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1942 – 1945

  • - Activated 1 May 1942 at New River, North Carolina, as 3d Training Battalion, Division Special Troops, 1st Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force
  • - Redesignated 17 June 1942 as 2d Battalion, 3d Marines, Fleet Marine Force
  • - Deployed during August-September 1942 to Tutuila, American Samoa, and reassigned to 2d Marine Brigade
  • - 3d Marines reassigned during March 1943 to Fleet Marine Force
  • - Redeployed during May 1943 to Auckland, New Zealand
  • - Reassigned during June 1943 to 3d Marine Division
  • - Redeployed during July-August 1943 to Guadalcanal
  • - Participated in the following World War II Campaigns
    • BOUGAINVILLE
    • NORTHERN SOLOMONS
    • GUAM
    • IWO JIMA
  • - Relocated during December 1945 to Camp Pendleton, California
  • - Deactivated 31 December 1945

1951 – 1960

  • - Reactivated 20 July 1951 at Camp Pendleton, California and assigned to 3d Marine Brigade, Fleet Marine Force
  • - Reassigned during January 1952 to 3d Marine Division
  • - Deployed during July-August 1953 to Camp Fuji-McNair, Japan
  • - Redeployed during March 1957 to Camp Sukiran, Okinawa
  • - Redeployed during March 1958 to Camp Sukiran, Okinawa
  • - Relocated during November 1959 to Camp Pendleton, California and reassigned to 1st Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force

1961 – 1969

  • - Redeployed during January 1961 to Camp Schwab, Okinawa and reassigned to 3d Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force
  • - Deployed at various times between 1961 – 1967 as the Battalion Landing Team of the Seventh Fleet
  • - Redeployed during April 1965 to Da Nang, Republic of Vietnam
  • - Participated in the War in Vietnam, April 1965 – October 1969, operating from:
    • Da Nang
    • Camp Carroll
    • Quang Tri
    • Cam Lo
    • A Shau
    • Khe Sanh
  • - Relocated during October 1969 to Camp Pendleton, California and reassigned to 5th Marine Amphibious Brigade, Fleet Marine Force

1970 – Present

  • - Reassigned during April 1971 to 1st Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force
  • - Relocated during May – June 1971 to Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii and reassigned to 1st Marine Brigade, Fleet Marine Force
  • - 1st Marine Brigade redesignated 30 August 1985 as 1st Marine Amphibious Brigade
  • - 1st Marine Amphibious Brigade redesignated 5 February 1988 as 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade
  • - Participated in Operations DESERT SHIELD and DESERT STORM, Southwest Asia, January – March 1991
  • - Reassigned during October 1994 to 3d Marine Division
  • - Participated in Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, Afghanistan
    • June 2005 – January 2006
    • May – November 2009
    • November 2010 – June 2011
  • - Participated in Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, Iraq
    • September 2006 – April 2007
    • February – August 2008