Headquarters Battalion

 

Headquarters Battalion

1st Marine Division

Camp Pendleton, CA
U.S. Marine Corps 1st Lt. Joseph McKee, a fire integrations support team (FiST) leader with Company C, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, discusses the plan of attack before conducting a FiST exercise as a part of Large Scale Exercise (LSE) at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Aug. 16, 2015. LSE is a joint forces exercise conducted at the brigade level designed to enable live, virtual, and constructive training for participating units and allows participating nations to strengthen partnerships and their ability to operate together. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Clarence A. Leake/Released)
1/7 suppresses enemy in FiST exercise
U.S. Marine Corps 1st Lt. Joseph McKee, a fire integrations support team (FiST) leader with Company C, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, discusses the plan of attack before conducting a FiST exercise as a part of Large Scale Exercise (LSE) at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Aug. 16, 2015. LSE is a joint forces exercise conducted at the brigade level designed to enable live, virtual, and constructive training for participating units and allows participating nations to strengthen partnerships and their ability to operate together. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Clarence A. Leake/Released)
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Brian Gomez, with Company C, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, locates simulated enemy positions during Large Scale Exercise (LSE) at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Aug. 16, 2015. LSE is a joint forces exercise conducted at the brigade level designed to enable live, virtual, and constructive training for participating units and allows participating nations to strengthen partnerships and their ability to operate together. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Clarence A. Leake/Released)
1/7 suppresses enemy in FiST exercise
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Brian Gomez, with Company C, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, locates simulated enemy positions during Large Scale Exercise (LSE) at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Aug. 16, 2015. LSE is a joint forces exercise conducted at the brigade level designed to enable live, virtual, and constructive training for participating units and allows participating nations to strengthen partnerships and their ability to operate together. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Clarence A. Leake/Released)
U.S. Marines with Company A, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, provide perimeter of security while conducting security force operations as a part of Large Scale Exercise (LSE) at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Aug. 18, 2015. LSE is a joint forces exercise conducted at the brigade level designed to enable live, virtual, and constructive training for participating units and allows participating nations to strengthen partnerships and their ability to operate together. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Clarence A. Leake/Released)
1/7 conducts security force ops
U.S. Marines with Company A, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, provide perimeter of security while conducting security force operations as a part of Large Scale Exercise (LSE) at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Aug. 18, 2015. LSE is a joint forces exercise conducted at the brigade level designed to enable live, virtual, and constructive training for participating units and allows participating nations to strengthen partnerships and their ability to operate together. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Clarence A. Leake/Released)
U.S. Marines with Company A, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, interact with role players during a security force operations as a part of Large Scale Exercise (LSE) at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Aug. 18, 2015. LSE is a joint forces exercise conducted at the brigade level designed to enable live, virtual, and constructive training for participating units and allows participating nations to strengthen partnerships and their ability to operate together. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Clarence A. Leake/Released)
1/7 conducts security force ops
U.S. Marines with Company A, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, interact with role players during a security force operations as a part of Large Scale Exercise (LSE) at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Aug. 18, 2015. LSE is a joint forces exercise conducted at the brigade level designed to enable live, virtual, and constructive training for participating units and allows participating nations to strengthen partnerships and their ability to operate together. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Clarence A. Leake/Released)
Marines from Company A, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Divison, I Marine Expeditionary Force, are suspended from a UH-1Y Huey helicopter during an exercise on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 18, 2015. Utilizing both fast-roping and Special Patrol Insertion and Extraction rigging methods, the purpose of the training exercise was to integrate operational coordination between the I MEF Ground Combat Element and Air Combat Element.
Recon Marines Hang With HMLA 369
Marines from Company A, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Divison, I Marine Expeditionary Force, are suspended from a UH-1Y Huey helicopter during an exercise on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 18, 2015. Utilizing both fast-roping and Special Patrol Insertion and Extraction rigging methods, the purpose of the training exercise was to integrate operational coordination between the I MEF Ground Combat Element and Air Combat Element.
Mechanicsburg, Pa., native Gunnery Sgt. Daniel Young, a platoon sergeant with Company A, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, runs to grab the rope underneath a UH-1Y Huey helicopter during a training exercise on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 18, 2015. Utilizing both fast-roping and Special Patrol Insertion and Extraction rigging methods, the purpose of the training exercise was to integrate operational coordination between the I MEF Ground Combat Element and Air Combat Element.
Recon Marines Hang With HMLA 369
Mechanicsburg, Pa., native Gunnery Sgt. Daniel Young, a platoon sergeant with Company A, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, runs to grab the rope underneath a UH-1Y Huey helicopter during a training exercise on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 18, 2015. Utilizing both fast-roping and Special Patrol Insertion and Extraction rigging methods, the purpose of the training exercise was to integrate operational coordination between the I MEF Ground Combat Element and Air Combat Element.
