1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment

 

1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment

1st Marine Division

Camp San Mateo-A group of Marines and Sailors proudly display the wearing of the French Fourragere after receiving it by the Commanding Officer of the Fighting Fifth Marine Regiment during a Welcoming Ceremony to our Corps' most decorated Regiment.
French Fourragere Welcoming Ceremony
Camp San Mateo-A group of Marines and Sailors proudly display the wearing of the French Fourragere after receiving it by the Commanding Officer of the Fighting Fifth Marine Regiment during a Welcoming Ceremony to our Corps' most decorated Regiment.
Camp San Mateo - A group of selected Marines of the Fighting Fifth Marine Regiment participated in the bi-monthly 'Committed and Engaged Leaders' discussion with the Commanding Officer and Sergeant Major of the Regiment.
Committed and Engaged Leaders
Camp San Mateo - A group of selected Marines of the Fighting Fifth Marine Regiment participated in the bi-monthly 'Committed and Engaged Leaders' discussion with the Commanding Officer and Sergeant Major of the Regiment.
Camp San Mateo-A group of selected Sergeants of the Fighting Fifth Marine Regiment participated in the Committed and Engaged Leaders Physical Training session.
Committed and Engaged Leaders
Camp San Mateo-A group of selected Sergeants of the Fighting Fifth Marine Regiment participated in the Committed and Engaged Leaders Physical Training session.
Camp San Mateo-Colonel K.R. Kassner, Commanding Officer of the Fighting Fifth Marine Regiment is addressing the group of selected Sergeants within the regiment upon completion of the Committed and Engaged Leaders Physical Training session.
Committed and Engaged Leaders
Camp San Mateo-Colonel K.R. Kassner, Commanding Officer of the Fighting Fifth Marine Regiment is addressing the group of selected Sergeants within the regiment upon completion of the Committed and Engaged Leaders Physical Training session.
PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 5, 2015) – U.S. Marines assigned to 5th Marine Regiment Headquarters prepare to board an MV-22B Tilt-rotor Osprey assigned to Marine Medium Tilt-rotor Squadron (VMM) 163 with 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing during flight operations aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS Somerset (LPD 25) as part of 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
PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 5, 2015) – U.S. Marines assigned to 5th Marine Regiment Headquarters prepare to board an MV-22B Tilt-rotor Osprey assigned to Marine Medium Tilt-rotor Squadron (VMM) 163 with 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing during flight operations aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS Somerset (LPD 25) as part of 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)
PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 5, 2015) – U.S. Marines assigned to 5th Marine Regiment Headquarters prepare to board an MV-22B Tilt-rotor Osprey assigned to Marine Medium Tilt-rotor Squadron (VMM) 163 with 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing during flight operations aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS Somerset (LPD 25) as part of 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
PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 5, 2015) – U.S. Marines assigned to 5th Marine Regiment Headquarters prepare to board an MV-22B Tilt-rotor Osprey assigned to Marine Medium Tilt-rotor Squadron (VMM) 163 with 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing during flight operations aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS Somerset (LPD 25) as part of 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
U.S. Marines with 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division board a CH-53E Super Stallion during Exercise Dawn Blitz, Sept. 5, 2015. Dawn Blitz 2015, a joint multinational amphibious exercise, promotes interoperability between the Navy, Marine Corps and Coalition partners. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Eryn L. Edelman, 3D MAW Combat Camera/Released)
Dawn Blitz 2015
U.S. Marines with 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division board a CH-53E Super Stallion during Exercise Dawn Blitz, Sept. 5, 2015. Dawn Blitz 2015, a joint multinational amphibious exercise, promotes interoperability between the Navy, Marine Corps and Coalition partners. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Eryn L. Edelman, 3D MAW Combat Camera/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.
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.
Marines with 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division run up a bluff to get in a blocking position with the rest of their platoon during Exercise Dawn Blitz 2015 at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., 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
Marines with 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division run up a bluff to get in a blocking position with the rest of their platoon during Exercise Dawn Blitz 2015 at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., 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.
