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1st Medical Battalion - Chemical, Biological, Radiology and Nuclear Training
U.S. Marines with Charlie Company, 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, assist in taking off their Mission Oriented Protective Posture gear during a Reconnaissance Surveillance and Decontamination course at Camp Pendleton, Calif., May, 23, 2018. During the course, Marines and Sailors assist in decontaminating casualties along with themselves to practice techniques that help limit the spread of contamination. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Timothy Shoemaker)
1st Medical Battalion - Chemical, Biological, Radiology and Nuclear Training
U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Scott Barder, a field medical technician with Charlie Company, 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, finishes taking off his Mission Oriented Protective Posture during a Reconnaissance Surveillance and Decontamination course at Camp Pendleton, Calif., May, 23, 2018. During the course, Marines and Sailors are taught to be careful as contamination can spread easily in a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear environment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Timothy Shoemaker)
1st Medical Battalion - Chemical, Biological, Radiology and Nuclear Training
U.S. Marines and Sailors with Charlie Company, 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, decontaminate Mission Oriented Protective Posture during a Reconnaissance Surveillance and Decontamination course at Camp Pendleton, Calif., May 23, 2018. During the course, Marines and Sailors are taught how to decontaminate themselves and others to practice techniques that help limit the spread of contamination. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Timothy Shoemaker)
1st Medical Battalion - Chemical, Biological, Radiology and Nuclear Training
U.S. Marines and Sailors with Charlie Company, 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, assess a simulated casualty during a Reconnaissance Surveillance and Decontamination course at Camp Pendleton, Calif., May 23, 2018. Marines and Sailors take care with assessing the casualty to ensure no further injuries occur. Operational decontamination exercises sustain operations, reduce contact hazards and limit the spread of contamination. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Timothy Shoemaker)
1st Medical Battalion - Chemical, Biological, Radiology and Nuclear Training
A U.S. Marine with Charlie Company, 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, decontaminates his canteen during a Reconnaissance Surveillance and Decontamination course at Camp Pendleton, Calif., May 23, 2018. During the course, Marines and Sailors are stressed on the importance to keep contamination to a minimum to enable combat proactivity and readiness. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Timothy Shoemaker)
Classes in the mountains
U.S. Marines and Sailors with Combat Logistics Battalion 11 and 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, conduct a "powder breaking" hike for Mountain Exercise 2-18 at Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center, Bridgeport, Calif., March 10, 2018. A “powder breaking” hike is conducted to teach the Marines and Sailors in the proper movement of personnel and equipment off an untrekked path while maintaining a tactical posture. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. James Treviño)
Classes in the mountains
U.S. Marines and Sailors with Combat Logistics Battalion 11 and 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, conduct a "powder breaking" hike for Mountain Exercise 2-18 at Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center, Bridgeport, Calif., March 10, 2018. A “powder breaking” hike is conducted to teach the Marines and Sailors in the proper movement of personnel and equipment off a untrekked path while maintaining a tactical posture. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. James Treviño)
Classes in the mountains
U.S. Marines and Sailors with Combat Logistics Battalion 11 and 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, conduct a "powder breaking" hike for Mountain Exercise 2-18 at Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center, Bridgeport, Calif., March 10, 2018. The elevation at which the Marines and Sailors hiked was around 8,500 feet which prepared Marines for traversing mountainous terrain and how to cope with the lower levels of oxygen. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. James Treviño)
Classes in the mountains
U.S. Marines and Sailors with Combat Logistics Battalion 11 and 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, conduct a "powder breaking" hike for Mountain Exercise 2-18 at Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center, Bridgeport, Calif., March 10, 2018. The elevation at which the Marines and Sailors hiked was around 8,500 feet which prepared Marines for traversing mountainous terrain and how to cope with the lower levels of oxygen. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. James Treviño)
Classes in the mountains
U.S. Marines and Sailors with Combat Logistics Battalion 11 and 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, conduct a "powder breaking" hike for Mountain Exercise 2-18 at Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center, Bridgeport, Calif., March 10, 2018. The hike was conducted to familiarize students with using snowshoes to negotiate terrain and obstacles in a tactical manner. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. James Treviño)
Classes in the mountains
U.S. Marines and Sailors with Combat Logistics Battalion 11 and 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, conduct a "powder breaking" hike for Mountain Exercise 2-18 at Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center, Bridgeport, Calif., March 10, 2018. The hike was conducted to familiarize students with using snowshoes to negotiate terrain and obstacles in a tactical manner. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. James Treviño)
Classes in the mountains
U.S. Marines and Sailors with Combat Logistics Battalion 11 and 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, conduct a "powder breaking" hike for Mountain Exercise 2-18 at Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center, Bridgeport, Calif., March 10, 2018. The hike was conducted to familiarize students with using snowshoes to negotiate terrain and obstacles in a tactical manner. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. James Treviño)
Classes in the mountains
U.S. Navy Sailors Seaman Apprentice Armando Ruiz, left, and Petty Officer 2nd Class Nycoh Cabrera, right, both field medical technicians with 1st Medical Battalion, Headquarters Regiment, 1st Marine Logistics Group, boil water for sustenance for Mountain Exercise 2-18 at Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center, Bridgeport, Calif., March 10, 2018. Drinkable water has to be boiled in portable stoves in order to teach Marines and Sailors self-reliance in a cold-weather environment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. James Treviño)
Classes in the mountains
U.S. Navy Sailors Petty Officer 3rd Class Robert Maxwell, left, Seaman Apprentice Armando Ruiz, center, and Petty Officer 2nd Class Nycoh Cabrera, right, field medical technicians with 1st Medical Battalion, Headquarters Regiment, 1st Marine Logistics Group, boil water for sustenance for Mountain Exercise 2-18 at Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center, Bridgeport, Calif., March 10, 2018. Due to the secluded nature of the campsite, water has to be boiled in portable stoves as a regular resupply is not feasible. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. James Treviño)
Classes in the mountains
U.S. Marines and Sailors with Combat Logistics Battalion 11 and 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, participate in a mountain survival class for Mountain Exercise 2-18 at Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center, Bridgeport, Calif., March 10, 2018. The classes were to familiarize the Marines and Sailors in pre-environmental training and to improve the training standard in cold weather and mountainous environments while also increasing survivability and proficiency. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. James Treviño)
Classes in the mountains
U.S. Marines and Sailors with Combat Logistics Battalion 11 and 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, participate in a mountain survival class for Mountain Exercise 2-18 at Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center, Bridgeport, Calif., March 10, 2018. The classes were to familiarize the Marines and Sailors in pre-environmental training and to improve the training standard in cold weather and mountainous environments while also increasing survivability and proficiency. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. James Treviño)
Classes in the mountains
U.S. Marines and Sailors with Combat Logistics Battalion 11 and 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, participate in a mountain survival class for Mountain Exercise 2-18 at Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center, Bridgeport, Calif., March 10, 2018. The classes were to familiarize the Marines and Sailors in pre-environmental training and to improve the training standard in cold weather and mountainous environments while also increasing survivability and proficiency. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. James Treviño)
Through the Mountains, We Hike
U.S. Marines and Sailors with Combat Logistics Battalion 11 and 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, stage for a "snowshoe tour" for Mountain Exercise 2-18 at Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center, Bridgeport, Calif., March 10, 2018. The purpose of a "snowshoe tour" is to familiarize students with using snowshoes and other equipment to negotiate terrain and obstacles in a tactical manner. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. James Treviño)
Through the Mountains, We Hike
U.S. Marines and Sailors with Combat Logistics Battalion 11 and 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, conduct a "snowshoe tour" for Mountain Exercise 2-18 at Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center, Bridgeport, Calif., March 10, 2018. The purpose of a "snowshoe tour" is to familiarize students with using snowshoes and other equipment to negotiate terrain and obstacles in a tactical manner. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. James Treviño)
Through the Mountains, We Hike
U.S. Marines and Sailors with Combat Logistics Battalion 11 and 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, gain familiarity of their snowshoes by hiking in the mountains for Mountain Exercise 2-18 at Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center, Bridgeport, Calif., March 10, 2018. Mountain Exercise 2-18 serves as CLB-11's FY18 service level exercise and will aid in pre-deployment training. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. James Treviño)
Through the Mountains, We Hike
U.S. Marine Sgt. James Trevino (center), a combat videographer with Headquarters Regiment, 1st Marine Logistics Group, is treated by Seaman Jonathan Joo (left) and Petty Officer 3rd Class Nycoh Cabrera (right), both field medical technicians with 1st Medical Battalion, Headquarters Regiment, 1st Marine Logistics Group, in the Battalion Aid Station after a conditioning hike for Mountain Exercise 2-18 at Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center, Bridgeport, Calif., March 10, 2018. The BAS is used provide basic health service support to the units with which they are attached.
