11th Marine Regiment


11th Marine Regiment

1st Marine Division

11th Marine Regiment Leaders

Colonel Christopher A. Tavuchis
Commanding Officer 11th Marine Regiment

Sergeant Major Arvizu
Sergeant Major, 11th Marine Regiment

Featured Stories
From Bare Feet to Combat Boots

By Pfc. Alvin Pujols | April 22, 2015

People come from different climes and places, from around the world, to join the ranks of the Unites States Marine Corps. For one Marine in particular, earning the title meant the biggest opportunity of his life. Being born in Colon, Panama, Cpl. Osmar S. Gorish, a section chief for Battery A, 1st Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine MORE
5/11 Marines Refresh Combat Skills Through Hand Grenade Training

By Cpl. Ricardo Hurtado | November 19, 2014

Marines are known for being riflemen above all else. Regardless of their military occupational specialty, every Marine is trained to fight and win in a combat environment.  Although Marines perform different duties across the Corps, they constantly train to keep their combat mindset and skills up-to-date.In order to keep those skills fresh, Marines MORE
1/11 polishes direct fire skills

By Lance Cpl. Jonathan Boynes | November 6, 2014

Artillery units traditionally support ground troops with precise, long-range indirect fire, and are rarely called upon to engage targets with direct fire. Though direct engagements are not an artilleryman’s primary mission, Marines on the gun line are expected to be adaptable and effective under any and all circumstances.This expectation was put to MORE
Integrated Task Force artillery Marines send first rounds downrange

By Sgt. Alicia R. Leaders | November 3, 2014

Although artillery’s usual purpose is to support infantry troops on the ground, Battery A Marines were not supporting infantry Marines during this live-fire field training. “By us being out here and not having to support anyone else gives us the time we need to train these Marines,” said Nero. “It is a good thing because we have the time to MORE
5/11 Marines Deliver Long-Range Destruction

By Cpl. Joshua Murray | October 10, 2014

Marines with Battery Q, 5th Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division conducted a M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System live-fire exercise aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Oct. 22, 2014.The HIMARS is a rocket system designed to fire multiple rockets from long range with deadly precision.During the exercise, MORE
11th Marines welcomes new commanding officer

By Lance Cpl. David Silvano | July 23, 2014

Colonel Christopher A. Tavuchis, assumed command of 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force from Col. Stephen Liszewski during a change of command ceremony aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 22, 2014.The regiment, activated in 1927, serves as the primary source of fire support for the 1st Marine MORE
Artillery Marines polish skills during battalion fire exercise

By Lance Cpl. Jonathan Boynes | April 3, 2014

Marines slogged through thick soupy mud stacking round after round onto wooden pallets, each steadily sinking into the earth. The icy rain and heavy wind crept into their bones slowing the pace of the day. In spite of the harsh conditions, the Marines stayed alert with their heads high and ears open. An order, muffled in static, came through over MORE
Division’s own earns Camp Pendleton Female Athlete of the Year, runner up in Marine Corps award

By Sgt. Timothy Lenzo | March 20, 2014

A competitive spirit leads many people to join the Marine Corps. That same spirit pushes other Marines to separate themselves from their peers. This spirit is what drives one Marine to train two or three times each day, and compete at every level of her career. It is why 1st Lt. Thuymi Dinh is being recognized as Camp Pendleton’s Female Athlete of MORE
Artillerymen overcome stress, fear during Mobile Immersion Trainer

By Cpl. Joseph Scanlan | November 21, 2013

The constant physical and mental stresses of operating in a combat zone can put a tremendous strain on an individual’s body and take a drastic toll if one does not prepare for it.The Mobile Immersion Trainer aboard Camp DeLuz is one of the facilities here that provides a constant stress upon Marines and forces them to have a continuous heightened MORE
Artillery Marines force of destruction when in synch

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

“Fire,” the section chief yelled as Marines with India Battery, 1st Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, finished loading an M777 Lightweight Howitzer during a live-fire training exercise here, Aug. 22.There are seven field artillery cannoneer positions and one section chief. The section chief oversees all the Marines working with the howitzer. He MORE
On the Gun Line with Cannon Cockers during regimental fire exercise

By Sgt. Alfred V. Lopez | August 28, 2013

Marines depend on their brothers and sisters by their side to defeat their enemy during firefights. But when they encounter difficulty during the fight, they can rely on long range support from artillerymen operating the M777 Lightweight howitzer.The howitzer is one of the deadliest weapons used in the Marine Corps. It can effectively fire various MORE
Artillery regiment shakes Camp Pendleton

By Lance Cpl. Christopher J. Moore | August 28, 2013

The 11th Marine Regiment conducted an annual, live-fire training evolution, dubbed Summer Fire Exercise, that shook Camp Pendleton, Aug. 19 through 28.The focus of the training was on artillery fundamentals, said Col. Stephen Liszewski, the commanding officer of 11th Marine Regiment. The exercise gave the Marines an opportunity to fire their MORE
11th Marines prepare for regimental artillery exercise

By Sgt. Michael Cifuentes | August 16, 2013

The 11th Marine Regiment, an artillery regiment comprised of four battalions, is scheduled to flex their muscle in a large-scale, live-fire training exercise here, Aug. 19 through 28.Camp Pendleton and neighboring cities can expect to hear howitzer fire, rocket fire, and the sound and vibrations of hundreds of 155 mm artillery rounds impacting the MORE
Artillery battalion returns to roots during Exercise Desert Scimitar

By Cpl. Timothy Lenzo | May 8, 2013

Static crackles sporadically over the tactical field radio until it is interrupted by the command the artillery Marines are waiting for.“Fire mission.”Without missing a beat, the Marines on the gun line echo the command back loudly.“Fire mission!”They reach for their Kevlar helmets and run to their designated position next to an M777 Lightweight MORE
Forward Observers: The eyes of indirect fire support

By Lance Cpl. Corey Dabney | April 11, 2013

In the hills of Camp Pendleton, mortars zip across the sky and slam into their targets, shaking the ground around them. Atop a hill about seven miles from the action in a completely concealed position is a 10-man team of Marine forward observers. As the Marines of Echo Battery, 2nd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, conduct their pre-deployment MORE