Lieutenant Colonel Hunter Rawlings, battalion commander, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, presents the first place medals to the Marines with Company L, 3/5, 1st Mar. Div., after completing the Dark Horse Ajax Challenge aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 20, 2015. The eight-mile course tested the Marines’ and Sailors’ endurance and leadership skills with trials spread across the San Mateo area. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Will Perkins)
Tougher than Grease: Dark Horse Ajax Challenge
Lieutenant Colonel Hunter Rawlings, battalion commander, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, presents the first place medals to the Marines with Company L, 3/5, 1st Mar. Div., after completing the Dark Horse Ajax Challenge aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 20, 2015. The eight-mile course tested the Marines’ and Sailors’ endurance and leadership skills with trials spread across the San Mateo area. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Will Perkins)
Lieutenant Colonel Hunter Rawlings, battalion commander, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, prepares to present the first place prize for completion of the Dark Horse Ajax Challenge aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 20, 2015. The eight-mile course tested the Marines’ endurance and leadership skills with trials spread across the San Mateo area. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Will Perkins)
Tougher than Grease: Dark Horse Ajax Challenge
Lieutenant Colonel Hunter Rawlings, battalion commander, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, prepares to present the first place prize for completion of the Dark Horse Ajax Challenge aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 20, 2015. The eight-mile course tested the Marines’ endurance and leadership skills with trials spread across the San Mateo area. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Will Perkins)
A Marine assigned to Company K, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, conducts buddy squats as part of the Dark Horse Ajax Challenge aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 20, 2015. The eight-mile course tested the Marines’ and Sailors’ endurance and leadership skills with trials spread across the San Mateo area. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Will Perkins)
Tougher than Grease: Dark Horse Ajax Challenge
A Marine assigned to Company K, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, conducts buddy squats as part of the Dark Horse Ajax Challenge aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 20, 2015. The eight-mile course tested the Marines’ and Sailors’ endurance and leadership skills with trials spread across the San Mateo area. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Will Perkins)
Marines assigned to Company K, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, run along hills during the Dark Horse Ajax Challenge aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 20, 2015. The eight-mile course tested the Marines’ and Sailors’ endurance and leadership skills with trials spread across the San Mateo area. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Will Perkins)
Tougher than Grease: Dark Horse Ajax Challenge
Marines assigned to Company K, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, run along hills during the Dark Horse Ajax Challenge aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 20, 2015. The eight-mile course tested the Marines’ and Sailors’ endurance and leadership skills with trials spread across the San Mateo area. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Will Perkins)
Marines assigned to Headquarters and Service Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, carry a simulated casualty as part of the Dark Horse Ajax Challenge aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 20, 2015. The eight-mile course tested the Marines’ and Sailors’ endurance and leadership skills with trials spread across the San Mateo area. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Will Perkins)
Tougher than Grease: Dark Horse Ajax Challenge
Marines assigned to Headquarters and Service Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, carry a simulated casualty as part of the Dark Horse Ajax Challenge aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 20, 2015. The eight-mile course tested the Marines’ and Sailors’ endurance and leadership skills with trials spread across the San Mateo area. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Will Perkins)
Marines assigned to Company K, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, work together to complete fire team pushups as part of the Dark Horse Ajax Challenge aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Aug. 20, 2015. The eight-mile course tested the Marines’ and Sailors’ endurance and leadership skills with trials spread across the San Mateo area. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Will Perkins)
Tougher than Grease: Dark Horse Ajax Challenge
Marines assigned to Company K, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, work together to complete fire team pushups as part of the Dark Horse Ajax Challenge aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Aug. 20, 2015. The eight-mile course tested the Marines’ and Sailors’ endurance and leadership skills with trials spread across the San Mateo area. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Will Perkins)
