1st Intelligence Battalion

 

1st Intelligence Battalion

Marines learn about the Joint Infantry Company Prototype during the Expeditionary Energy Concepts symposium at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, May 3, 2016. The JIC-P is a wearable energy management system that uses multiple sources, including kinetic harvesting, to recharge batteries in radios and other equipment that cuts down the amount of weight each Marine has to carry and eliminates the need to frequently resupply forward units with fresh batteries. E2C features new technologies developed by outside companies to improve the reach and effectiveness of the Marine Corps. The three-day event also gives Marines who would work with the technology on a daily basis the opportunity to identify possible areas for improvement.
E2C puts future in Marines’ hands
Marines learn about the Joint Infantry Company Prototype during the Expeditionary Energy Concepts symposium at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, May 3, 2016. The JIC-P is a wearable energy management system that uses multiple sources, including kinetic harvesting, to recharge batteries in radios and other equipment that cuts down the amount of weight each Marine has to carry and eliminates the need to frequently resupply forward units with fresh batteries. E2C features new technologies developed by outside companies to improve the reach and effectiveness of the Marine Corps. The three-day event also gives Marines who would work with the technology on a daily basis the opportunity to identify possible areas for improvement.
The second generation Ground Renewable Expeditionary Energy Network System powers a display at the Expeditionary Energy Concepts symposium at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, May 3, 2016. E2C features new technologies developed by outside companies to improve the reach and effectiveness of the Marine Corps. GREENS was originally featured in a previous iteration of E2C and now, with improvements made based on input from Marines, it is used to supply power to units deployed in the Middle East.
E2C puts future in Marines’ hands
The second generation Ground Renewable Expeditionary Energy Network System powers a display at the Expeditionary Energy Concepts symposium at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, May 3, 2016. E2C features new technologies developed by outside companies to improve the reach and effectiveness of the Marine Corps. GREENS was originally featured in a previous iteration of E2C and now, with improvements made based on input from Marines, it is used to supply power to units deployed in the Middle East.
SAN DIEGO – Marines with 1st Reconnaissance Battalion honor the colors after running the last leg of a 1,500 mile run that members of the Travis Manion Foundation completed at the USS Midway in San Diego April 29, 2016. The run was in honor of Sam Leonard, who set out to walk across the country at age 73 to raise funds for the TMF, which supports veterans and families of the fallen and is named after a fallen recon Marine. Sam began in Florida but was forced to stop in Houston when he was diagnosed with stage 4 stomach cancer. He sadly passes away four months later. The three men with TMF decided to pick up where he left off and finish the last 1,500 mile of his trek in his honor. Cpl. Zachary Morgan, a reconnaissance Marine with 1st Recon Bn., ran the last six miles with the three men on this trek. “It feels good to be a part of this run because I know if I was in their shoes, it would mean a lot to see support from people,” said Morgan. “It really opens your eyes seeing people do these kinds of things as to what’s possible for you and what you can do in the future if you set your mind to it, it’s very inspiring.” (U.S. Marine corps photo by Sgt. Anna Albrecht/ Released)
Recon Marines finish 1,500 mile run with veterans to honor hero
SAN DIEGO – Marines with 1st Reconnaissance Battalion honor the colors after running the last leg of a 1,500 mile run that members of the Travis Manion Foundation completed at the USS Midway in San Diego April 29, 2016. The run was in honor of Sam Leonard, who set out to walk across the country at age 73 to raise funds for the TMF, which supports veterans and families of the fallen and is named after a fallen recon Marine. Sam began in Florida but was forced to stop in Houston when he was diagnosed with stage 4 stomach cancer. He sadly passes away four months later. The three men with TMF decided to pick up where he left off and finish the last 1,500 mile of his trek in his honor. Cpl. Zachary Morgan, a reconnaissance Marine with 1st Recon Bn., ran the last six miles with the three men on this trek. “It feels good to be a part of this run because I know if I was in their shoes, it would mean a lot to see support from people,” said Morgan. “It really opens your eyes seeing people do these kinds of things as to what’s possible for you and what you can do in the future if you set your mind to it, it’s very inspiring.” (U.S. Marine corps photo by Sgt. Anna Albrecht/ Released)
SAN DIEGO – Marines with 1st Reconnaissance Battalion run the last six miles of a 1,500 mile run in honor of Sam Leonard, in San Diego April 29, 2016. In fall 2014, at the age of 73, Sam set out to walk across the country to raise funds for the Travis Manion Foundation, which supports veterans and families of the fallen and is named after a fallen recon Marine. He began in Florida but was forced to stop in Houston when he was diagnosed with stage 4 stomach cancer. He sadly passed away four months later. Albie Masland, the TMF west coast veteran service manager reached out to his good friends and TMF ambassadors Nick Biase and Matt Peace, to see if they wanted to help honor Sam by completing the last 1,500 miles of his journey and raise money for the TMF on his behalf. They finished the trek in 30 days at the USS Midway and on the anniversary of Travis Manion's death. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Anna Albrecht/ Released)
Recon Marines finish 1,500 mile run with veterans to honor hero
SAN DIEGO – Marines with 1st Reconnaissance Battalion run the last six miles of a 1,500 mile run in honor of Sam Leonard, in San Diego April 29, 2016. In fall 2014, at the age of 73, Sam set out to walk across the country to raise funds for the Travis Manion Foundation, which supports veterans and families of the fallen and is named after a fallen recon Marine. He began in Florida but was forced to stop in Houston when he was diagnosed with stage 4 stomach cancer. He sadly passed away four months later. Albie Masland, the TMF west coast veteran service manager reached out to his good friends and TMF ambassadors Nick Biase and Matt Peace, to see if they wanted to help honor Sam by completing the last 1,500 miles of his journey and raise money for the TMF on his behalf. They finished the trek in 30 days at the USS Midway and on the anniversary of Travis Manion's death. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Anna Albrecht/ Released)
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – Lance Cpl. Wesley Craddock, automatic rifleman, Company K, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, patrols his way to his squad’s first objective during squad tactics training at Camp Pendleton April 19, 2016. The training focused on basic combat marksmanship and communication within squads. Craddock is 22 years old and is from Detroit. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Emmanuel Ramos/Released)
Small unit leadership shaping tomorrow’s Corps
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – Lance Cpl. Wesley Craddock, automatic rifleman, Company K, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, patrols his way to his squad’s first objective during squad tactics training at Camp Pendleton April 19, 2016. The training focused on basic combat marksmanship and communication within squads. Craddock is 22 years old and is from Detroit. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Emmanuel Ramos/Released)
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – Cpl. Jesse Meinhardt, center, squad leader, Company K, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, leads his squad to the starting point during squad tactics training on Camp Pendleton April 19, 2016. In addition to day attacks, squads also conducted night assaults. Meinhardt is 22 years old and is from Auburn, Alabama. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Emmanuel Ramos/Released)
