11th Marine Regiment

 

11th Marine Regiment

1st Marine Division

Lance Cpl. George Moreno, left, an electro-optical ordnance repairman with Headquarters Battery, 5th Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, from San Antonio, throws an M-69 practice grenade during a hand grenade training exercise aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Nov. 18, 2014. The event helped Marines of 5/11 refresh their basic combat skills and maintain their combat mindsets.
5/11 Marines Refresh Combat Skills Thourgh Hand-Grenade Training
Lance Cpl. George Moreno, left, an electro-optical ordnance repairman with Headquarters Battery, 5th Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, from San Antonio, throws an M-69 practice grenade during a hand grenade training exercise aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Nov. 18, 2014. The event helped Marines of 5/11 refresh their basic combat skills and maintain their combat mindsets.
Marines with Battery Q, 5th Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, navigate a missile pod into an M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System during a live-fire exercise aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Oct. 22, 2014. Conducting live-fire exercises strengthens the Marines’ ability to fire effectively in future operations.
5/11 Marines Deliver Long-Range Destruction
Marines with Battery Q, 5th Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, navigate a missile pod into an M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System during a live-fire exercise aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Oct. 22, 2014. Conducting live-fire exercises strengthens the Marines’ ability to fire effectively in future operations.
Sergeant Major Mark Arvizu, the Sgt. Maj. of 11th Marine Regiment, passes the regimental colors to Col. Stephen Liszewski, the former commanding officer of 11th Marines, during the regimental change of command ceremony aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 22, 2014. Liszewski was also awarded the Legion of Merit during the ceremony. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. David Silvano/released)
11th Marines welcomes new commanding officer
Sergeant Major Mark Arvizu, the Sgt. Maj. of 11th Marine Regiment, passes the regimental colors to Col. Stephen Liszewski, the former commanding officer of 11th Marines, during the regimental change of command ceremony aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 22, 2014. Liszewski was also awarded the Legion of Merit during the ceremony. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. David Silvano/released)
Colonel Stephen Liszewski, from Gaithersburg, Md., and the former commanding officer of 11th Marine Regiment, stands in front of the colors during the regimental change of command ceremony aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 22, 2014. Liszewski relinquished command as commanding officer and was awarded the Legion of Merit. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. David Silvano/released)
11th Marines welcomes new commanding officer
Colonel Stephen Liszewski, from Gaithersburg, Md., and the former commanding officer of 11th Marine Regiment, stands in front of the colors during the regimental change of command ceremony aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 22, 2014. Liszewski relinquished command as commanding officer and was awarded the Legion of Merit. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. David Silvano/released)
Ryan Forbes, a 13 year-old native of San Diego, talks with Marines of Lima Battery, 3rd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, about the weapon systems and lifestyles of the Marines at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms May 13, 2014. Forbes was an honorary Marine for a day with the battalion. He was accompanied by his parents and brother, and attended training with the battery, participating in drills and eating lunch with a section. Forbes has wanted to join the military for several years and spends time learning about the different branches. He was diagnosed with medulloblastoma, a form of brain cancer in January. His diagnosis and current treatment for medullablastoma hasnt hampered his enthusiasm for the military.
Make-A-Wish, Marines team up to grant San Diego native's wish
Ryan Forbes, a 13 year-old native of San Diego, talks with Marines of Lima Battery, 3rd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, about the weapon systems and lifestyles of the Marines at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms May 13, 2014. Forbes was an honorary Marine for a day with the battalion. He was accompanied by his parents and brother, and attended training with the battery, participating in drills and eating lunch with a section. Forbes has wanted to join the military for several years and spends time learning about the different branches. He was diagnosed with medulloblastoma, a form of brain cancer in January. His diagnosis and current treatment for medullablastoma hasnt hampered his enthusiasm for the military.
