1st Marine Division

 

1st Marine Division

Camp Pendleton, CA
Mission
Today, 1st Marine Division is a multi-role, expeditionary ground combat force. The Division is employed as the ground combat element (GCE) of I MEF or may provide task-organized forces for assault operations and such operations as may be directed. The 1st Marine Division must be able to provide the ground amphibious forcible entry capability to the naval expeditionary force (NEF) and to conduct subsequent land operations in any operational environment.
1st Marine Division Stories
Marine killed in action at the Chosin Reservoir receives final send off from Fox Company By Cpl. Joseph Prado | September 27, 2018
Golden Gloves: The Fighters of the 1st Marine Division Boxing Team By Lance Cpl. Megan Brown | May 2, 2018
Marine Receives Navy and Marine Corps Medal for Heroic Actions By Story by Petty Officer 1st Class Jacquelyn Childs | September 8, 2017
Giving After Grief By Sgt. Emmanuel Ramos | November 9, 2016
Marines' Memorial Association reconnects with modern generation of Marines By Lance Cpl. Bradley Morrow | September 19, 2016
1st Marine Division Videos
V1/5 Steel Knight 2019
U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, participate in a simulated air assault and decontamination during Steel Knight 2019 (SK19) on Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., Dec. 05, 2018. SK19 is an annual training exercise and assesses the 1st Marine Division’s ability to conduct ground combat operations against a peer or near-peer adversary. The exercise challenges the division’s commanders, staff, and units in a dynamic scenario against a reactive and opposing force to refine the units’ command and control, interoperability, and fundamental warfighting skills. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Sgt. Zachery Laning)
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