A Marine assigned to Company K, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, throws a knife at a target as part of the Dark Horse Ajax Challenge aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 20, 2015. The eight-mile course tested the Marines’ and Sailors’ endurance and leadership skills with trials spread across the San Mateo area. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Will Perkins)
Tougher than Grease: Dark Horse Ajax Challenge
A Marine assigned to Company K, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, throws a knife at a target as part of the Dark Horse Ajax Challenge aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 20, 2015. The eight-mile course tested the Marines’ and Sailors’ endurance and leadership skills with trials spread across the San Mateo area. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Will Perkins)
A Marine assigned to Company K, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, climbs a rope as part of the Dark Horse Ajax Challenge aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 20, 2015. The eight-mile course tested the Marines’ and Sailors’ endurance and leadership skills with trials spread across the San Mateo area. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Will Perkins)
Tougher than Grease: Dark Horse Ajax Challenge
A Marine assigned to Company K, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, climbs a rope as part of the Dark Horse Ajax Challenge aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 20, 2015. The eight-mile course tested the Marines’ and Sailors’ endurance and leadership skills with trials spread across the San Mateo area. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Will Perkins)
Marines assigned to Company K, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, low-crawl through a trench during the Dark Horse Ajax Challenge aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 20, 2015. The eight-mile course tested the Marines’ and Sailors’ endurance and leadership skills with trials spread across the San Mateo area. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Will Perkins)
Tougher than Grease: Dark Horse Ajax Challenge
Marines assigned to Company K, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, low-crawl through a trench during the Dark Horse Ajax Challenge aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 20, 2015. The eight-mile course tested the Marines’ and Sailors’ endurance and leadership skills with trials spread across the San Mateo area. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Will Perkins)
Marines with 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, establish security during a helicopter raid, as part of the Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation (MCCRE), aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 4, 2015. The MCCRE is used evaluate the operational readiness of a designated unit.
Marines and Sailors with 3/5 take part in MCCRE
Marines with 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, establish security during a helicopter raid, as part of the Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation (MCCRE), aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 4, 2015. The MCCRE is used evaluate the operational readiness of a designated unit.
A CH-53E Super Stallion assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 361, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, prepares to land before transporting Marines with 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, as part of the Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation (MCCRE), aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Aug. 4, 2015. The MCCRE is used evaluate the operational readiness of a designated unit.
Marines and Sailors with 3/5 take part in MCCRE
A CH-53E Super Stallion assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 361, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, prepares to land before transporting Marines with 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, as part of the Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation (MCCRE), aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Aug. 4, 2015. The MCCRE is used evaluate the operational readiness of a designated unit.
Marines with 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division run into position prior to boarding a CH-53E Super Stallion before conducting a helicopter raid, as part of the Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation (MCCRE), aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Aug. 4, 2015. The MCCRE is used evaluate the operational readiness of a designated unit.
Marines and Sailors with 3/5 take part in MCCRE
Marines with 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division run into position prior to boarding a CH-53E Super Stallion before conducting a helicopter raid, as part of the Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation (MCCRE), aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Aug. 4, 2015. The MCCRE is used evaluate the operational readiness of a designated unit.
Marines with 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, apply camouflage paint before conducting a helicopter raid, as part of the Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation (MCCRE), aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Aug. 4, 2015. The MCCRE is used evaluate the operational readiness of a designated unit.
Marines and Sailors with 3/5 take part in MCCRE
Marines with 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, apply camouflage paint before conducting a helicopter raid, as part of the Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation (MCCRE), aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Aug. 4, 2015. The MCCRE is used evaluate the operational readiness of a designated unit.
