1st Marine Division


1st Marine Division

The Old Breed

Camp Pendleton, CA
Today, 1st Marine Division is a multi-role, expeditionary ground combat force. The Division is employed as the ground combat element (GCE) of I MEF or may provide task-organized forces for assault operations and such operations as may be directed. The 1st Marine Division must be able to provide the ground amphibious forcible entry capability to the naval expeditionary force (NEF) and to conduct subsequent land operations in any operational environment.
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Can’t keep a Darkhorse down: A story of overcoming adversity

By Pfc. Alvin Pujols | March 18, 2015

After taking the reins in Sangin District, Helmand province, Afghanistan, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine MORE
The wait is over for the families of 2/1

By Pfc. Alvin Pujols | March 2, 2015

On Feb. 23, 2015, MV-22 Ospreys and CH-53 Super Stallions transported Marines from Company G, 2nd MORE
1/1 Marine awarded Purple Heart

By Lance Cpl. Caitlin Bevel | February 13, 2015

Georgia Liaison Team 10 was setting up aerial surveillance in Afghanistan when they came under MORE
3/5 machine gunners refresh their skills

By Pfc. Alvin Pujols | February 12, 2015

Machine gun sections with 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division began a refresher MORE
Japanese forces practice amphibious raids along the coast of southern California

By Cpl. Angel Serna | February 6, 2015

Marines with 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, and members of the Japan Ground MORE
Japanese forces train with 1st Recon to enhance amphibious capabilities

By Lance Cpl. Angel Serna | February 2, 2015

The cold and gloomy morning starts with troops fighting against the waves of a surf line and feeling MORE
The Blue Diamond: 74 year legacy

By Courtesy Story | January 23, 2015

Marines, sailors and veterans of the 1st Marine Division honored the division’s 74th anniversary MORE
Corpsman uses environment for medical treatment

By Cpl. Christopher J. Moore | December 15, 2014

Adapt and overcome. This is a phrase often used by Marines in the field. It relates back to the idea MORE


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