet important traits a Marine must display is the ability to be a leader among leaders. The Squad Leader Development Program is one MORE
Anchors Aweigh: 1st Marine Division Bids its Top Enlisted Sailor Farewell January 12, 2016 — MARINE CORPS CAMP PENDLETON, Calif., Jan. 8, 2015 - Marines and Sailors devote a majority of their professional lives to the development and success of the beloved Corps and Fleet Marine Force. Eventually, the day arrives when those men and women must tie their boots and button their blouses one last time.Master Chief Petty Officer Robert Lemons, MORE
Selfless Service: Marine Family Christmas Fund Carries on Tradition December 23, 2015 — Members of the Marine Family Christmas Fund and The Nice Guys charities gathered at the 1st Marine Division headquarters for a quiet ceremony aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Dec. 16, 2015.  During the ceremony, the MFCF presented their annual contribution to assist local military families in their holiday grocery shopping. MORE

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