Small unit leadership shaping tomorrow’s Corps
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – Cpl. Jesse Meinhardt, center, squad leader, Company K, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, leads his squad to the starting point during squad tactics training on Camp Pendleton April 19, 2016. In addition to day attacks, squads also conducted night assaults. Meinhardt is 22 years old and is from Auburn, Alabama. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Emmanuel Ramos/Released)
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – Staff Sgt. Damian Fonseca, a training chief with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force - Crisis Response - Central Command 16.1, from Modesto, Calif., embraces his children at a homecoming ceremony on Camp Pendleton April 17, 2016. SPMAGTF-CR-CC is a rotational contingent of approximately 2,300 Marines and sailors sourced from units throughout I Marine Expeditionary Force. This unit has become an integral part of Operation Inherent Resolve, providing kinetic and non-kinetic strike capabilities, aviation logistics support to operations across Iraq, a dedicated Tactical Recovery of Aircraft and Personnel force, and the security forces aboard Al-Taqaddum Air Base and Al Asad Air Base, Iraq. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Angel Serna/Released)
Crisis response Marines, sailors welcomed home from deployment
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – Staff Sgt. Damian Fonseca, a training chief with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force - Crisis Response - Central Command 16.1, from Modesto, Calif., embraces his children at a homecoming ceremony on Camp Pendleton April 17, 2016. SPMAGTF-CR-CC is a rotational contingent of approximately 2,300 Marines and sailors sourced from units throughout I Marine Expeditionary Force. This unit has become an integral part of Operation Inherent Resolve, providing kinetic and non-kinetic strike capabilities, aviation logistics support to operations across Iraq, a dedicated Tactical Recovery of Aircraft and Personnel force, and the security forces aboard Al-Taqaddum Air Base and Al Asad Air Base, Iraq. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Angel Serna/Released)
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – Staff Sgt. Christopher Lewis, the civil-military operations chief with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force - Crisis Response - Central Command 16.1, from Wilmington, Ohio, is reunited with his family at a homecoming celebration on Camp Pendleton April 17, 2016. SPMAGTF-CR-CC is a rotational contingent of approximately 2,300 Marines and sailors sourced from units throughout I Marine Expeditionary Force. Aside from operations directly supporting Operation Inherent Resolve, the task force worked with the Jordanian Armed Forces to develop and professionalize a first-of-its-kind quick reaction force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Angel Serna/Released)
Crisis response Marines, sailors welcomed home from deployment
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – Staff Sgt. Christopher Lewis, the civil-military operations chief with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force - Crisis Response - Central Command 16.1, from Wilmington, Ohio, is reunited with his family at a homecoming celebration on Camp Pendleton April 17, 2016. SPMAGTF-CR-CC is a rotational contingent of approximately 2,300 Marines and sailors sourced from units throughout I Marine Expeditionary Force. Aside from operations directly supporting Operation Inherent Resolve, the task force worked with the Jordanian Armed Forces to develop and professionalize a first-of-its-kind quick reaction force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Angel Serna/Released)
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – Lieutenant Col. Glenn Savage, the air integration section head with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force - Crisis Response - Central Command 16.1, embraces his daughter at a homecoming ceremony on Camp Pendleton April 17, 2016. SPMAGTF-CR-CC is a rotational contingent of approximately 2,300 Marines and sailors sourced from units throughout I Marine Expeditionary Force. This unit has become an integral part of Operation Inherent Resolve, providing kinetic and non-kinetic strike capabilities, aviation logistics support to operations across Iraq, a dedicated Tactical Recovery of Aircraft and Personnel force, and the security forces aboard Al-Taqaddum Air Base and Al Asad Air Base, Iraq. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Angel Serna/Released)
Crisis response Marines, sailors welcomed home from deployment
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – Lieutenant Col. Glenn Savage, the air integration section head with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force - Crisis Response - Central Command 16.1, embraces his daughter at a homecoming ceremony on Camp Pendleton April 17, 2016. SPMAGTF-CR-CC is a rotational contingent of approximately 2,300 Marines and sailors sourced from units throughout I Marine Expeditionary Force. This unit has become an integral part of Operation Inherent Resolve, providing kinetic and non-kinetic strike capabilities, aviation logistics support to operations across Iraq, a dedicated Tactical Recovery of Aircraft and Personnel force, and the security forces aboard Al-Taqaddum Air Base and Al Asad Air Base, Iraq. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Angel Serna/Released)
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – Col. Kenneth R. Kassner, commanding officer of the Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force - Crisis Response - Central Command 16.2, shares a moment with his sons before departing Camp Pendleton April 14, 2016. SPMAGTF-CR-CC is a rotational contingent of approximately 2,300 Marines and sailors sourced from units throughout I Marine Expeditionary Force. The unit serves as the Marine Corps’ land-based, expeditionary crisis and contingency force in U.S. Central Command. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Angel Serna/Released)
Marines, Sailors farewell loved ones
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – Col. Kenneth R. Kassner, commanding officer of the Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force - Crisis Response - Central Command 16.2, shares a moment with his sons before departing Camp Pendleton April 14, 2016. SPMAGTF-CR-CC is a rotational contingent of approximately 2,300 Marines and sailors sourced from units throughout I Marine Expeditionary Force. The unit serves as the Marine Corps’ land-based, expeditionary crisis and contingency force in U.S. Central Command. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Angel Serna/Released)
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – Sgt. Ricki Miles, a counter-battery radar operator with the Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force - Crisis Response - Central Command 16.2, embraces his wife one last time before departing Camp Pendleton April 14, 2016. SPMAGTF-CR-CC is a rotational contingent of approximately 2,300 Marines and sailors sourced from units throughout I Marine Expeditionary Force. The unit serves as the Marine Corps’ land-based, expeditionary crisis and contingency force in U.S. Central Command. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Angel Serna/Released)
Marines, Sailors farewell loved ones
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – Sgt. Ricki Miles, a counter-battery radar operator with the Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force - Crisis Response - Central Command 16.2, embraces his wife one last time before departing Camp Pendleton April 14, 2016. SPMAGTF-CR-CC is a rotational contingent of approximately 2,300 Marines and sailors sourced from units throughout I Marine Expeditionary Force. The unit serves as the Marine Corps’ land-based, expeditionary crisis and contingency force in U.S. Central Command. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Angel Serna/Released)
