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The 3d Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment (3/11 for short) is located at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California, where it is part of the 11th Marines, the artillery regiment of the 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Forces Pacific, based at Camp Pendleton.
The mission of 3/11 is to provide direct support fires to the 7th Marine Regiment and general support and reinforcing fires to other maneuver elements of 1st Marine Division during combat operations. This is 3/11’s reason for existence and number one priority. The Battalion’s commitment to “Mission First” is selfless and total.
The Battalion fought in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam and participated in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm in Southwest Asia; Operation Restore Hope in Somalia; Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan; and Operation Iraqi Freedom.
The 3d Battalion, 11th Marines (3/11) Association is an informal association of Marines and Sailors who have served in, or have been attached to, 3/11 and who later decided they wanted to maintain the camaraderie and friendships they had developed on active duty. The 3/11 Association includes veterans of the wars and conflicts mentioned above, as well as currently serving 3/11 Marines and their families. The 3/11 Association has held annual reunions in different cities around the United States since 2006 (except for 2020 due to the pandemic). The 3/11 Foundation’s Annual Meetings are held during the 3/11 Association Reunions. Information regarding the 3/11 Association ‘Battery Adjust’ reunion is posted on the “3rd Battalion 11th Marines Association” Facebook page.
The 3/11 Association created this plaque located in the Semper Fidelis Memorial Park of the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, Virginia, to honor 3d Battalion, 11th Marines.