December 10, 2012
Welcome to the official page of the Newport Beach 1st Battalion, 1st Marines Foundation.
The relationship between the City of Newport Beach and 1st Battalion, 1st Marines began in 2003 when the City “adopted” 1st Battalion, 1st Marines (1/1) to assist these Marines and their families.
The mission of the Newport Beach 1/1 Foundation as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization is to provide community and financial support to the men and families of the 1st Battalion, 1st Marines both during overseas deployments and when training for the next deployment.
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.