1st Marine Division

 

1st Marine Division

"The Blue Diamond"

Camp Pendleton, Calif.

COVID-19  

A U.S. Marine with 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division posts security at a window during a Kilo 2 Military Operations in urban terrain (MOUT) evaluation at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Oct. 18, 2020. During a MCCRE Operating Force Commanders formally evaluate their unit’s core and/or assigned mission essential tasks in order to ensure service standardization and combat readiness. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Cameron Rowe)
U.S. Marines with 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division operate a Light Armored Vehicle during a Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation (MCCRE) at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, September 17, 2020. A MCCRE’s are conducted to ensure unit standardization in combat readiness in preparation for operational deployments. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. William Redding)
U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. James Esquibel, a rifleman with 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division scans a road for notional enemies during a Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation (MCCRE) on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 12, 2020. A MCCRE is conducted to ensure unit standardization and combat readiness in preparation for operational deployments. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Benjamin Aulick)
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Cayden Springman, a tank crewman with 1st Tank Battalion, 1st Marine Division, poses for a photo at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, June 25, 2020. Members of the tank community prepare to deactivate ahead of the Marine Corps force redesign. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sergeant Melissa Marnell).
Master Gunnery Sgt. Tory Hunck and Master Sgt. Vilmary Hunck pin second lieutenant bars on the collar of their daughter, 2nd Lt. Ashley Hunck, during her commissioning ceremony at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, July 10. 2nd Lt. Hunck is a second generation Marine. Her father is the 1st Marine Division Communications Chief and her mother is the Communications Security Manager for the 3rd Marine Air Wing.
A U.S. Marine with the 1st Marine Division (1st MARDIV) Band conducts a ground patrol exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, May 27, 2020. The 1st MARDIV Band’s secondary mission is to serve as a security platoon to the Commanding General when forward deployed. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jacob Yost)
U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. Nathaniel J. Chavez, a mortarman with Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, observes an M252 81mm mortar during a fire support team (FST) training exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, April 15, 2020. FST training gives the unit an opportunity to integrate indirect fire and close air support from the ground in support of artillery units. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Ana S. Madrigal)
200327-M-VO343-2036 LOS ANGELES (March 27, 2020) U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. Arnoldo RomeroVelazco, a rifleman with 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, posts security to secure the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) in Los Angeles, California, March 27. The hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) deployed in support of the nation’s COVID-19 response efforts, and will serve as a referral hospital for non-COVID-19 patients currently admitted to shore-based hospitals. This allows shore base hospitals to focus their efforts on COVID-19 cases. One of the Department of Defense’s missions is Defense Support of Civil Authorities. DOD is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, as well as state, local and public health authorities in helping protect the health and safety of the American people. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexa M. Hernandez/Released)
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Mark Trevino, a transmissions systems operator with 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division conducts a mechanized raid at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California on Jan. 29, 2020. 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment worked with 3d Assault Amphibian Battalion to conduct a mechanized raid to enhance lethality and hone combat skills. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Teagan Fredericks)
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.
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Maj. Gen. Roger B. Turner Jr., commanding general of the 1st Marine Division, and Sgt. Maj. Terrence C. Whitcomb, sergeant major of the 1st Marine Division, delivers a birthday message to the Marines of the 1st Marine Division, Nov 6, 2020, Camp Pendleton, California. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Sgt. Mason Roy)
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