1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade

 

1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade

A Landing Craft, Air Cushions assigned to Assault Craft Unit 5 while makes a beach landing while performing a ship-to-shore drill during exercise Pacific Horizon 2015 aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Oct 23. PH 15 is a scenario driven, simulation supported crisis response exercise designed to improve 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade's and Expeditionary Strike Group 3's interoperability and strengthen Navy-Marine Corps relations by conducting an in-stream Maritime Prepositioning Force offload of equipment by providing host country civil-military security assistance, and by conducting infrastructure restoration support from Oct. 20-28.
Marines, Sailors Hit the Beaches Ready to Roll
A Landing Craft, Air Cushions assigned to Assault Craft Unit 5 while makes a beach landing while performing a ship-to-shore drill during exercise Pacific Horizon 2015 aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Oct 23. PH 15 is a scenario driven, simulation supported crisis response exercise designed to improve 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade's and Expeditionary Strike Group 3's interoperability and strengthen Navy-Marine Corps relations by conducting an in-stream Maritime Prepositioning Force offload of equipment by providing host country civil-military security assistance, and by conducting infrastructure restoration support from Oct. 20-28.
Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron 373 unload components of the Tactical Water Purification System during exercise Pacific Horizon 2015 at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Oct. 22. PH 15 increases the ability of 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade and Expeditionary Strike Group 3 to plan, communicate and conduct complex sea and shore based operations in response to natural disasters. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Caitlin Bevel)
Marines recycle the surf for Pacific Horizon
Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron 373 unload components of the Tactical Water Purification System during exercise Pacific Horizon 2015 at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Oct. 22. PH 15 increases the ability of 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade and Expeditionary Strike Group 3 to plan, communicate and conduct complex sea and shore based operations in response to natural disasters. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Caitlin Bevel)
Private First Class Jeffry Brunning, 19, a combat engineer with Marine Wing Support Squadron 373, Combat Engineer Platoon, from Spring Lake, N.C., cuts a piece of a 4-inch by 2-inch wooden board to erect a multipurpose building (SWA hut) during exercise Pacific Horizon 2015 aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Oct. 21. The SWA hut would serve as shelter, billeting or medical facility in a humanitarian aid or disaster relief mission. PH 15 is a scenario driven, simulation supported crisis response exercise designed to improve 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade's and Expeditionary Strike Group 3's interoperability and strengthen Navy-Marine Corps relations by conducting an in-stream Maritime Prepositioning Force offload of equipment by providing host country civil-military security assistance, and by conducting infrastructure restoration support from Oct. 20-28. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Rick Hurtado / Released)
MWSS 373 Marines build up for PH-15
Private First Class Jeffry Brunning, 19, a combat engineer with Marine Wing Support Squadron 373, Combat Engineer Platoon, from Spring Lake, N.C., cuts a piece of a 4-inch by 2-inch wooden board to erect a multipurpose building (SWA hut) during exercise Pacific Horizon 2015 aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Oct. 21. The SWA hut would serve as shelter, billeting or medical facility in a humanitarian aid or disaster relief mission. PH 15 is a scenario driven, simulation supported crisis response exercise designed to improve 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade's and Expeditionary Strike Group 3's interoperability and strengthen Navy-Marine Corps relations by conducting an in-stream Maritime Prepositioning Force offload of equipment by providing host country civil-military security assistance, and by conducting infrastructure restoration support from Oct. 20-28. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Rick Hurtado / Released)
Brigadier Gen. Joaquin F. Malavet, the commanding general of 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade, inspects Marines passing in review during the 1st MEB change of command ceremony aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 29, 2014. Malavet was previously assigned as the principal director, South and Southeast Asia for the Office of the Secretary of Defense-Policy at Washington, D.C. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Carson Gramley)
Brig. Gen. Joaquin F. Malavet takes command of 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade
Brigadier Gen. Joaquin F. Malavet, the commanding general of 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade, inspects Marines passing in review during the 1st MEB change of command ceremony aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 29, 2014. Malavet was previously assigned as the principal director, South and Southeast Asia for the Office of the Secretary of Defense-Policy at Washington, D.C. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Carson Gramley)
