3D Assault Amphibian Battalion

 

3D Assault Amphibian Battalion

1st Marine Division

U.S. 1st Marine Division, Alpha Company, 3D Amphibious Assault Battalion conducts their Amphibious Assault Vehicle qualifications tables 1-9 for the first time at Yuma Proving Grounds, Ariz., on Nov. 6, 2015.  Alpha Company is conducting this training in preparation for future deployments. (U.S. Marine Corps photo taken by LCpl. AaronJames B. Vinculado/Released)
1st MARDIV Alpha CO. 3D AABN qualifies at Yuma Proving Grounds
U.S. 1st Marine Division, Alpha Company, 3D Amphibious Assault Battalion conducts their Amphibious Assault Vehicle qualifications tables 1-9 for the first time at Yuma Proving Grounds, Ariz., on Nov. 6, 2015. Alpha Company is conducting this training in preparation for future deployments. (U.S. Marine Corps photo taken by LCpl. AaronJames B. Vinculado/Released)
U.S. 1st Marine Division, Alpha Company, 3D Amphibious Assault Battalion conducts their Amphibious Assault Vehicle qualifications tables 1-9 for the first time at Yuma Proving Grounds, Ariz., on Nov. 6, 2015.  Alpha Company is conducting this training in preparation for future deployments. (U.S. Marine Corps photo taken by LCpl. AaronJames B. Vinculado/Released)
1st MARDIV Alpha CO. 3D AABN qualifies at Yuma Proving Grounds
U.S. 1st Marine Division, Alpha Company, 3D Amphibious Assault Battalion conducts their Amphibious Assault Vehicle qualifications tables 1-9 for the first time at Yuma Proving Grounds, Ariz., on Nov. 6, 2015. Alpha Company is conducting this training in preparation for future deployments. (U.S. Marine Corps photo taken by LCpl. AaronJames B. Vinculado/Released)
U.S. 1st Marine Division, Alpha Company, 3D Amphibious Assault Battalion conducts their Amphibious Assault Vehicle qualifications tables 1-9 for the first time at Yuma Proving Grounds, Ariz., on Nov. 6, 2015.  Alpha Company is conducting this training in preparation for future deployments. (U.S. Marine Corps photo taken by LCpl. AaronJames B. Vinculado/Released)
1st MARDIV Alpha CO. 3D AABN qualifies at Yuma Proving Grounds
U.S. 1st Marine Division, Alpha Company, 3D Amphibious Assault Battalion conducts their Amphibious Assault Vehicle qualifications tables 1-9 for the first time at Yuma Proving Grounds, Ariz., on Nov. 6, 2015. Alpha Company is conducting this training in preparation for future deployments. (U.S. Marine Corps photo taken by LCpl. AaronJames B. Vinculado/Released)
U.S. 1st Marine Division, Alpha Company, 3D Amphibious Assault Battalion conducts their Amphibious Assault Vehicle qualifications tables 1-9 for the first time at Yuma Proving Grounds, Ariz., on Nov. 6, 2015.  Alpha Company is conducting this training in preparation for future deployments. (U.S. Marine Corps photo taken by LCpl. AaronJames B. Vinculado/Released)
1st MARDIV Alpha CO. 3D AABN qualifies at Yuma Proving Grounds
U.S. 1st Marine Division, Alpha Company, 3D Amphibious Assault Battalion conducts their Amphibious Assault Vehicle qualifications tables 1-9 for the first time at Yuma Proving Grounds, Ariz., on Nov. 6, 2015. Alpha Company is conducting this training in preparation for future deployments. (U.S. Marine Corps photo taken by LCpl. AaronJames B. Vinculado/Released)
U.S. 1st Marine Division, Alpha Company, 3D Amphibious Assault Battalion conducts their Amphibious Assault Vehicle qualifications tables 1-9 for the first time at Yuma Proving Grounds, Ariz., on Nov. 6, 2015.  Alpha Company is conducting this training in preparation for future deployments. (U.S. Marine Corps photo taken by LCpl. AaronJames B. Vinculado/Released)
1st MARDIV Alpha CO. 3D AABN qualifies at Yuma Proving Grounds
U.S. 1st Marine Division, Alpha Company, 3D Amphibious Assault Battalion conducts their Amphibious Assault Vehicle qualifications tables 1-9 for the first time at Yuma Proving Grounds, Ariz., on Nov. 6, 2015. Alpha Company is conducting this training in preparation for future deployments. (U.S. Marine Corps photo taken by LCpl. AaronJames B. Vinculado/Released)
U.S. 1st Marine Division, Alpha Company, 3D Amphibious Assault Battalion conducts their Amphibious Assault Vehicle qualifications tables 1-9 for the first time at Yuma Proving Grounds, Ariz., on Nov. 6, 2015.  Alpha Company is conducting this training in preparation for future deployments. (U.S. Marine Corps photo taken by LCpl. AaronJames B. Vinculado/Released)
1st MARDIV Alpha CO. 3D AABN qualifies at Yuma Proving Grounds