Through the Mountains, We Hike
U.S. Navy Seaman Jonathan Joo, a field medical technician with 1st Medical Battalion, Headquarters Regiment, 1st Marine Logistics Group, waits for patients that may come into the Battalion Aid Station for Mountain Exercise 2-18 at Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center, Bridgeport, Calif., March 10, 2018. The BAS is used provide basic health service support to the units with which they are attached. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. James Treviño)
Women's History Month Celebration
Retired U.S. Marine Maj. Kathleen Ables, an activist for women’s equality, receives a letter of appreciation from 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, at Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 27, 2018. She spoke to the Sailors about her experience in the Marine Corps and how she spoke about was she was the first female company commander for Headquarters and Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group in the Marine Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Timothy Shoemaker)
Women's History Month Celebration
U.S. Sailors with 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, create posters representing several famous women such as Mary McLeod Bethune during the Womens History Month Celebration event at Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 27, 2018. Mary McLeod Bethune was a leading educator and a civil rights activist in the early 1900’s. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Timothy Shoemaker)
Women's History Month Celebration
U.S. Sailors with 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, display posters representing several famous women such as Eleanor Roosevelt during the Womens History Month Celebration event at Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 27, 2018. During the celebration, several Navy corpsman gave a brief history on influential women such as Loretta Perfectus Waish, Mary McLeod Bethune, and Eleanor Roosevelt. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Timothy Shoemaker)
Women's History Month Celebration
Retired U.S. Marine Maj. Kathleen Ables, an activist for women’s equality, speaks about her experiences in the military to the Sailors of 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, at Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 27, 2018. She spoke about the challenges of being a woman in the military during the mid 1900’s. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Timothy Shoemaker)
Women's History Month Celebration
U.S. Sailors with 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, listen to retired Marine Maj. Kathleen Ables about her experiences in the military as a woman during the Womens History Month Celebration event at Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 27, 2018. During the speech, she spoke about the challenges faced by woman in the military during the mid 1900’s. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Timothy Shoemaker)
Through the Mountains We Hike
U.S. Marines and Sailors with Combat Logistics Battalion 11 and 1st Medical Bn., Headquarters Regiment, 1st Marine Logistics Group, take a break to change their socks during a conditioning hike as part of Mountain Exercise 2-18 at Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center, Bridgeport, Calif., March 6, 2018. The hike was in preparation for a longer movement over a larger area to Grouse Meadows, a training area where the Marines and Sailors set up a battalion staging area. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. James Trevino)
Through the Mountains We Hike
U.S. Marines and Sailors with Combat Logistics Battalion 11 and 1st Medical Bn., Headquarters Regiment, 1st Marine Logistics Group, conduct a conditioning hike as part of Mountain Exercise 2-18 at Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center, Bridgeport, Calif., March 6, 2018. The hike was in preparation for a longer movement over a larger area to Grouse Meadows, a training area where the Marines and Sailors set up a battalion staging area. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. James Trevino)
Through the Mountains We Hike
U.S. Marines and Sailors with Combat Logistics Battalion 11 and 1st Medical Bn., Headquarters Regiment, 1st Marine Logistics Group, conduct a conditioning hike as part of Mountain Exercise 2-18 at Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center, Bridgeport, Calif., March 6, 2018. The hike was in preparation for a longer movement over a larger area to Grouse Meadows, a training area where the Marines and Sailors set up a battalion staging area. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. James Trevino)
Through the Mountains We Hike
U.S. Marines and Sailors with Combat Logistics Battalion 11 and 1st Medical Bn., Headquarters Regiment, 1st Marine Logistics Group, conduct a conditioning hike as part of Mountain Exercise 2-18 at Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center, Bridgeport, Calif., March 6, 2018. The hike was in preparation for a longer movement over a larger area to Grouse Meadows, a training area where the Marines and Sailors set up a battalion staging area. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. James Trevino)
Through the Mountains We Hike
U.S. Marines and Sailors with Combat Logistics Battalion 11 and 1st Medical Bn., Headquarters Regiment, 1st Marine Logistics Group, conduct a conditioning hike as part of Mountain Exercise 2-18 at Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center, Bridgeport, Calif., March 6, 2018. The hike was in preparation for a longer movement over a larger area to Grouse Meadows, a training area where the Marines and Sailors set up a battalion staging area. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. James Trevino)
Through the Mountains We Hike
U.S. Marines and Sailors with Combat Logistics Battalion 11 and 1st Medical Bn., Headquarters Regiment, 1st Marine Logistics Group, conduct a conditioning hike as part of Mountain Exercise 2-18 at Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center, Bridgeport, Calif., March 6, 2018. The hike was in preparation for a longer movement over a larger area to Grouse Meadows, a training area where the Marines and Sailors set up a battalion staging area. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. James Trevino)
Through the Mountains We Hike
U.S. Navy Seaman Jonathan Joo, a field medical technician with 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, overlooks the Sierra Mesa mountain range while taking a break during a conditioning hike as part of Mountain Exercise 2-18 at Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center, Bridgeport, Calif. on March 6, 2018. The hike was in preparation for a longer movement over a larger area to Grouse Meadows, a training area where the Marines and Sailors set up a battalion staging area. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. James Trevino)
Faces of the Field
U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Angela Ramirez, a hospital corpsman with 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, stands in front of the medical tent during a field training exercise at Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 2, 2018. Throughout the exercise, corpsmen were available to provide Marines with acute medical care and Periodic Health Assessments. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Staff Sgt. Rubin J. Tan)
Expeditionary Warfare School Participates in MLG Day
Students with the Expeditionary Warfare School receive a brief on the capabilities and support Charlie Surgical Company, 1st Medical Battalion, provide the Marine Logistics Group during Expeditionary Warfare School’s MLG Day at Camp Pendleton, Calif., Nov. 6, 2017. This training and education will enable them to command or serve as primary staff officers in their MOS. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Salmineo Sherman Jr.)