A Marine with Company A, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, provides security for his fellow Marines at the drop zone of a fast-roping exercise on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug 18, 2015. Utilizing both fast-roping and Special Patrol Insertion and Extraction rigging methods, the purpose of the training exercise was to integrate operational coordination between the I MEF Ground Combat Element and Air Combat Element.
Recon Marines Hang With HMLA 369
A Marine with Company A, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, provides security for his fellow Marines at the drop zone of a fast-roping exercise on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug 18, 2015. Utilizing both fast-roping and Special Patrol Insertion and Extraction rigging methods, the purpose of the training exercise was to integrate operational coordination between the I MEF Ground Combat Element and Air Combat Element.
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)
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)
Marines with 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division show Vietnam veterans, that are members of the 1st Mar. Div. Association, equipment used by the marine Corps today during the 68th annual reunion, aboard Marine Corps base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 20, 2015. During the reunion, veterans visited their old stomping grounds and reminisced about their days serving in the division, while also observing the capabilities of today’s Marines. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Demetrius Morgan/RELEASED)
Once a Marine always a Marine: 1st Marine Division honors veterans at reunion
Marines with 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division show Vietnam veterans, that are members of the 1st Mar. Div. Association, equipment used by the marine Corps today during the 68th annual reunion, aboard Marine Corps base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 20, 2015. During the reunion, veterans visited their old stomping grounds and reminisced about their days serving in the division, while also observing the capabilities of today’s Marines. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Demetrius Morgan/RELEASED)
Sergeant Major William T. Sowers, the 1st Marine Division sergeant major, speaks with two Vietnam veterans that are members of the 1st Mar. Div. Association during their 68th annual reunion, aboard Marine Corps base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 20, 2015. During the reunion, veterans visited their old stomping grounds and reminisced about their days serving in the division, while also observing the capabilities of today’s Marines. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Demetrius Morgan/RELEASED)
Once a Marine always a Marine: 1st Marine Division honors veterans at reunion
Sergeant Major William T. Sowers, the 1st Marine Division sergeant major, speaks with two Vietnam veterans that are members of the 1st Mar. Div. Association during their 68th annual reunion, aboard Marine Corps base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 20, 2015. During the reunion, veterans visited their old stomping grounds and reminisced about their days serving in the division, while also observing the capabilities of today’s Marines. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Demetrius Morgan/RELEASED)
Vietnam veterans a part of the 1st Marine Division Association observe an M32 Multi-shot Grenade Launcher during the 68th annual 1st Mar. Div. Association reunion, aboard Marine Corps base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 20, 2015. During the reunion, veterans visited their old stomping grounds and reminisced about their days serving in the division, while also observing the capabilities of today’s Marines. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Demetrius Morgan/RELEASED)
Once a Marine always a Marine: 1st Marine Division honors veterans at reunion
Vietnam veterans a part of the 1st Marine Division Association observe an M32 Multi-shot Grenade Launcher during the 68th annual 1st Mar. Div. Association reunion, aboard Marine Corps base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 20, 2015. During the reunion, veterans visited their old stomping grounds and reminisced about their days serving in the division, while also observing the capabilities of today’s Marines. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Demetrius Morgan/RELEASED)
Corporal Richard Bork, left, an assaultman from Midland, Mich., and Pfc. Maverick Peterson, a basic rifleman from New London, Wis., both with Company B, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, drive an M1161 Internally Transportable Vehicle through a simulated combat town during the first phase of a Limited Objective Experiment aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 13, 2015. The experiment is comprised of the integration of ITVs with infantry units to provide the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory with an understanding of how the vehicles will be added to the battalions. The second part of the experiment will take place at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., which will provide the Marines with extensive amounts of terrain to test the vehicles’ capabilities over a 3-week training period. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Rick Hurtado / Released)
Marines Test New Fighting Capabilities
Corporal Richard Bork, left, an assaultman from Midland, Mich., and Pfc. Maverick Peterson, a basic rifleman from New London, Wis., both with Company B, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, drive an M1161 Internally Transportable Vehicle through a simulated combat town during the first phase of a Limited Objective Experiment aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 13, 2015. The experiment is comprised of the integration of ITVs with infantry units to provide the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory with an understanding of how the vehicles will be added to the battalions. The second part of the experiment will take place at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., which will provide the Marines with extensive amounts of terrain to test the vehicles’ capabilities over a 3-week training period. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Rick Hurtado / Released)
Marines with Company B, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, escort an M1161 Internally Transportable Vehicle through a simulated combat town during the first phase of a Limited Objective Experiment aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 13, 2015. The experiment is comprised of the integration of ITVs with infantry units to provide the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory with an understanding of how the vehicles will be added to the battalions. The second part of the experiment will take place at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., which will provide the Marines with extensive amounts of terrain to test the vehicles’ capabilities over a 3-week training period. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Rick Hurtado / Released)