Brigadier Gen. Carl E. Mundy III, the former commanding general of 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade, speaks about his time with the unit during the 1st MEB change of command ceremony aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 29, 2014. Mundy has served as the commanding general of 1st MEB since July 2013. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Carson Gramley)
Brig. Gen. Joaquin F. Malavet takes command of 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade
Brigadier Gen. Carl E. Mundy III, the former commanding general of 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade, speaks about his time with the unit during the 1st MEB change of command ceremony aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 29, 2014. Mundy has served as the commanding general of 1st MEB since July 2013. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Carson Gramley)
Marines with Company F, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, prepare to escort civilian personnel to board MV-22B Ospreys during a tactical non-combatant evacuation training mission at the Mountain Warfare Training Center in Bridgeport, Calif., Aug. 13, 2014. The Marines of 2nd Bn., 7th Marines, conducted the evacuation drill as part of Large Scale Exercise 2014. LSE-14 is a bilateral training exercise being conducted by 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade to build U.S. and Canadian forces’ joint capabilities through live, simulated, and constructive military training activities from Aug. 8-14 aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, Calif.
2/7 Marines Execute Evacuation Drills for Large Scale Exercise 2014
Marines with Company F, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, prepare to escort civilian personnel to board MV-22B Ospreys during a tactical non-combatant evacuation training mission at the Mountain Warfare Training Center in Bridgeport, Calif., Aug. 13, 2014. The Marines of 2nd Bn., 7th Marines, conducted the evacuation drill as part of Large Scale Exercise 2014. LSE-14 is a bilateral training exercise being conducted by 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade to build U.S. and Canadian forces’ joint capabilities through live, simulated, and constructive military training activities from Aug. 8-14 aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, Calif.
Captain Javier Gonzalez, an infantry officer with Company F, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, conducts a radio operations check for a fire support operation during Large Scale Exercise 2014 aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Aug. 9-10, 2014. Fire support drills are conducted by a fire team that calls for attacks on distant targets through the use of air support, mortars and artillery. LSE-14 is a bilateral training exercise being conducted by 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade to build U.S. and Canadian forces’ joint capabilities through live, simulated, and constructive military training activities. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Angel Serna/Released)
2/7 conducts FiST operations during LSE 14
Captain Javier Gonzalez, an infantry officer with Company F, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, conducts a radio operations check for a fire support operation during Large Scale Exercise 2014 aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Aug. 9-10, 2014. Fire support drills are conducted by a fire team that calls for attacks on distant targets through the use of air support, mortars and artillery. LSE-14 is a bilateral training exercise being conducted by 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade to build U.S. and Canadian forces’ joint capabilities through live, simulated, and constructive military training activities. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Angel Serna/Released)
Combat Center Marines and sailors enjoy the Leatherneck Comedy Tour at the base theater Aug. 7, 2014. The show consisted of a free meal, performances and a chance to meet all of the performers.
Leatherneck Comedy Tour returns to the Combat Center
Combat Center Marines and sailors enjoy the Leatherneck Comedy Tour at the base theater Aug. 7, 2014. The show consisted of a free meal, performances and a chance to meet all of the performers.
The U.S. Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel, speaks during a town hall meeting aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton Calif., Aug. 12, 2014. The purpose of his visit was to thank our service members and their families for their contribution to our nation and reinforce his commitment to the defense of the nation.
Secretary of Defense Visits Camp Pendleton
The U.S. Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel, speaks during a town hall meeting aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton Calif., Aug. 12, 2014. The purpose of his visit was to thank our service members and their families for their contribution to our nation and reinforce his commitment to the defense of the nation.
Sergeant Luis Palomar, a motor transportation operator with 1st Brigade Headquarters Group, 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade, from Escondido, Calif.,  prepares to mount a 7-ton Medium Tactical Vehicle prior to leaving on the first of two convoys from Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms to Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 12, 2014. 1st MEB Marines started tearing down Camp Francis and transported the gear as Large Scale Exercise 2014 comes to an end. LSE-14 is a bilateral training exercise being conducted by 1st MEB to build U.S. and Canadian forces’ joint capabilities through live, simulated, and constructive military training activities from Aug. 8-14.