1st MLG Marines and Sailors Receive Quarterly Awards
Petty Officer 1st Class Irishkiel Sandoval, a hospital corpsman with 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, is recognized as the senior sailor of the quarter during an awards ceremony at Camp Pendleton, Calif., Oct. 19, 2017. The awards are given to the Marines and Sailors by Brig. Gen. Stephen Sklenka, the commanding general of the 1st MLG. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Adam Dublinske)
Shock Trauma Platoon
U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Alondra Uzcanga, a motor vehicle operator with 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, provides security during field training exercise Poseidon’s Revenge at Camp Pendleton, Calif., on Oct. 9, 2017. Poseidon’s Revenge is a training exercise consisting of Marines and Sailors providing medical care in a field environment. The patients were flown from Marine Corps Air Station Yuma by a MV-22 Osprey and were met by Sailors from Bravo Surgical Company’s Shock Trauma Platoon to be moved to their field surgical tent for treatment. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Kyle McNan)
Shock Trauma Platoon
U.S. Navy Corpsmen with Bravo Surgical Company, 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, provide medical attention during field training exercise Poseidon’s Revenge at Camp Pendleton, Calif., on Oct. 9, 2017. Poseidon’s Revenge is a training exercise consisting of Marines and Sailors providing medical care in a field environment. The patients were flown from Marine Corps Air Station Yuma by a MV-22 Osprey and were met by Sailors from Bravo Surgical Company’s Shock Trauma Platoon to be moved to their field surgical tent for treatment. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Kyle McNan)
Shock Trauma Platoon
U.S. Navy Corpsmen with Bravo Surgical Company, 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, provide medical attention during field training exercise Poseidon’s Revenge at Camp Pendleton, Calif., on Oct. 9, 2017. Poseidon’s Revenge consists of a Shock Trauma Platoon conducting emergency medical treatment to service members in a field environment. The patients were flown from Marine Corps Air Station Yuma by a MV-22 Osprey and were met by Sailors from Bravo Surgical Company’s Shock Trauma Platoon to be moved to their field surgical tent for treatment. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Kyle McNan)
Shock Trauma Platoon
U.S. Navy Corpsmen with Bravo Surgical Company, 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, provide medical attention during field training exercise Poseidon’s Revenge at Camp Pendleton, Calif., on Oct. 9, 2017. Poseidon’s Revenge consists of a Shock Trauma Platoon conducting emergency medical treatment to service members in a field environment. The patients were flown from Marine Corps Air Station Yuma by a MV-22 Osprey and were met by Sailors from Bravo Surgical Company’s Shock Trauma Platoon to be moved to their field surgical tent for treatment. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Kyle McNan)
Zuckerberg Hospital Surgical Tent
U.S. Navy Hospitalman 3rd Class Juan Barajas, corpsman, Charlie Company, 1st Medical Battalion, talks to nurses about the surgical tent portion of the Shock Trauma Platoon (STP) Field Surgical Tent capabilities and how they can be used in crisis response situations  at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center Oct. 2, 2017. The STP Field Surgical Tent is used as an initial trauma care center designed to treat and stabilize patients prior to being moved to follow on care in a field environment.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Zabolotniy)
Zuckerberg Hospital Surgical Tent
U.S. Navy Hospitalman 3rd Class Juan Barajas, corpsman, Charlie Company, 1st Medical Battalion, talks to nurses about the surgical tent portion of the Shock Trauma Platoon (STP) Field Surgical Tent capabilities and how they can be used in crisis response situations  at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center Oct. 2, 2017. The STP Field Surgical Tent is used as an initial trauma care center designed to treat and stabilize patients prior to being moved to follow on care in a field environment.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Zabolotniy)
Zuckerberg Hospital Surgical Tent
Interior of the Shock Trauma Platoon (STP) Field Surgical Tent  at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center Oct. 2, 2017. The STP Field Surgical Tent is used as an initial trauma care center designed to treat and stabilize patients prior to being moved to follow on care in a field environment.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt Zabolotniy)
Zuckerberg Hospital Surgical Tent
U.S. Navy Hospitalman Joey Ortega, Surgical Technician, Charlie Company, 1st Medical Battalion, talks to representatives from the Department of Emergency Management for the city and county of San Francisco about the surgical tent portion of the Shock Trauma Platoon (STP) Field Surgical Tent capabilities and how they can be used in crisis response situations  at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center Oct. 2, 2017. The STP Field Surgical Tent is used as an initial trauma care center designed to treat and stabilize patients prior to being moved to follow on care in a field environment.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt Zabolotniy)
Zuckerberg Hospital Surgical Tent
U.S. Navy Sailors with Charlie Company, 1st Medical Battalion, speak to representatives from the Department of Emergency Management for the city and county of San Francisco about the Shock Trauma Platoon (STP) Field Surgical Tent capabilities  at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center Oct. 2, 2017. The STP Field Surgical Tent is used as an initial trauma care center designed to treat and stabilize patients prior to being moved to follow on care in a field environment.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt Zabolotniy)
Zuckerberg Hospital Surgical Tent
U.S. Navy Capt. Ted Edson, surgeon, 1st Medical Battalion, talks to nurses about the surgical tent portion of the Shock Trauma Platoon (STP) Field Surgical Tent capabilities and how they can be used in crisis response situations  at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center Oct. 2, 2017. The STP Field Surgical Tent is used as an initial trauma care center designed to treat and stabilize patients prior to being moved to follow on care in a field environment.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt Zabolotniy)
Zuckerberg Hospital Surgical Tent
U.S. Navy Hospitalman Brendan Cary, corpsman, Charlie Company, 1st Medical Battalion, talks to nurses and members of the San Francisco Sheriffs Department about the surgical tent portion of the Shock Trauma Platoon (STP) Field Surgical Tent capabilities and how they can be used in crisis response situations  at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center Oct. 2, 2017. The STP Field Surgical Tent is used as an initial trauma care center designed to treat and stabilize patients prior to being moved to follow on care in a field environment.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt Zabolotniy)
Zuckerberg Hospital Surgical Tent
U.S. Navy Hospitalman Joey Ortega, surgical technician, Charlie Company, 1st Medical Battalion, talks to nurses about the surgical tent portion of the Shock Trauma Platoon (STP) Field Surgical Tent capabilities and how they can be used in crisis response situations  at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center Oct. 2, 2017. The STP Field Surgical Tent is used as an initial trauma care center designed to treat and stabilize patients prior to being moved to follow on care in a field environment.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt Zabolotniy)
Humanitarian Assistance Village
U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman Brendan Cary, corpsman with 1st Medical Battalion, talks about the capabilities of the Shock Trauma Platoon Field Surgical Tent at the Humanitarian Assistance Village during San Francisco Fleet Week Oct. 7, 2017. San Francisco Fleet Week is an opportunity for the American public to meet their Marine Corps, Navy and Coast Guard teams and experience America’s sea services. Fleet Week will highlight naval personnel, equipment, technology and capabilities, with an emphasis on humanitarian assistance and disaster relief. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Rodion Zabolotniy)
Humanitarian Assistance Village
U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman Cody Delaney, corpsman with 1st Medical Battalion, talks about the capabilities of the Shock Trauma Platoon Field Surgical Tent at the Humanitarian Assistance Village during San Francisco Fleet Week Oct. 7, 2017. San Francisco Fleet Week is an opportunity for the American public to meet their Marine Corps, Navy and Coast Guard teams and experience America’s sea services. Fleet Week will highlight naval personnel, equipment, technology and capabilities, with an emphasis on humanitarian assistance and disaster relief. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Rodion Zabolotniy)
Humanitarian Assistance Village
U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman Keinan Bass, corpsman with 1st Medical Battalion, talks about the capabilities of the Shock Trauma Platoon Field Surgical Tent at the Humanitarian Assistance Village during San Francisco Fleet Week Oct. 7, 2017. San Francisco Fleet Week is an opportunity for the American public to meet their Marine Corps, Navy and Coast Guard teams and experience America’s sea services. Fleet Week will highlight naval personnel, equipment, technology and capabilities, with an emphasis on humanitarian assistance and disaster relief. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Rodion Zabolotniy)
Are Your Alright?