Ryan Forbes, second from left, a 13 year-old native of San Diego, talks with Marines about various weapon systems at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms May 13, 2014. Forbes was an honorary Marine for a day with Lima Battery, 3rd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, and learned about the lifestyles of the Marines. He was accompanied by his parents and brother, and attended training with the battery, learning about how to set up and take down an M777 lightweight howitzer and eating lunch with a section. Forbes has wanted to join the military for several years and spends time learning what it would take to get through boot camp. He was diagnosed with medulloblastoma, a form of brain cancer in January. His diagnosis and current treatment for medullablastoma hasnt hampered his enthusiasm for the military.
Make-A-Wish, Marines team up to grant San Diego native's wish
Ryan Forbes, second from left, a 13 year-old native of San Diego, talks with Marines about various weapon systems at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms May 13, 2014. Forbes was an honorary Marine for a day with Lima Battery, 3rd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, and learned about the lifestyles of the Marines. He was accompanied by his parents and brother, and attended training with the battery, learning about how to set up and take down an M777 lightweight howitzer and eating lunch with a section. Forbes has wanted to join the military for several years and spends time learning what it would take to get through boot camp. He was diagnosed with medulloblastoma, a form of brain cancer in January. His diagnosis and current treatment for medullablastoma hasnt hampered his enthusiasm for the military.
Marines serving with 1st Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, fire an M777 Lightweight Howitzer during a 10-day artillery training exercise here, Aug. 23, 2013. Marines with the entire regiment conducted the live-fire training exercise from Aug. 19 through 28.
Artillery regiment shakes Camp Pendleton
Marines serving with 1st Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, fire an M777 Lightweight Howitzer during a 10-day artillery training exercise here, Aug. 23, 2013. Marines with the entire regiment conducted the live-fire training exercise from Aug. 19 through 28.
Colonel Stephen Liszewski, commanding officer, 11th Marine Regiment, briefs Marines serving with India Battery, 1st Battalion, 11th Marines, on their performance during a 10-day artillery training exercise here, Aug. 23, 2013. Marines with the entire regiment conducted the live-fire training exercise from Aug. 19 through 28.
Artillery regiment shakes Camp Pendleton
Colonel Stephen Liszewski, commanding officer, 11th Marine Regiment, briefs Marines serving with India Battery, 1st Battalion, 11th Marines, on their performance during a 10-day artillery training exercise here, Aug. 23, 2013. Marines with the entire regiment conducted the live-fire training exercise from Aug. 19 through 28.
Lance Cpl. James Miller, field artillery cannoneer, Kilo Battery, 2nd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, sketches a range card during the 11th Marines fire exercise here, Aug. 22, 2013. The range card is used by the Marines to measure distance between them and enemy forces in case of an attack on their position. Eleventh Marines, an artillery regiment comprised of four battalions, demonstrated their ability to shoot, move and communicate to support of 1st Marine Division during a large-scale, live-fire training exercise, Aug. 19 through 28. Miller is a native of Grand Rapids, Minn.
On the Gun Line with Cannon Cockers during regimental fire exercise
Lance Cpl. James Miller, field artillery cannoneer, Kilo Battery, 2nd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, sketches a range card during the 11th Marines fire exercise here, Aug. 22, 2013. The range card is used by the Marines to measure distance between them and enemy forces in case of an attack on their position. Eleventh Marines, an artillery regiment comprised of four battalions, demonstrated their ability to shoot, move and communicate to support of 1st Marine Division during a large-scale, live-fire training exercise, Aug. 19 through 28. Miller is a native of Grand Rapids, Minn.
A gun grew serving with India Battery, 1st Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, provided preventative maintenance to an M777 Lightweight Howitzer at the 11th Marines gun park here, Aug. 14, 2013. The field artillery Marines prepped the howitzer for the upcoming regimental fire exercise Aug. 19 through 28.
11th Marines prepare for regimental artillery exercise
A gun grew serving with India Battery, 1st Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, provided preventative maintenance to an M777 Lightweight Howitzer at the 11th Marines gun park here, Aug. 14, 2013. The field artillery Marines prepped the howitzer for the upcoming regimental fire exercise Aug. 19 through 28.
Private First Class Benjamin Fulton (right), a field artillery cannoneer serving with Charlie Battery, 1st Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, prepares an M777 Lightweight Howitzer for movement at the 11th Marines’ gun park here, Aug. 14, 2013. The Marines provided preventative maintenance to the howitzers in preparation of the upcoming regimental fire exercise Aug. 19 through 28. Fulton is a native of Bloomington, Ill.