Marines Strap Down, Prepare to Bring the MEB Home from LSE-14
Sergeant Luis Palomar, a motor transportation operator with 1st Brigade Headquarters Group, 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade, from Escondido, Calif., prepares to mount a 7-ton Medium Tactical Vehicle prior to leaving on the first of two convoys from Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms to Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 12, 2014. 1st MEB Marines started tearing down Camp Francis and transported the gear as Large Scale Exercise 2014 comes to an end. LSE-14 is a bilateral training exercise being conducted by 1st MEB to build U.S. and Canadian forces’ joint capabilities through live, simulated, and constructive military training activities from Aug. 8-14.
Navy Lt. Cmdr. Jonathan Long, right, representing the fires officer of the Expeditionary Strike Group 3, and Cpl. Charles Stephens, a command control communications computer specialist with 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade, practice coordinating fire missions during Large Scale Exercise 2014 here, Aug. 10, 2014. LSE-14 is a bilateral training exercise being conducted by 1st MEB to build U.S. and Canadian forces’ joint capabilities through live, simulated, and constructive military training activities. The exercise also promotes interoperability and cooperation between joint, coalition, and U.S. Marine Forces, providing the opportunity to exchange knowledge and learn from each other, establish personal and professional relationships and hone individual and small-unit skills through challenging, complex and realistic live scenarios with special focus on building combat power ashore.
MEB, ESG personnel project sea power ashore at LSE-14
Navy Lt. Cmdr. Jonathan Long, right, representing the fires officer of the Expeditionary Strike Group 3, and Cpl. Charles Stephens, a command control communications computer specialist with 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade, practice coordinating fire missions during Large Scale Exercise 2014 here, Aug. 10, 2014. LSE-14 is a bilateral training exercise being conducted by 1st MEB to build U.S. and Canadian forces’ joint capabilities through live, simulated, and constructive military training activities. The exercise also promotes interoperability and cooperation between joint, coalition, and U.S. Marine Forces, providing the opportunity to exchange knowledge and learn from each other, establish personal and professional relationships and hone individual and small-unit skills through challenging, complex and realistic live scenarios with special focus on building combat power ashore.
A series of impacts from artillery and air fire make up an explosion seen in the the distance as a result of combined arms trainining conducted by Marines of 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade in support of Large Scale Exercise 2014 aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Aug. 9. LSE-14 is a bilateral training exercise being conducted by 1st MEB to build U.S. and Canadian forces’ joint capabilities through live, simulated, and constructive military training activities from Aug. 8-14, 2014. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Rick Hurtado/Released)
1/1 Marines Call for Fire during Large Scale Exercise 2014
A series of impacts from artillery and air fire make up an explosion seen in the the distance as a result of combined arms trainining conducted by Marines of 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade in support of Large Scale Exercise 2014 aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Aug. 9. LSE-14 is a bilateral training exercise being conducted by 1st MEB to build U.S. and Canadian forces’ joint capabilities through live, simulated, and constructive military training activities from Aug. 8-14, 2014. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Rick Hurtado/Released)
Corporal Tanner Lechner, a combat engineer with Combat Service Support Company, 1st Brigade Headquarters Group, 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade, supports the MEB through woodwork during Large Scale Exercise 2014 aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Aug. 4, 2014. LSE-14 is a bilateral training exercise being conducted by 1st MEB to build U.S. and Canadian forces’ joint capabilities through live, simulated, and constructive military training activities from Aug. 8-14. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Angel Serna/Released)
Marine Engineer from Topeka aids in construction of LSE 14
Corporal Tanner Lechner, a combat engineer with Combat Service Support Company, 1st Brigade Headquarters Group, 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade, supports the MEB through woodwork during Large Scale Exercise 2014 aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Aug. 4, 2014. LSE-14 is a bilateral training exercise being conducted by 1st MEB to build U.S. and Canadian forces’ joint capabilities through live, simulated, and constructive military training activities from Aug. 8-14. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Angel Serna/Released)
Lance Cpl. Elijah Bingman, an electrician generator operator with 1st Brigade Headquarters Group, Engineers, 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade from Joplin, Mo., waters the grounding area of a MEP-1060 Generator Set, during Large Scale Exercise 2014 aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Aug. 6, 2014. LSE-14 is a bilateral training exercise being conducted by 1st MEB to build U.S. and Canadian forces’ joint capabilities through live, simulated, and constructive military training activities from Aug. 8-14.