Marines Test New Fighting Capabilities
Marines with Company B, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, escort an M1161 Internally Transportable Vehicle through a simulated combat town during the first phase of a Limited Objective Experiment aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 13, 2015. The experiment is comprised of the integration of ITVs with infantry units to provide the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory with an understanding of how the vehicles will be added to the battalions. The second part of the experiment will take place at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., which will provide the Marines with extensive amounts of terrain to test the vehicles’ capabilities over a 3-week training period. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Rick Hurtado / Released)
Private First Class Jonathan Meissen, a native of Parsons, Kan., and a basic rifleman with Company B, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, unloads jugs of water off an M1161 Internally Transportable Vehicle during the first phase of a Limited Objective Experiment aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 13, 2015. The experiment is comprised of the integration of ITVs with infantry units to provide the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory with an understanding of how the vehicles will be added to the battalions. The second part of the experiment will take place at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., which will provide the Marines with extensive amounts of terrain to test the vehicles’ capabilities over a 3-week training period. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Rick Hurtado / Released)
Marines Test New Fighting Capabilities
Private First Class Jonathan Meissen, a native of Parsons, Kan., and a basic rifleman with Company B, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, unloads jugs of water off an M1161 Internally Transportable Vehicle during the first phase of a Limited Objective Experiment aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 13, 2015. The experiment is comprised of the integration of ITVs with infantry units to provide the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory with an understanding of how the vehicles will be added to the battalions. The second part of the experiment will take place at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., which will provide the Marines with extensive amounts of terrain to test the vehicles’ capabilities over a 3-week training period. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Rick Hurtado / Released)
A Marine with 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment sights in on a simulated enemy during the culminating event of 1st Marine Division Schools’ Urban Leaders Course at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 12, 2015. The course is a 15-day period of instruction that includes classwork, combat marksmanship and physical training executed in a simulated urban combat environment.
Marines Remain Relevant to Shifting Battlefield
A Marine with 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment sights in on a simulated enemy during the culminating event of 1st Marine Division Schools’ Urban Leaders Course at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 12, 2015. The course is a 15-day period of instruction that includes classwork, combat marksmanship and physical training executed in a simulated urban combat environment.
One by one, Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Central Command place a battle streamer on the Regimental Colors to symbolize the 7th Marine Regiment’s unit awards during the 98th anniversary ceremony, held in an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Aug. 15, 2015. The 7th Marine Regiment Headquarters and 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines are currently deployed with the SPMAGTF-CR-CC and took time to remember the regiment’s storied history and rededicate themselves to their current work with Operation Inherent Resolve.
Prepare to March: 7th Marine Regiment Celebrates 98 Years
One by one, Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Central Command place a battle streamer on the Regimental Colors to symbolize the 7th Marine Regiment’s unit awards during the 98th anniversary ceremony, held in an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Aug. 15, 2015. The 7th Marine Regiment Headquarters and 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines are currently deployed with the SPMAGTF-CR-CC and took time to remember the regiment’s storied history and rededicate themselves to their current work with Operation Inherent Resolve.
Corporal Brady Davenport (left), a fire support man, and 1st Lt. Mark Null (right), an artillery officer, both assigned to 2nd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Divison, observe impacts from M777 Howitizers aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 14, 2015. 2/11 annually conducts Summer Fire Exercise to sustain core proficiencies and to further develop their ability to execute fire missions.
1st Marine Division brings out the big guns: Summer Fire Exercise 15
Corporal Brady Davenport (left), a fire support man, and 1st Lt. Mark Null (right), an artillery officer, both assigned to 2nd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Divison, observe impacts from M777 Howitizers aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 14, 2015. 2/11 annually conducts Summer Fire Exercise to sustain core proficiencies and to further develop their ability to execute fire missions.
Brigadier Gen. Daniel Yoo, the deputy commanding general of 1st Marine Division, observes a military operation on urban terrain exercise held by Company A, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, as part of Integrated Training Exercise aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, Aug. 11, 2015. The MOUT exercise was conducted as part of Integrated Training Exercise and allowed the Marines to practice many different capabilities in preparation for future deployments.
1st MarDiv Leader visits troops during Integrated Training Exercise
Brigadier Gen. Daniel Yoo, the deputy commanding general of 1st Marine Division, observes a military operation on urban terrain exercise held by Company A, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, as part of Integrated Training Exercise aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, Aug. 11, 2015. The MOUT exercise was conducted as part of Integrated Training Exercise and allowed the Marines to practice many different capabilities in preparation for future deployments.