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – Sgt. Francisco Cardenas, an administration noncommissioned officer in charge with the Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force - Crisis Response - Central Command 16.2, shares a moment with his wife and daughter before departing Camp Pendleton April 14, 2016. SPMAGTF-CR-CC is a rotational contingent of approximately 2,300 Marines and sailors sourced from units throughout I Marine Expeditionary Force. The unit serves as the Marine Corps’ land-based, expeditionary crisis and contingency force in U.S. Central Command. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Angel Serna/Released)
Marines, Sailors farewell loved ones
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – Sgt. Francisco Cardenas, an administration noncommissioned officer in charge with the Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force - Crisis Response - Central Command 16.2, shares a moment with his wife and daughter before departing Camp Pendleton April 14, 2016. SPMAGTF-CR-CC is a rotational contingent of approximately 2,300 Marines and sailors sourced from units throughout I Marine Expeditionary Force. The unit serves as the Marine Corps’ land-based, expeditionary crisis and contingency force in U.S. Central Command. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Angel Serna/Released)
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. - Sgt. Chris Piette helps construct a bridge on Camp Talega at Camp Pendleton April 13, 2016. Piette is a combat engineer with 7th Engineer Support Battalion, I Marine Logistics Group, and is a De Pere, Wisconsin native. Bailey bridge was originally designed during World War II and was one of the most critical engineering components of that time. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Shellie Hall/Released)
Bailey bridge improves mobility on Camp Pendleton
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. - Sgt. Chris Piette helps construct a bridge on Camp Talega at Camp Pendleton April 13, 2016. Piette is a combat engineer with 7th Engineer Support Battalion, I Marine Logistics Group, and is a De Pere, Wisconsin native. Bailey bridge was originally designed during World War II and was one of the most critical engineering components of that time. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Shellie Hall/Released)
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – Combat engineers with 7th Engineer Support Battalion, I Marine Logistics Group, guide a transom during bridge construction on Camp Talega at Camp Pendleton April 13, 2016. The combat engineers worked in conjunction with heavy equipment operators to construct the bridge. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Shellie Hall/Released)
Bailey bridge improves mobility on Camp Pendleton
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – Combat engineers with 7th Engineer Support Battalion, I Marine Logistics Group, guide a transom during bridge construction on Camp Talega at Camp Pendleton April 13, 2016. The combat engineers worked in conjunction with heavy equipment operators to construct the bridge. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Shellie Hall/Released)
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – Lieutenant General David Berger, I Marine Expeditionary Force commanding general, presents SSgt. Kurtis Carpenter, an armorer with 1st Intelligence Battalion, and Louisa, VA. a meritorious promotion certificate on Camp Pendleton, April 4, 2016. Meritorious promotions are a way for the Marine Corps to reward outstanding performance and highlight the dedication and spirit among those who serve within it. (Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jonathan Boynes/Released)
I MEF CG, Sgt. Maj. Meritoriously promote new SNCOs
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – Lieutenant General David Berger, I Marine Expeditionary Force commanding general, presents SSgt. Kurtis Carpenter, an armorer with 1st Intelligence Battalion, and Louisa, VA. a meritorious promotion certificate on Camp Pendleton, April 4, 2016. Meritorious promotions are a way for the Marine Corps to reward outstanding performance and highlight the dedication and spirit among those who serve within it. (Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jonathan Boynes/Released)
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – Lieutenant General David Berger, I Marine Expeditionary Force commanding general, and Sgt. Maj. Bradley Kasal, I MEF Sergeant Major, present meritorious promotion certificates to Marines from across Camp Pendleton during a meritorious promotion ceremony April 4, 2016. Meritorious promotions are a way for the Marine Corps to reward outstanding performance and highlight the dedication and spirit among those who serve within it. (Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jonathan Boynes/ Not Released)
I MEF CG, Sgt. Maj. Meritoriously promote new SNCOs
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – Lieutenant General David Berger, I Marine Expeditionary Force commanding general, and Sgt. Maj. Bradley Kasal, I MEF Sergeant Major, present meritorious promotion certificates to Marines from across Camp Pendleton during a meritorious promotion ceremony April 4, 2016. Meritorious promotions are a way for the Marine Corps to reward outstanding performance and highlight the dedication and spirit among those who serve within it. (Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jonathan Boynes/ Not Released)
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – Capt. Nicholas Giordano, an electronic warfare cyber operations planner with the Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force - Crisis Response - Central Command 16.2, shares a moment with his wife before departing Camp Pendleton April 8, 2016. SPMAGTF-CR-CC is a rotational contingent of approximately 2,300 Marines, sailors and support elements sourced from units throughout I Marine Expeditionary Force. In its fourth iteration, the unit serves as the Marine Corps’ land-based, expeditionary crisis and contingency force in U.S. Central Command. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Angel Serna/Released)
Marines, Sailors farewell loved ones
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – Capt. Nicholas Giordano, an electronic warfare cyber operations planner with the Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force - Crisis Response - Central Command 16.2, shares a moment with his wife before departing Camp Pendleton April 8, 2016. SPMAGTF-CR-CC is a rotational contingent of approximately 2,300 Marines, sailors and support elements sourced from units throughout I Marine Expeditionary Force. In its fourth iteration, the unit serves as the Marine Corps’ land-based, expeditionary crisis and contingency force in U.S. Central Command. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Angel Serna/Released)
Secretary of the Navy, the Honorable Ray Mabus, speaks with a mix of entry-level Marine students from the School of Infantry-West and mid-career enlisted leaders studying at the Staff Noncommissioned Officers Academy aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., about opening all occupational specialties to qualified Marines of either gender April 12, 2016.
Mabus sets standards, expectations at town hall
Secretary of the Navy, the Honorable Ray Mabus, speaks with a mix of entry-level Marine students from the School of Infantry-West and mid-career enlisted leaders studying at the Staff Noncommissioned Officers Academy aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., about opening all occupational specialties to qualified Marines of either gender April 12, 2016.
Secretary of the Navy, the Honorable Ray Mabus, speaks with a mix of entry-level Marine students from the School of Infantry-West and mid-career enlisted leaders studying at the Staff Noncommissioned Officers Academy aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., about opening all occupational specialties to qualified Marines of either gender April 12, 2016.
Mabus sets standards, expectations at town hall
Secretary of the Navy, the Honorable Ray Mabus, speaks with a mix of entry-level Marine students from the School of Infantry-West and mid-career enlisted leaders studying at the Staff Noncommissioned Officers Academy aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., about opening all occupational specialties to qualified Marines of either gender April 12, 2016.