Joplin Marine Lights Up Large Scale Exercise 2014
Lance Cpl. Elijah Bingman, an electrician generator operator with 1st Brigade Headquarters Group, Engineers, 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade from Joplin, Mo., waters the grounding area of a MEP-1060 Generator Set, during Large Scale Exercise 2014 aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Aug. 6, 2014. LSE-14 is a bilateral training exercise being conducted by 1st MEB to build U.S. and Canadian forces’ joint capabilities through live, simulated, and constructive military training activities from Aug. 8-14.
Brazilian Marines track a simulated enemy up a mountain during a bi-lateral combat tracking exchange held on Marambaia Island, Brazil, Aug. 5, 2014. During the exchange, Brazilian and U.S. Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force South shared their tactics on tracking enemy personnel and how to spot hidden improvised explosive devices. Through close cooperation, the U.S. and its partners are ready to address transnational security challenges through integrated and coordinated approaches. SPMAGTF-South is currently embarked aboard the future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) in support of her maiden transit, "America visits the Americas." (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Donald Holbert/ Released)
SPMAGTF-South, Brazilian Marines share combat tracking tactics
Brazilian Marines track a simulated enemy up a mountain during a bi-lateral combat tracking exchange held on Marambaia Island, Brazil, Aug. 5, 2014. During the exchange, Brazilian and U.S. Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force South shared their tactics on tracking enemy personnel and how to spot hidden improvised explosive devices. Through close cooperation, the U.S. and its partners are ready to address transnational security challenges through integrated and coordinated approaches. SPMAGTF-South is currently embarked aboard the future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) in support of her maiden transit, "America visits the Americas." (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Donald Holbert/ Released)
The lights from the hangar bay of the future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) shine brightly during a reception at Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, Aug. 7, 2014. The reception was hosted by the Sailors and Marines of America and Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force South for Brazilian diplomats and military officials. The evening of food, music and dancing concluded with speeches from Rear Adm. Frank L. Ponds, commander of Expeditionary Strike Group 3 and The Honorable Liliana Ayalde, U.S. Ambassador to Brazil. America is currently on her maiden transit, “America Visits the Americas”. The transit is a clear example of our Nation’s commitment to our regional partners and allies, demonstrating the Navy-Marine Corps integration in action. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Joshua Pena/Released)
Marines, Sailors host Brazilian guests for reception aboard USS America
The lights from the hangar bay of the future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) shine brightly during a reception at Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, Aug. 7, 2014. The reception was hosted by the Sailors and Marines of America and Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force South for Brazilian diplomats and military officials. The evening of food, music and dancing concluded with speeches from Rear Adm. Frank L. Ponds, commander of Expeditionary Strike Group 3 and The Honorable Liliana Ayalde, U.S. Ambassador to Brazil. America is currently on her maiden transit, “America Visits the Americas”. The transit is a clear example of our Nation’s commitment to our regional partners and allies, demonstrating the Navy-Marine Corps integration in action. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Joshua Pena/Released)
Lance Cpl. Luis Martinez, left, from Jacksonville, Fla., and Lance Cpl. Emilio Tetuan from Topeka, Kan., both with 1st Law Enforcement Battalion, Brigade Headquarters Group, 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade and tasked to provide security for Camp Francis as Guardian Angels during Large Scale Exercise 2014, perform a radio functionality check aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Aug. 5. LSE-14 is a bilateral training exercise being conducted by 1st MEB to build U.S. and Canadian forces’ joint capabilities through live, simulated, and constructive military training activities from Aug. 8-14. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Rick Hurtado/Released)
Large Scale Exercise 2014 / 1st MEB Ready to Kickoff LSE-14
Lance Cpl. Luis Martinez, left, from Jacksonville, Fla., and Lance Cpl. Emilio Tetuan from Topeka, Kan., both with 1st Law Enforcement Battalion, Brigade Headquarters Group, 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade and tasked to provide security for Camp Francis as Guardian Angels during Large Scale Exercise 2014, perform a radio functionality check aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Aug. 5. LSE-14 is a bilateral training exercise being conducted by 1st MEB to build U.S. and Canadian forces’ joint capabilities through live, simulated, and constructive military training activities from Aug. 8-14. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Rick Hurtado/Released)
Col. Dani Fortin, commander of adjacent Canadian Forces, 5 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group, discusses operations to be conducted in the following weeks with Brig. Gen. Carl E. Mundy III, commanding general of 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade, during Large Scale Exercise 2014 aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Aug. 3, 2014. LSE-14 is a bilateral training exercise being conducted by 1st MEB to build U.S. and Canadian forces’ joint capabilities through live, simulated, and constructive military training activities from Aug. 8-14. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Angel Serna/Released)
