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1st Intelligence Battalion

A Marine with Battery I, 3rd Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, attached to 1st Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division prepares to fire the M777A2 Howitzer during Large Scale Exercise 2016 at Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Aug. 16, 2016. LSE-16 simulates the planning, deployment and combat operations of a cohesive, combat-ready team consisting of more than 50,000 military members with I Marine Expeditionary Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pvt. Robert Bliss)
Going down range with artillery
A Marine with Battery I, 3rd Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, attached to 1st Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division prepares to fire the M777A2 Howitzer during Large Scale Exercise 2016 at Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Aug. 16, 2016. LSE-16 simulates the planning, deployment and combat operations of a cohesive, combat-ready team consisting of more than 50,000 military members with I Marine Expeditionary Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pvt. Robert Bliss)
Marines with Battery I, 3rd Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment attached to 1st Battalion Regiment, 11th Marine Division pose in front of a M777A2 Howitzer during Large Scale Exercise 2016 at Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Aug. 16, 2016. LSE-16 simulates the planning, deployment and combat operations of a cohesive, combat-ready team consisting of more than 50,000 military members with I Marine Expeditionary Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Abbey Perria)
Going down range with artillery
Marines with Battery I, 3rd Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment attached to 1st Battalion Regiment, 11th Marine Division pose in front of a M777A2 Howitzer during Large Scale Exercise 2016 at Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Aug. 16, 2016. LSE-16 simulates the planning, deployment and combat operations of a cohesive, combat-ready team consisting of more than 50,000 military members with I Marine Expeditionary Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Abbey Perria)
Marines with Battery I, 3rd Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment attached to 1st Battalion Regiment, 11th Marine Division prepare to fire a M777A2 Howitzer during Large Scale Exercise 2016 at Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Aug. 16, 2016. LSE-16 simulates the planning, deployment and combat operations of a cohesive, combat-ready team consisting of more than 50,000 military members with I Marine Expeditionary Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Abbey Perria)
Going down range with artillery
Marines with Battery I, 3rd Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment attached to 1st Battalion Regiment, 11th Marine Division prepare to fire a M777A2 Howitzer during Large Scale Exercise 2016 at Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Aug. 16, 2016. LSE-16 simulates the planning, deployment and combat operations of a cohesive, combat-ready team consisting of more than 50,000 military members with I Marine Expeditionary Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Abbey Perria)
Cpl. Tyler Rafter, a field artillery cannoneer, with Battery I, 3rd Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment attached to 1st Battalion Regiment, 11th Marine Division, reports orders to Marines operating a M777A2 Howitzer during Large Scale Exercise 2016 at Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Aug. 16, 2016. LSE-16 simulates the planning, deployment and combat operations of a cohesive, combat-ready team consisting of more than 50,000 military members with I Marine Expeditionary Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Abbey Perria)
Going down range with artillery
Cpl. Tyler Rafter, a field artillery cannoneer, with Battery I, 3rd Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment attached to 1st Battalion Regiment, 11th Marine Division, reports orders to Marines operating a M777A2 Howitzer during Large Scale Exercise 2016 at Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Aug. 16, 2016. LSE-16 simulates the planning, deployment and combat operations of a cohesive, combat-ready team consisting of more than 50,000 military members with I Marine Expeditionary Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Abbey Perria)
Marines with Battery I, 3rd Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment attached to 1st Battalion Regiment, 11th Marine Division load amunition into a M777A2 Howitzer during Large Scale Exercise 2016 at Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Aug. 16, 2016. LSE-16 simulates the planning, deployment and combat operations of a cohesive, combat-ready team consisting of more than 50,000 military members with I Marine Expeditionary Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Abbey Perria)
Going down range with artillery
Marines with Battery I, 3rd Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment attached to 1st Battalion Regiment, 11th Marine Division load amunition into a M777A2 Howitzer during Large Scale Exercise 2016 at Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Aug. 16, 2016. LSE-16 simulates the planning, deployment and combat operations of a cohesive, combat-ready team consisting of more than 50,000 military members with I Marine Expeditionary Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Abbey Perria)
Marines with Battery I, 3rd Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment attached to 1st Battalion Regiment, 11th Marine Division set up a M777A2 Howitzer during Large Scale Exercise 2016 at Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Aug. 16, 2016. LSE-16 simulates the planning, deployment and combat operations of a cohesive, combat-ready team consisting of more than 50,000 military members with I Marine Expeditionary Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Abbey Perria)
Going down range with artillery