Colonel William Mccollough, the commanding officer of 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, explains military operations on urban terrain procedures to Brig. Gen. Daniel Yoo, the deputy commanding general of 1st Marine Division, at a live-fire MOUT exercise conducted by Company A, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, Aug. 11, 2015. The MOUT exercise was conducted as part of Integrated Training Exercise and allowed the Marines to practice many different capabilities in preparation for future deployments.
1st MarDiv Leader visits troops during Integrated Training Exercise
Colonel William Mccollough, the commanding officer of 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, explains military operations on urban terrain procedures to Brig. Gen. Daniel Yoo, the deputy commanding general of 1st Marine Division, at a live-fire MOUT exercise conducted by Company A, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, Aug. 11, 2015. The MOUT exercise was conducted as part of Integrated Training Exercise and allowed the Marines to practice many different capabilities in preparation for future deployments.
Brigadier Gen. Daniel Yoo, the deputy commanding general of 1st Marine Division, engages with Marines at a military operation on urban terrain exercise held by Company A, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, as part of Integrated Training Exercise aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, Aug. 11, 2015. Animal Company showcased the Marine Corps’ ability to execute tactically and proficiently in any area of operation.
1st MarDiv Leader visits troops during Integrated Training Exercise
Brigadier Gen. Daniel Yoo, the deputy commanding general of 1st Marine Division, engages with Marines at a military operation on urban terrain exercise held by Company A, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, as part of Integrated Training Exercise aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, Aug. 11, 2015. Animal Company showcased the Marine Corps’ ability to execute tactically and proficiently in any area of operation.
Marines with Company A, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, use green smoke to provide concealment as they move through the simulated town during a Military Operation on Urban Terrain exercise aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, Aug. 11, 2015. The MOUT exercise was part of an Integrated Training Exercise that allowed the Marines with Animal Company to showcase their different capabilities in preparation for future deployments.
Animal Company showcases urban combat proficiency
Marines with Company A, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, use green smoke to provide concealment as they move through the simulated town during a Military Operation on Urban Terrain exercise aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, Aug. 11, 2015. The MOUT exercise was part of an Integrated Training Exercise that allowed the Marines with Animal Company to showcase their different capabilities in preparation for future deployments.
Marines with Company A, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, move at the alert in between buildings during a Military Operation on Urban Terrain exercise aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, Aug. 11, 2015. The MOUT exercise was part of an Integrated Training Exercise that allowed the Marines with Animal Company to showcase their different capabilities in preparation for future deployments.
Animal Company showcases urban combat proficiency
Marines with Company A, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, move at the alert in between buildings during a Military Operation on Urban Terrain exercise aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, Aug. 11, 2015. The MOUT exercise was part of an Integrated Training Exercise that allowed the Marines with Animal Company to showcase their different capabilities in preparation for future deployments.
Marines with Company A, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, provide suppressing fire during a Military Operation on Urban Terrain exercise aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, Aug. 11, 2015. The MOUT exercise was part of an Integrated Training Exercise that allowed the Marines with Animal Company to showcase their different capabilities in preparation for future deployments.
Animal Company showcases urban combat proficiency
Marines with Company A, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, provide suppressing fire during a Military Operation on Urban Terrain exercise aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, Aug. 11, 2015. The MOUT exercise was part of an Integrated Training Exercise that allowed the Marines with Animal Company to showcase their different capabilities in preparation for future deployments.