Marines with 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, establish security during a helicopter raid as part of the Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation (MCCRE), aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 4, 2015. The MCCRE is used evaluate the operational readiness of a designated unit. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Demetrius Morgan/RELEASED)
Marines and Sailors with 3/5 take part in MCCRE
Marines with 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, establish security during a helicopter raid as part of the Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation (MCCRE), aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 4, 2015. The MCCRE is used evaluate the operational readiness of a designated unit. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Demetrius Morgan/RELEASED)
First Lt. Walter Graves II, a platoon commander with 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, waits for communication from his radio operator before conducting a helicopter raid as part of the Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation (MCCRE), aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 4, 2015. The MCCRE is used evaluate the operational readiness of a designated unit. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Demetrius Morgan/RELEASED)
Marines and Sailors with 3/5 take part in MCCRE
First Lt. Walter Graves II, a platoon commander with 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, waits for communication from his radio operator before conducting a helicopter raid as part of the Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation (MCCRE), aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 4, 2015. The MCCRE is used evaluate the operational readiness of a designated unit. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Demetrius Morgan/RELEASED)
Tony Horton, the creator the fitness program P90X, speaks to Marines assigned to 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 9, 2015. Horton believes Marines need to focus on nutrition and a wide variety of exercises to be ready for any mission as may be directed. (U.S. Marine photo by Cpl. Will Perkins/RELEASED)
Tony Horton, Creator of P90X, visits the Marines and Sailors of Dark Horse
Tony Horton, the creator the fitness program P90X, speaks to Marines assigned to 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 9, 2015. Horton believes Marines need to focus on nutrition and a wide variety of exercises to be ready for any mission as may be directed. (U.S. Marine photo by Cpl. Will Perkins/RELEASED)
Tony Horton, the creator of P90X, instructs morning physical fitness for the Marines assigned to 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 9, 2015. Horton believes Marines need to focus on nutrition and a wide variety of exercises to be ready for any mission as may be directed.
Tony Horton, Creator of P90X, visits the Marines and Sailors of Dark Horse
Tony Horton, the creator of P90X, instructs morning physical fitness for the Marines assigned to 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 9, 2015. Horton believes Marines need to focus on nutrition and a wide variety of exercises to be ready for any mission as may be directed.
Lieutenant Colonel Hunter Rawlings, the commanding officer of 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, conducts exercises during a visit from the creator of the fitness program P90X aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 9, 2015. Horton believes Marines need to focus on nutrition and a wide variety of exercises to be ready for any mission as may be directed.
Tony Horton, Creator of P90X, visits the Marines and Sailors of Dark Horse
Lieutenant Colonel Hunter Rawlings, the commanding officer of 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, conducts exercises during a visit from the creator of the fitness program P90X aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 9, 2015. Horton believes Marines need to focus on nutrition and a wide variety of exercises to be ready for any mission as may be directed.
Tony Horton, the creator of P90X, instructs morning physical fitness for the Marines assigned to 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 9, 2015. Horton believes Marines need to focus on nutrition and a wide variety of exercises to be ready for any mission as may be directed.
Tony Horton, Creator of P90X, visits the Marines and Sailors of Dark Horse
Tony Horton, the creator of P90X, instructs morning physical fitness for the Marines assigned to 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 9, 2015. Horton believes Marines need to focus on nutrition and a wide variety of exercises to be ready for any mission as may be directed.
U.S. Marines from the 1st Marine Division and their French counterparts gather at Aisne-Marne American Cemetery to commemorate their fallen heroes in Belleau, France on May 31, 2015. This Memorial Day ceremony was held in honor of the 97th anniversary of the Battle of Belleau Wood. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Akeel Austin/Released)
1st Marine Division commemorates the 97th anniversary of the battle of Belleau Wood
U.S. Marines from the 1st Marine Division and their French counterparts gather at Aisne-Marne American Cemetery to commemorate their fallen heroes in Belleau, France on May 31, 2015. This Memorial Day ceremony was held in honor of the 97th anniversary of the Battle of Belleau Wood. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Akeel Austin/Released)
U.S. Marines from the 1st Marine Division and their French counterparts gather at Aisne-Marne American Cemetery to commemorate their fallen heroes in Belleau, France, on May 31, 2015. This Memorial Day ceremony was held in honor of the 97th anniversary of the Battle of Belleau Wood. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Akeel Austin/Released)
