2d Battalion, 11th Marines (callsign “Patriot”) have served as an integral component of the Marine Corps since 1918 when the battalion was formed in France at the end of World War I.  Participating in every major conflict of the 20th and 21st century, the unit has primarily served as a cannon artillery battalion since the beginning of World War II.  Today, the battalion is comprised of three cannon batteries (Battery E, Battery F, and Battery G), a headquarters battery, and a fire support battery.  Each firing battery fields the M777A2 howitzer capable of firing a 100-lb explosive projectile over 15 miles with precision accuracy.  Within headquarters battery the unit’s staff and support sections are formed into administrative, intelligence, operations, survey, logistics, motor-transport, medical, supply, maintenance, and communications elements.  Each support section enables the battalion to field multiple combat formations in order to deploy worldwide in support of combatant commands and Marine Corps objectives.  The Fire Support battery is comprised of Fire Support Teams that liaise with infantry/maneuver units and provide critical sensing, planning, coordination, and execution of supporting arms fires for the maneuver commander.  The battalion is part of the historic 11th Marine Regiment (callsign “Cannon Cockers”) and the legendary 1st Marine Division (callsign “Blue Diamond”) and is currently stationed in the 43 Area of Camp Pendleton, CA.

    • Welcome Aboard
      • New Join/ Check-in Information

        Upon receiving orders to the command, call the battalion admin section (S1 shop) at (760) 725- 3212 to communicate your planned timeline for arrival and any challenges you foresee with travel, housing, or family concerns. 

        Check-in location is in the 43 Area of Camp Pendleton, referred to as Camp Las Pulgas. 

        The Uniform for check in is service "A".  Bring a copy or original of the following documents:

        • All Original Orders
        • Receipts for travel claim
        • SRB/OQR
        • Dependent information (if not currently in DEERS)
          1. Birth Certificate/Supporting Docs
          2. Marriage License/Divorce decree
        • Certified copy Pg 3 & dependency application for on-base housing (married Marines)
        • Medical Record / Dental Record
        • Personal Weapon Registration if applicable
        • Drivers License / Car Registration/ Proof of Insurance
      • Patriot Welcome
        • Welcome to 2d Battalion, 11th Marines.  The “Patriots” of 2/11 are excited to welcome the next generation of warfighters into our ranks to continue the legacy of Marines and Sailors who served the guns across numerous battlefields and continents.  As you prepare for your transition into this historic unit, please make use of the following information pages listed below to become acquainted with the resources on Camp Pendleton and within the 1st Marine Division.  Marines and Sailors who are assigned to the battalion should reach out to the battalion administration section (S1) via phone at (760) 725- 3212 upon receiving orders. 
        • Social Media
          • Official 2/11 Facebook page (public): XXXXXXXXX
          • 2/11 Spouses Facebook page (private): XXXXXXXXX
          • Sponsor City Facebook page (public):  Irvine Marine Adoption Committee (IMAC): XXXXXXXXX


        • Useful Links to Camp Pendleton Resources

        Family Housing: https://www.pendleton.marines.mil/Family/Family-Housing/

        Household Goods (DMO): https://www.pendleton.marines.mil/Services/DMO/

        School Liaison: https://www.pendleton.marines.mil/Services/School-Liaison/

        Family Care: https://www.mccscp.com/familycare/


        DSTRESS Line: Call 1-877-476-7734 to speak anonymously with a live person.

        The Marine Corps DSTRESS Line is an anonymous Marine-to-Marine phone and chat support service that operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  The goal of the DSTRESS Line is to help callers manage stress in all forms, ranging from relationship and career issues to deployment and financial problems, and develop the necessary skills required to cope with the widely-varying challenges of life in the Corps.  The line is staffed by veteran Marines, former Fleet Marine Force Navy Corpsmen, Marine spouses and family members, and licensed behavioral health counselors. 

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    Suicide Prevention Resources


    800-273-8255, press 1



    Eagle Eyes is the official Marine Corps community awareness SAR program. The program allows anyone to report suspicious activity through the Eagle Eyes website, www.usmceagleeyes.org or dial 911 to report emergencies.