U.S. 1st Marine Division, Alpha Company, 3D Amphibious Assault Battalion conducts their Amphibious Assault Vehicle qualifications tables 1-9 for the first time at Yuma Proving Grounds, Ariz., on Nov. 6, 2015. Alpha Company is conducting this training in preparation for future deployments. (U.S. Marine Corps photo taken by LCpl. AaronJames B. Vinculado/Released)
U.S. Marine Corps amphibious assault vehicles assigned to 3rd Assault Amphibious Battalion come ashore on the beaches of Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., during an amphibious landing in support of Exercise Dawn Blitz 2015, Sept. 5, 2015. Dawn Blitz is a multinational training exercise designed to enhance Expeditionary Strike Group Three and 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade’s ability to conduct sea-based operations, amphibious landings, and command and control capabilities alongside Japan, Mexico and New Zealand.
Marines, sailors, coalition partners conduct amphibious landing during Dawn Blitz 2015
U.S. Marine Corps amphibious assault vehicles assigned to 3rd Assault Amphibious Battalion come ashore on the beaches of Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., during an amphibious landing in support of Exercise Dawn Blitz 2015, Sept. 5, 2015. Dawn Blitz is a multinational training exercise designed to enhance Expeditionary Strike Group Three and 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade’s ability to conduct sea-based operations, amphibious landings, and command and control capabilities alongside Japan, Mexico and New Zealand.
150905-N-MZ309-059 CAMP PENDLETON (Sept. 5, 2015) Three amphibious assault vehicles (AAV) secure the beach during an amphibious landing for Exercise Dawn Blitz 2015. Dawn Blitz 2015 is a scenario-driven exercise designed to train the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps in operations expected of an amphibious task force while also building U.S. and coalition operational interoperability. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ryan Riley/Released)
Dawn Blitz 2015 amphibious landing
150905-N-MZ309-059 CAMP PENDLETON (Sept. 5, 2015) Three amphibious assault vehicles (AAV) secure the beach during an amphibious landing for Exercise Dawn Blitz 2015. Dawn Blitz 2015 is a scenario-driven exercise designed to train the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps in operations expected of an amphibious task force while also building U.S. and coalition operational interoperability. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ryan Riley/Released)
Marines with Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment provide security on the beach following an amphibious landing as part of Exercise Dawn Blitz 2015 at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept. 5, 2015. Dawn Blitz is a multinational, amphibious training exercise designed to hone the amphibious landing skills of I Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Expeditionary Strike Group Three and allies of the United States.
Fighting Fifth Marines blitz Camp Pendleton beach
Marines with Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment provide security on the beach following an amphibious landing as part of Exercise Dawn Blitz 2015 at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept. 5, 2015. Dawn Blitz is a multinational, amphibious training exercise designed to hone the amphibious landing skills of I Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Expeditionary Strike Group Three and allies of the United States.
Marines with Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment provide security on the beach following an amphibious landing as part of Exercise Dawn Blitz 2015 at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept. 5, 2015. Dawn Blitz is a multinational, amphibious training exercise designed to hone the amphibious landing skills of I Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Expeditionary Strike Group Three and allies of the United States.
Fighting Fifth Marines blitz Camp Pendleton beach
Marines with Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment provide security on the beach following an amphibious landing as part of Exercise Dawn Blitz 2015 at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept. 5, 2015. Dawn Blitz is a multinational, amphibious training exercise designed to hone the amphibious landing skills of I Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Expeditionary Strike Group Three and allies of the United States.
