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.
Donations to the Newport Beach 1st Battalion, 1st Marines Foundation are used primarily to assist family members of the Battalion, especially the families of younger enlisted men, with unexpected expenses while their Marines are away on deployment.
For the residents of this community to express their gratitude and appreciation to those who go forward to defend our Country's ideals and interests, in such a personal way, goes way beyond making some sort of political statement, and the Marines know it.
These Marines will face many challenges and difficulties as they fight for our freedom. Their individual futures remain uncertain, but one thing they know is that they can count on our continued support. Your thoughts and prayers for their safety and your generous support for their families at home will allow them to fully focus on their assigned combat missions.
Thank you for your continued support.
Newport Beach 1st Battalion, 1st Marines Foundation