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 Videos
Composite Training Unit Exercise, 1st Marine Division
U.S. Marines with 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division participate in a Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) with the USS Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group in preparation for their upcoming deployment, on San Clemente Island, Calif., Aug. 4, 2017. COMPTUEX tests a carrier strike group’s mission-readiness and ability to perform as an integrated unit through simulated real-world scenarios by utilizing Joint Terminal Attack Controllers to assist in close air support and other offensive air operations. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Lance Cpl. Branden Bourque and Lance Cpl. Carlos Lopez)
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