11th Marines prepare for regimental artillery exercise
Private First Class Benjamin Fulton (right), a field artillery cannoneer serving with Charlie Battery, 1st Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, prepares an M777 Lightweight Howitzer for movement at the 11th Marines’ gun park here, Aug. 14, 2013. The Marines provided preventative maintenance to the howitzers in preparation of the upcoming regimental fire exercise Aug. 19 through 28. Fulton is a native of Bloomington, Ill.
Major Timothy M. Flynn, the battalion executive officer of 5th Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, attaches a battle streamer to the battalion’s battle colors, during a rededication ceremony here, Oct. 3, 2012. The ceremony was held to honor the history of 5th Bn., 11th Marines, campaigns, battles and expeditions, which span from the battalion’s activation at New River, N.C., in May 1942, to Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. The battalion’s Quebec Battery was also reactivated during the ceremony, further reinforcing the Marine Corps’ expeditionary fighting force.
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Major Timothy M. Flynn, the battalion executive officer of 5th Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, attaches a battle streamer to the battalion’s battle colors, during a rededication ceremony here, Oct. 3, 2012. The ceremony was held to honor the history of 5th Bn., 11th Marines, campaigns, battles and expeditions, which span from the battalion’s activation at New River, N.C., in May 1942, to Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. The battalion’s Quebec Battery was also reactivated during the ceremony, further reinforcing the Marine Corps’ expeditionary fighting force.
The 5th Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment color guard stands at parade rest behind the battalion’s newly revealed insignia during a rededication ceremony here, Oct. 3, 2012. The ceremony was held to honor the history of 5th Bn., 11th Marines, campaigns, battles and expeditions, which span from the battalion’s activation at New River, N.C., in May 1942, to Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. The battalion’s Quebec Battery was also reactivated during the ceremony, further reinforcing the Marine Corps’ expeditionary fighting force.
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The 5th Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment color guard stands at parade rest behind the battalion’s newly revealed insignia during a rededication ceremony here, Oct. 3, 2012. The ceremony was held to honor the history of 5th Bn., 11th Marines, campaigns, battles and expeditions, which span from the battalion’s activation at New River, N.C., in May 1942, to Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. The battalion’s Quebec Battery was also reactivated during the ceremony, further reinforcing the Marine Corps’ expeditionary fighting force.
First Lt. Christopher A. Winkler, the commanding officer of Quebec Battery, 5th Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, unfurls the battery’s new guidon during a rededication ceremony here, Oct. 3, 2012. The ceremony was held to honor the history of 5th Bn., 11th Marines, campaigns, battles and expeditions, which span from the battalion’s activation at New River, N.C., in May 1942, to Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. The battalion’s Quebec Battery was also reactivated during the ceremony, further reinforcing the Marine Corps’ expeditionary fighting force.
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First Lt. Christopher A. Winkler, the commanding officer of Quebec Battery, 5th Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, unfurls the battery’s new guidon during a rededication ceremony here, Oct. 3, 2012. The ceremony was held to honor the history of 5th Bn., 11th Marines, campaigns, battles and expeditions, which span from the battalion’s activation at New River, N.C., in May 1942, to Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. The battalion’s Quebec Battery was also reactivated during the ceremony, further reinforcing the Marine Corps’ expeditionary fighting force.
Marines serving with India Battery, 3rd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, swab the breach of an M777 Lightweight Howitzer after firing a round during a regimental exercise here, Sept. 13, 2012. The exercise aimed to develop and sustain 11th Marine Regiment’s ability to plan and execute artillery fires. Specifically, the artillery battalions trained in all aspects in fire support coordination, maneuvering, counter firing and supporting regimental command and control.
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Marines serving with India Battery, 3rd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, swab the breach of an M777 Lightweight Howitzer after firing a round during a regimental exercise here, Sept. 13, 2012. The exercise aimed to develop and sustain 11th Marine Regiment’s ability to plan and execute artillery fires. Specifically, the artillery battalions trained in all aspects in fire support coordination, maneuvering, counter firing and supporting regimental command and control.
