The relationship between the City of Newport Beach and 1st Battalion, 1st Marines Combat Unit began in 2003 when the City “adopted” the Unit to assist in emergency family needs, community programs and Unit social programs.
The Foundation’s Mission:
The mission continued with the formation of the Newport Beach 1st Battalion, 1st Marines Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, dedicated to continue the efforts started by the City of Newport Beach. The Foundation is an independent organization supporting the Unit along with bringing awareness of the 1st Battalion, 1st Marines to the Newport Beach community through social and fundraising events.
About the 1/1 Marines:
The 1st Battalion, 1st Marines is one of the most decorated and distinguished units in the Marine Corps. It is an integral part of America’s premier force-in-readiness that has historically been first to the fight whenever conflict arises. The unit has played a major role in some of the most important military campaigns throughout our Nation’s history. The motto “Ready to Fight” not only reflects 1/1’s ability to respond to any crisis on short notice, but also its eagerness to support and defend the rights and freedoms of every American “we are here to support you”!