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3D Assault Amphibian Battalion

1st Marine Division

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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)
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)
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)
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)
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)  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)
(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Roxanna Gonzalez)
Annual Surf Qualification
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Annual Surf Qualification
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(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Roxanna Gonzalez)
Annual Surf Qualification
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(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Roxanna Gonzalez)
Annual Surf Qualification
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(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Roxanna Gonzalez)
Annual Surf Qualification
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(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Roxanna Gonzalez)
Annual Surf Qualification
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(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Roxanna Gonzalez)
Annual Surf Qualification
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(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Roxanna Gonzalez)
Annual Surf Qualification
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(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Roxanna Gonzalez)
Annual Surf Qualification
(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Roxanna Gonzalez)
(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Roxanna Gonzalez)
Annual Surf Qualification
(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Roxanna Gonzalez)
(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Roxanna Gonzalez)
Annual Surf Qualification
(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Roxanna Gonzalez)
(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Roxanna Gonzalez)
Annual Surf Qualification
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On 12 August 2017, the Marines, Sailors and families of 3d Assault Amphibian Battalion enjoyed some fun in the sun during the annual Gator Bash celebration. Service members and their families competed for thousands of dollars of donated items in watermelon eating contests, dance
competitions, and more. Special guests included Commanding General of 1st Marine Division, Major General Eric M. Smith and his wife Trish, as well as Congressman Darrell Issa of California's 49th District.
3D AA BN Gator Bash
On 12 August 2017, the Marines, Sailors and families of 3d Assault Amphibian Battalion enjoyed some fun in the sun during the annual Gator Bash celebration. Service members and their families competed for thousands of dollars of donated items in watermelon eating contests, dance competitions, and more. Special guests included Commanding General of 1st Marine Division, Major General Eric M. Smith and his wife Trish, as well as Congressman Darrell Issa of California's 49th District.
On 12 August 2017, the Marines, Sailors and families of 3d Assault Amphibian Battalion enjoyed some fun in the sun during the annual Gator Bash celebration. Service members and their families competed for thousands of dollars of donated items in watermelon eating contests, dance
competitions, and more. Special guests included Commanding General of 1st Marine Division, Major General Eric M. Smith and his wife Trish, as well as Congressman Darrell Issa of California's 49th District.
3D AA BN Gator Bash
On 12 August 2017, the Marines, Sailors and families of 3d Assault Amphibian Battalion enjoyed some fun in the sun during the annual Gator Bash celebration. Service members and their families competed for thousands of dollars of donated items in watermelon eating contests, dance competitions, and more. Special guests included Commanding General of 1st Marine Division, Major General Eric M. Smith and his wife Trish, as well as Congressman Darrell Issa of California's 49th District.
On 12 August 2017, the Marines, Sailors and families of 3d Assault Amphibian Battalion enjoyed some fun in the sun during the annual Gator Bash celebration. Service members and their families competed for thousands of dollars of donated items in watermelon eating contests, dance
competitions, and more. Special guests included Commanding General of 1st Marine Division, Major General Eric M. Smith and his wife Trish, as well as Congressman Darrell Issa of California's 49th District.
3D AA BN Gator Bash
On 12 August 2017, the Marines, Sailors and families of 3d Assault Amphibian Battalion enjoyed some fun in the sun during the annual Gator Bash celebration. Service members and their families competed for thousands of dollars of donated items in watermelon eating contests, dance competitions, and more. Special guests included Commanding General of 1st Marine Division, Major General Eric M. Smith and his wife Trish, as well as Congressman Darrell Issa of California's 49th District.
On 12 August 2017, the Marines, Sailors and families of 3d Assault Amphibian Battalion enjoyed some fun in the sun during the annual Gator Bash celebration. Service members and their families competed for thousands of dollars of donated items in watermelon eating contests, dance
competitions, and more. Special guests included Commanding General of 1st Marine Division, Major General Eric M. Smith and his wife Trish, as well as Congressman Darrell Issa of California's 49th District.
3D AA BN Gator Bash
On 12 August 2017, the Marines, Sailors and families of 3d Assault Amphibian Battalion enjoyed some fun in the sun during the annual Gator Bash celebration. Service members and their families competed for thousands of dollars of donated items in watermelon eating contests, dance competitions, and more. Special guests included Commanding General of 1st Marine Division, Major General Eric M. Smith and his wife Trish, as well as Congressman Darrell Issa of California's 49th District.
On 12 August 2017, the Marines, Sailors and families of 3d Assault Amphibian Battalion enjoyed some fun in the sun during the annual Gator Bash celebration. Service members and their families competed for thousands of dollars of donated items in watermelon eating contests, dance
competitions, and more. Special guests included Commanding General of 1st Marine Division, Major General Eric M. Smith and his wife Trish, as well as Congressman Darrell Issa of California's 49th District.
3D AA BN Gator Bash