Corporal Alredo Mireles, a field artillery cannoneer with Battery B, 2nd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, fires an M777 Howitzer during Summer Fire Exercise 15, aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 13, 2015. The exercise, which spans Aug. 6-17, provides an opportunity for Marines to practice standing operating procedures for coordinating and executing fire missions in preparation for future operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Demetrius Morgan/RELEASED)
Battery B takes part in Summer Fire Exercise
Corporal Alredo Mireles, a field artillery cannoneer with Battery B, 2nd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, fires an M777 Howitzer during Summer Fire Exercise 15, aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 13, 2015. The exercise, which spans Aug. 6-17, provides an opportunity for Marines to practice standing operating procedures for coordinating and executing fire missions in preparation for future operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Demetrius Morgan/RELEASED)
A Marine with Battery B, 2nd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division adjusts an M777 Howitzer during Summer Fire Exercise 15, aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 13, 2015. The exercise, which spans Aug. 6-17, provides an opportunity for Marines to practice standing operating procedures for coordinating and executing fire missions in preparation for future operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Demetrius Morgan/RELEASED)
Battery B takes part in Summer Fire Exercise
A Marine with Battery B, 2nd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division adjusts an M777 Howitzer during Summer Fire Exercise 15, aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 13, 2015. The exercise, which spans Aug. 6-17, provides an opportunity for Marines to practice standing operating procedures for coordinating and executing fire missions in preparation for future operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Demetrius Morgan/RELEASED)
Marines with Battery B, 2nd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division load an M777 Howitzer during Summer Fire Exercise 15, aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 13, 2015. The exercise, which spans Aug. 6-17, provides an opportunity for Marines to practice standing operating procedures for coordinating and executing fire missions in preparation for future operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Demetrius Morgan/RELEASED)
Battery B takes part in Summer Fire Exercise
Marines with Battery B, 2nd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division load an M777 Howitzer during Summer Fire Exercise 15, aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 13, 2015. The exercise, which spans Aug. 6-17, provides an opportunity for Marines to practice standing operating procedures for coordinating and executing fire missions in preparation for future operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Demetrius Morgan/RELEASED)
U.S. Marines with Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Central Command, fire their rifles during a night range in Southwest Asia, Aug. 8, 2015. These Marines provide security at one of the SPMAGTF operating bases in the Middle East. The Marines and Sailors of SPMAGTF-CR-CC offer rapid, task-organized solutions to the commander of USCENTCOM across an area of operations spanning 20 countries.
U.S. Marines light up night range in Middle East
U.S. Marines with Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Central Command, fire their rifles during a night range in Southwest Asia, Aug. 8, 2015. These Marines provide security at one of the SPMAGTF operating bases in the Middle East. The Marines and Sailors of SPMAGTF-CR-CC offer rapid, task-organized solutions to the commander of USCENTCOM across an area of operations spanning 20 countries.
Master Sgt. Alex Ng, the field artillery chief assigned to Battery Q, 5th Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, explains the abilities of the M142 High-Mobility Artillery Rocket System to Maj. Rafael Pires Ferreira, a battery commander with Brazil’s Corpo de Fuzileios, aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 5, 2015. Two Brazilian military officers participated in a Subject Matter Expert Exchange with the Marines and Sailors of 11th Marines to compare standard operating procedures and to share experiences and ideas.
Brazilian and U.S. Marine counterparts share experiences and ideas
Master Sgt. Alex Ng, the field artillery chief assigned to Battery Q, 5th Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, explains the abilities of the M142 High-Mobility Artillery Rocket System to Maj. Rafael Pires Ferreira, a battery commander with Brazil’s Corpo de Fuzileios, aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 5, 2015. Two Brazilian military officers participated in a Subject Matter Expert Exchange with the Marines and Sailors of 11th Marines to compare standard operating procedures and to share experiences and ideas.
Marines with 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, practice martial art techniques on an early morning at Camp Wilson aboard Marine Corps Ground Air Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Aug. 7, 2015. While the Marines are here for various training exercises, they use their limited off time to improve themselves in the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program and ensure they are prepared for anything that may come their way.
Marines enhance combat readiness
Marines with 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, practice martial art techniques on an early morning at Camp Wilson aboard Marine Corps Ground Air Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Aug. 7, 2015. While the Marines are here for various training exercises, they use their limited off time to improve themselves in the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program and ensure they are prepared for anything that may come their way.
Marines with 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, practice ground fighting techniques on an early morning at Camp Wilson aboard Marine Corps Ground Air Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Aug. 7, 2015. While the Marines are here for various training exercises, they use their limited off time to improve themselves in the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program and ensure they are prepared for anything that may come their way.
Marines enhance combat readiness
Marines with 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, practice ground fighting techniques on an early morning at Camp Wilson aboard Marine Corps Ground Air Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Aug. 7, 2015. While the Marines are here for various training exercises, they use their limited off time to improve themselves in the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program and ensure they are prepared for anything that may come their way.
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.
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.
Major Gen. Lawrence D. Nicholson (center) passes the 1st Marine Division colors to Brig. Gen. Daniel D. Yoo (right) during a relinquishment of command ceremony aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 30, 2015. The passing of the colors represents the transition of roles and responsibilities of the commanding general.
Brig. Gen. Yoo takes command of 1st Marine Division
Major Gen. Lawrence D. Nicholson (center) passes the 1st Marine Division colors to Brig. Gen. Daniel D. Yoo (right) during a relinquishment of command ceremony aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 30, 2015. The passing of the colors represents the transition of roles and responsibilities of the commanding general.
Brig. Gen. Daniel D. Yoo speaks to the guests after taking command of the 1st Marine Division from Maj. Gen. Lawrence D. Nicholson aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 30, 2015. Yoo most recently served as the assistant division commander for 1st Marine Division.
