1st DSB Deployment Readiness Coordinator
Hello and welcome to the 1 st Distribution Support Battalion family!
My name is Lauren Van Asdale, and I am the Deployment Readiness Coordinator (DRC) here at 1 st DSB.
On behalf of LtCol Swinford, SgtMaj Nichols, and the entire command deck, we are so happy to welcome
you and your family to the Battalion!
As a Marine Corps spouse, I understand the critical role that family readiness plays in the readiness of
our Marines and Sailors. I am here to ensure you have access to the resources and opportunities that
are available to you as a Marine Corps or Navy family. I encourage you to get connected with me and
other 1 st DSB families; I strive to create a community where you feel supported and encouraged as your
Marine or Sailor serves here.
We offer a variety of resources and share events and unit information via official communication
channels. It is important that you seek information about 1 st DSB from these channels only to ensure
accuracy. You will receive monthly emails from me detailing current events here at 1 st DSB, as well as
things happening aboard Camp Pendleton. If you haven’t already, please join our 1 st DSB Family and
Friends Facebook group, and follow along on our official social media pages – Facebook (1 st Distribution
Support Battalion) and Instagram (1 st _dsb). If you’re having trouble finding these pages, please reach out
If you or your family needs assistance, I am here for you. I am here to serve the families of 1 st DSB,
whether you live locally or out of the area. I am happy to share the wealth of resources available for
military families, or assist in times of crisis. You can always reach me via email, phone, or text:
email@example.com, or (760) 208-7079.
I hope to meet or speak with you soon!
Lauren Van Asdale