Marines serving with India Battery, 3rd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, line up artillery rounds in preparation to fire them during a regimental exercise here, Sept. 13, 2012. The exercise aimed to develop and sustain 11th Marine Regiment’s ability to plan and execute artillery fires. Specifically, the artillery battalions trained in all aspects in fire support coordination, maneuvering, counter firing and supporting regimental command and control.
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Marines serving with India Battery, 3rd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, line up artillery rounds in preparation to fire them during a regimental exercise here, Sept. 13, 2012. The exercise aimed to develop and sustain 11th Marine Regiment’s ability to plan and execute artillery fires. Specifically, the artillery battalions trained in all aspects in fire support coordination, maneuvering, counter firing and supporting regimental command and control.
A Marine serving with India Battery, 3rd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, loads an artillery round into an M777 Lightweight Howitzer during a regimental exercise here, Sept. 13, 2012. The exercise aimed to develop and sustain 11th Marine Regiment’s ability to plan and execute artillery fires. Specifically, the artillery battalions trained in all aspects in fire support coordination, maneuvering, counter firing and supporting regimental command and control.
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A Marine serving with India Battery, 3rd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, loads an artillery round into an M777 Lightweight Howitzer during a regimental exercise here, Sept. 13, 2012. The exercise aimed to develop and sustain 11th Marine Regiment’s ability to plan and execute artillery fires. Specifically, the artillery battalions trained in all aspects in fire support coordination, maneuvering, counter firing and supporting regimental command and control.
Private First Class Jonathan Cockman, a cannoneer serving with India Battery, 3rd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, fires an M777 Lightweight Howitzer during a regimental exercise here Sept. 13, 2012. The exercise aimed to develop and sustain 11th Marine Regiment’s ability to plan and execute artillery fires. Specifically, the artillery battalions trained in all aspects in fire support coordination, maneuvering, counter firing and supporting regimental command and control. Cockman is a 22-year-old from Camden, S.C.
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Private First Class Jonathan Cockman, a cannoneer serving with India Battery, 3rd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, fires an M777 Lightweight Howitzer during a regimental exercise here Sept. 13, 2012. The exercise aimed to develop and sustain 11th Marine Regiment’s ability to plan and execute artillery fires. Specifically, the artillery battalions trained in all aspects in fire support coordination, maneuvering, counter firing and supporting regimental command and control. Cockman is a 22-year-old from Camden, S.C.
India Battery, 3rd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, prepare to shoot a volley of artillery rounds during a regimental exercise here Sept. 13, 2012. The 11th Marine Regiment, a regiment comprised of four artillery battalions and a headquarters battalion, hosted a large-scale combined-arms training evolution here, Sept. 9-15, 2012, dubbed Fall Fire Exercise. The exercise aimed to develop and sustain 11th Marine Regiment’s ability to plan and execute artillery fires. Specifically, the artillery battalions trained in all aspects in fire support coordination, maneuvering, counter firing and supporting regimental command and control.
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India Battery, 3rd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, prepare to shoot a volley of artillery rounds during a regimental exercise here Sept. 13, 2012. The 11th Marine Regiment, a regiment comprised of four artillery battalions and a headquarters battalion, hosted a large-scale combined-arms training evolution here, Sept. 9-15, 2012, dubbed Fall Fire Exercise. The exercise aimed to develop and sustain 11th Marine Regiment’s ability to plan and execute artillery fires. Specifically, the artillery battalions trained in all aspects in fire support coordination, maneuvering, counter firing and supporting regimental command and control.
11th Marine Regiment Leaders

Colonel Christopher A. Tavuchis
Commanding Officer 11th Marine Regiment
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Sergeant Major Arvizu
Sergeant Major, 11th Marine Regiment
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5/11 Marines Deliver Long-Range Destruction

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By Cpl. Joseph Scanlan | November 21, 2013

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By Lance Cpl. Christopher J. Moore | September 3, 2013

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On the Gun Line with Cannon Cockers during regimental fire exercise

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