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3D Assault Amphibian Battalion

1st Marine Division

A U.S. flag hangs above the parade deck during a change of command ceremony at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 1, 2018. The ceremony was held in honor of Lt. Col. William E. O’Brien, who relinquished his post as 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion commanding general to Lt. Col. Keith C. Brenize.
3D AA BN change of command ceremony
A U.S. flag hangs above the parade deck during a change of command ceremony at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 1, 2018. The ceremony was held in honor of Lt. Col. William E. O’Brien, who relinquished his post as 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion commanding general to Lt. Col. Keith C. Brenize. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Audrey M. C. Rampton)
U.S. Marines with 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion (AABN), 1st Marine Division, salute the flag during a change of command ceremony at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 1, 2018. The ceremony was held in honor of Lt. Col. William E. O’Brien, who relinquished his post as 3rd AABN commanding general to Lt. Col. Keith C. Brenize.
3D AA BN change of command ceremony
U.S. Marines with 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion (AABN), 1st Marine Division, salute the flag during a change of command ceremony at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 1, 2018. The ceremony was held in honor of Lt. Col. William E. O’Brien, who relinquished his post as 3rd AABN commanding general to Lt. Col. Keith C. Brenize. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Audrey M. C. Rampton)
U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. William E. O’Brien, left, the outgoing commanding general of 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion (AABN), 1st Marine Division, congratulates Lt. Col. Keith C. Brenize, the oncoming commanding general of 3rd AABN during a change of command ceremony at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 1, 2018. The ceremony was held in honor of O’Brien, who relinquished his post as 3rd AABN commanding general to Brenize.
3D AA BN change of command ceremony
U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. William E. O’Brien, left, the outgoing commanding general of 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion (AABN), 1st Marine Division, congratulates Lt. Col. Keith C. Brenize, the oncoming commanding general of 3rd AABN during a change of command ceremony at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 1, 2018. The ceremony was held in honor of O’Brien, who relinquished his post as 3rd AABN commanding general to Brenize. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Audrey M. C. Rampton)
U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. Keith C. Brenize, left, the oncoming commanding general of 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion (AABN), 1st Marine Division and Lt. Col. William E. O’Brien, the outgoing commanding general of 3rd AABN, 1st Marine Division, stand for the playing of Waltzing Matilda during a change of command ceremony at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 1, 2018.The ceremony was held in honor of O’Brien, who relinquished his post as 3rd AABN commanding general to Brenize.
3D AA BN change of command ceremony
U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. Keith C. Brenize, left, the oncoming commanding general of 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion (AABN), 1st Marine Division and Lt. Col. William E. O’Brien, the outgoing commanding general of 3rd AABN, 1st Marine Division, stand for the playing of Waltzing Matilda during a change of command ceremony at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 1, 2018.The ceremony was held in honor of O’Brien, who relinquished his post as 3rd AABN commanding general to Brenize. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Audrey M. C. Rampton)
Marines with 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 1st Marine Division and Western Army Infantry Regiment, Japan Ground Self Defense Force Soldiers conduct a mobile beach head patrol during exercise Iron Fist 2018, Jan. 24.
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Marines with 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 1st Marine Division and Western Army Infantry Regiment, Japan Ground Self Defense Force Soldiers conduct a mobile beach head patrol during exercise Iron Fist 2018, Jan. 24. Iron Fist brings together U.S. Marines from the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit and soldiers from the JGSDF to improve their bilateral planning, communicating, and conducting of combined amphibious operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jacob A. Farbo)
Marines with 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 1st Marine Division, and Japanese Soldiers with the Western Army Infantry Regiment, Japan Ground Self Defense Force, launch from Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton’s Red Beach training area drive to and board the USS Rushmore (LSD-47) in Amphibious Assault Vehicles during exercise Iron Fist 2018, Jan. 31
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Marines with 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 1st Marine Division, and Japanese Soldiers with the Western Army Infantry Regiment, Japan Ground Self Defense Force, launch from Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton’s Red Beach training area drive to and board the USS Rushmore (LSD-47) in Amphibious Assault Vehicles during exercise Iron Fist 2018, Jan. 31. When vehicles launch from a beach to board a ship, rather than embark at a pier, it is referred to as an in-stream on-load. Iron Fist is an annual, bilateral amphibious training exercise held in Southern California between the U.S. Marine Corps and the JGSDF. The Japanese Soldiers and U.S. Marines have trained together in Southern California via this annual, bilateral exercise for 13 consecutive years. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Kyle McNan)
An Amphibious Assault Vehicle with 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 1st Marine Division, lands on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton as part of exercise Iron Fist 2018 on Feb. 5.
