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ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. – Maxine Russell shows a photograph of her son. What started as a gesture of support for troops turned into building a legacy for her deceased son. For nearly 30 years Maxine has sent more than 7,200 care packages, adopted military families for the holiday’s, and volunteers her time as a grief counselor to veterans struggling with post-traumatic stress, all in the name of her son Darren “White Rabbit” Russell. (U.S. Marine Corps image by Sgt. William Perkins)
Giving after Grief
ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. – Maxine Russell shows a photograph of her son. What started as a gesture of support for troops turned into building a legacy for her deceased son. For nearly 30 years Maxine has sent more than 7,200 care packages, adopted military families for the holiday’s, and volunteers her time as a grief counselor to veterans struggling with post-traumatic stress, all in the name of her son Darren “White Rabbit” Russell. (U.S. Marine Corps image by Sgt. William Perkins)
Retired Marine Maj. Gen. James Myatt, now president and CEO of the Marines’ Memorial Association, inspects new observation equipment during a visit to Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Sept. 19, 2016. Many members of the MMA are retired senior and general officers, their visit to Camp Pendleton was an opportunity for them to see the advancements in technology that our military service members have available to them. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Bradley J. Morrow)
Marines' Memorial Association reconnects with modern generation of Marines
Retired Marine Maj. Gen. James Myatt, now president and CEO of the Marines’ Memorial Association, inspects new observation equipment during a visit to Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Sept. 19, 2016. Many members of the MMA are retired senior and general officers, their visit to Camp Pendleton was an opportunity for them to see the advancements in technology that our military service members have available to them. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Bradley J. Morrow)
A Marine with 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division, spots a potential improvised explosive device during an immediate action demonstration for members of the Marines’ Memorial Association aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sep. 19, 2016. The Marines were placed in an IED scenario inside of the Infantry Immersion Trainer, a training complex that creates real-life scenarios for Marines to demonstrate and hone their military skills. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Bradley J. Morrow)
Marines' Memorial Association reconnects with modern generation of Marines
A Marine with 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division, spots a potential improvised explosive device during an immediate action demonstration for members of the Marines’ Memorial Association aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sep. 19, 2016. The Marines were placed in an IED scenario inside of the Infantry Immersion Trainer, a training complex that creates real-life scenarios for Marines to demonstrate and hone their military skills. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Bradley J. Morrow)
Retired Maj. Gen. James Myatt, now the president and CEO of the Marines’ Memorial Association, waits to receive the command to engage his target with an M4A1 carbine aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept. 19, 2016. Members of MMA were given the opportunity to experience the current training and equipment of the Marine Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Bradley J. Morrow)
Marines' Memorial Association reconnects with modern generation of Marines
Retired Maj. Gen. James Myatt, now the president and CEO of the Marines’ Memorial Association, waits to receive the command to engage his target with an M4A1 carbine aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept. 19, 2016. Members of MMA were given the opportunity to experience the current training and equipment of the Marine Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Bradley J. Morrow)
Retired Maj. Gen. James Myatt, now the president and CEO of the Marines’ Memorial Association, fires an M4A1 carbine during a shooting drill aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept. 19, 2016. Started in 1946, the MMA honors the sacrifices of members of the armed forces. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Bradley J. Morrow)
Marines' Memorial Association reconnects with modern generation of Marines
Retired Maj. Gen. James Myatt, now the president and CEO of the Marines’ Memorial Association, fires an M4A1 carbine during a shooting drill aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept. 19, 2016. Started in 1946, the MMA honors the sacrifices of members of the armed forces. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Bradley J. Morrow)
Maj. Gen. Daniel O’Donohue, the 1st Marine Division commanding general, speaks with the Marines of Company C, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment during an award ceremony to reconginze the winning squad of 1st Marine Division Super Squad Competition aboard Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Aug. 15, 2016. Company C has won the Super Squad Competition twice since 1st Marine Division brought the event back in 2015 following a 15 year hiatus. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Timothy Valero)
1st Battalion 7th Marine Regiment ‘Super Squad’ awarded for excellence
Maj. Gen. Daniel O’Donohue, the 1st Marine Division commanding general, speaks with the Marines of Company C, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment during an award ceremony to reconginze the winning squad of 1st Marine Division Super Squad Competition aboard Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Aug. 15, 2016. Company C has won the Super Squad Competition twice since 1st Marine Division brought the event back in 2015 following a 15 year hiatus. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Timothy Valero)
