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1st Marine Division

1st Marine Division

Camp Pendleton, CA
Public Affairs Office

Public Affairs Office

PAO Director


PAO Chief


Press Section




1stMarDiv Webmaster


**For DSN: Dial (312) 365-XXXX for a "725-" number and (312) 361-XXXX for a "763-" number.**

Mission Statement

To provide the Division Commanding General the most comprehensive public affairs program, implementing civilian media relations, community relations, information programs for the internal and external audience, and deployment training.


The Public Affairs Officer advises the Commanding General on current issues and media trends, focusing efforts on promoting the Division's command mission. Public affairs personnel support the Division's subordinate commands by telling the Marine Corps story through the deeds and words of the operational Marines and sailors in print, still photo and video products.

The Public Affairs Office maintains rapport with local and national media, maintains liaison with Department of Defense and U.S. government agencies, local governments and community organizations, and coordinates action with staff sections to implement public affairs mission goals.

Requests for Support


To request NON-AVIATION support--- Ground Equipment, Color Guard, Marine Corps Band or Marine Corps Speakers---for a community event, please download the DD Form 2536 below and email the completed request to imefpublicaffairs@usmc.mil.

Request for Non-Aviation Support

The Marine Corps can also provide aerial support--- fixed wing (jets, planes) or rotary (helicopters)---in support of certain community events. To get started, begin by thoroughly completing the Department of Defense “Request for Military Aerial Support” (DD2535) and submitting to hqmc.comrel@usmc.mil.  Do not fax requests. To assure your request is received and processed please include the asset requested, and the date and location of the event in the subject line (i.e. Color Guard Request-25July2014- Washington, D.C.). To confirm receipt or for any questions, call 703-614-1034.

Request for Aviation Support