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An Amphibious Assault Vehicle with 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 1st Marine Division, lands on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton as part of exercise Iron Fist 2018 on Feb. 5. The exercise is an annual, bilateral training exercise where U.S. and Japanese service members train together and share techniques, tactics and procedures to improve their combined operational capabilities. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jacob A. Farbo)
An Amphibious Assault Vehicle with 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 1st Marine Division, lands on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton as part of exercise Iron Fist 2018 on Feb. 5.
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An Amphibious Assault Vehicle with 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 1st Marine Division, lands on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton as part of exercise Iron Fist 2018 on Feb. 5. The exercise is an annual, bilateral training exercise where U.S. and Japanese service members train together and share techniques, tactics and procedures to improve their combined operational capabilities. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jacob A. Farbo)
SAN ANTONIO (Sept. 8, 2017)  Lt. Col. William O'Brien, commanding officer, 3D Assault Amphibian Battalion in Camp Pendleton, California, pins the Navy and Marine Corps Medal on Marine Corps veteran Corporal Randy D. Mann during a ceremony in the historical quadrangle at Joint Base San Antonio - Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Mann was awarded the medal during the ceremony in his hometown of San Antonio for his heroic actions while on active duty with the 3D Assault Amphibian Battalion in July 2013. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jacquelyn D. Childs/Released)
Navy And Marine Corps Medal
SAN ANTONIO (Sept. 8, 2017) Lt. Col. William O'Brien, commanding officer, 3D Assault Amphibian Battalion in Camp Pendleton, California, pins the Navy and Marine Corps Medal on Marine Corps veteran Corporal Randy D. Mann during a ceremony in the historical quadrangle at Joint Base San Antonio - Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Mann was awarded the medal during the ceremony in his hometown of San Antonio for his heroic actions while on active duty with the 3D Assault Amphibian Battalion in July 2013. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jacquelyn D. Childs/Released)
SAN ANTONIO (Sept. 8, 2017) Marine Corps veteran Corporal Randy D. Mann speaks during a ceremony in the historical quadrangle at Joint Base San Antonio - Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Mann was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Medal during the ceremony in his hometown of San Antonio for his actions while on active duty with the 3D Assault Amphibian Battalion in Camp Pendleton, California, in July 2013. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jacquelyn D. Childs/Released)
Navy And Marine Corps Medal
SAN ANTONIO (Sept. 8, 2017) Marine Corps veteran Corporal Randy D. Mann speaks during a ceremony in the historical quadrangle at Joint Base San Antonio - Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Mann was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Medal during the ceremony in his hometown of San Antonio for his actions while on active duty with the 3D Assault Amphibian Battalion in Camp Pendleton, California, in July 2013. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jacquelyn D. Childs/Released)
SAN ANTONIO (Sept. 8, 2017) Marines from 3D Assault Amphibian Battalion in Camp Pendleton, California, prepare to parade the colors for an award ceremony in the historical quadrangle at Joint Base San Antonio - Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Marine Corps veteran Corporal Randy D. Mann was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Medal during the ceremony in his hometown of San Antonio for his actions while on active duty with the 3D Assault Amphibian Battalion in July 2013. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jacquelyn D. Childs/Released)
Navy And Marine Corps Medal
SAN ANTONIO (Sept. 8, 2017) Marines from 3D Assault Amphibian Battalion in Camp Pendleton, California, prepare to parade the colors for an award ceremony in the historical quadrangle at Joint Base San Antonio - Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Marine Corps veteran Corporal Randy D. Mann was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Medal during the ceremony in his hometown of San Antonio for his actions while on active duty with the 3D Assault Amphibian Battalion in July 2013. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jacquelyn D. Childs/Released)
On 8 September 2017, 3d AABn Commanding Officer, Sergeant Major, and color guard travelled to Joint Base San Antonio Fort Sam Houston to award Marine Corps veteran Corporal Randy D. Mann the Navy and Marine Medal for actions while serving at 3d Assault Amphibian Battalion in July of 2013. Mr.Mann put his own life at risk to save two fellow Marines during training in Camp Pendleton, California.