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – Sergeant Megan Little, a small arms repair technician with 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion, right, talks with Secretary of the Navy, the Honorable Mr. Ray Mabus, during a luncheon at Camp Pendleton April 12, 2016. Mabus visited Marines and sailors to discuss his intent and expectations for gender integration within combat roles across the Navy and Marine Corps. Opportunities will continue to be based on individual merit and performance, but gender is no longer a consideration in any Marine’s opportunity to serve in every job field. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo By: Cpl. Garrett White/Released)
Secretary of the Navy Visits Camp Pendleton
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – Sergeant Megan Little, a small arms repair technician with 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion, right, talks with Secretary of the Navy, the Honorable Mr. Ray Mabus, during a luncheon at Camp Pendleton April 12, 2016. Mabus visited Marines and sailors to discuss his intent and expectations for gender integration within combat roles across the Navy and Marine Corps. Opportunities will continue to be based on individual merit and performance, but gender is no longer a consideration in any Marine’s opportunity to serve in every job field. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo By: Cpl. Garrett White/Released)
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – Secretary of the Navy, the Honorable Mr. Ray Mabus, left, sits with Marines for a luncheon during a visit to Camp Pendleton April 12, 2016. Mabus visited Marines and sailors to discuss his intent and expectations for gender integration within combat roles across the Navy and Marine Corps. Informed by over 14 years of conflict, the Marine Corps will move forward with full integration while continuing to maintain its high standards. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo By: Cpl. Garrett White/Released)
Secretary of the Navy Visits Camp Pendleton
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – Secretary of the Navy, the Honorable Mr. Ray Mabus, left, sits with Marines for a luncheon during a visit to Camp Pendleton April 12, 2016. Mabus visited Marines and sailors to discuss his intent and expectations for gender integration within combat roles across the Navy and Marine Corps. Informed by over 14 years of conflict, the Marine Corps will move forward with full integration while continuing to maintain its high standards. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo By: Cpl. Garrett White/Released)
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – Marines and sailors judge vehicles entered in a car show sponsored by I Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, April 1, 2016. Marines and Sailors entered their vehicles in support of a I MHG Marine Corps Ball fundraiser. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Tony Simmons/Released)
I MHG sponsors car show
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – Marines and sailors judge vehicles entered in a car show sponsored by I Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, April 1, 2016. Marines and Sailors entered their vehicles in support of a I MHG Marine Corps Ball fundraiser. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Tony Simmons/Released)
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – Chief Petty Officer Soniya Stoddard, left, a chief hospital corpsman with 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, and (ret.) Master Chief Petty Officer Thomas Dye, right, cut a birthday cake as part of a dedication ceremony of Camp Pendleton’s ‘Anchor Up Club’ as a Chiefs Mess to the North County Chief Petty Officer Association on April 1, 2016, at Camp Pendleton. Marines with I Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group dedicated the club in celebration of the 123rd birthday of chief petty officers throughout the Navy. A Chiefs Mess is a lounge and living quarters area typically designated for chief petty officers aboard boats, ships, and Naval Air Stations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Angel Serna/Released)
Chief Petty Officer Birthday Celebration, Dedication Ceremony
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – Chief Petty Officer Soniya Stoddard, left, a chief hospital corpsman with 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, and (ret.) Master Chief Petty Officer Thomas Dye, right, cut a birthday cake as part of a dedication ceremony of Camp Pendleton’s ‘Anchor Up Club’ as a Chiefs Mess to the North County Chief Petty Officer Association on April 1, 2016, at Camp Pendleton. Marines with I Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group dedicated the club in celebration of the 123rd birthday of chief petty officers throughout the Navy. A Chiefs Mess is a lounge and living quarters area typically designated for chief petty officers aboard boats, ships, and Naval Air Stations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Angel Serna/Released)
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. - Staff Sgt. Albert Macklin, a battery local security chief with Battery Q, 5th Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, I Marine Expeditionary Force and New Orleans native, helps coordinate 360-degree security during Spring Fire Exercise at Camp Pendleton March 31, 2016. During the combined-arms training exercise, Macklin and other Marines helped coordinate where all security posts were, along with securing the various parts of the range in accordance with where the battery was firing. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Demetrius Morgan/RELEASED)
Always Ready: Artillery Marines Shake Things Up during Spring FIre Exercise
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. - Staff Sgt. Albert Macklin, a battery local security chief with Battery Q, 5th Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, I Marine Expeditionary Force and New Orleans native, helps coordinate 360-degree security during Spring Fire Exercise at Camp Pendleton March 31, 2016. During the combined-arms training exercise, Macklin and other Marines helped coordinate where all security posts were, along with securing the various parts of the range in accordance with where the battery was firing. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Demetrius Morgan/RELEASED)
Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif. – Pfc. Emilio E. McDaniel sends rounds down range with an M240B machine gun during a Combat Marksmanship Program at Camp Pendleton March 29, 2016. The CMP shoot is a part of the 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade’s contingency training and preparation for the Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response Central Command. McDaniel, a native of Harlan, Iowa, and his assistant gunner, Pfc. Evan Dooner, a native of Egg Harbor, New Jersey, are military policemen with Company A, 1st Law Enforcement Battalion, I Marine Expeditionary Force. (U.S Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Justin E. Bowles/ Released)
Military police shoot machine guns in preparation for SPMAGTF
Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif. – Pfc. Emilio E. McDaniel sends rounds down range with an M240B machine gun during a Combat Marksmanship Program at Camp Pendleton March 29, 2016. The CMP shoot is a part of the 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade’s contingency training and preparation for the Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response Central Command. McDaniel, a native of Harlan, Iowa, and his assistant gunner, Pfc. Evan Dooner, a native of Egg Harbor, New Jersey, are military policemen with Company A, 1st Law Enforcement Battalion, I Marine Expeditionary Force. (U.S Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Justin E. Bowles/ Released)
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – Colonel Willard ‘Willy’ Buhl (left) and Dwight Trafton (right), a retired colonel, stand at attention for the conclusion of Col. Buhl’s retirement ceremony on Feb. 12, at Camp Pendleton, Calif. The ceremony was to commemorate Buhl’s 34 years of dedicated service to the United States Marine Corps. Buhl was formerly the director of Expeditionary Operations Training Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force and is from Los Gatos, Calif. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Angel Serna/Released)
Director of EOTG sets down the mantle after 34 years of service
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – Colonel Willard ‘Willy’ Buhl (left) and Dwight Trafton (right), a retired colonel, stand at attention for the conclusion of Col. Buhl’s retirement ceremony on Feb. 12, at Camp Pendleton, Calif. The ceremony was to commemorate Buhl’s 34 years of dedicated service to the United States Marine Corps. Buhl was formerly the director of Expeditionary Operations Training Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force and is from Los Gatos, Calif. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Angel Serna/Released)
SAN DIEGO – Supporters cheer as veterans of the Vietnam War enter the room at the Scottish Rite Event Center in San Diego March 29, 2016. The center hosted a Vietnam War 50th anniversary commemoration as part of the presidential proclamation of commemoration for Vietnam veterans, which extends from Memorial Day 2012, through Veterans Day 2025. Hundreds of veterans attended the event where dozens of organizations, such as the San Diego and San Marcos Vet Centers, came to show their support and present resources available to veterans. According to Karen Schoenfeld-Smith, the team leader for the San Diego Vet Center, being in war changed these veterans and after the less than warm welcome they received upon their return, it is important as a community to show that their sacrifice is appreciated. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Caitlin Bevel/RELEASED)