Marines with Battery I, 3rd Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment attached to 1st Battalion Regiment, 11th Marine Division set up a M777A2 Howitzer during Large Scale Exercise 2016 at Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Aug. 16, 2016. LSE-16 simulates the planning, deployment and combat operations of a cohesive, combat-ready team consisting of more than 50,000 military members with I Marine Expeditionary Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Abbey Perria)
Army Spc. Donita Adams, a player on the United States Armed Forces Women’s Basketball Team, dribbles around Brazilian defenders at the Conseil International Du Sport Militaire (CISM) World Military Women’s Basketball Championship July 29 at Camp Pendleton, California. The tournament ended July 29, with Brazil winning the gold.  The United States took second place, and China will return home with the bronze. The base hosted the CISM World Military Women’s Basketball Championship July 25 through July 29 to promote peace activities and solidarity among military athletes through sports.  Teams from Canada, France, and Germany also participated in this year’s tournament.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Abbey Perria)
Gold for Brazil, win for all
Army Spc. Donita Adams, a player on the United States Armed Forces Women’s Basketball Team, dribbles around Brazilian defenders at the Conseil International Du Sport Militaire (CISM) World Military Women’s Basketball Championship July 29 at Camp Pendleton, California. The tournament ended July 29, with Brazil winning the gold. The United States took second place, and China will return home with the bronze. The base hosted the CISM World Military Women’s Basketball Championship July 25 through July 29 to promote peace activities and solidarity among military athletes through sports. Teams from Canada, France, and Germany also participated in this year’s tournament. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Abbey Perria)
Brazil Army Sgt. Adriano Almeida referees the Germany vs. United States game during the Conseil International Du Sport Militaire (CISM) World Military Women’s Basketball tournament  July 28 at Camp Pendleton, California. The base is hosting the CISM World Military Women’s Basketball Championship July 25 through July 29 to promote peace activities and solidarity among military athletes through sports.  The United States is hosting teams from Brazil, Canada, China, France, and Germany.   (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Abbey Perria)
Making the right call
Brazil Army Sgt. Adriano Almeida referees the Germany vs. United States game during the Conseil International Du Sport Militaire (CISM) World Military Women’s Basketball tournament July 28 at Camp Pendleton, California. The base is hosting the CISM World Military Women’s Basketball Championship July 25 through July 29 to promote peace activities and solidarity among military athletes through sports. The United States is hosting teams from Brazil, Canada, China, France, and Germany. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Abbey Perria)
Canadian Army Capt. Abby Edmison of the Canadian Military Women’s Basketball Team works her way around a defender during the Canada vs. Brazil game at the Conseil International Du Sport Militaire (CISM) World Military Women’s Basketball Championship July 27 at Camp Pendleton, California. The base is hosting the CISM World Military Women’s Basketball Championship July 25 through July 29 to promote peace activities and solidarity among military athletes through sports. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Abbey Perria)
Sisters serve, compete together
Canadian Army Capt. Abby Edmison of the Canadian Military Women’s Basketball Team works her way around a defender during the Canada vs. Brazil game at the Conseil International Du Sport Militaire (CISM) World Military Women’s Basketball Championship July 27 at Camp Pendleton, California. The base is hosting the CISM World Military Women’s Basketball Championship July 25 through July 29 to promote peace activities and solidarity among military athletes through sports. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Abbey Perria)
Gen. Robert Neller, commandant of the Marine Corps, salutes during the I Marine Expeditionary Force change of command ceremony at Camp Pendleton July 27, 2016. During the ceremony, Lt. Gen. David H. Berger relinquished his duties as the commanding general of I MEF to Lt. Gen. Lewis A. Craparotta. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Garrett White/ RELEASED)
I MEF Change of Command
Gen. Robert Neller, commandant of the Marine Corps, salutes during the I Marine Expeditionary Force change of command ceremony at Camp Pendleton July 27, 2016. During the ceremony, Lt. Gen. David H. Berger relinquished his duties as the commanding general of I MEF to Lt. Gen. Lewis A. Craparotta. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Garrett White/ RELEASED)
Lt. Gen. David H. Berger, the outgoing commanding general of I Marine Expeditionary Force, passes the unit colors to Lt. Gen. Lewis A. Craparotta during a change of command ceremony at Camp Pendleton July 27, 2016. During the ceremony, Berger relinquished his duties as the commanding general of I MEF to Craparotta. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Demetrius Morgan/ RELEASED)
I MEF Change of Command
Lt. Gen. David H. Berger, the outgoing commanding general of I Marine Expeditionary Force, passes the unit colors to Lt. Gen. Lewis A. Craparotta during a change of command ceremony at Camp Pendleton July 27, 2016. During the ceremony, Berger relinquished his duties as the commanding general of I MEF to Craparotta. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Demetrius Morgan/ RELEASED)
Gen. Robert Neller, commandant of the Marine Corps, speaks to Marines, Sailors and families in attendance during a change of command ceremony at Camp Pendleton July 27, 2016. "He's made the Marine Corps a better warfighting organization, which at the end of the day is what we're all about," said Neller. "We can go help people and rescue them, to defeat our nation's enemies, and that's what we do. We assure our friends and deter our adversaries."  During the ceremony, Lt. Gen. David H. Berger relinquished his duties as the commanding general of I MEF to Lt. Gen. Lewis A. Craparotta. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Garrett White/ RELEASED)
I MEF Change of Command
