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Combat-ready forceU.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Vincent Bossolono, a light armored vehicle crewman with 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, debriefs his team during an Integrated Training Exercise as part of Service Level Training Exercise 2-24 at Lava training area, Marine ...
In the tall grassU.S. Marines assigned to Alpha Company, Battalion Landing Team 1/5, 15th Marine Expeditonary Unit, stage in an assault position before assaulting an objective area during a simulated amphibious assault at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California.The amphibious assault involve...
U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Benjamin T. Watson, the commanding general of 1st Marine Division, addresses students of the Division Schools company commanders course at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California.The division instituted the company commanders course to better prepare officers for ...
U.S. Marines with Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, provide security during National Training Center Rotation 24-03 at Fort Irwin, California.The exercise provided Marines and Sailors an opportunity to sustain training in primary conventional combat operations...
March on the colors!U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Benjamin T. Watson, right, the commanding general of 1st Marine Division, and Sgt. Maj. Matthew J. Fouss, the sergeant major of 1st MARDIV, add a battle streamer to the division colors during a ceremony honoring the divisions 83rd anniversary at Mar...
Today we celebrate the 83rd Anniversary of the 1st Marine Division and reflect upon the achievements of the Blue Diamond.
Watching closelyU.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Zabdiel Echie, left, and Cpl. Kendall Hill, machine gunners with 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, post security for a notional casualty evacuation drill during Stand-in Force Exercise 24 at the Eastern Fuji Maneuver Area on Comb...
First of the firstU.S. Marines with Battalion Landing Team 1/1, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, conduct an immediate company size reinforcement rehearsal aboard the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) in the Philippine Sea. Rehearsals are conducted to improve mission response time in prep...
On this day in 1967, Operation Desoto began as U.S. Marines from 3/7, @1st_Marine_Div deployed to c Ph district, Vietnam.The Marines carried out search and destroy operations and secured nearby villages despite taking fire from long range snipers, machine guns, and mortars.
You are now in your prep timeU.S. Marines assigned to Charlie Company, Battalion Landing Team 1/5, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, prepare for an amphibious raid in the Pacific Ocean. The 15th MEU is currently embarked aboard the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group conducting integrated training and rou...
Keeping tradition aliveU.S. Marines with 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, participate in an annual Saint Barbaras Day celebration at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California.Artillery units throughout the Marine Corps celebrate St. Barbara, the patron saint of artillerymen, with cam...
In January 1968, the Viet Cong launched the Tet Offensive as a sneak attack against American and South Vietnamese troops.During the Tet Offensive, 1st Marine Division was involved in fierce fighting with both Viet Cong and North Vietnamese Army elements. The Tet Offensive included some of the blo...