U.S. Sailors with Medical Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, assess a casualty during training exercise Pico De Gallo at Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 15, 2017. During the assessment of a casualty, the corpsmen determine what level of treatment is needed for a patient post administering quick casualty care. Training exercise Pico De Gallo provides Marines and Sailors with the knowledge to execute hyper-realistic, quick casualty training to further refine “the finest surgical company in the Marine Corps”. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joseph Sorci)
Are Your Alright?
U.S Navy Seaman Brendan Cary, a corpsman with Medical Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, observes the administration of quick casualty care to a patient during training exercise Pico De Gallo at Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 15, 2017. Training exercise Pico De Gallo provided Sailors with a unique opportunity to administer and observe quick casualty care in a real life high intensity scenarios. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joseph Sorci)
Are Your Alright?
U.S. Navy Sailors with 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, carry a Role II Field Surgeon Tent during the setup of training exercise Pico De Gallo at Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 14, 2017. The surgeon tent allows corpsmen of 1st Med Bn to quickly stabilize patients before sending them off to a higher echelon of care. Operation Pico De Gallo provides Marines and Sailors with the knowledge to execute hyper-realistic, quick casualty training to further refine “the finest surgical company in the Marine Corps”. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joseph Sorci)
Are Your Alright?
U.S. Navy Hospital Nurse Jose Alvarado, a corpsman with 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, holds up a section of camouflage netting with a pole during the setup of training exercise Pico De Gallo at Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 14, 2017. The camouflage netting provides the role II field surgeon tents with ideal concealment during training exercise Pico De Gallo. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joseph Sorci)
Are Your Alright?
U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Walter Orwig, a corpsman with Medical Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, guides a team of Sailors in administering casualty care during training exercise Pico De Gallo at Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 15, 2017. High intensity, scenario driven training aids the corpsmen of Med Bn in their ability to provide health service support to the units of I Marine Expeditionary Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joseph Sorci)
Are Your Alright?
A patient receives casualty care from the corpsmen of Medical Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, during a patient scenario as part of training exercise Pico De Gallo at Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 15, 2017. The surgeon tent allows Sailors of 1st Med Bn to quickly stabilize patients before sending them off to a higher echelon of care. Training exercise Pico De Gallo provides Marines and Sailors with the knowledge to execute hyper-realistic, quick casualty training to further refine “the finest surgical company in the Marine Corps”. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joseph Sorci)
Corpsman Cup
U.S. Navy (from left to right) Petty Officer Third Class John Jessie, Stefan Herrstrom, Jarrett Orich, Cody Carroll and Petty Officer Second Class Stephen Henderson, Corpsmen with 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, pose with their unit guidon after completing the North County Corpsman Cup on Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 16, 2017. The North County Corpsman Cup is designed to test the knowledge, physical readiness and teamwork of each participating sailor while promoting esprit de corps among the Hospital Corpsman community. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joseph Sorci)
Corpsman Cup
U.S. Navy Petty Officer Third Class John Jessie, a Corpsman with 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, poses for a photo after completing the North County Corpsman Cup on Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 16, 2017. The North County Corpsman Cup is designed to test the knowledge, physical readiness and teamwork of each participating sailor while promoting esprit de corps among the Hospital Corpsman community. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joseph Sorci)
Corpsman Cup
U.S. Navy Petty Officer Third Class Julian Eledia, a Corpsman with 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, runs up a flight of stairs during the North County Corpsman Cup on Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 16, 2017. The North County Corpsman Cup is designed to test the knowledge, physical readiness and teamwork of each participating sailor while promoting esprit de corps among the Hospital Corpsman community. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joseph Sorci)
Corpsman Cup
U.S. Navy Petty Officer Third Class Julian Eledia, a Corpsman with 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, carries a mannequin on a stretcher during the North County Corpsman Cup on Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 16, 2017. The North County Corpsman Cup is designed to test the knowledge, physical readiness and teamwork of each participating sailor while promoting esprit de corps among the Hospital Corpsman community. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joseph Sorci)
Corpsman Cup
U.S. Navy Petty Officer Third Class Julian Eledia, Hugo Reaendez, Corpsmen with 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, participate in a tire flip contest during the North County Corpsman Cup on Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 16, 2017. The North County Corpsman Cup is designed to test the knowledge, physical readiness and teamwork of each participating sailor while promoting esprit de corps among the Hospital Corpsman community. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joseph Sorci)
Practice makes performance: MLG Marines train for large scale deployment
A Marine Corps High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) is parked in the loading bay of an Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft during Strategic Mobility Exercise on March Air Force Reserve Base, Calif., March 12, 2017. STRATMOBEX is a training exercise conducted by the 1st Marine Logistics Group in order to maintain readiness and sharpen skills needed to rapidly deploy personnel and equipment on a large scale.
Practice makes performance: MLG Marines train for large scale deployment
Airmen with 50th Aerial Port Squadron, 452nd Air Mobility Wing, strap down three Marine Corps High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWV) that are parked in the loading bay of an Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft during Strategic Mobility Exercise on March Air Force Reserve Base, Calif., March 12, 2017. STRATMOBEX is a training exercise conducted by the 1st Marine Logistics Group in order to maintain readiness and sharpen skills needed to rapidly deploy personnel and equipment on a large scale.