On 12 August 2017, the Marines, Sailors and families of 3d Assault Amphibian Battalion enjoyed some fun in the sun during the annual Gator Bash celebration. Service members and their families competed for thousands of dollars of donated items in watermelon eating contests, dance competitions, and more. Special guests included Commanding General of 1st Marine Division, Major General Eric M. Smith and his wife Trish, as well as Congressman Darrell Issa of California's 49th District.
On 12 August 2017, the Marines, Sailors and families of 3d Assault Amphibian Battalion enjoyed some fun in the sun during the annual Gator Bash celebration. Service members and their families competed for thousands of dollars of donated items in watermelon eating contests, dance
competitions, and more. Special guests included Commanding General of 1st Marine Division, Major General Eric M. Smith and his wife Trish, as well as Congressman Darrell Issa of California's 49th District.
3D AA BN Gator Bash
On 12 August 2017, the Marines, Sailors and families of 3d Assault Amphibian Battalion enjoyed some fun in the sun during the annual Gator Bash celebration. Service members and their families competed for thousands of dollars of donated items in watermelon eating contests, dance competitions, and more. Special guests included Commanding General of 1st Marine Division, Major General Eric M. Smith and his wife Trish, as well as Congressman Darrell Issa of California's 49th District.
On 12 August 2017, the Marines, Sailors and families of 3d Assault Amphibian Battalion enjoyed some fun in the sun during the annual Gator Bash celebration. Service members and their families competed for thousands of dollars of donated items in watermelon eating contests, dance
competitions, and more. Special guests included Commanding General of 1st Marine Division, Major General Eric M. Smith and his wife Trish, as well as Congressman Darrell Issa of California's 49th District.
3D AA BN Gator Bash
On 12 August 2017, the Marines, Sailors and families of 3d Assault Amphibian Battalion enjoyed some fun in the sun during the annual Gator Bash celebration. Service members and their families competed for thousands of dollars of donated items in watermelon eating contests, dance competitions, and more. Special guests included Commanding General of 1st Marine Division, Major General Eric M. Smith and his wife Trish, as well as Congressman Darrell Issa of California's 49th District.
On 12 August 2017, the Marines, Sailors and families of 3d Assault Amphibian Battalion enjoyed some fun in the sun during the annual Gator Bash celebration. Service members and their families competed for thousands of dollars of donated items in watermelon eating contests, dance
competitions, and more. Special guests included Commanding General of 1st Marine Division, Major General Eric M. Smith and his wife Trish, as well as Congressman Darrell Issa of California's 49th District.
3D AA BN Gator Bash
On 12 August 2017, the Marines, Sailors and families of 3d Assault Amphibian Battalion enjoyed some fun in the sun during the annual Gator Bash celebration. Service members and their families competed for thousands of dollars of donated items in watermelon eating contests, dance competitions, and more. Special guests included Commanding General of 1st Marine Division, Major General Eric M. Smith and his wife Trish, as well as Congressman Darrell Issa of California's 49th District.
On 12 August 2017, the Marines, Sailors and families of 3d Assault Amphibian Battalion enjoyed some fun in the sun during the annual Gator Bash celebration. Service members and their families competed for thousands of dollars of donated items in watermelon eating contests, dance
competitions, and more. Special guests included Commanding General of 1st Marine Division, Major General Eric M. Smith and his wife Trish, as well as Congressman Darrell Issa of California's 49th District.
3D AA BN Gator Bash
On 12 August 2017, the Marines, Sailors and families of 3d Assault Amphibian Battalion enjoyed some fun in the sun during the annual Gator Bash celebration. Service members and their families competed for thousands of dollars of donated items in watermelon eating contests, dance competitions, and more. Special guests included Commanding General of 1st Marine Division, Major General Eric M. Smith and his wife Trish, as well as Congressman Darrell Issa of California's 49th District.
On 12 August 2017, the Marines, Sailors and families of 3d Assault Amphibian Battalion enjoyed some fun in the sun during the annual Gator Bash celebration. Service members and their families competed for thousands of dollars of donated items in watermelon eating contests, dance
competitions, and more. Special guests included Commanding General of 1st Marine Division, Major General Eric M. Smith and his wife Trish, as well as Congressman Darrell Issa of California's 49th District.
3D AA BN Gator Bash
On 12 August 2017, the Marines, Sailors and families of 3d Assault Amphibian Battalion enjoyed some fun in the sun during the annual Gator Bash celebration. Service members and their families competed for thousands of dollars of donated items in watermelon eating contests, dance competitions, and more. Special guests included Commanding General of 1st Marine Division, Major General Eric M. Smith and his wife Trish, as well as Congressman Darrell Issa of California's 49th District.
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Private First Class David Lee, amphibious assault vehicle driver, Charlie Company, 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion, and native of San Clemente, Calif., drives an amphibious assault vehicle toward their objective during a nighttime beach landing here, Aug. 25, 2013. The nighttime landing was the first stage in the four-day training exercise where the Marines honed their amphibious and combat capabilities. The Marines performed the exercise in preparation for their upcoming deployment to Okinawa, Japan, where they will support joint operations in the Pacific.
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Sep 3, 2013
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON CA United States - Private First Class David Lee, amphibious assault vehicle driver, Charlie Company, 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion, and native of San Clemente, Calif., drives an amphibious assault vehicle toward their objective during a nighttime beach landing here, Aug. 25, 2013. The nighttime landing was the first stage in the four-day training exercise where the Marines honed their amphibious and combat capabilities. The Marines performed the exercise in preparation for their upcoming deployment to Okinawa, Japan, where they will support joint operations in the Pacific.


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