Brig. Gen. Yoo takes command of 1st Marine Division
Brig. Gen. Daniel D. Yoo speaks to the guests after taking command of the 1st Marine Division from Maj. Gen. Lawrence D. Nicholson aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 30, 2015. Yoo most recently served as the assistant division commander for 1st Marine Division.
Major Gen. Lawrence D. Nicholson speaks with guests after relinquishing his role as the commanding general of the 1st Marine Division to Brig. Gen. Daniel D. Yoo aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 30, 2015. Yoo most recently served as the assistant division commander for 1st Marine Division.
Brig. Gen. Yoo takes command of 1st Marine Division
Major Gen. Lawrence D. Nicholson speaks with guests after relinquishing his role as the commanding general of the 1st Marine Division to Brig. Gen. Daniel D. Yoo aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 30, 2015. Yoo most recently served as the assistant division commander for 1st Marine Division.
Lance Cpl. Steven Hoggand, a machine gunner and section leader with 1st Platoon, Company C, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, directs his Marines’ fire while suppressing an enemy position during platoon attack drills, July 24, aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif. Training began for the Marines of Company C with a combined arms fire and maneuver exercise as part of their Integrated Training Exercise in preparation for their upcoming deployment with Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force Crisis Response Central Command 16.1 scheduled to depart later this year.
1/7 Destroys in Platoon Attacks
Lance Cpl. Steven Hoggand, a machine gunner and section leader with 1st Platoon, Company C, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, directs his Marines’ fire while suppressing an enemy position during platoon attack drills, July 24, aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif. Training began for the Marines of Company C with a combined arms fire and maneuver exercise as part of their Integrated Training Exercise in preparation for their upcoming deployment with Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force Crisis Response Central Command 16.1 scheduled to depart later this year.
Infantry Marines with 3rd Platoon, Company C, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, locate and assess a simulated victim near landing zone K Springs aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 17, while conducting a tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel mission during a certification exercise for Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response Central Command 16.1. SPMAGTF-CR-CC is a fully capable crisis response unit with the ability to project power over the vast distances using organic air and ground combat assets.
1/7 conducts TRAP in preparation for deployment
Infantry Marines with 3rd Platoon, Company C, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, locate and assess a simulated victim near landing zone K Springs aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 17, while conducting a tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel mission during a certification exercise for Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response Central Command 16.1. SPMAGTF-CR-CC is a fully capable crisis response unit with the ability to project power over the vast distances using organic air and ground combat assets.
Marines and a Sailor with 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 1st Marine Division, pose for a photo after a 2/4 Association ceremony aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, July 17, 2015. Four Marines and a Sailor were presented with awards by the 2/4 Association liaison, Col. Jim Williams (Ret.).
Marines and Sailors from 2/4 host award ceremony
Marines and a Sailor with 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 1st Marine Division, pose for a photo after a 2/4 Association ceremony aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, July 17, 2015. Four Marines and a Sailor were presented with awards by the 2/4 Association liaison, Col. Jim Williams (Ret.).
Marines of Company A, 1st Tank Battalion, prepare an M1A1 Abrams tank to receive fuel from a CH-53 Super Stallion with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 465 at Acorn Training Area, July 16, 2015. Each tank has the capability to hold 500 gallons of fuel.
‘1st Tanks’ demonstrates tactical efficiency
Marines of Company A, 1st Tank Battalion, prepare an M1A1 Abrams tank to receive fuel from a CH-53 Super Stallion with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 465 at Acorn Training Area, July 16, 2015. Each tank has the capability to hold 500 gallons of fuel.
A Devil Pup low-crawls through water while being sprayed by a hose during a mud run aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 12, 2015. After the run, Marines assigned to 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, demonstrated their amphibious capabilities and answered questions the Devil Pups had about the recon community. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Will Perkins)
Devil Pups participate in mud run and interact with 1st Recon
A Devil Pup low-crawls through water while being sprayed by a hose during a mud run aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 12, 2015. After the run, Marines assigned to 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, demonstrated their amphibious capabilities and answered questions the Devil Pups had about the recon community. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Will Perkins)
A Marine assigned to Company A, 1st Marine Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, performs a parachute jump into the ocean at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, July 14, 2015.  The Marines and Sailors conducted low-level static-line parachute operations with intentional water landings to make insertions, where other means such as boats or high-altitude parachute jumps may not be available.
1st Recon conducts static line into the ocean
A Marine assigned to Company A, 1st Marine Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, performs a parachute jump into the ocean at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, July 14, 2015. The Marines and Sailors conducted low-level static-line parachute operations with intentional water landings to make insertions, where other means such as boats or high-altitude parachute jumps may not be available.