The winning squad from Company C, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment holds the 1st Marine Division Super Squad Mitchell Cup trophy with the company’s two guidons aboard Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Aug. 15, 2016. The Marines received the engraved badges for placing first place in the 1st Marine Division Super Squad Competition which took place in July. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Timothy Valero)
1st Battalion 7th Marine Regiment ‘Super Squad’ awarded for excellence
The winning squad from Company C, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment holds the 1st Marine Division Super Squad Mitchell Cup trophy with the company’s two guidons aboard Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Aug. 15, 2016. The Marines received the engraved badges for placing first place in the 1st Marine Division Super Squad Competition which took place in July. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Timothy Valero)
Maj. Gen. Daniel O’Donohue, the 1st Marine Division commanding general, congratulates Navy Hospital Corpsman Derek Calloway, a corpsman with Company C, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, before pinning him with a super squad badge aboard Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Aug. 15, 2016. U.S. Navy Corpsman participate in the 1st Marine Division Super Squad Competition because they are critical members of a Marine Corps rifle squad. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Timothy Valero)
1st Battalion 7th Marine Regiment ‘Super Squad’ awarded for excellence
Maj. Gen. Daniel O’Donohue, the 1st Marine Division commanding general, congratulates Navy Hospital Corpsman Derek Calloway, a corpsman with Company C, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, before pinning him with a super squad badge aboard Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Aug. 15, 2016. U.S. Navy Corpsman participate in the 1st Marine Division Super Squad Competition because they are critical members of a Marine Corps rifle squad. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Timothy Valero)
Sgt. Derrick Higgs, a squad leader with Company C, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, holds the Mitchell Cup after a ceremony to recognize his squad’s victory aboard Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Aug. 15, 2016. The Marines also received individually engraved badges for placing first place in the 1st Marine Division Super Squad Competition which took place in July.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Timothy Valero)
1st Battalion 7th Marine Regiment ‘Super Squad’ awarded for excellence
Sgt. Derrick Higgs, a squad leader with Company C, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, holds the Mitchell Cup after a ceremony to recognize his squad’s victory aboard Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Aug. 15, 2016. The Marines also received individually engraved badges for placing first place in the 1st Marine Division Super Squad Competition which took place in July. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Timothy Valero)
Maj. Gen. Daniel O’Donohue, the 1st Marine Division commanding general, pins a Marine with a super squad badge aboard Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Aug. 15, 2016. The Marines received the engraved badges for placing first in the 1st Marine Division Super Squad Competition that took place in July. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Timothy Valero)
1st Battalion 7th Marine Regiment ‘Super Squad’ awarded for excellence
Maj. Gen. Daniel O’Donohue, the 1st Marine Division commanding general, pins a Marine with a super squad badge aboard Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Aug. 15, 2016. The Marines received the engraved badges for placing first in the 1st Marine Division Super Squad Competition that took place in July. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Timothy Valero)
Maj. Gen. Daniel O’Donohue, the 1st Marine Division commanding general, pins the winning squad members from 1st Marine Division’s Super Squad Competition aboard Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center Twentynine, Palms, Calif., Aug. 15, 2016. Throughout the competition, the Marines faced various events that challenged them both mentally and physically. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Timothy Valero)
1st Battalion 7th Marine Regiment ‘Super Squad’ awarded for excellence
Maj. Gen. Daniel O’Donohue, the 1st Marine Division commanding general, pins the winning squad members from 1st Marine Division’s Super Squad Competition aboard Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center Twentynine, Palms, Calif., Aug. 15, 2016. Throughout the competition, the Marines faced various events that challenged them both mentally and physically. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Timothy Valero)
Marines with Company C, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, stand at attention as Sgt. Maj. William Sowers, the 1st Marine Division sergeant major, reads the citation for the Mitchell Cup aboard Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Aug. 15, 2016. The Mitchell Cup is awarded to the victorious  squad at the 1st Marine Division Super Squad Competition. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Timothy Valero)
1st Battalion 7th Marine Regiment ‘Super Squad’ awarded for excellence
Marines with Company C, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, stand at attention as Sgt. Maj. William Sowers, the 1st Marine Division sergeant major, reads the citation for the Mitchell Cup aboard Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Aug. 15, 2016. The Mitchell Cup is awarded to the victorious squad at the 1st Marine Division Super Squad Competition. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Timothy Valero)
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Maj. D. L. Klingensmith
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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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