1st Marine Division commemorates the 97th anniversary of the battle of Belleau Wood
U.S. Marines from the 1st Marine Division and their French counterparts gather at Aisne-Marne American Cemetery to commemorate their fallen heroes in Belleau, France, on May 31, 2015. This Memorial Day ceremony was held in honor of the 97th anniversary of the Battle of Belleau Wood. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Akeel Austin/Released)
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Noukane Sonethanouvong, radio operator with communications company, headquarters battalion, 1st Marine Division  salutes while taps is played during a private ceremony at Aisne-Marne American Cemetery in Belleau, France on May 31, 2015. This Memorial Day ceremony was held in honor of the 97th anniversary of the Battle of Belleau Wood. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Akeel Austin/Released)
1st Marine Division commemorates the 97th anniversary of the battle of Belleau Wood
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Noukane Sonethanouvong, radio operator with communications company, headquarters battalion, 1st Marine Division salutes while taps is played during a private ceremony at Aisne-Marne American Cemetery in Belleau, France on May 31, 2015. This Memorial Day ceremony was held in honor of the 97th anniversary of the Battle of Belleau Wood. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Akeel Austin/Released)
Sergeant Maj. of the Marine Corps Ronald L. Green shakes the hands of Marines with the 5th Marine Regiment prior to a private ceremony at Aisne-Marne American Cemetery in Belleau, France, May 31, 2015. This Memorial Day ceremony is held in honor of the 97th anniversary of the Battle of Belleau Wood. More than 1,800 Marines from the 5th and 6th Regiments lost their lives in the 21-day battle that stopped the last German offensive in 1918. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Akeel Austin/Released)
1st Marine Division commemorates the 97th anniversary of the battle of Belleau Wood
Sergeant Maj. of the Marine Corps Ronald L. Green shakes the hands of Marines with the 5th Marine Regiment prior to a private ceremony at Aisne-Marne American Cemetery in Belleau, France, May 31, 2015. This Memorial Day ceremony is held in honor of the 97th anniversary of the Battle of Belleau Wood. More than 1,800 Marines from the 5th and 6th Regiments lost their lives in the 21-day battle that stopped the last German offensive in 1918. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Akeel Austin/Released)
Headquarters (HQ) Company, 5th Marine Regiment conducts a Command Post Exercise (CPX) on 3-4 March 2015.  During this exercise, HQ Co was assessing and validating its capabilities to provide command and control (C2) to subordinate, adjacent, and higher units. The Jump element set-up in Artillery Firing Area (AFA) 14 in the vicinity of Tango Training Area near Las Pulgas Rd. Upon completion of the exercise, the Jump proved it could sustain communication to the Forward, a larger C2 node postured 10 kilometers away and separated by significant terrain.
Jump CPX 3
Headquarters (HQ) Company, 5th Marine Regiment conducts a Command Post Exercise (CPX) on 3-4 March 2015. During this exercise, HQ Co was assessing and validating its capabilities to provide command and control (C2) to subordinate, adjacent, and higher units. The Jump element set-up in Artillery Firing Area (AFA) 14 in the vicinity of Tango Training Area near Las Pulgas Rd. Upon completion of the exercise, the Jump proved it could sustain communication to the Forward, a larger C2 node postured 10 kilometers away and separated by significant terrain.
Camp Pendleton, CA – LtCol Hunter R. Rawlings assumes command of the Dark Horse, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, during a change of command ceremony aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, CA 14 January, 2015.  LtCol Rawlings assumed command from LtCol Robert C. Rice, following the Battalion’s recent return from deployment as the Battalion Landing Team for the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit . Here the outgoing and incoming commanders transfer the Battalion Colors in the presence of the Battalion Sergeant Major, Sergeant Major Carlos Ruiz.
3/5 Change of Command
Camp Pendleton, CA – LtCol Hunter R. Rawlings assumes command of the Dark Horse, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, during a change of command ceremony aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, CA 14 January, 2015. LtCol Rawlings assumed command from LtCol Robert C. Rice, following the Battalion’s recent return from deployment as the Battalion Landing Team for the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit . Here the outgoing and incoming commanders transfer the Battalion Colors in the presence of the Battalion Sergeant Major, Sergeant Major Carlos Ruiz.
Camp Pendleton, CA – During a change of command ceremony for the Dark Horse, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, CA 14 January, 2015, LtCol Rawlings assumed command from LtCol Robert C. Rice.  Former 3/5 Commanders joined in the Battalion’s pass in review as LtCol Rice and LtCol Rawlings officiated the ceremony.
3/5 Change of Command
Camp Pendleton, CA – During a change of command ceremony for the Dark Horse, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, CA 14 January, 2015, LtCol Rawlings assumed command from LtCol Robert C. Rice. Former 3/5 Commanders joined in the Battalion’s pass in review as LtCol Rice and LtCol Rawlings officiated the ceremony.