Ceremony commemorates Vietnam veterans after 50 years
SAN DIEGO – Supporters cheer as veterans of the Vietnam War enter the room at the Scottish Rite Event Center in San Diego March 29, 2016. The center hosted a Vietnam War 50th anniversary commemoration as part of the presidential proclamation of commemoration for Vietnam veterans, which extends from Memorial Day 2012, through Veterans Day 2025. Hundreds of veterans attended the event where dozens of organizations, such as the San Diego and San Marcos Vet Centers, came to show their support and present resources available to veterans. According to Karen Schoenfeld-Smith, the team leader for the San Diego Vet Center, being in war changed these veterans and after the less than warm welcome they received upon their return, it is important as a community to show that their sacrifice is appreciated. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Caitlin Bevel/RELEASED)
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – Cpl. Richelle Delapaz, left, guides Kayla Morley through an obstacle course at North Terrace Elementary, March 25, 2016. Approximately 30 Marine volunteers with the Single Marine Program facilitated a series of exercises and competitions including an obstacle course relay race and tug-of-war as part of a Physical Education Fitness Challenge. The challenge encourages children to stay active and helps Marines engage with their local community. Delapaz, a native of Corpus Christi, Texas, is a field radio operator with 9th Communication Battalion, I Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group. Morley is a second grade student at North Terrace Elementary. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Caitlin Bevel/RELEASED)
Students face Marine Corps PE Fitness Challenge
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – Cpl. Richelle Delapaz, left, guides Kayla Morley through an obstacle course at North Terrace Elementary, March 25, 2016. Approximately 30 Marine volunteers with the Single Marine Program facilitated a series of exercises and competitions including an obstacle course relay race and tug-of-war as part of a Physical Education Fitness Challenge. The challenge encourages children to stay active and helps Marines engage with their local community. Delapaz, a native of Corpus Christi, Texas, is a field radio operator with 9th Communication Battalion, I Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group. Morley is a second grade student at North Terrace Elementary. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Caitlin Bevel/RELEASED)
Cpl. Brier Avara and Cpl. Marissa Ezinga perform tactical column maneuvers during military operations on urban terrain training at Camp Pendleton March 3, 2016. Marines with 1st Law Enforcement Battalion conducted a five-day offensive training evolution in an effort to better integrate military police officers with infantry units. Avara, a native of Monroe, La., and Ezinga, native of Vallejo, are military police officers with Company B, 1st LE Bn., I Marine Expeditionary Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Justin E. Bowles/Released)
Military Police Train To Lay Down The Law!
Cpl. Brier Avara and Cpl. Marissa Ezinga perform tactical column maneuvers during military operations on urban terrain training at Camp Pendleton March 3, 2016. Marines with 1st Law Enforcement Battalion conducted a five-day offensive training evolution in an effort to better integrate military police officers with infantry units. Avara, a native of Monroe, La., and Ezinga, native of Vallejo, are military police officers with Company B, 1st LE Bn., I Marine Expeditionary Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Justin E. Bowles/Released)
Marines with 1st Marine Division participate in a three-week urban operations course led by 1st Marine Division Schools, Urban Leaders Course at Camp Pendleton March 8, 2016. During the course, unit leaders cover urban terrain tactics like combat marksmanship, dynamic breaching, close quarters battle and room clearing. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Justin E. Bowles/ Released)
Urban Leaders Course: The Experts in Urban Warfare
Marines with 1st Marine Division participate in a three-week urban operations course led by 1st Marine Division Schools, Urban Leaders Course at Camp Pendleton March 8, 2016. During the course, unit leaders cover urban terrain tactics like combat marksmanship, dynamic breaching, close quarters battle and room clearing. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Justin E. Bowles/ Released)
Master Gunnery Sgt. Martin Duarte gives a speech to bring his retirement ceremony to a close, Feb. 11, 2016. Duarte steeped on the yellow footprints in May 1986 at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego and retired after 30 years of service with the Corps. As a leader of Marines, Duarte said he strived to lead by example and promoted service before self. An example of what inspires Duarte comes an Albert Pine quote: “What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal.”(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. April L. Price/Released)
Leadership 101: Sit down with MGySgt. Martin Duarte, 30 years of experience
Master Gunnery Sgt. Martin Duarte gives a speech to bring his retirement ceremony to a close, Feb. 11, 2016. Duarte steeped on the yellow footprints in May 1986 at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego and retired after 30 years of service with the Corps. As a leader of Marines, Duarte said he strived to lead by example and promoted service before self. An example of what inspires Duarte comes an Albert Pine quote: “What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal.”(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. April L. Price/Released)
Maj. Gen. Daniel J. O'Donohue speaks at the Naval Chaplaincy Excellence award ceremony at Camp Pendleton, Feb. 23, 2016. The ceremony recognized Lt. Michael Kennedy and Petty Officer 3rd Class Dawaylon Farr for going above and beyond the call of duty to provide spiritual guidance and renewed faith to Marines and sailors serving I Marine Expeditionary Force. O’Donohue, the commanding general of 1st Marine Division, was a guest speaker and presented awards to the recipients.  Kennedy is a chaplain with 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Mar. Div. Farr is a religious program specialist with 1st Bn., 4th Marines. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pvt. Robert Bliss/Released)
Awards for the Chaplain Corps
Maj. Gen. Daniel J. O'Donohue speaks at the Naval Chaplaincy Excellence award ceremony at Camp Pendleton, Feb. 23, 2016. The ceremony recognized Lt. Michael Kennedy and Petty Officer 3rd Class Dawaylon Farr for going above and beyond the call of duty to provide spiritual guidance and renewed faith to Marines and sailors serving I Marine Expeditionary Force. O’Donohue, the commanding general of 1st Marine Division, was a guest speaker and presented awards to the recipients. Kennedy is a chaplain with 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Mar. Div. Farr is a religious program specialist with 1st Bn., 4th Marines. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pvt. Robert Bliss/Released)
Rear Adm. Brent Scott gives the opening remarks for the first Professional Naval Chaplaincy Excellence award ceremony at Camp Pendleton, Feb. 23, 2016. The ceremony recognized Lt. Michael Kennedy and Petty Officer 3rd Class Dawaylon Farr for going above and beyond the call of duty to provide spiritual guidance and renewed faith to Marines and sailors serving I Marine Expeditionary Force. Scott is the 19th Chaplain of the Marine Corps and Deputy Chief of Navy Chaplains. Kennedy is a chaplain with 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division. Farr is a religious program specialist with 1st Bn., 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Mar. Div. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pvt. Robert Bliss/Released)
Awards for the Chaplain Corps
Rear Adm. Brent Scott gives the opening remarks for the first Professional Naval Chaplaincy Excellence award ceremony at Camp Pendleton, Feb. 23, 2016. The ceremony recognized Lt. Michael Kennedy and Petty Officer 3rd Class Dawaylon Farr for going above and beyond the call of duty to provide spiritual guidance and renewed faith to Marines and sailors serving I Marine Expeditionary Force. Scott is the 19th Chaplain of the Marine Corps and Deputy Chief of Navy Chaplains. Kennedy is a chaplain with 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division. Farr is a religious program specialist with 1st Bn., 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Mar. Div. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pvt. Robert Bliss/Released)
Shelley Mackey proudly displays the colors in honor of the Marines and sailors deploying with of the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, I Marine Expeditionary Force, in San Diego Feb. 12, 2016. Her son, Lance Cpl. Brett Mackey from Dallas, Ore., a rifleman, deployed with the 13th MEU as part of the Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, I Marine Expeditionary Force. The 13th MEU is capable of conducting amphibious operations, crisis response and limited contingency operations and is beginning an estimated six-month deployment to the Western Pacific and Middle East. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Caitlin Bevel)
13th MEU departs for new adventures
