“The Corps most valuable resource is the individual Marine and their family.”

Deployment Readiness Coordinator:

Mrs. Sonette D. Avalos
1st Battalion, 1st Marines
Cell: (760) 207-3441


Uniformed Readiness Coordinator:

SSgt Richard Stricklin
1st Battalion, 1st Marines
Office: (760) 763-1429

Marines, Sailors, and family members,

Welcome to the First Family!

As your Family Readiness team, we pride ourselves in having a vital role in the well-being of our Marines, Sailors, and their family members. Through the Unit, Personal & Family Readiness Program (UPFRP), we ensure that every family member is afforded the opportunity to receive pertinent information regarding their Marine or Sailor along with information about the current events happening within the unit.

Our mission is to provide you with:

• Official Communication

• Information and Referral Services

• Marine And Family Readiness and Deployment Support

The 1/1 Family Readiness Command Team is dedicated to ensuring you are prepared for the unique challenges that come with being the family of a military member. 

Within 1/1, we utilize an email distribution list, generated by Marine Online, to send out information.   If you are not receiving information, please let us know.   

Feel free to contact us should you need any assistance while you are part of the 1st Battalion 1st Marine Family.   We're glad to have you on board and hope to meet you in the future!


1/1's Family Readiness Office

(760) 763-1429

1/1's Command Duty Officer

(760) 763-1439

American Red Cross

1-800-951-5600 or (760) 725-6877

Naval Hospital

(760) 725-1288











PAC Process 

Request Mast (marines.mil)  
1st Marine Division