Gen. Robert Neller, commandant of the Marine Corps, speaks to Marines, Sailors and families in attendance during a change of command ceremony at Camp Pendleton July 27, 2016. "He's made the Marine Corps a better warfighting organization, which at the end of the day is what we're all about," said Neller. "We can go help people and rescue them, to defeat our nation's enemies, and that's what we do. We assure our friends and deter our adversaries." During the ceremony, Lt. Gen. David H. Berger relinquished his duties as the commanding general of I MEF to Lt. Gen. Lewis A. Craparotta. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Garrett White/ RELEASED)
Lt. Gen. Lewis A. Craparotta, (right), the commanding general of I Marine Expeditionary Force, and Lt. Gen. David H. Berger, (left), the outgoing commanding general of I MEF, salute during the pass and review of I MEF Marines during a change of command ceremony at Camp Pendleton July 27, 2016.  During the ceremony, Berger relinquished his duties as the commanding general of I MEF to Craparotta. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Demetrius Morgan/ RELEASED)
I MEF Change of Command
Lt. Gen. Lewis A. Craparotta, (right), the commanding general of I Marine Expeditionary Force, and Lt. Gen. David H. Berger, (left), the outgoing commanding general of I MEF, salute during the pass and review of I MEF Marines during a change of command ceremony at Camp Pendleton July 27, 2016. During the ceremony, Berger relinquished his duties as the commanding general of I MEF to Craparotta. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Demetrius Morgan/ RELEASED)
A member of the Dunk Squad leaps over a group of volunteers during the opening ceremony for the 2016 Conseil International Du Sport Militaire (CISM) World Military Women’s Basketball Championship July 25 at Camp Pendleton, California. Camp Pendleton is hosting the CISM World Military Women’s Basketball Championship July 25 through July 29 to promote fitness, sportsmanship among military athletes, and a broader understanding of the international community.   (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Abbey Perria)
Let the games begin: CISM
A member of the Dunk Squad leaps over a group of volunteers during the opening ceremony for the 2016 Conseil International Du Sport Militaire (CISM) World Military Women’s Basketball Championship July 25 at Camp Pendleton, California. Camp Pendleton is hosting the CISM World Military Women’s Basketball Championship July 25 through July 29 to promote fitness, sportsmanship among military athletes, and a broader understanding of the international community. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Abbey Perria)
Brig. Gen. Kevin J. Killea, commanding general of Marine Corps Installations West and Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, delivers the opening remarks for the 2016 Conseil International Du Sport Militaire (CISM) World Military Women’s Basketball Championship tournament July 25 at Camp Pendleton, California. Camp Pendleton is hosting the CISM World Military Women’s Basketball Championship July 25 through July 29 to the opportunity for high-caliber U.S. service member athletes to be positively engaged with their peers from nations around the globe. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Abbey Perria)
Let the games begin: CISM
Brig. Gen. Kevin J. Killea, commanding general of Marine Corps Installations West and Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, delivers the opening remarks for the 2016 Conseil International Du Sport Militaire (CISM) World Military Women’s Basketball Championship tournament July 25 at Camp Pendleton, California. Camp Pendleton is hosting the CISM World Military Women’s Basketball Championship July 25 through July 29 to the opportunity for high-caliber U.S. service member athletes to be positively engaged with their peers from nations around the globe. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Abbey Perria)
A member from the Chinese military women’s basketball team volunteers to participate in the opening ceremony for the 2016 Conseil International Du Sport Militaire (CISM) World Military Women’s Basketball Championship July 25 at Camp Pendleton, California. Camp Pendleton is hosting the 2016 CISM World Military Women’s Basketball Championship tournament July 25 through July 29 to promote peace activities and solidarity among athletes through sports. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Abbey Perria)
Let the games begin: CISM
A member from the Chinese military women’s basketball team volunteers to participate in the opening ceremony for the 2016 Conseil International Du Sport Militaire (CISM) World Military Women’s Basketball Championship July 25 at Camp Pendleton, California. Camp Pendleton is hosting the 2016 CISM World Military Women’s Basketball Championship tournament July 25 through July 29 to promote peace activities and solidarity among athletes through sports. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Abbey Perria)
Mission

I Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) Headquarters Group (I MHG) provides administrative, training, and logistical support while in CONUS and forward deployed to the I MEF and I MEB Command Elements. Additionally, function as Higher Headquarters for the four Major Subordinate Elements in order to allow I MEF CE to execute warfighting functions in support of service and COCOM initiatives as required.

Plan and direct, collect process, produce and disseminate intelligence, and provide, counterintelligence support to the MEF Command Element, MEF major subordinate commands, subordinate Marine Air Group Task Force(MAGTF), and other commands as directed

Featured Stories
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The cross, the crescent & the Corps By Staff Sgt Bobbie Curtis | August 23, 2016
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Sisters serve, compete together By Sgt. Abbey Perria | August 1, 2016
Gold for Brazil, win for all By Sgt. Abbey Perria | July 31, 2016
Making the right call By Sgt. Abbey Perria | July 29, 2016
I MEF holds change of command: Berger, Craparotta transfer authority for third time By Staff Sgt. Jennifer Poole | July 28, 2016
Dribbling with the Army, a world championship, breast cancer By Sgt. Abbey Perria | July 27, 2016
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