Navy And Marine Corps Medal
SAN ANTONIO (Sept. 8, 2017) Marine Corps veteran Corporal Randy D. Mann, center, stands at attention while Marines from 3D Assault Amphibian Battalion in Camp Pendleton, California, parade the colors for an award ceremony in the historical quadrangle at Joint Base San Antonio - Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Mann was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Medal during the ceremony in his hometown of San Antonio for his actions while on active duty with the 3D Assault Amphibian Battalion in July 2013. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jacquelyn D. Childs/Released)
Marines with 3d Assault Amphibian Battalion participated in the 2017 Marine Corps Mud Run at Camp Pendleton, Calif.
3D AABN Marines getting down and dirty
Marines with 3d Assault Amphibian Battalion participated in the 2017 Marine Corps Mud Run at Camp Pendleton, Calif.
Marines with 3d Assault Amphibian Battalion participated in the 2017 Marine Corps Mud Run at Camp Pendleton, Calif.
3d AABN Marines getting down and dirty
Marines with 3d Assault Amphibian Battalion participated in the 2017 Marine Corps Mud Run at Camp Pendleton, Calif.
On 8 September 2017, 3d AABn Commanding Officer, Sergeant Major, and color guard travelled to Joint Base San Antonio Fort Sam Houston to award Marine Corps veteran Corporal Randy D. Mann the Navy and Marine Medal for actions while serving at 3d Assault Amphibian Battalion in July of 2013. Mr.Mann put his own life at risk to save two fellow Marines during training in Camp Pendleton, California.
Navy And Marine Corps Medal
SAN ANTONIO (Sept. 8, 2017) Marine Corps veteran Corporal Randy D. Mann, center, stands at attention during the reading of his award at a ceremony in the historical quadrangle at Joint Base San Antonio - Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Mann was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Medal during the ceremony in his hometown of San Antonio for his actions while on active duty with the 3D Assault Amphibian Battalion in Camp Pendleton, California, in July 2013. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jacquelyn D. Childs/Released)
SAN ANTONIO (Sept. 8, 2017) Command Sgt. Maj. Max Garcia, center, 3D Assault Amphibian Battalion in Camp Pendleton, California, reads an award citation for Marine Corps veteran Corporal Randy D. Mann, right, while Lt. Col. William O'Brien, commanding officer stands at attention during a ceremony in the historical quadrangle at Joint Base San Antonio - Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Mann was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Medal during the ceremony in his hometown of San Antonio for his actions while on active duty with the 3D Assault Amphibian Battalion in July 2013. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jacquelyn D. Childs/Released)
Navy And Marine Corps Medal
SAN ANTONIO (Sept. 8, 2017) Command Sgt. Maj. Max Garcia, center, 3D Assault Amphibian Battalion in Camp Pendleton, California, reads an award citation for Marine Corps veteran Corporal Randy D. Mann, right, while Lt. Col. William O'Brien, commanding officer stands at attention during a ceremony in the historical quadrangle at Joint Base San Antonio - Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Mann was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Medal during the ceremony in his hometown of San Antonio for his actions while on active duty with the 3D Assault Amphibian Battalion in July 2013. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jacquelyn D. Childs/Released)
Marines with 3d Assault Amphibian Battalion participated in the 2017 Marine Corps Mud Run at Camp Pendleton, Calif.
3D AABN Marines getting down and dirty
Marines with 3d Assault Amphibian Battalion participated in the 2017 Marine Corps Mud Run at Camp Pendleton, Calif.
Marines with 3d Assault Amphibian Battalion participated in the 2017 Marine Corps Mud Run at Camp Pendleton, Calif.
3D AABN Marines getting down and dirty
Marines with 3d Assault Amphibian Battalion participated in the 2017 Marine Corps Mud Run at Camp Pendleton, Calif.
Mission
To land the surface assault element of the landing force and their equipment in a single lift from assault shipping during amphibious operations to inland objectives; to conduct mechanized operations and related combat support in subsequent operations ashore.

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