Category: 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion

  • Notable former members & Unit Honors

    Notable former members  & Unit Honors Notable former members Justin LeHew – One of the most highly decorated US Servicemen serving in the war on terror. Recipient of the Navy Cross for action during the Battle of Nasiriyah in 2003. Recipient of the Bronze Star Medal with combat “V” for actions during the battle of […]

  • History

    History World War II 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion was originally activated 16 September 1942 at San Diego, California, as 3rd Amphibian Tractor (Amtrac) Battalion and assigned to the 3rd Marine Division. During December 1942 the battalion relocated from San Diego a short distance up the coast to Camp Pendleton. After training for a few months […]

  • Subordinate units

    Subordinate units 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion is currently composed of 6 companies located at Camp Pendleton and 1 reinforced company located at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms. Name     Location Alpha Company     Camp Pendleton Bravo Company     Camp Pendleton Charlie Company     Camp Pendleton Delta Company (REIN)     Marine Corps […]

  • Mission

    Mission Land the surface assault element of the landing force and their equipment in a single lift from assault shipping during amphibious operations to inland objectives; to conduct mechanized operations and related combat support in subsequent operations ashore. The specific Mission Essential Tasks List (METL) includes: Preparing combat ready units for deployment and operations in […]

  • 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion

    3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion (3rd AABn) is one of two active duty assault amphibian battalions in the United States Marine Corps. The battalion’s primary weapon system is the Amphibious Assault Vehicle or AAV. The AAV is a 26-ton armored vehicle that carries up to 18 combat-loaded Marines and is armed with the UGWS (UpGunned Weapons […]