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3D Assault Amphibian Battalion

1st Marine Division

Mission
To land the surface assault element of the landing force and their equipment in a single lift from assault shipping during amphibious operations to inland objectives; to conduct mechanized operations and related combat support in subsequent operations ashore.

In The News

Marine save motorist's life in Riverside County

By Nathan Marks, Union Tribune San Diego | Oct 05, 2012

Sgt. Ronny Pool and Staff Sgt. Javier Acosta have been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan a combined six times MORE


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3rd Tracks complete field exercise with warrior night celebration 3rd Tracks complete field exercise with warrior night celebration

By Lance Cpl. Christopher J. Moore | March 26, 2014

Dozens of vehicles and hundreds of Marines set out on a rigorous nine-day exercise, pushing their mental and physical capabilities. For some Marines, it was their first exercise, for others, it was just another day in Marine Corps.  Throughout their training evolution, known as the Battalion Support Area, Marines with Headquarters and Service MORE
Gators return home after six months in Japan Gators return home after six months in Japan

By Sgt. Timothy Lenzo | November 20, 2013

The day was filled with anticipation as families and friends waited to see the Marines they waved goodbye to six months ago. Many held signs of various shapes and sizes in one hand and an U.S. flag in the other, while they strained their eyes to see down the road that would lead their loved ones to them.  Before anyone caught a glimpse of the white MORE
Marines with Assault Amphibian Battalion say their goodbyes Families prepare as Gator company heads to Okinawa

By Cpl. James Gulliver | November 15, 2013

As family members and Marines said their final goodbyes, the Downing family stood stoic among the teary-eyed crowd. They have experienced this before, the feeling of being separated from a loved one for an extended amount of time. Due to the expeditionary nature of the Marine Corps, deployments are inevitable, creating a great deal of stress on MORE
Gators bid farewell to Charlie Company, 3rd AABn. Gators bid farewell to Charlie Company, 3rd AABn.

By Lance Cpl. Christopher J. Moore | November 07, 2013

Marines with 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion bid farewell to Charlie Company during a deactivation ceremony here, Nov. 1. Sergeant Patton Butler, a platoon sergeant with Charlie Co., presented the company guidon to 1st Sgt. Marcus Fleming, the company first sergeant, signifying the deactivation of the unit more than 70 years of service while MORE
Gators swim to ship, shore Gators swim to ship, shore

By Sgt. Jessica Ostroska | November 06, 2013

The ocean was a dark, metallic grey along the shoreline. Visibility was only a few feet in distance. The breeze was salty and cool, and all was dark except for some low, glowing yellow lights lined up in the sand. The sun had not yet begun to rise over the horizon, yet quietly along the beach there were close to a dozen steel gators ready and MORE
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