Commander of adjacent Canadian Forces joins LSE-14
Col. Dani Fortin, commander of adjacent Canadian Forces, 5 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group, discusses operations to be conducted in the following weeks with Brig. Gen. Carl E. Mundy III, commanding general of 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade, during Large Scale Exercise 2014 aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Aug. 3, 2014. LSE-14 is a bilateral training exercise being conducted by 1st MEB to build U.S. and Canadian forces’ joint capabilities through live, simulated, and constructive military training activities from Aug. 8-14. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Angel Serna/Released)
Private First Class Anthony Perez from Dallas, Tx., a Motor Transportation Operator with Brigade Headquarters Group, 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade, prepares a water bowl to be removed and refilled at Camp Francis during Large Scale Exercise 2014 aboard the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentyninepalms, Calif., Aug. 3, 2014. LSE-14, being conducted from Aug. 8-14, is a bilateral training exercise between the U.S. and Canada which includes live, simulated, and constructive operations to enhance both countries’ ability to activate and deploy a Marine Air Ground Task Force with speed and effectiveness in support of the full range of military operations as required by combatant commanders. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Caitlin Bevel)
BHG supports life at LSE-14
Private First Class Anthony Perez from Dallas, Tx., a Motor Transportation Operator with Brigade Headquarters Group, 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade, prepares a water bowl to be removed and refilled at Camp Francis during Large Scale Exercise 2014 aboard the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentyninepalms, Calif., Aug. 3, 2014. LSE-14, being conducted from Aug. 8-14, is a bilateral training exercise between the U.S. and Canada which includes live, simulated, and constructive operations to enhance both countries’ ability to activate and deploy a Marine Air Ground Task Force with speed and effectiveness in support of the full range of military operations as required by combatant commanders. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Caitlin Bevel)
Corporal Allan Lopatinsky, a water support technician with I Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, adjusts a light during the 2014 I Marine Expeditionary Brigade command post exercise aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 19, 2014. The CPX was designed to help improve the 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade's readiness for deployment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. David Silvano/released)
BHG ensures mission accomplishment for CPX3
Corporal Allan Lopatinsky, a water support technician with I Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, adjusts a light during the 2014 I Marine Expeditionary Brigade command post exercise aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 19, 2014. The CPX was designed to help improve the 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade's readiness for deployment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. David Silvano/released)
Corporal Allan Lopatinsky, a water support technician with I Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, adjusts a light during the 2014 I Marine Expeditionary Brigade command post exercise aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 19, 2014. The CPX was designed to help improve the 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade's readiness for deployment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. David Silvano/released)
BHG ensures mission accomplishment for CPX3
Corporal Allan Lopatinsky, a water support technician with I Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, adjusts a light during the 2014 I Marine Expeditionary Brigade command post exercise aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 19, 2014. The CPX was designed to help improve the 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade's readiness for deployment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. David Silvano/released)
Lance Cpl. Francis Trezza, a heavy equipment operator with 9th Communication Battalion, I Marine Expeditionary Force, prepares to operate a forklift during the 2014 I Marine Expeditionary Brigade command post exercise aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 19, 2014. The CPX was designed to help improve the 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade's readiness for deployment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. David Silvano/released)
BHG ensures mission accomplishment for CPX3
Lance Cpl. Francis Trezza, a heavy equipment operator with 9th Communication Battalion, I Marine Expeditionary Force, prepares to operate a forklift during the 2014 I Marine Expeditionary Brigade command post exercise aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 19, 2014. The CPX was designed to help improve the 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade's readiness for deployment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. David Silvano/released)
Brig. Gen. Carl E. Mundy, commanding general of 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade, greets Lt. Gen. John A. Toolan, commanding general of I Marine Expeditionary Force, at the gate of a MEB command post during an exercise aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 11. Toolan toured the command operations center and other elements of the Brigade Headquarters Group supporting the needs of the MEB.