Lance Cpl. Justin Ezell, a Marine with 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, shoots at his target during Special Operations Training Group’s Raid Leaders Course aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 9, 2015. The two-week long course focuses on preparing Marines to conduct combat raids. (Photo by LCpl. Danielle Rodrigues/Released)
Marines with 2/1 participate in Raid Leaders Course
Lance Cpl. Justin Ezell, a Marine with 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, shoots at his target during Special Operations Training Group’s Raid Leaders Course aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 9, 2015. The two-week long course focuses on preparing Marines to conduct combat raids. (Photo by LCpl. Danielle Rodrigues/Released)
Lance Cpl. Cory Mersino, a fire team leader and Lance Cpl. Chad Conlee, a rifleman, both assigned to Company I, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, navigate during the patrol portion of the 1st Marine Division Super Squad Competition aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 30, 2015. The Marines and Sailors tested their abilities to conduct infantry operations for the title of super squad.
1st Marine Division holds the first super squad competition in 15 years
Lance Cpl. Cory Mersino, a fire team leader and Lance Cpl. Chad Conlee, a rifleman, both assigned to Company I, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, navigate during the patrol portion of the 1st Marine Division Super Squad Competition aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 30, 2015. The Marines and Sailors tested their abilities to conduct infantry operations for the title of super squad.
Lt. Col. Christian M. Rankin, commanding officer, 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, places a battle streamer on the battalion’s organizational colors during the 30th anniversary rededication ceremony aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 1, 2015. After the ceremony, the Marines and Sailors of the battalion hiked to a nearby beach and held the annual Highlander Games Warrior Night. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Bobbie A. Curtis)
The Highlanders celebrate 30 years of glory
Lt. Col. Christian M. Rankin, commanding officer, 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, places a battle streamer on the battalion’s organizational colors during the 30th anniversary rededication ceremony aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 1, 2015. After the ceremony, the Marines and Sailors of the battalion hiked to a nearby beach and held the annual Highlander Games Warrior Night. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Bobbie A. Curtis)
Colonel Jason Q. Bohm relinquishes his role as the commanding officer of the 5th Marine Regiment to Col. Kenneth R. Kassner aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 24, 2015. Kassner most recently served as the assistant chief of staff, programming and requirements, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command.
Kassner assumes command of 5th Marine Regiment
Colonel Jason Q. Bohm relinquishes his role as the commanding officer of the 5th Marine Regiment to Col. Kenneth R. Kassner aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 24, 2015. Kassner most recently served as the assistant chief of staff, programming and requirements, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command.
A sergeant with Company A, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, directs his Marines into position atop a berm during 1/7’s Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation aboard Twentynine Palms, Calif., June 9, 2015.  Marines from 1/7 and 2nd battalion, 7th Marine Regiment are currently in preparation for deployment with the Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force (SPMAGTF) scheduled to depart in support of Operation Inherent Resolve later this year.
7th Marines train to support Inherent Resolve
A sergeant with Company A, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, directs his Marines into position atop a berm during 1/7’s Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation aboard Twentynine Palms, Calif., June 9, 2015. Marines from 1/7 and 2nd battalion, 7th Marine Regiment are currently in preparation for deployment with the Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force (SPMAGTF) scheduled to depart in support of Operation Inherent Resolve later this year.
Marines with the 1st Marine Division explain the capabilities of different weapon systems and gear they use to community leaders from across Southern California aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 13, 2015. The guests were given an opportunity to experience the training and atmosphere the Marines and Sailors endure on deployment through a demonstration at the Infantry Immersion Training Facility.
1st Marine Division hosts appreciation dinner for community leaders
Marines with the 1st Marine Division explain the capabilities of different weapon systems and gear they use to community leaders from across Southern California aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 13, 2015. The guests were given an opportunity to experience the training and atmosphere the Marines and Sailors endure on deployment through a demonstration at the Infantry Immersion Training Facility.
Sergeant Major William T. Sowers receives a Marine non-commissioned officer’s sword as he takes over the role of 1st Marine Division Sergeant Major during a relief and appointment ceremony aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 12, 2015. Sowers most recently served as the sergeant major for the Marine Corps Training and Education Command in Quantico, Va.
Sowers takes charge as 1st Marine Division's Sgt. Maj.
Sergeant Major William T. Sowers receives a Marine non-commissioned officer’s sword as he takes over the role of 1st Marine Division Sergeant Major during a relief and appointment ceremony aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 12, 2015. Sowers most recently served as the sergeant major for the Marine Corps Training and Education Command in Quantico, Va.
Major General Lawrence D. Nicholson, the commanding general of the 1st Marine Division, congratulates a Marine chosen from the division to attend the new Squad Leader Development Program, aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 12, 2015. The program will allow qualified Marines to develop a career path as an infantry squad leader.