Gear Check: 1st Medical Battalion trains for deployed environments
U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Mathews helps to set up a grey water sanitation soakage pit during Preventative Medicine Exercise 2016 at Camp Pendleton, Calif., Nov. 10, 2016. The pit is 5 feet long, 5 feet wide, and 5 feet deep filled with small rocks and pipes to safely transfer waste to the ground. Grey water is any substance that could potentially be harmful to the environment and special precautions are made to keep the exercise’s area safe. Matthews is a preventive medical technician with 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joseph Sorci)
Gear Check: 1st Medical Battalion trains for deployed environments
U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Emmauel Gomezricart and Lance Cpl. Daniel Howell lead medical technicians on a walkthrough of an expeditionary field kitchen during Preventative Medicine Exercise 2016 at Camp Pendleton, Calif., Nov. 10, 2016. The medical technicians inspected for sanitation, operational ability of the equipment and for the presence of vermin. 1st Medical Battalion used this exercise to better prepare their Sailors for deployments and to practice accomplishing an objective in a field environment. Gomezricart and Howell are food service specialists with Food Service Company, Headquarters Regiment, 1st Marine Logistics Group. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joseph Sorci)
Gear Check: 1st Medical Battalion trains for deployed environments
U.S. Navy Commander Alan Ross leads a class about the levels of harmful sound to ears by using a M3 Sound Detector during Preventative Medicine Exercise 2016 at Camp Pendleton, Calif., Nov. 10, 2016. Being able to detect sound helps technicians distinguish when a situation may require hearing protection due to excessive and potentially harmful noise. Ross is an audiologist with the Navy Environmental Preventative Medicine Unit No. 5. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joseph Sorci)
1st Medical Battalion completes combat evaluation
U.S. Navy medical technicians load a simulated casualty into a medical service HMMWV to bring him to an evacuation site during a Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation completed by 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group at Camp Pendleton, Calif., Oct 17-21, 2016. The MCCRE was designed to push the Sailors and Marines to the limit with scenarios they would be likely to see in a combat environment such as improvised explosive devices, downed aircraft and mass casualty drills. Marines and Sailors were required to work side-by-side to ensure mission success. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jocelyn Ontiveros)
1st Medical Battalion completes combat evaluation
U.S. Navy medical technicians conduct a simulated surgery on a casualty during a Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation completed by 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group at Camp Pendleton, Calif., Oct 17-21, 2016. The MCCRE was designed to push the Sailors and Marines to the limit with scenarios they would be likely to see in a combat environment such as improvised explosive devices, downed aircraft and mass casualty drills. Marines and Sailors were required to work side-by-side to ensure mission success. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jocelyn Ontiveros)
All in a Day’s Work; 1st MLG Sailors respond to motorcycle accident
Seaman Max Norum, a corpsman with 1st Supply Battalion, Headquarters and Support Company treats Sgt. Brandon Jackson for injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., May 23, 2016. Jackson, an airframes mechanic instructor at the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training, was on his daily commute to work when he collided with a passenger vehicle. He sustained only minor injuries in the accident. (Courtesy Photo)
All in a Day’s Work; 1st MLG Sailors respond to motorcycle accident
U.S. Marine Sgt. Brandon Jackson is treated for injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident by corpsmen aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., May 23, 2016. Jackson, an airframes mechanic instructor at the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training,was on his daily commute to work when he collided with a passenger vehicle. He sustained only minor injuries in the accident. (Courtesy Photo)
All in a Day’s Work; 1st MLG Sailors respond to motorcycle accident
Seaman Max Norum, a corpsman with Headquarters and Support Company, 1st Supply Battalion, treats Sgt. Brandon Jackson for injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., May 23, 2016. Jackson, an airframes mechanic instructor at the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training,was on his daily commute to work when he collided with a passenger vehicle. He sustained only minor injuries in the accident. (Courtesy Photo)
All in a Day’s Work; 1st MLG Sailors respond to motorcycle accident
U.S. Marine Sgt. Brandon Jackson is treated for injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident by corpsmen aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., May 23, 2016. Jackson,an airframes mechanic instructor at the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training, was on his daily commute to work when he collided with a passenger vehicle. He sustained only minor injuries in the accident. (Courtesy Photo)
1st Medical Battalion celebrates 123rd Chief Petty Officer birthday
U.S. Navy Master Chief Edgar M. Santiago, left, and Capt. Theodore Briski, right, salute during the U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer 123rd birthday cake-cutting ceremony aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif. April 1, 2016. Briski is the commanding officer and Santiago is the command master chief of 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group. The battalion provides health service support to the operating units of I Marine Expeditionary Force to reach full mission accomplishment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Laura Gauna/released)
1st Medical Battalion celebrates 123rd Chief Petty Officer birthday
U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officers with 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, prepare to serve a ceremonial cake during the U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer 123rd birthday cake-cutting ceremony aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif. April 1, 2016. The battalion provides health service support to the operating units of I Marine Expeditionary Force to reach full mission accomplishment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Laura Gauna/released)
1st Medical Battalion celebrates 123rd Chief Petty Officer birthday
Chief Petty Officers with 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, pose for a picture during the U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer 123rd birthday cake-cutting ceremony aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif. April 1, 2016. The battalion provides health service support to the operating units of I Marine Expeditionary Force to reach full mission accomplishment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Laura Gauna/released)
1st Medical Battalion celebrates 123rd Chief Petty Officer birthday
U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Mario Lyons stands at attention during the U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer 123rd birthday cake-cutting ceremony aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif. April 1, 2016. Lyons is a senior enlisted leader with Alpha Surgical Company, 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group. The battalion provides health service support to the operating units of I Marine Expeditionary Force to reach full mission accomplishment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Laura Gauna/released)
1st Medical Battalion celebrates 123rd Chief Petty Officer birthday
The youngest and oldest chief petty officers of 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, cut into a ceremonial cake to celebrate the U.S. Navy Chiefs 123rd birthday aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 1, 2016. The battalion provides health service support to the operating units of I Marine Expeditionary Force to reach full mission accomplishment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Laura Gauna/released)
Medical Bn. Sailors Conduct Preventative Medicine Training
Sailors from 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group and various other units learn about a handheld water testing system used by water purification specialists to keep Marines and Sailors healthy, aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Nov. 19, 2015. Med. Bn. hosted a three-day training evolution with units across the western region to increase their readiness and proficiency in preventive medicine.
Medical Bn. Sailors Conduct Preventative Medicine Training
Sailors from 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group and various other units receive training from the Camp Pendleton Game Wardens Office about snakes and how to avoid harm from wildlife aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Nov. 19, 2015. Med. Bn. hosted a three-day training evolution with units across the western region to increase their readiness and proficiency in preventive medicine
Medical Bn. Sailors Conduct Preventative Medicine Training
Sailors from 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group and various other units receive training from the Camp Pendleton Game Wardens Office about snakes and how to avoid harm from wildlife aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Nov. 19, 2015. Med. Bn. hosted a three-day training evolution with units across the western region to increase their readiness and proficiency in preventive medicine.
Medical Bn. Sailors Conduct Preventative Medicine Training
Sailors from 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group and various other units are given a guided tour through the 22 Area Mess Hall aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Nov. 19, 2015, as they are taught how to inspect a facility for health and cleanliness. Med. Bn. hosted a three-day training evolution with units across the western region to increase their readiness and proficiency in preventive medicine.
Meeting of the Minds: 2015 Quad MLG Conference
Commanding Generals from each of the four Marine Logistics Groups came together at Camp Pendleton, Calif., for a Quad MLG Conference in an effort to plan for future organizational and logistics changes that will affect their units, Oct. 7, 2015. The four general officers discussed various topics and proposed plans that will help them stay on the same page while simultaneously operating within their specific operational capabilities and capacities.