Lt. Gen. Toolan visits BHG elements supporting MEB
Brig. Gen. Carl E. Mundy, commanding general of 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade, greets Lt. Gen. John A. Toolan, commanding general of I Marine Expeditionary Force, at the gate of a MEB command post during an exercise aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 11. Toolan toured the command operations center and other elements of the Brigade Headquarters Group supporting the needs of the MEB.
Brig. Gen. Carl E. Mundy, commanding general of 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade, greets Lt. Gen. John A. Toolan, commanding general of I Marine Expeditionary Force, at the gate of a MEB command post during an exercise aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 11. Toolan toured the command operations center and other elements of the Brigade Headquarters Group supporting the needs of the MEB.
Lt. Gen. Toolan visits BHG elements supporting MEB
Brig. Gen. Carl E. Mundy, commanding general of 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade, greets Lt. Gen. John A. Toolan, commanding general of I Marine Expeditionary Force, at the gate of a MEB command post during an exercise aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 11. Toolan toured the command operations center and other elements of the Brigade Headquarters Group supporting the needs of the MEB.
Marines with 1st Law Enforcement Battalion discuss plans during a combat operations center exercise aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 5. The exercise created a realistic environment for Marines to quickly and effectively establishes a center of operations.
1st MEB leads in commanding the amphibious battlefield
Marines with 1st Law Enforcement Battalion discuss plans during a combat operations center exercise aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 5. The exercise created a realistic environment for Marines to quickly and effectively establishes a center of operations.
Lance Cpl. Connor Polston, a special intelligence system administrator with 1st Intelligence Battalion, digs a trench to lay wiring at a combat operations center exercise aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 5. The exercise created a realistic environment for Marines to quickly and effectively establishes a center of operations.
1st MEB leads in commanding the amphibious battlefield
Lance Cpl. Connor Polston, a special intelligence system administrator with 1st Intelligence Battalion, digs a trench to lay wiring at a combat operations center exercise aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 5. The exercise created a realistic environment for Marines to quickly and effectively establishes a center of operations.
Lance Cpl. Alexander J. Smith, a field radio repairman with 9th Communication Battalion, links tubing together at a combat operations center exercise aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 5. The exercise created a realistic environment for Marines to quickly and effectively establishes a center of operations.
1st MEB leads in commanding the amphibious battlefield
Lance Cpl. Alexander J. Smith, a field radio repairman with 9th Communication Battalion, links tubing together at a combat operations center exercise aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 5. The exercise created a realistic environment for Marines to quickly and effectively establishes a center of operations.
Marines with 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade dig trenches to lay wires during a combat operations center exercise aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 5. The exercise created a realistic environment for Marines to quickly and effectively establishes a center of operations.
1st MEB leads in commanding the amphibious battlefield
Marines with 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade dig trenches to lay wires during a combat operations center exercise aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 5. The exercise created a realistic environment for Marines to quickly and effectively establishes a center of operations.
