2nd Battalion, 11th Marines

 

2nd Battalion, 11th Marines

1st Marine Division

1st Lt. Mark Null (center), an artillery officer assigned to 2nd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, shows coordinates to his radio operator in order to call for fire, aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 14, 2015. 2/11 annually conducts Summer Fire Exercise to sustain core proficiencies and to further develop their ability to execute fire missions.
1st Marine Division brings out the big guns: Summer Fire Exercise 15
1st Lt. Mark Null (center), an artillery officer assigned to 2nd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, shows coordinates to his radio operator in order to call for fire, aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 14, 2015. 2/11 annually conducts Summer Fire Exercise to sustain core proficiencies and to further develop their ability to execute fire missions.
Corporal Brady Davenport (left), a fire support man, and 1st Lt. Mark Null (right), an artillery officer, both assigned to 2nd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Divison, observe impacts from M777 Howitizers aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 14, 2015. 2/11 annually conducts Summer Fire Exercise to sustain core proficiencies and to further develop their ability to execute fire missions.
1st Marine Division brings out the big guns: Summer Fire Exercise 15
Corporal Brady Davenport (left), a fire support man, and 1st Lt. Mark Null (right), an artillery officer, both assigned to 2nd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Divison, observe impacts from M777 Howitizers aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 14, 2015. 2/11 annually conducts Summer Fire Exercise to sustain core proficiencies and to further develop their ability to execute fire missions.
Corporal Alredo Mireles, a field artillery cannoneer with Battery B, 2nd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, fires an M777 Howitzer during Summer Fire Exercise 15, aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 13, 2015. The exercise, which spans Aug. 6-17, provides an opportunity for Marines to practice standing operating procedures for coordinating and executing fire missions in preparation for future operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Demetrius Morgan/RELEASED)
Battery B takes part in Summer Fire Exercise
Corporal Alredo Mireles, a field artillery cannoneer with Battery B, 2nd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, fires an M777 Howitzer during Summer Fire Exercise 15, aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 13, 2015. The exercise, which spans Aug. 6-17, provides an opportunity for Marines to practice standing operating procedures for coordinating and executing fire missions in preparation for future operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Demetrius Morgan/RELEASED)
Marines with Battery B, 2nd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division load an M777 Howitzer during Summer Fire Exercise 15, aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 13, 2015. The exercise, which spans Aug. 6-17, provides an opportunity for Marines to practice standing operating procedures for coordinating and executing fire missions in preparation for future operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Demetrius Morgan/RELEASED)
Battery B takes part in Summer Fire Exercise
Marines with Battery B, 2nd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division load an M777 Howitzer during Summer Fire Exercise 15, aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 13, 2015. The exercise, which spans Aug. 6-17, provides an opportunity for Marines to practice standing operating procedures for coordinating and executing fire missions in preparation for future operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Demetrius Morgan/RELEASED)
Marines with Battery B, 2nd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division fire an M777 Howitzer during Summer Fire Exercise 15, aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 13, 2015. The exercise, which spans Aug. 6-17, provides an opportunity for Marines to practice standing operating procedures for coordinating and executing fire missions in preparation for future operations.(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Demetrius Morgan/RELEASED)
Battery B takes part in Summer Fire Exercise
Marines with Battery B, 2nd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division fire an M777 Howitzer during Summer Fire Exercise 15, aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 13, 2015. The exercise, which spans Aug. 6-17, provides an opportunity for Marines to practice standing operating procedures for coordinating and executing fire missions in preparation for future operations.(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Demetrius Morgan/RELEASED)
A Marine with Battery B, 2nd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division adjusts an M777 Howitzer during Summer Fire Exercise 15, aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 13, 2015. The exercise, which spans Aug. 6-17, provides an opportunity for Marines to practice standing operating procedures for coordinating and executing fire missions in preparation for future operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Demetrius Morgan/RELEASED)
Battery B takes part in Summer Fire Exercise
A Marine with Battery B, 2nd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division adjusts an M777 Howitzer during Summer Fire Exercise 15, aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 13, 2015. The exercise, which spans Aug. 6-17, provides an opportunity for Marines to practice standing operating procedures for coordinating and executing fire missions in preparation for future operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Demetrius Morgan/RELEASED)
Mission
2d Battalion, 11th Marines (2/11) is a 155mm howitzer battalion comprised of: HQ Battery, Battery E 2/11 (Echo Battery), Battery F 2/11 (Fox Battery), Battery G 2/11 (Golf Battery), and K 3/12 (Kilo Battery). Our primary mission is Direct Support to the 5th Marine Regiment in time of conflict. That support may come in the traditional fashion of artillery support to maneuver forces or by providing batteries to serve as provisional rifle companies. 2/11 was the first battalion in the Marine Corps to fully transition three firing batteries to the M777 howitzer. The command has roughly 750 Marines and Sailors assigned to it.


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