General Nicholson congratulates Marines selected for new Squad Leader Development Program
Major General Lawrence D. Nicholson, the commanding general of the 1st Marine Division, congratulates a Marine chosen from the division to attend the new Squad Leader Development Program, aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 12, 2015. The program will allow qualified Marines to develop a career path as an infantry squad leader.
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus speaks at a Navy Cross Presentation Ceremony in honor of the late Sgt. Rafael Peralta, aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 8, 2015. Sgt. Rafael Peralta was awarded the Navy Cross posthumously after sacrificing his life by absorbing the blast of an enemy grenade and shielding fellow Marines only feet away while serving with Regimental Combat Team 7, 1st Marine Division in Fallujah, Al Anbar province, Iraq, on Nov. 15, 2004. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Luis Vega/Released)
Sgt. Rafael Peralta Navy Cross Ceremony
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus speaks at a Navy Cross Presentation Ceremony in honor of the late Sgt. Rafael Peralta, aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 8, 2015. Sgt. Rafael Peralta was awarded the Navy Cross posthumously after sacrificing his life by absorbing the blast of an enemy grenade and shielding fellow Marines only feet away while serving with Regimental Combat Team 7, 1st Marine Division in Fallujah, Al Anbar province, Iraq, on Nov. 15, 2004. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Luis Vega/Released)
U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. David H. Berger, Commanding General of the I Marine Expeditionary Force, speaks during a Navy Cross Presentation Ceremony held in honor of the late Sgt. Rafael Peralta, aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 8, 2015. Sgt. Rafael Peralta was awarded the Navy Cross posthumously after sacrificing his life by absorbing the blast of an enemy grenade and shielding fellow Marines only feet away while serving with Regimental Combat Team 7, 1st Marine Division in Fallujah, Al Anbar province, Iraq, on Nov. 15, 2004. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Luis Vega/Released)
Sgt. Rafael Peralta Navy Cross Ceremony
U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. David H. Berger, Commanding General of the I Marine Expeditionary Force, speaks during a Navy Cross Presentation Ceremony held in honor of the late Sgt. Rafael Peralta, aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 8, 2015. Sgt. Rafael Peralta was awarded the Navy Cross posthumously after sacrificing his life by absorbing the blast of an enemy grenade and shielding fellow Marines only feet away while serving with Regimental Combat Team 7, 1st Marine Division in Fallujah, Al Anbar province, Iraq, on Nov. 15, 2004. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Luis Vega/Released)
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus presents the Navy Cross to Rosa Peralta, the mother of the late Sgt. Rafael Peralta, aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 8, 2015. Sgt. Rafael Peralta was awarded the Navy Cross posthumously after sacrificing his life by absorbing the blast of an enemy grenade and shielding fellow Marines only feet away while serving with Regimental Combat Team 7, 1st Marine Division, in Fallujah, Al Anbar province, Iraq, on Nov. 15, 2004. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. James Trevino/Released)
Sgt. Rafael Peralta Navy Cross Ceremony
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus presents the Navy Cross to Rosa Peralta, the mother of the late Sgt. Rafael Peralta, aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 8, 2015. Sgt. Rafael Peralta was awarded the Navy Cross posthumously after sacrificing his life by absorbing the blast of an enemy grenade and shielding fellow Marines only feet away while serving with Regimental Combat Team 7, 1st Marine Division, in Fallujah, Al Anbar province, Iraq, on Nov. 15, 2004. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. James Trevino/Released)
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus presents the Navy Cross to Rosa Peralta, the mother of the late Sgt. Rafael Peralta, during ceremony held in his honor aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 8, 2015. Peralta was awarded the Navy Cross for his actions in support of Operation Al Fajr in Fallujah, Al Anbar province, Iraq, on Nov. 15, 2004, where he covered an enemy grenade with his body protect his fellow Marines. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Clarence A. Leake/Released)
Sgt. Rafael Peralta Navy Cross Ceremony
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus presents the Navy Cross to Rosa Peralta, the mother of the late Sgt. Rafael Peralta, during ceremony held in his honor aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 8, 2015. Peralta was awarded the Navy Cross for his actions in support of Operation Al Fajr in Fallujah, Al Anbar province, Iraq, on Nov. 15, 2004, where he covered an enemy grenade with his body protect his fellow Marines. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Clarence A. Leake/Released)
Mission

Headquarters Battalion provides communications and information systems network, motor transportation, security, administration and personnel support to the 1st Marine Division in order to facilitate the Division's ability to command and control.

Headquarters Battalion Leaders

Colonel Nugent
Commanding Officer, Headquarters Battalion
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Sergeant Major Marcus P. Chamberlin
Sergeant Major, Headquarters Battalion
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