1st Civil Affairs Group conducts civil military integration training at Combat Town Deluz training area with role-players as a part of Dawn Blitz, June 25. Dawn Blitz 2013 is a scenario-driven exercise designed to test Navy and Marine Corps forces at the Marine Expeditionary Brigade (MEB) and Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) level, while promoting military-to-military cooperation and interoperability with partnered nations.
1st Civil Affairs Group conducts civil military integration training at Dawn Blitz
1st Civil Affairs Group conducts civil military integration training at Combat Town Deluz training area with role-players as a part of Dawn Blitz, June 25. Dawn Blitz 2013 is a scenario-driven exercise designed to test Navy and Marine Corps forces at the Marine Expeditionary Brigade (MEB) and Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) level, while promoting military-to-military cooperation and interoperability with partnered nations.
1st Civil Affairs Group conducts civil military integration training at Combat Town Deluz training area with role-players as a part of Dawn Blitz, June 25. Dawn Blitz 2013 is a scenario-driven exercise designed to test Navy and Marine Corps forces at the Marine Expeditionary Brigade (MEB) and Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) level, while promoting military-to-military cooperation and interoperability with partnered nations.
1st Civil Affairs Group conducts civil military integration training at Dawn Blitz
1st Civil Affairs Group conducts civil military integration training at Combat Town Deluz training area with role-players as a part of Dawn Blitz, June 25. Dawn Blitz 2013 is a scenario-driven exercise designed to test Navy and Marine Corps forces at the Marine Expeditionary Brigade (MEB) and Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) level, while promoting military-to-military cooperation and interoperability with partnered nations.
An MV-22B Osprey with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 161 sits folded aboard the JS Hyuga, ready to be taken below deck during exercise Dawn Blitz, June 14. Dawn Blitz demonstrates the unique capabilities of the Marine Corps and Navy to rapidly respond to contingencies in coordination with our coalition partners.
Osprey lands aboard Japanese ships during Dawn Blitz 2013
An MV-22B Osprey with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 161 sits folded aboard the JS Hyuga, ready to be taken below deck during exercise Dawn Blitz, June 14. Dawn Blitz demonstrates the unique capabilities of the Marine Corps and Navy to rapidly respond to contingencies in coordination with our coalition partners.
U.S. Marines from the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Japanese Self-Defense Force soldiers go over maneuver tactics while conducting amphibious assault operations on San Clemente Island June 17, 2013.
Marines, Japanese Forces Conduct Amphibious Assault Operations
U.S. Marines from the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Japanese Self-Defense Force soldiers go over maneuver tactics while conducting amphibious assault operations on San Clemente Island June 17, 2013.
A Japanese Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) conducts amphibious assault operations on the coast of San Clemente Island June 17, 2013.
Marines, Japanese Forces Conduct Amphibious Assault Operations
A Japanese Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) conducts amphibious assault operations on the coast of San Clemente Island June 17, 2013.
Marines and sailors with 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade and Expeditionary Strike Group-3 joined forces during Exercise Dawn Blitz 13.1, aboard the USS Boxer, Jan. 28-31, 2013. Dawn Blitz is a 1st MEB and ESG-3 combined, two-part exercise to conduct brigade-sized amphibious operations and develop a stronger working relationship between the Navy and Marine Corps. The second portion of Dawn Blitz, 13.2, will take place in June.
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Marines and sailors with 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade and Expeditionary Strike Group-3 joined forces during Exercise Dawn Blitz 13.1, aboard the USS Boxer, Jan. 28-31, 2013. Dawn Blitz is a 1st MEB and ESG-3 combined, two-part exercise to conduct brigade-sized amphibious operations and develop a stronger working relationship between the Navy and Marine Corps. The second portion of Dawn Blitz, 13.2, will take place in June.
Marines and sailors with 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade and Expeditionary Strike Group-3 joined forces during Exercise Dawn Blitz 13.1, aboard the USS Boxer, Jan. 28-31, 2013. Dawn Blitz is a 1st MEB and ESG-3 combined, two-part exercise to conduct brigade-sized amphibious operations and develop a stronger working relationship between the Navy and Marine Corps. The second portion of Dawn Blitz, 13.2, will take place in June.