Shelley Mackey proudly displays the colors in honor of the Marines and sailors deploying with of the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, I Marine Expeditionary Force, in San Diego Feb. 12, 2016. Her son, Lance Cpl. Brett Mackey from Dallas, Ore., a rifleman, deployed with the 13th MEU as part of the Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, I Marine Expeditionary Force. The 13th MEU is capable of conducting amphibious operations, crisis response and limited contingency operations and is beginning an estimated six-month deployment to the Western Pacific and Middle East. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Caitlin Bevel)
The family and friends of Marines and sailors deploying with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit display a large flag on the shore as the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group passes by in San Diego Feb. 12, 2016. The 13th MEU is capable of conducting amphibious operations, crisis response and limited contingency operations and is beginning an estimated six month deployment to the Western Pacific and Middle East. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Caitlin Bevel)
13th MEU departs for new adventures
The family and friends of Marines and sailors deploying with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit display a large flag on the shore as the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group passes by in San Diego Feb. 12, 2016. The 13th MEU is capable of conducting amphibious operations, crisis response and limited contingency operations and is beginning an estimated six month deployment to the Western Pacific and Middle East. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Caitlin Bevel)
The family of Cpl. Scott Crook shows their support during the departure of the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit from Sand Diego Feb. 12, 2016. Crook, from Temecula, a field artillery fire control man, deployed with the 13th MEU as part of the Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, I Marine Expeditionary Force. The 13th MEU is capable of conducting amphibious operations, crisis response and limited contingency operations and is beginning an estimated six-month deployment to the Western Pacific and Middle East. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Caitlin Bevel)
13th MEU departs for new adventures
The family of Cpl. Scott Crook shows their support during the departure of the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit from Sand Diego Feb. 12, 2016. Crook, from Temecula, a field artillery fire control man, deployed with the 13th MEU as part of the Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, I Marine Expeditionary Force. The 13th MEU is capable of conducting amphibious operations, crisis response and limited contingency operations and is beginning an estimated six-month deployment to the Western Pacific and Middle East. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Caitlin Bevel)
A Marine's daughter waves to the USS New Orleans where her father is departing with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, I Marine Expeditionary Force, in San Diego Feb. 12, 2016. Her father is an infantry officer, deployed with the 13th MEU and is part of the Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, I Marine Expeditionary Force. The 13th MEU is capable of conducting amphibious operations, crisis response and limited contingency operations and is beginning an estimated six-month deployment to the Western Pacific and Middle East. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Caitlin Bevel)
13th MEU departs for new adventures
A Marine's daughter waves to the USS New Orleans where her father is departing with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, I Marine Expeditionary Force, in San Diego Feb. 12, 2016. Her father is an infantry officer, deployed with the 13th MEU and is part of the Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, I Marine Expeditionary Force. The 13th MEU is capable of conducting amphibious operations, crisis response and limited contingency operations and is beginning an estimated six-month deployment to the Western Pacific and Middle East. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Caitlin Bevel)
Petty Officer 1st Class Matthew Porzio, from Syracuse, New York, kisses his daughter on their last day together at Camp Pendleton Feb. 11, 2016. Matthew is a hospital corpsman with 1st Combat Logistics Regiment, deploying with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit to the Western Pacific and the Middle East. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. John Baker)
13th MEU departs for new adventures
Petty Officer 1st Class Matthew Porzio, from Syracuse, New York, kisses his daughter on their last day together at Camp Pendleton Feb. 11, 2016. Matthew is a hospital corpsman with 1st Combat Logistics Regiment, deploying with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit to the Western Pacific and the Middle East. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. John Baker)
Family and friends line the shore to see the departure of the Marines and sailors of the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, I Marine Expeditionary Force, in San Diego Feb. 12, 2016. The 13th MEU is capable of conducting amphibious operations, crisis response and limited contingency operations and is beginning an estimated six-month deployment to the Western Pacific and Middle East. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Caitlin Bevel)
13th MEU departs for new adventures
Family and friends line the shore to see the departure of the Marines and sailors of the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, I Marine Expeditionary Force, in San Diego Feb. 12, 2016. The 13th MEU is capable of conducting amphibious operations, crisis response and limited contingency operations and is beginning an estimated six-month deployment to the Western Pacific and Middle East. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Caitlin Bevel)
Marines trudge up a steep hill for a six-mile conditioning hike Feb. 12, 2016, at Camp Pendleton, Calif. The six-mile hike, held by I Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, sought to improve operational readiness and build camaraderie through tough, realistic physical training. These Marines are with I MHG Combat Service Support Company. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Justin E. Bowles)
I MHG Hike 6 Miles for Esprit De Corps
Marines trudge up a steep hill for a six-mile conditioning hike Feb. 12, 2016, at Camp Pendleton, Calif. The six-mile hike, held by I Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, sought to improve operational readiness and build camaraderie through tough, realistic physical training. These Marines are with I MHG Combat Service Support Company. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Justin E. Bowles)
Marines work together to load a 155mm round into the M777 Howitzer cannon during a battery-level fire exercise at Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 10, 2016. The battery participated in a fire exercise in preparation for their upcoming deployment with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. This exercise was the first time the battery used the Digital Firing Control system, a computer that shows grid coordinates of targets and accompanying information. This system is important because it provides a faster response time than using iron sights to fire the howitzer. The Marines are with Battery F, 2nd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Lance Cpl. Justin E. Bowles)
Fox Battery 2/11 Pioneers Digital Firing Control System
Marines work together to load a 155mm round into the M777 Howitzer cannon during a battery-level fire exercise at Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 10, 2016. The battery participated in a fire exercise in preparation for their upcoming deployment with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. This exercise was the first time the battery used the Digital Firing Control system, a computer that shows grid coordinates of targets and accompanying information. This system is important because it provides a faster response time than using iron sights to fire the howitzer. The Marines are with Battery F, 2nd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Lance Cpl. Justin E. Bowles)
Marines receive instruction on various riot control techniques during nonlethal weapons training Feb. 11, 2016 at Camp Pendleton. The Marines, with 1st Law Enforcement Battalion, used this training as preparation for their upcoming deployment with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit this summer. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jonathan Boynes)
Law enforcement Marines train to protect embassy’s, quell riots
Marines receive instruction on various riot control techniques during nonlethal weapons training Feb. 11, 2016 at Camp Pendleton. The Marines, with 1st Law Enforcement Battalion, used this training as preparation for their upcoming deployment with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit this summer. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jonathan Boynes)
Cpl. Corey Mount is recognized by Lt. Gen. David Berger as the I Marine Expeditionary Force Marine of the Year during a ceremony at Camp Pendleton Feb. 10, 2016. The award recognizes a Marine who exceeds expectations and embodies the spirit and ideals of the Marine Corps. Berger is the I MEF commanding general and Mount, a native of Indianapolis, is an administrative noncommissioned officer with 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I MEF. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Caitlin Bevel)
Outstanding Marine recognized for setting the example
Cpl. Corey Mount is recognized by Lt. Gen. David Berger as the I Marine Expeditionary Force Marine of the Year during a ceremony at Camp Pendleton Feb. 10, 2016. The award recognizes a Marine who exceeds expectations and embodies the spirit and ideals of the Marine Corps. Berger is the I MEF commanding general and Mount, a native of Indianapolis, is an administrative noncommissioned officer with 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I MEF. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Caitlin Bevel)
