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1st Reconnaissance Battalion

1st Marine Division

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1st Reconnaissance Battalion Leaders

Lieutenant Colonel G. D. Hasseltine
Commanding Officer 1st Reconnaissance Battalion
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Major Pablo J. Cabrera
Executive Officer, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion
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Sergeant Major W. L. Schaffer
Sergeant Major, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion
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1st Recon Company C Marines Conduct Jump Training 1st Recon Company C Marines conduct jump training

By Lance Cpl. Carson Gramley | July 01, 2014

Marines and Sailors with Company C, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, participated in freefall and static line jump training aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 25. 2014. The training was held for sustainment purposes as well as transitioning some of the Marines toward using a style MORE
1st Recon Conducts Breaching Exercise 1st Recon conducts breaching exercise

By Lance Cpl. Seth Starr | June 18, 2014

Marines from 1st Reconnaissance Battalion conducted a Methods of Entry proficiency training exercise aboard Camp Pendleton Calif., June 10.   During the exercise, raid scenarios were tailored for the event to keep the Marines in an operational mindset while honing their skill set for future deployments as the Maritime Raid Force in support of MORE
1st Recon conducts HAHO training aboard Fort Lewis-McChord 1st Recon conducts HAHO training aboard Fort Lewis-McChord

By Lance Cpl. Seth Starr | April 23, 2014

Marines from Bravo Company, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, conducted a combat readiness exercise earlier this month at Fort Lewis-McChord, Wash.  The company performed the training to assess their ability to conduct reconnaissance and surveillance operations as they prepare to operate as a Maritime Raid Force with the 15th Marine Expeditionary MORE
Marine Paratroopers Take to the Skies Recon Marines take to skies during double-bag static line course

By Lance Cpl. Christopher J. Moore | April 02, 2014

Marines entered the aircraft with their heads bowed against the whipping winds of the propellers as the plane ascended to approximately 6,000 feet in the air. The paratroopers diligently watched the jumpmaster call out in a voice barely heard over the engines of the C-130 Hercules. “Two minutes,” he yelled. The Marines stood up, walked to the back MORE
Recon Marines conduct first-time launch off USS Freedom Recon Marines conduct first time launch off USS Freedom

By Lance Cpl. Christopher J. Moore | March 14, 2014

Traveling through rough waves is just another training day for reconnaissance Marines, but this time their objective is something entirely new. After a tough three mile ride through the open ocean in a zodiac, the Marines arrived at the USS Freedom, a littoral combat ship. Their objective was to find out if the ship could launch and recover a MORE
Marines train Japan Ground Self-Defense Force in Helo Casting Marines train JGSDF in helo cast, amphibious insertions

By By Cpl. Emmanuel Ramos | February 12, 2014

“One minute!” shouted Staff Sgt. Thomas Maloney, systems platoon sergeant, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division.  Gear in hand, soldiers with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force unbuckled, stood up and shuffled to the rear of the aircraft.   “30 seconds!” Maloney shouted over the deafening roar of the rotary blades cutting through the MORE
Recon Marines conduct swift, silent rescue during training Recon Marines conduct swift, silent rescue during training

By Cpl. Timothy Lenzo | August 29, 2013

Marines serving with 1st Reconnaissance Battalion conducted a raid on a military operations in urban terrain town during a mission rehearsal exercise here, Aug. 19.  With more than 30 role-players acting as locals and enemy combatants, the training tested the Marines’ ability to coordinate with their command element and locate and rescue possible MORE
Recon Marines welcome new challenges during company exercise Recon Marines welcome new challenges during company exercise

By Cpl. Timothy Lenzo | August 27, 2013

Marines with 1st Reconnaissance Battalion began the first phase of a mission rehearsal exercise to prepare for their upcoming deployment with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit here, Aug. 13.  For several days, the Marines patrolled through thick jungle, coordinating with their command element as they reached various checkpoints and overcame MORE
Corpsman in training to join the ranks of Recon community Corpsman in training to join the ranks of Recon community

By Lance Cpl. Corey Dabney | July 22, 2013

Reconnaissance Marine is a title earned through going through some of the most physically demanding training in the Marine Corps.  Recon Marines must be able to provide reconnaissance and surveillance of enemy objectives and also be able to perform as the basic infantryman.  A part of the recon family often overlooked is the Special Amphibious MORE
Recon Marines seize enemy objective during raid exercise Recon Marines seize enemy objective during raid exercise

By Lance Cpl. Corey Dabney | July 16, 2013

During the early morning hours of July 9, the Marines of Alpha Company, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, inserted into Range 800. But, it wasn't a typical trip to the field.  They set up a reconnaissance and surveillance post and marked the enemy's position, capabilities and number of troops for a raid as soon as they entered the range. Typically the MORE
Recon Marines sharpen airborne skills Recon Marines sharpen airborne skills

By Cpl. Joseph Scanlan | June 26, 2013

Jumping from the back of a C-130 aircraft from 1,300 feet above ground, Marines serving with 1st and 4th Reconnaissance battalions conducted day and night static jumps here, June 22.  “Being a reconnaissance Marine, you have to be able to operate behind enemy lines, and that sometimes requires you to insert into an area by air,” said Staff Sgt. MORE
Recon Marines honor memory of brother-in-arms Recon Marines honor memory of brother-in-arms

By Lance Cpl. James Gulliver | March 26, 2013

Taps sounded, a 21-gun salute was fired and Marines serving with 1st Reconnaissance Battalion bowed their heads as they remembered a brother during a memorial ceremony here, March 25. Staff Sgt. Caleb Medley, a reconnaissance Marine who served as a field radio operator with Force Reconnaissance Company, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, died during a MORE
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