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (Sept. 5, 2015) - U.S. Marines assigned to 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion prepare to launch an amphibious assault vehicle (AAV) off the well deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Somerset (LPD 25) during Exercise Dawn Blitz 2015 (DB-15). Dawn Blitz 2015 is a scenario-driven exercise designed to train the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps in operations expected of an amphibious task force while also building U.S. and coalition operational interoperability. The exercise will test staffs in the planning and execution of amphibious operations in a series of live training events at sea and ashore. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Vladimir Ramos/Released)
USS Somerset action
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (Sept. 5, 2015) - U.S. Marines assigned to 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion prepare to launch an amphibious assault vehicle (AAV) off the well deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Somerset (LPD 25) during Exercise Dawn Blitz 2015 (DB-15). Dawn Blitz 2015 is a scenario-driven exercise designed to train the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps in operations expected of an amphibious task force while also building U.S. and coalition operational interoperability. The exercise will test staffs in the planning and execution of amphibious operations in a series of live training events at sea and ashore. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Vladimir Ramos/Released)
150905-N-MZ309-052 CAMP PENDLETON (Sept. 5, 2015) A Marine signals to move forward in an amphibious assault vehicle (AAV) during an amphibious landing for Exercise Dawn Blitz 2015. Dawn Blitz 2015 is a scenario-driven exercise designed to train the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps in operations expected of an amphibious task force while also building U.S. and coalition operational interoperability. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ryan Riley/Released)
Dawn Blitz 2015 amphibious landing
150905-N-MZ309-052 CAMP PENDLETON (Sept. 5, 2015) A Marine signals to move forward in an amphibious assault vehicle (AAV) during an amphibious landing for Exercise Dawn Blitz 2015. Dawn Blitz 2015 is a scenario-driven exercise designed to train the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps in operations expected of an amphibious task force while also building U.S. and coalition operational interoperability. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ryan Riley/Released)
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (Sept. 3, 2015) An amphibious assault vehicle (AAV) with 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion prepares to exit the well deck during a ship to shore exercise movement aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS Somerset (LPD 25). Somerset is currently participating in Exercise Dawn Blitz 2015 (DB-15). Exercise DB-15 is a multinational training conducted by Expeditionary Strike Group 3 (ESG-3) and 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade (1 MEB) to build U.S., Japan, Mexico, and New Zealand’s amphibious and command and control capabilities through live, simulated, and constructive military training activities off the coast and ashore at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton and at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Training Center 29 Palms, California. Somerset is the ninth San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Vladimir Ramos/Released)
USS Somerset operations
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (Sept. 3, 2015) An amphibious assault vehicle (AAV) with 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion prepares to exit the well deck during a ship to shore exercise movement aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS Somerset (LPD 25). Somerset is currently participating in Exercise Dawn Blitz 2015 (DB-15). Exercise DB-15 is a multinational training conducted by Expeditionary Strike Group 3 (ESG-3) and 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade (1 MEB) to build U.S., Japan, Mexico, and New Zealand’s amphibious and command and control capabilities through live, simulated, and constructive military training activities off the coast and ashore at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton and at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Training Center 29 Palms, California. Somerset is the ninth San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Vladimir Ramos/Released)
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (Sept. 3, 2015) An amphibious assault vehicle (AAV) with 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion splashes into the Pacific Ocean during a ship to shore exercise movement aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS Somerset (LPD 25). Somerset is currently participating in Exercise Dawn Blitz 2015 (DB-15). Exercise DB-15 is a multinational training conducted by Expeditionary Strike Group 3 (ESG-3) and 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade (1 MEB) to build U.S., Japan, Mexico, and New Zealand’s amphibious and command and control capabilities through live, simulated, and constructive military training activities off the coast and ashore at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton and at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Training Center 29 Palms, California. Somerset is the ninth San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Vladimir Ramos/Released)
USS Somerset operations
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (Sept. 3, 2015) An amphibious assault vehicle (AAV) with 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion splashes into the Pacific Ocean during a ship to shore exercise movement aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS Somerset (LPD 25). Somerset is currently participating in Exercise Dawn Blitz 2015 (DB-15). Exercise DB-15 is a multinational training conducted by Expeditionary Strike Group 3 (ESG-3) and 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade (1 MEB) to build U.S., Japan, Mexico, and New Zealand’s amphibious and command and control capabilities through live, simulated, and constructive military training activities off the coast and ashore at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton and at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Training Center 29 Palms, California. Somerset is the ninth San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Vladimir Ramos/Released)
Marines with Headquarters and Service Company, 3d Assault Amphibian Battalion, 1st Marine Division, maneuver their Amphibious Assault Vehicle to the shore aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., after exiting the well deck of amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD18), during a training exercise, Aug. 22, 2015. The purpose of the training was to provide surf qualification training for the battalion’s crew members. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Bobbie A. Curtis)