Marines protect a simulated injured person from the rotor wash of a CH-53E Super Stallion transport helicopter during a tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel, or TRAP, training scenario at Camp Pendleton, Feb. 10, 2016. TRAP is used to tactically recover personnel, equipment or aircraft by inserting the recovery force to the objective location. The Marines are with Weapons Company, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Devan K. Gowans/Released)
Rapid response and retrieval: 2/4 conducts TRAP
Marines protect a simulated injured person from the rotor wash of a CH-53E Super Stallion transport helicopter during a tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel, or TRAP, training scenario at Camp Pendleton, Feb. 10, 2016. TRAP is used to tactically recover personnel, equipment or aircraft by inserting the recovery force to the objective location. The Marines are with Weapons Company, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Devan K. Gowans/Released)
Commander James Johnson, right, marks Capt. Christopher Karle with ash during an Ash Wednesday service, Feb. 10, 2016. During the service, those in attendance were marked with ash on their forehead. The ash symbolizes confession, repentance and penance. The observance commences the Lenten season in the liturgical calendar. The service was given by Johnson, Navy chaplain, with I Marine Headquarters Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, and was held at Camp Pendleton. Karle is the logistics officer for I MHG, I MEF. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Emmanuel Ramos/Released)
Spiritually sound: Marines observe Ash Wednesday
Commander James Johnson, right, marks Capt. Christopher Karle with ash during an Ash Wednesday service, Feb. 10, 2016. During the service, those in attendance were marked with ash on their forehead. The ash symbolizes confession, repentance and penance. The observance commences the Lenten season in the liturgical calendar. The service was given by Johnson, Navy chaplain, with I Marine Headquarters Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, and was held at Camp Pendleton. Karle is the logistics officer for I MHG, I MEF. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Emmanuel Ramos/Released)
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – Lance Cpl. Jeremiah W. Johnson, a rifleman with Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 1st Marine Division, conducts a night raid with his fellow Marines at a mock combat town at Camp Pendleton Feb. 4, 2016. Marines from Golf Co. conducted follow-on exercises with Expeditionary Operations Training Group in preparation for the upcoming deployment with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Lance Cpl. Justin E. Bowles)
Golf Company 2/4 Conducts Night Raid prior to Deployment
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – Lance Cpl. Jeremiah W. Johnson, a rifleman with Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 1st Marine Division, conducts a night raid with his fellow Marines at a mock combat town at Camp Pendleton Feb. 4, 2016. Marines from Golf Co. conducted follow-on exercises with Expeditionary Operations Training Group in preparation for the upcoming deployment with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Lance Cpl. Justin E. Bowles)
Pfc. Oscar Ramero plays pool at a Single Marine Program Recreation Center at Camp Pendleton, Feb. 7, 2016. The center hosted a Super Bowl party which included free food and games for noncommissioned officer ranks and below. Ramero, from New York, is a student with Assault Amphibian School Battalion, School of Infantry – West. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Caitlin Bevel)
Single Marines keep each other strong
Pfc. Oscar Ramero plays pool at a Single Marine Program Recreation Center at Camp Pendleton, Feb. 7, 2016. The center hosted a Super Bowl party which included free food and games for noncommissioned officer ranks and below. Ramero, from New York, is a student with Assault Amphibian School Battalion, School of Infantry – West. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Caitlin Bevel)
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – Marines with Company A., 3rd Assault Amphibious Battalion conduct maintenance on an Assault Amphibious Vehicle engine at Camp Pendleton, Feb. 2, 2016. Marines from 3rd AAB supported 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Division and 1st Bn, 1st Mar. Div. infantry battalions as they conducted raid drills for Expeditionary Operations Training Group and their Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation. “We are being mechanics, changing engines, changing transmissions and troubleshooting issues so we can get the infantry units back in the fight with the full power of their AAVs,” said Staff Sgt. Nicholas R. Faltynski, recovery chief for Company A., 3rd AAB. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Lance Cpl. Justin E. Bowles)
3rd Assault Amphibious Battalion Support EOTG and MCCRE Operations
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – Marines with Company A., 3rd Assault Amphibious Battalion conduct maintenance on an Assault Amphibious Vehicle engine at Camp Pendleton, Feb. 2, 2016. Marines from 3rd AAB supported 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Division and 1st Bn, 1st Mar. Div. infantry battalions as they conducted raid drills for Expeditionary Operations Training Group and their Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation. “We are being mechanics, changing engines, changing transmissions and troubleshooting issues so we can get the infantry units back in the fight with the full power of their AAVs,” said Staff Sgt. Nicholas R. Faltynski, recovery chief for Company A., 3rd AAB. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Lance Cpl. Justin E. Bowles)
Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark Skaggs teaches Lance Cpl. Michael Jacobsen how to properly load casualties onto aircraft during a simulated casualty evacuation scenario at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Jan. 27, 2016. This training was part of the newly formed combat operation medical emergency transport training. COMETT exposes the aircrew to medical emergencies and procedures they may encounter in combat and non-combat environments. Jacobsen is an ordnance technician with Marine Aircraft Group 29. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jonathan Boynes)
New medical training bridges gap between aircrew, care providers
Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark Skaggs teaches Lance Cpl. Michael Jacobsen how to properly load casualties onto aircraft during a simulated casualty evacuation scenario at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Jan. 27, 2016. This training was part of the newly formed combat operation medical emergency transport training. COMETT exposes the aircrew to medical emergencies and procedures they may encounter in combat and non-combat environments. Jacobsen is an ordnance technician with Marine Aircraft Group 29. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jonathan Boynes)
Japan Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF) Sgt. Yoichi Nasu sights-in with the special application scope rifle during a static display for Exercise Iron Fist 2016 aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 27. The static display was set up to show the capabilities of varying optics. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Xzavior T. McNeal/Released)
Exercise Iron Fist 2016: Reconnaissance Field Craft
Japan Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF) Sgt. Yoichi Nasu sights-in with the special application scope rifle during a static display for Exercise Iron Fist 2016 aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 27. The static display was set up to show the capabilities of varying optics. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Xzavior T. McNeal/Released)
Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) 2nd Lieutenant Issei Shima dons the MK-25 underwater breathing apparatus (UBA) during training aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 26, 2016. The training is a part of Exercise Iron Fist 2016, an annual bilateral training exercise between the USMC and JGSDF designed to improve planning, communication, and conducting of amphibious operations between the two militaries. The MK-25 UBA is employed for clandestine reconnaissance missions. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Xzavior T. McNeal/Released)
Exercise Iron Fist 2016 Dive Study
Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) 2nd Lieutenant Issei Shima dons the MK-25 underwater breathing apparatus (UBA) during training aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 26, 2016. The training is a part of Exercise Iron Fist 2016, an annual bilateral training exercise between the USMC and JGSDF designed to improve planning, communication, and conducting of amphibious operations between the two militaries. The MK-25 UBA is employed for clandestine reconnaissance missions. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Xzavior T. McNeal/Released)
Maj. Tomotake Nagamura (left), company commander with Western Army Infantry Regiment, shakes the hand of Lt. Col. Eric J. Dougherty, commanding officer of 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment at Range 223B, aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 25, 2016. Marines with Dougherty’s battalion facilitated the use of the range, both allowing the soldiers of Nagamura’s unit to practice their skills in an unfamiliar training environment as well as share tactics and skills with their U.S. counterparts.