Marines and sailors with 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade and Expeditionary Strike Group-3 joined forces during Exercise Dawn Blitz 13.1, aboard the USS Boxer, Jan. 28-31, 2013. Dawn Blitz is a 1st MEB and ESG-3 combined, two-part exercise to conduct brigade-sized amphibious operations and develop a stronger working relationship between the Navy and Marine Corps. The second portion of Dawn Blitz, 13.2, will take place in June.
A 9th Communication Battalion convoy embarks on a nine-day training exercise to establish communications to support Exercise Dawn Blitz 13.1, at Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 23. The 9th Comm. Bn., Marines and 1st Intelligence Battalion, will establish communications and an intelligence operations center to validate their readiness and ability to support 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade in the event of a contingency.
A 9th Communication Battalion convoy embarks on a nine-day training exercise to establish communications to support Exercise Dawn Blitz 13.1, at Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 23. The 9th Comm. Bn., Marines and 1st Intelligence Battalion, will establish communications and an intelligence operations center to validate their readiness and ability to support 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade in the event of a contingency.
The U.S. Navy's USS Preble, an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, cruises through the San Francisco Bay past Alcatraz Island, Oct. 6, 2012, during San Francisco Fleet Week 2012’s Parade of Ships event. Nine sea vessels belonging to the U.S. Navy, Coast Guard, San Francisco Fire Department and the Canadian Navy entered the San Francisco Bay underneath the Golden Gate Bridge in a prestigious and ceremonial event – tradition to San Francisco Fleet Week.
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The U.S. Navy's USS Preble, an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, cruises through the San Francisco Bay past Alcatraz Island, Oct. 6, 2012, during San Francisco Fleet Week 2012’s Parade of Ships event. Nine sea vessels belonging to the U.S. Navy, Coast Guard, San Francisco Fire Department and the Canadian Navy entered the San Francisco Bay underneath the Golden Gate Bridge in a prestigious and ceremonial event – tradition to San Francisco Fleet Week.
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SAN FRANCISCO - U.S. Marines and Sailors with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit man the rails aboard the USS Makin Island (LHD-8) prior to landing in San Francisco, for the 2012 Fleet Week, Oct 3, 2012. From Oct. 3-8, Marines and Sailors of the 13th Marine Expeditionary Force, I Marine Expeditionary Brigade, will participate in numerous community outreach events including the Italian Heritage Day parade, urban search and rescue demonstration, park restoration projects and hospital visits. 
 (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. David Gonzalez/Released)
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20121003-M-IO267-047 SAN FRANCISCO - U.S. Marines and Sailors with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit man the rails aboard the USS Makin Island (LHD-8) prior to landing in San Francisco, for the 2012 Fleet Week, Oct 3, 2012. From Oct. 3-8, Marines and Sailors of the 13th Marine Expeditionary Force, I Marine Expeditionary Brigade, will participate in numerous community outreach events including the Italian Heritage Day parade, urban search and rescue demonstration, park restoration projects and hospital visits. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. David Gonzalez/Released)
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SAN FRANCISCO - U.S. Marines and Sailors with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit march atop the flight deck of the USS Makin Island (LHD-8) prior to arriving in San Francisco for the 2012 Fleet Week, Oct 3, 2012. From Oct. 3-8, Marines and Sailors of the 13th MEU, I Marine Expeditionary Brigade, will participate in numerous community outreach events including the Italian Heritage Day parade, urban search and rescue demonstration, park restoration projects and hospital visits. 
 (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. David Gonzalez/Released)
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20121003-M-IO267-144 SAN FRANCISCO - U.S. Marines and Sailors with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit march atop the flight deck of the USS Makin Island (LHD-8) prior to arriving in San Francisco for the 2012 Fleet Week, Oct 3, 2012. From Oct. 3-8, Marines and Sailors of the 13th MEU, I Marine Expeditionary Brigade, will participate in numerous community outreach events including the Italian Heritage Day parade, urban search and rescue demonstration, park restoration projects and hospital visits. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. David Gonzalez/Released)
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