1st Battalion, 12th Marines

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1st Battalion 12th Marines (1/12) is an artillery battalion comprising three firing batteries and a Headquarters Battery.wikipedia
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12th Marine Regiment

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The battalion is stationed at Marine Corps Base Hawaii and falls under the 12th Marine Regiment and the 3rd Marine Division.

Battle of Guam (1944)

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During this period, the Battalion was heavily involved in numerous campaigns including the Battle of Bougainville, Battle of Guam and the Battle of Iwo Jima.
1st Battalion, 12th Marines

1st Battalion, 3rd Marines

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They were attached to 1st Battalion 3rd Marines and deployed to Fallujah, Iraq participating in Operation Phantom Fury.
In June 2004, 1/3 (also known at the time as BLT 1/3, and including Battery C 1st Battalion 12th Marines - also from MCBH) set off to tour what was known as a standard deployment around the South Pacific region with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU).

Second Battle of Fallujah

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They were attached to 1st Battalion 3rd Marines and deployed to Fallujah, Iraq participating in Operation Phantom Fury.

Artillery

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1st Battalion 12th Marines (1/12) is an artillery battalion comprising three firing batteries and a Headquarters Battery.

Marine Corps Base Hawaii

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The battalion is stationed at Marine Corps Base Hawaii and falls under the 12th Marine Regiment and the 3rd Marine Division.

3rd Marine Division

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The battalion is stationed at Marine Corps Base Hawaii and falls under the 12th Marine Regiment and the 3rd Marine Division. The battalion was activated 1 September 1942, at San Diego, California as the 4th Battalion 12th Marines and assigned to the 3rd Marine Division.

M777 howitzer

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The battalion has recently transitioned to its new primary weapon system the M777 lightweight howitzer with a maximum effective range of 30 km.

3rd Marine Regiment

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Provide direct support of the 3rd Marine Regiment in time of conflict.

Civil-military operations

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They also have the secondary mission of being the primary providers of civil-military operations (CMO).

Headquarters and service company

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World War II

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1st Battalion 12th Marines came into existence during World War II.

San Diego

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The battalion was activated 1 September 1942, at San Diego, California as the 4th Battalion 12th Marines and assigned to the 3rd Marine Division.

Auckland

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They were deployed to Auckland, New Zealand during March 1943, then redeployed during July 1943 to Guadalcanal.

Guadalcanal

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They were deployed to Auckland, New Zealand during March 1943, then redeployed during July 1943 to Guadalcanal.

Battle of Iwo Jima

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During this period, the Battalion was heavily involved in numerous campaigns including the Battle of Bougainville, Battle of Guam and the Battle of Iwo Jima.

Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton

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After being re-designated on 5 April 1945 as 1st Battalion 12th Marines, the Battalion was relocated during December 1945 to Camp Pendleton, California and as deactivated on 8 January 1946.

California

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After being re-designated on 5 April 1945 as 1st Battalion 12th Marines, the Battalion was relocated during December 1945 to Camp Pendleton, California and as deactivated on 8 January 1946.

South Vietnam

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During March and April 1965, the battalion was called upon to deploy to the Republic of Vietnam.

Vietnam War

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They participated in the Vietnam War from April 1965 to September 1969, operating from Phu Bai, Danang, Cam Lộ, Khe Sanh and Camp Carroll.

Phu Bai Combat Base

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They participated in the Vietnam War from April 1965 to September 1969, operating from Phu Bai, Danang, Cam Lộ, Khe Sanh and Camp Carroll.

Da Nang

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They participated in the Vietnam War from April 1965 to September 1969, operating from Phu Bai, Danang, Cam Lộ, Khe Sanh and Camp Carroll.

Cam Lộ Combat Base

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They participated in the Vietnam War from April 1965 to September 1969, operating from Phu Bai, Danang, Cam Lộ, Khe Sanh and Camp Carroll.