Meeting of the Minds: 2015 Quad MLG Conference
Brigadier General David A. Ottignon, commanding general, 1st Marine Logistics Group, and Brig. General Charles G. Chiarotti, commanding general, 2nd MLG, discuss organizational details during a Quad MLG Conference where the commanding generals of the four Marine Logistics Groups came together in an effort to plan for future organization and logistic changes that will affect their units, aboard Camp Pendleton Calif., Oct. 7, 2015. The four general officers discussed various topics and proposed plans that will help them stay on the same page while simultaneously operating within their specific operational capabilities and capacities.
Meeting of the Minds: 2015 Quad MLG Conference
Brigadier General David A. Ottignon, commanding general, 1st Marine Logistics Group, explains his thoughts during a Quad MLG Conference where the commanding generals of the four MLGs came together in an effort to plan for future organization and logistic changes that will affect their units, aboard Camp Pendleton Calif., Oct. 7, 2015. The four general officers discussed various topics and proposed plans that will help them stay on the same page while simultaneously operating within their specific operational capabilities and capacities.
A Message from the 37th Commandant of the Marine Corps
Being a Marine is not a job but a way of life. Give your all to be the best human being, teammate and Marine or Sailor possible. The end result will be an unbeatable force ready to take on any mission, any place, and any time. When we do execute our missions and our lives in this way, we will take our proper place alongside the long line of Marines and Sailors who have preceded us. Let's go!
1st Medical Bn. conducts mass casualty drill during Exercise Dawn Blitz 15
Sailors with Bravo Surgical Company, 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, perform life-saving drills, displaying their medical expeditionary capabilities in support of Marines from 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, during a mass casualty exercise aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept 8, 2015 as part of Dawn Blitz 2015.
Sailors and Marines of 1st Medical Battalion conduct a mass casualty drill during Exercise Dawn Blitz 15.
Sailors and Marines of 1st Medical Battalion conduct a mass casualty drill during Exercise Dawn Blitz 15.
Sailors and Marines of 1st Medical Battalion conduct a mass casualty drill during Exercise Dawn Blitz 15.
Sailors and Marines of 1st Medical Battalion conduct a mass casualty drill during Exercise Dawn Blitz 15.
1st Marine Logistics Group Change of Command
U.S. Marine Maj. General Vincent A. Coglinese, 1st Marine Logistics Group (1st MLG), speaks to Marines, Sailors, family, and friends who attended the 1st Marine Logistics Group Change of Command Ceremony aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 24, 2015. The Change of Command for 1st MLG showcased the passing of command from Maj. Gen. Vincent A. Coglinese to Brig. Gen. David a Ottignon. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Rodion Zabolotniy/Released)
1st Marine Logistics Group Change of Command
U.S. Marine Maj. General Vincent A. Coglinese, 1st Marine Logistics Group (1st MLG), passes the Group Colors to Brig. Gen. David A Ottignon during the 1st Marine Logistics Group Change of Command Ceremony aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 24, 2015. The Change of Command for 1st MLG showcased the passing of command from Maj. Gen. Vincent A. Coglinese to Brig. Gen. David a Ottignon. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Lauren Falk/Released)
1st Marine Logistics Group Change of Command
U.S. Marine Maj. General Vincent A. Coglinese, 1st Marine Logistics Group (1st MLG), and Brig. Gen. David A Ottignon render honors to colors during the pass in review of the 1st Marine Logistics Group Change of Command Ceremony aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 24, 2015. The Change of Command for 1st MLG showcased the passing of command from Maj. Gen. Vincent A. Coglinese to Brig. Gen. David a Ottignon. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Lauren Falk/Released)
1st Marine Logistics Group Change of Command
U.S. Marines of 1st Marine Logistics Group take part in the Change of Command Ceremony aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 24, 2015. The Change of Command for 1st MLG showcased the passing of command from Maj. Gen. Vincent A. Coglinese to Brig. Gen. David a Ottignon. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Lauren Falk/Released)
1st Marine Logistics Group Change of Command
U.S. Marine Brig. Gen. David A Ottignon 1st Marine Logistics Group (1st MLG) speaks to Marines, Sailors, family, and friends who attended during the 1st Marine Logistics Group Change of Command Ceremony aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 24, 2015. The Change of Command for 1st MLG showcased the passing of command from Maj. Gen. Vincent A. Coglinese to Brig. Gen. David a Ottignon. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Lauren Falk/Released)
1st Medical Bn. celebrates 117th Hospital Corps Birthday
Command Master Chief Edgar M. Santiago, 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, speaks to Sailors and Marines during the 117th Hospital Corps Birthday ceremony aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 17, 2015. The Hospital Corps came into existence as an organized unit of the medical department under the provision of an act of congress approved June 17, 1898. The hospital corpsmen work in a wide variety of capacities and locations, including shore establishments such as naval hospitals and clinics, aboard ships, and as the primary medical caregivers for Sailors and Marines while underway and forward deployed. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Laura Gauna/ Released)
1st Medical Bn. celebrates 117th Hospital Corps Birthday
Chief Hospital Corpsman James Boening, center, the oldest corpsman present, Hospital Corpsman Justin Sontoyo, left, the youngest corpsman present, and 1st Medical Battalion’s Command Master Chief Edgar M. Santiago, right, eat a piece of cake during the 117th Hospital Corps Birthday ceremony aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 17, 2015. It is naval tradition for the third piece of cake to be passed from the oldest corpsman present to the youngest and for the first piece of cake to be presented to the guest of honor. The Hospital Corps came into existence as an organized unit of the medical department under the provision of an act of congress approved June 17, 1898. The hospital corpsmen work in a wide variety of capacities and locations, including shore establishments such as naval hospitals and clinics, aboard ships, and as the primary medical caregivers for Sailors and Marines while underway and forward deployed. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Laura Gauna/ Released)
1st Medical Bn. celebrates 117th Hospital Corps Birthday
Service members of 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, and distinguished guests, wait for the 117th Hospital Corps Birthday ceremony to begin aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 17, 2015. The Hospital Corps came into existence as an organized unit of the medical department under the provision of an act of congress approved June 17, 1898. The hospital corpsmen work in a wide variety of capacities and locations, including shore establishments such as naval hospitals and clinics, aboard ships, and as the primary medical caregivers for Sailors and Marines while underway and forward deployed. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Laura Gauna/ Released)
1st Medical Bn. celebrates 117th Hospital Corps Birthday
Service members of 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, and distinguished guests, bow their head during the invocation at the 117th Hospital Corps Birthday ceremony aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 17, 2015. The Hospital Corps came into existence as an organized unit of the medical department under the provision of an act of congress approved June 17, 1898. The hospital corpsmen work in a wide variety of capacities and locations, including shore establishments such as naval hospitals and clinics, aboard ships, and as the primary medical caregivers for Sailors and Marines while underway and forward deployed. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Laura Gauna/ Released)
1st Medical Bn. celebrates 117th Hospital Corps Birthday
Members of the 1st Medical Battalion Color Guard march on the Colors during the 117th Hospital Corps Birthday ceremony aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 17, 2015. The Hospital Corps came into existence as an organized unit of the medical department under the provision of an act of congress approved June 17, 1898. The hospital corpsmen work in a wide variety of capacities and locations, including shore establishments such as naval hospitals and clinics, aboard ships, and as the primary medical caregivers for Sailors and Marines while underway and forward deployed. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Laura Gauna/ Released)
Emerging communications capability set to save lives during critical en-route care operations
A data network specialist from Headquarters Regiment, 1st Marine Logistics Group, communicates with an MV-22 Osprey pilot during an en-route care exercise aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 28, 2015. During the four-day exercise, corpsmen trained to prepare a Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force group that is going to forward deploy later this year. The more than 40 corpsmen set up a shock trauma platoon facility, or mobile emergency room, to treat simulated casualties. The casualties were stabilized in the STP and then flown out via aircraft. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Laura Gauna/Released)
Emerging communications capability set to save lives during critical en-route care operations