3d AA Bn. goes surfing
Marines with Headquarters and Service Company, 3d Assault Amphibian Battalion, 1st Marine Division, maneuver their Amphibious Assault Vehicle to the shore aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., after exiting the well deck of amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD18), during a training exercise, Aug. 22, 2015. The purpose of the training was to provide surf qualification training for the battalion’s crew members. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Bobbie A. Curtis)
Marines with Company A, 3d Assault Amphibian Battalion, 1st Marine Division, maneuver their Amphibious Assault Vehicle to the shore aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., after exiting the well deck of amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD18), during a training exercise, Aug. 22, 2015. The purpose of the training was to provide surf qualification training for the battalion’s crew members. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Bobbie A. Curtis)
3d AA Bn. goes surfing
Marines with Company A, 3d Assault Amphibian Battalion, 1st Marine Division, maneuver their Amphibious Assault Vehicle to the shore aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., after exiting the well deck of amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD18), during a training exercise, Aug. 22, 2015. The purpose of the training was to provide surf qualification training for the battalion’s crew members. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Bobbie A. Curtis)
Marines with Company A, 3d Assault Amphibian Battalion, 1st Marine Division, maneuver their Amphibious Assault Vehicle to the shore aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., after exiting the well deck of amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD18), during a training exercise, Aug. 22, 2015. The purpose of the training was to provide surf qualification training for the battalion’s crew members. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Bobbie A. Curtis)
3d AA Bn. goes surfing
Marines with Company A, 3d Assault Amphibian Battalion, 1st Marine Division, maneuver their Amphibious Assault Vehicle to the shore aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., after exiting the well deck of amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD18), during a training exercise, Aug. 22, 2015. The purpose of the training was to provide surf qualification training for the battalion’s crew members. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Bobbie A. Curtis)
Marines with Company A, 3d Assault Amphibian Battalion, 1st Marine Division, maneuver their Amphibious Assault Vehicle to the shore aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., after exiting the well deck of amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD18), during a training exercise, Aug. 22, 2015. The purpose of the training was to provide surf qualification training for the battalion’s crew members. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Bobbie A. Curtis)
3rd AA Bn. goes surfing
Marines with Company A, 3d Assault Amphibian Battalion, 1st Marine Division, maneuver their Amphibious Assault Vehicle to the shore aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., after exiting the well deck of amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD18), during a training exercise, Aug. 22, 2015. The purpose of the training was to provide surf qualification training for the battalion’s crew members. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Bobbie A. Curtis)
Marines with Company A, 3d Assault Amphibian Battalion, 1st Marine Division, maneuver their Amphibious Assault Vehicle to the shore aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., after exiting the well deck of amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD18), during a training exercise, Aug. 22, 2015.   The purpose of the training was to provide surf qualification training for the battalion’s crew members. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Bobbie A. Curtis)
3rd AA Bn. goes surfing
Marines with Company A, 3d Assault Amphibian Battalion, 1st Marine Division, maneuver their Amphibious Assault Vehicle to the shore aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., after exiting the well deck of amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD18), during a training exercise, Aug. 22, 2015. The purpose of the training was to provide surf qualification training for the battalion’s crew members. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Bobbie A. Curtis)
Marines with Company A, 3d Assault Amphibian Battalion, 1st Marine Division, maneuver their Amphibious Assault Vehicle to the shore aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., after exiting the well deck of amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD18),  during a training exercise, Aug. 22, 2015. The purpose of the training was to provide surf qualification training for the battalion’s crew members. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Bobbie A. Curtis)
3rd AA Bn. goes surfing
Marines with Company A, 3d Assault Amphibian Battalion, 1st Marine Division, maneuver their Amphibious Assault Vehicle to the shore aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., after exiting the well deck of amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD18), during a training exercise, Aug. 22, 2015. The purpose of the training was to provide surf qualification training for the battalion’s crew members. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Bobbie A. Curtis)
Marines with Headquarters and Service Company, 3d Assault Amphibian Battalion, 1st Marine Division, maneuver their Amphibious Assault Vehicle to the shore aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., after exiting the well deck of amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD18), during a training exercise, Aug. 22, 2015. The purpose of the training was to provide  surf qualification training for the battalion’s crew members. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Bobbie A. Curtis)
3d AA Bn. goes surfing
Marines with Headquarters and Service Company, 3d Assault Amphibian Battalion, 1st Marine Division, maneuver their Amphibious Assault Vehicle to the shore aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., after exiting the well deck of amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD18), during a training exercise, Aug. 22, 2015. The purpose of the training was to provide surf qualification training for the battalion’s crew members. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Bobbie A. Curtis)
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.

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