Marines with Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, practice crossing a road during an Urban Operations exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 9, 2014. UO can be more dangerous than an open battlefield because Marines have the possibility of close quarter combat that puts them face-to-face with the enemy. It requires Marines to be extra cautious and aware of their environment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Christopher J. Moore/Released)
Geronimo Battalion seizes Urban Operations town
Marines with Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, practice crossing a road during an Urban Operations exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 9, 2014. UO can be more dangerous than an open battlefield because Marines have the possibility of close quarter combat that puts them face-to-face with the enemy. It requires Marines to be extra cautious and aware of their environment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Christopher J. Moore/Released)
Lance Cpl. Hayden Parker, rifleman, Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, and a native of Florence, Ariz., provides security for his fire team during an Urban Operations exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 9, 2014. The training area tested the Marines’ knowledge and skills on operations in austere conditions. The range portrayed how an urban battlefield may look in a combat environment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Christopher J. Moore/Released)
Geronimo Battalion seizes Urban Operations town
Lance Cpl. Hayden Parker, rifleman, Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, and a native of Florence, Ariz., provides security for his fire team during an Urban Operations exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 9, 2014. The training area tested the Marines’ knowledge and skills on operations in austere conditions. The range portrayed how an urban battlefield may look in a combat environment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Christopher J. Moore/Released)
Marines with 5th Marine Regiment salute during a French Fourragere ceremony aboard the Camp San Mateo parade deck here, Oct. 23, 2013. The regiment is one of two Marine Corps regiments authorized to wear the Fourragere for heroic actions during World War I. New Marines with the regiment received the Fourragere during the ceremony.
Fighting Fifth honors historic legacy
Marines with 5th Marine Regiment salute during a French Fourragere ceremony aboard the Camp San Mateo parade deck here, Oct. 23, 2013. The regiment is one of two Marine Corps regiments authorized to wear the Fourragere for heroic actions during World War I. New Marines with the regiment received the Fourragere during the ceremony.
Colonel Jason Bohm, commanding officer, 5th Marine Regiment, passes the French Fourragere to Lt Col. Kevin Mathews, commanding officer, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, during a French Fourragere ceremony aboard the Camp San Mateo parade deck here, Oct. 23, 2013. The regiment is one of two Marine Corps regiments authorized to wear the Fourragere for heroic actions during World War I. New Marines with the regiment received the Fourragere during the ceremony.
Fighting Fifth honors historic legacy
Colonel Jason Bohm, commanding officer, 5th Marine Regiment, passes the French Fourragere to Lt Col. Kevin Mathews, commanding officer, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, during a French Fourragere ceremony aboard the Camp San Mateo parade deck here, Oct. 23, 2013. The regiment is one of two Marine Corps regiments authorized to wear the Fourragere for heroic actions during World War I. New Marines with the regiment received the Fourragere during the ceremony.
Marines with 5th Marine Regiment are presented the French Fourragere during a ceremony aboard the Camp San Mateo parade deck here, Oct. 23, 2013. The regiment is one of two Marine Corps regiments authorized to wear the Fourragere for heroic actions during World War I. The ceremony emphasizes the Marines' commitment to the rich history of the Fighting Fifth.
Fighting Fifth honors historic legacy
Marines with 5th Marine Regiment are presented the French Fourragere during a ceremony aboard the Camp San Mateo parade deck here, Oct. 23, 2013. The regiment is one of two Marine Corps regiments authorized to wear the Fourragere for heroic actions during World War I. The ceremony emphasizes the Marines' commitment to the rich history of the Fighting Fifth.
Mission

1st Battalion, 5th Marines deploys as a Battalion Landing Team to any operating environment and defeats our enemies across the entire spectrum of warfare.


1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment Leaders

Lieutenant Colonel Mark E. Carlton
Commanding Officer 1st Battalion, 5th Marines
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Sergeant Major Anthony J. Pompos
Sergeant Major 1st Battalion, 5th Marines
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Contact
1st Battalion, 5th Marines
BOX 555463
Camp Pendleton,
CA 92055

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