A corpsman with Alpha Surgical Company, 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, treats a simulated casualty during an en-route care exercise aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 28, 2015. During the four-day exercise, corpsmen trained to prepare a Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force group that is going to forward deploy later this year. The more than 40 corpsmen set up a shock trauma platoon facility, or mobile emergency room, to treat simulated casualties. The casualties were stabilized in the STP and then flown out via aircraft. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Laura Gauna/Released)
Emerging communications capability set to save lives during critical en-route care operations
Sailors with Alpha Surgical Company, 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, treat a simulated casualty during an en-route care exercise aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 28, 2015. During the four-day exercise, corpsmen trained to prepare a Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force group that is going to forward deploy later this year. The more than 40 corpsmen set up a shock trauma platoon facility, or mobile emergency room, to treat simulated casualties. The casualties were stabilized in the STP and then flown out via aircraft. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Laura Gauna/Released)
Emerging communications capability set to save lives during critical en-route care operations
Corpsmen with Alpha Surgical Company, 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, transfer a simulated casualty onto an MV-22 Osprey during an en-route care exercise aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 28, 2015. During the four-day exercise, corpsmen trained to prepare a Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force group that is going to forward deploy later this year. The more than 40 corpsmen set up a shock trauma platoon facility, or mobile emergency room, to treat simulated casualties. The casualties were stabilized in the STP and then flown out via aircraft. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Laura Gauna/Released)
Emerging communications capability set to save lives during critical en-route care operations
Major Elishama Wheeler, G-6 Operations Officer, Headquarters Regiment, 1st Marine Logistics Group, explains an emerging communications capability called digital interoperability to Maj. Gen. Vincent A. Coglianese, 1st MLG Commanding General, during an en-route care exercise aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 28, 2015. During the four-day exercise, corpsmen trained to prepare a Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force group that is going to forward deploy later this year. The more than 40 corpsmen set up a shock trauma platoon facility, or mobile emergency room, to treat simulated casualties. The casualties were stabilized in the STP and then flown out via aircraft. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Laura Gauna/Released)
Emerging communications capability set to save lives during critical en-route care operations
Corpsmen with Alpha Surgical Company, 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, treat a simulated casualty during an en-route care exercise aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 28, 2015. During the four-day exercise, corpsmen trained to prepare a Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force group that is going to forward deploy later this year. The more than 40 corpsmen set up a shock trauma platoon facility, or mobile emergency room, to treat simulated casualties. The casualties were stabilized in the STP and then flown out via aircraft. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Laura Gauna/Released)
Emerging communications capability set to save lives during critical en-route care operations
A corpsman with Alpha Surgical Company, 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, treats a simulated casualty during an en-route care exercise aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 28, 2015. During the four-day exercise, corpsmen trained to prepare a Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force group that is going to forward deploy later this year. The more than 40 corpsmen set up a shock trauma platoon facility, or mobile emergency room, to treat simulated casualties. The casualties were stabilized in the STP and then flown out via aircraft. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Laura Gauna/Released)
Corpsmen practice treating combat casualties at LSE-14
Sailors with 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade, notionally asses a patient for care as part of a simulated casualty evacuation at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Aug. 6, 2014. The casualty evacuation was part of Large Scale Exercise 2014, being conducted from Aug. 8-14. LSE-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)
Corpsmen practice treating combat casualties at LSE-14
A corpsman with 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade, transports a simulated wounded Marine as part of a mock casualty evacuation at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Aug. 6, 2014. The casualty evacuation was part of Large Scale Exercise 2014, being conducted from Aug. 8-14. LSE-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)
Corpsmen practice treating combat casualties at LSE-14
A corpsman with 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade, prepares to perform surgery on a mock casualty as part of a simulated casualty evacuation at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Aug. 6, 2014. The casualty evacuation was part of Large Scale Exercise 2014, being conducted from Aug. 8-14. LSE-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)
1st Med. Bn. hosts change of command ceremony
The 1st Marine Division Band performs during a change of command ceremony hosted by 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 17, 2014. Navy Capt. James A. LeTexier, commanding officer, 1st Med. Bn., passed on command of the battalion to Navy Capt. Theodore P. Briski, who recently served as the executive officer of Naval Hospital Lemoore, Calif.
1st Med. Bn. hosts change of command ceremony
Navy Capt. Theodore P. Briski, commanding officer, 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, addresses Marines, sailors, family and friends during the battalion’s change of command ceremony aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 17, 2014. Navy Capt. James A. LeTexier, commanding officer, 1st Med. Bn., passed on the command of the battalion to Briski, who recently served as the executive officer of Naval Hospital Lemoore, Calif.
1st Med. Bn. hosts change of command ceremony
Navy Capt. Theodore P. Briski (left), incoming commanding officer, 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group and Navy Capt. James A. LeTexier salute the colors during the change of command ceremony aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 17, 2014. LeTexier passed on command of the battalion to Briski, who recently served as the executive officer of Naval Hospital Lemoore, Calif.
1st LAR showcases MAGTF's defensive capabilities during ASEAN conference
Sergeant Rolando Morales, left, chief scout with Alpha Company, 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, and Lance Cpl. Vladimir Charles, right, a scout with Alpha Co., 1st LAR, pose in front of a static display of equipment as part of Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force ASEAN, aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD-23), March 31, 2014. As part of SPMAGTF-ASEAN, 1st LAR showcased their territorial defense capabilities alongside units with 1st MLG on their mission to support the U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations press conference in Hawaii, April 1-4, 2014. SPFMAGTF-ASEAN conducted further training at sea starting April 7, 2014.
1st LAR showcases MAGTF's defensive capabilities during ASEAN conference
Lance Cpl. Jonathan S. Streit, a light armored vehicle crewman with 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, cleans the barrel of a 25mm bushmaster chaingun while part of Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force ASEAN, aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD-23), April 15, 2014. As part of SPMAGTF-ASEAN, 1st LAR showcased their territorial defense capabilities alongside units with 1st MLG on their mission to support the U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations press conference in Hawaii, April 1-4, 2014. SPFMAGTF-ASEAN conducted further training at sea starting April 7, 2014. Streit is from Montrose, Colorado. (U.S. Marine Corps photo courtesy of Lance Cpl. Shaltiel Dominguez/ Released)
1st LAR showcases MAGTF's defensive capabilities during ASEAN conference
Lance Cpl. Vladimir Charles, a scout with 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, performs maintenance on the .50 caliber sniper rifle while part of Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force ASEAN, aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD-23), April 15, 2014. As part of SPMAGTF-ASEAN, 1st LAR showcased their territorial defense capabilities alongside units with 1st MLG on their mission to support the U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations press conference in Hawaii, April 1-4, 2014. SPFMAGTF-ASEAN conducted further training at sea starting April 7, 2014. Charles is from Brooklyn, N.Y. (U.S. Marine Corps photo courtesy of Lance Cpl. Shaltiel Dominguez/ Released)
1st LAR showcases MAGTF's defensive capabilities during ASEAN conference
Lance Cpl. Jose Arredondo, a light armored vehicle crewman with 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, cleans the barrel of a 25mm Bushmaster chain gun while part of Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force ASEAN, aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD-23), April 15, 2014. As part of SPMAGTF-ASEAN, 1st LAR showcased their territorial defense capabilities alongside units with 1st MLG on their mission to support the U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations press conference in Hawaii, April 1-4, 2014. SPFMAGTF-ASEAN conducted further training at sea starting April 7, 2014. Arredondo is from Reno, Nevada.
