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The 1st Marine Division is the oldest, largest and most decorated Marine division. Headquartered at Camp Pendleton, California, the Division is a force of 20,000 men and women organized to conduct combat operations. The 1st Marine Division is an adaptable expeditionary force in readiness; generating, deploying and returning forces in support of global force management. The Division stands ready to conduct contingency response requirements and is prepared to deploy as a scalable ground combat element to defeat peer, near-peer and hybrid threats across the range of military operations.

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“Gunsmoke” veterans reunite to remember Vigilant Resolve 20 years later

Around 150 veterans and active members of 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, reunited at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton,...

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1st Marine Division deploys to South Korea for Freedom Shield 24

U.S. Marines and Sailors from 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, headquartered at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California,...

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Sgt. Nate Bullock: four more for the Corps

The decision to reenlist is one a Marine will come across at least once in their career. For some, the decision is easy. For others, the choice to...

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Steel Knight 23.2: 5th Marines certifies to deploy during mission rehearsal exercise. 

The work for deploying Marines doesn’t start when they first set foot in their destination. The work starts months in advance as they train and...

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Naval Academy football stars shine during Steel Knight 23.2

U.S. Marines and Sailors from across I Marine Expeditionary Force and Third Fleet join every year in December to execute Exercise Steel Knight. The...

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Steel Knight 23.2: 2d Bn., 5th Marines reinforces embassy

U.S. Marines with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, demonstrated their proficiency and flexibility during a...

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Rooted in tradition: modern day Navajo Marine continues legacy of service

The Marine Corps is made up of many different people from many different places and many different cultures. Some people join to escape where they...

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Faces of the Blue Diamond: the Robinsons

The legacy of the “Old Breed” runs deep in the Robinson family. Master Gunnery Sgt. Robert Robinson serves as the operations chief for 1st Marine...

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Faces of the Blue Diamond: Staff Sgt. Thomas Bedman

U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Thomas Bedman plays a critical role in 1st Marine Division’s amphibious capability as the assistant maintenance chief...

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1st Marine Division finishes strong at Exercise Talisman Sabre 23

U.S. Marines and Sailors with 1st Marine Division returned from Australia on Aug. 6 after participating in Exercise Talisman Sabre 23. The exercise...

5th Bn., 11th Marines holds deactivation ceremony
1st Marine Division
March 29, 2024 | 1:11
5th Bn., 11th Marines holds deactivation ceremony
1st Marine Division
March 29, 2024 | 1:11
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