Exercise Iron Fist 2016: Bilateral Attack at Range 223B
Maj. Tomotake Nagamura (left), company commander with Western Army Infantry Regiment, shakes the hand of Lt. Col. Eric J. Dougherty, commanding officer of 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment at Range 223B, aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 25, 2016. Marines with Dougherty’s battalion facilitated the use of the range, both allowing the soldiers of Nagamura’s unit to practice their skills in an unfamiliar training environment as well as share tactics and skills with their U.S. counterparts.
Lt. Gen. David Berger, I Marine Expeditionary Force Commanding General, speaks to a group of retired general officers about current news and events that affect the Marine Corps during a symposium, Jan. 22, 2016, at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. During the symposium, the men who served as Marine Corps generals over the last few decades gathered together to brainstorm solutions for the problems of today and bring their ideas to the current Marine Corps commandant, General Robert Neller. “The feedback you have for General Neller is priceless,” said Berger. “Your thoughts are incredible and the way you see the world matters.”
Generals Symposium brings together great minds of past, present
Lt. Gen. David Berger, I Marine Expeditionary Force Commanding General, speaks to a group of retired general officers about current news and events that affect the Marine Corps during a symposium, Jan. 22, 2016, at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. During the symposium, the men who served as Marine Corps generals over the last few decades gathered together to brainstorm solutions for the problems of today and bring their ideas to the current Marine Corps commandant, General Robert Neller. “The feedback you have for General Neller is priceless,” said Berger. “Your thoughts are incredible and the way you see the world matters.”
Harry H. Horinouchi (left), the Consul-General of Japan, Los Angeles, speaks with Japan Ground Self Defense Force Col. Yoshiyuki Goto, Western Army Infantry Regimental Commander, following the opening ceremony of Exercise Iron Fist 2016 at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 22, 2016. Exercise Iron Fist is an annual, U.S. Pacific Command, Commander Marine Forces Pacific directed, I Marine Expeditionary Force executed, bilateral amphibious training exercise, held in Southern California. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Garrett White/ Released)
The Honorable Harry H. Horinouchi and Col. Yoshiyuki Gato
Harry H. Horinouchi (left), the Consul-General of Japan, Los Angeles, speaks with Japan Ground Self Defense Force Col. Yoshiyuki Goto, Western Army Infantry Regimental Commander, following the opening ceremony of Exercise Iron Fist 2016 at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 22, 2016. Exercise Iron Fist is an annual, U.S. Pacific Command, Commander Marine Forces Pacific directed, I Marine Expeditionary Force executed, bilateral amphibious training exercise, held in Southern California. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Garrett White/ Released)
United States Marines and Japan Ground Self Defense Force soldiers stand side-by-side in formation during the opening ceremony commemorating the beginning of Exercise Iron Fist 2016 aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 22, 2016. Iron Fist is an annual, bilateral amphibious training exercise, held in Southern California, between the USMC and the JGSDF. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Garrett White/ Released)
Exercise Iron Fist Opening Ceremony
United States Marines and Japan Ground Self Defense Force soldiers stand side-by-side in formation during the opening ceremony commemorating the beginning of Exercise Iron Fist 2016 aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 22, 2016. Iron Fist is an annual, bilateral amphibious training exercise, held in Southern California, between the USMC and the JGSDF. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Garrett White/ Released)
Marines and Sailors practice clearing rooms and detaining non-combatants as a part of the Raid Leaders Course at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 12, 2016. While the course emphasizes combat marksmanship fundamentals, Marines must be able to identify and properly handle non-combatants in urban military operations. The Marines participating in the training course are with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Corps Regiment. The Raid Leaders Course is run by Expeditionary Operations Training Group, I Marine Headquarters Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force.
More tools for the toolbox, Raid Leaders Course teaches Marines urban combat skills
Marines and Sailors practice clearing rooms and detaining non-combatants as a part of the Raid Leaders Course at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 12, 2016. While the course emphasizes combat marksmanship fundamentals, Marines must be able to identify and properly handle non-combatants in urban military operations. The Marines participating in the training course are with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Corps Regiment. The Raid Leaders Course is run by Expeditionary Operations Training Group, I Marine Headquarters Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force.
Marines unfurl the Big Flag during the pre-game show of the 38th annual Holiday Bowl at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, Calif., Dec. 30, 2015. It takes a minimum of 250 people to present the 850 pound flag, which spans 100 yards by 50 yards, covering the entire field. The Marines are with I Marine Expeditionary Force at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton and Marine Corps Air Station Miramar. The University of Wisconsin Badgers emerged victorious over the University of Southern California Trojans with a final score of 23-21. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Caitlin Bevel)
Marines stand together to unfurl Old Glory at 38th annual Holiday Bowl
Marines unfurl the Big Flag during the pre-game show of the 38th annual Holiday Bowl at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, Calif., Dec. 30, 2015. It takes a minimum of 250 people to present the 850 pound flag, which spans 100 yards by 50 yards, covering the entire field. The Marines are with I Marine Expeditionary Force at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton and Marine Corps Air Station Miramar. The University of Wisconsin Badgers emerged victorious over the University of Southern California Trojans with a final score of 23-21. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Caitlin Bevel)
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

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