Corpsmen take lead in operational preventative medicine
Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael L. Matthews, corpsman, Preventative Medicine Unit, 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, teaches an Operational Preventative Medicine course aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 16, 2014. The day-long class teaches corpsmen measures of preventative care they should consider when planning and conducting operations around the globe. Ten levels of preventative care are taught during the course, including medical intelligence, camp layout, hygiene, habitability, pest management, inspections and reports, waste disposal, water sanitation, disease tracking and food preparation and sanitation.
Corpsmen take lead in operational preventative medicine
Petty Officer 3rd Class Shirley A. Rojas, corpsman, 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, takes notes during an Operational Preventative Medicine course aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 16, 2014. The 26-year-old Newburgh, N.Y. native attended the day-long class teaches corpsmen measures of preventative care they should consider when planning and conducting operations around the globe. Ten levels of preventative care are taught during the course, including medical intelligence, camp layout, hygiene, habitability, pest management, inspections and reports, waste disposal, water sanitation, disease tracking and food preparation and sanitation.
Corpsmen take lead in operational preventative medicine
Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael L. Matthews, a corpsman with Preventative Medicine Unit, 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, teaches an Operational Preventative Medicine course aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 16, 2014. The day-long class teaches corpsman measures of preventative care they should consider when planning and conducting operations around the globe. Ten levels of preventative care are taught during the course, including medical intelligence, camp layout, hygiene, habitability, pest management, inspections and reports, waste disposal, water sanitation, disease tracking and food preparation and sanitation. Matthews, 24, is from Arroyo Grande, Calif.
1st Medical Bn. sailors train with new life support system
Petty Officer 3rd Class Ian Gebalski, a corpsman with Bravo Surgical Company, 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, observes the new Portable Patient Transport Life Support System aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 25, 2014. The PPTLSS was designed as a lightweight, mobile replacement for the current, bulky, life-support systems used for serious injuries. It provides highly efficient components Navy personnel need to evacuate wounded Marines and sailors from the battlefield.
1st Medical Bn. sailors train with new life support system
Petty Officer 3rd Class Ian Gebalski, a corpsman with Bravo Surgical Company, 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, observes the new Portable Patient Transport Life Support System aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 25, 2014. The PPTLSS was designed as a lightweight, mobile replacement for the current, bulky, life-support systems used for serious injuries. It provides highly efficient components Navy personnel need to evacuate wounded Marines and sailors from the battlefield.
1st Medical Bn. sailors train with new life support system
A member of the Combat Support Systems Program Management Office of Marine Corps Systems Command, describes the different components of the new Portable Patient Transport Life Support System during training aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 25, 2014. The PPTLSS was designed as a lightweight, mobile replacement for the current, bulky, life-support systems used for serious injuries. It provides highly efficient components Navy personnel need to evacuate wounded Marines and sailors from the battlefield.
1st MLG Marines motivate students at local elementary
Corporal Elijah Williams, a motor transportation mechanic with 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, shows a student how to properly do a squat during a morning workout at Jefferson Elementary School, Feb. 13, 2014. Marines with Combat Logistics Regiment 1 and 1st Medical Bn., volunteered their time to support more than 500 students in their new fitness program known as “Motion.” During their stay Marines led various events, such as push-ups, squats, soccer and basketball.
1st MLG Marines motivate students at local elementary school
Sergeant David Perry, a motor transportation mechanic with 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, plays tether ball with a student during a morning workout at Jefferson Elementary School, Feb. 13, 2014. Marines with Combat Logistics Regiment 1 and 1st Medical Bn., volunteered their time to support more than 500 students in their new fitness program known as “Motion.” During their stay Marines led various events, such as push-ups, squats, soccer and basketball.
1st MLG Marines motivate students at local elementary school
Marines with Combat Logistics Regiment 1, 1st Marine Logistics Group, play goalie during a morning workout at Jefferson Elementary School, Feb. 13, 2014. Marines with CLR-1 and 1st Medical Battalion, volunteered their time to support more than 500 students in their new fitness program known as “Motion.” During their visit Marines led various events, such as push-ups, squats, soccer and basketball.
Eyes in the sky: 1st MLG Marine trains with UAVs
Sergeant Cynthia Zermeno, (left) a training noncommissioned officer with 1st Medical Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 15,1st Marine Logistics Group, and Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathalia Londono, (right) a master at arms with Marine Corps Security Forces Battalion, land an unmanned aerial vehicle during a UAV course aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 30, 2014. The UAV course is two weeks long and focuses on familiarizing Marines and sailors with the equipment needed to control a UAV primarily through practical application.
Eyes in the sky: 1st MLG Marine trains with UAVs
Staff Sgt. Juan-Ricardo Ortega, an infantry unit leader with Marine Corps Security Forces Battalion, inspects an unmanned aerial vehicle after a landing during a UAV training course aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 31, 2014. The UAV course is two weeks long and focuses on familiarizing Marines and sailors with the equipment primarily through practical application.
Mission
Provides health service support to the operating units of the First Marine Expeditionary Force to save every life.

1st Medical Battalion Leaders

Captain Spencer T. Schoen
Commanding Officer 1st Medical Battalion
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Commander Robert D. Goad
Executive Officer 1st Medical Battalion
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Master Chief Christina Wood
Master Chief 1st Medical Battalion
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Featured Stories
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'Here’s Health to Our Corps' By | December 22, 2015
Pinning on the Rocker By | December 7, 2015
Meeting of the Minds: 2015 Quad MLG Conference By | October 13, 2015
A Message from the 37th Commandant of the Marine Corps By | September 28, 2015
1st Medical Bn. conducts mass casualty drill during Exercise Dawn Blitz 15 By | September 22, 2015
Brigadier Gen. Ottignon assumes command of 1st MLG By | July 28, 2015
Emerging communications capability set to save lives during critical en-route care operations By Sgt. Laura Gauna | February 5, 2015
1st Med. Bn. hosts change of command ceremony By Lance Cpl. Keenan Zelazoski | June 23, 2014
1st LAR showcases MAGTF’s defensive capabilities during ASEAN conference By Lance Cpl. Shaltiel Dominguez | April 28, 2014
Corpsmen take lead in operational preventative medicine By Cpl. Timothy Childers | April 21, 2014
1st Medical Bn. sailors train with new life support system By Cpl. Laura Gauna | March 10, 2014


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