1st Battalion, 3rd Marines (1/3)

"Lava Dogs"
3rd Marine Division ~ 3rd Marine Regiment
Infantry Units: 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment

Unit Information

The 1/3 is a battalion-level infantry unit composed of infantry Marines and support personnel. Infantry battalions are the basic tactical units that the regiment uses to accomplish its mission of locating, closing with and destroying the enemy by fire and close combat.

The 1/3 is comprised of H&S Co, Alpha Co, Bravo Co, Charlie Co and Weapons Co.

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Family Readiness Information

The primary source of unit/battalion information for spouses AND parents is the Deployment Readiness Coordinator (DRC) and Unit Hotline. The DRC will work with FR Assistants, FR Advisors and FR Volunteers along with the senior command members to make up the new Family Readiness Command Team.

Note: The DRC was formerly known as FRO and in some instances, the USMC Family Readiness Page has not been updated to reflect DRC rather than FRO.

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Melissa Whipkey; Email: melissa.whipkey@usmc.mil

(808) 257-2196 or (808) 220-6424

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1st Battalion, 3rd Marines (1/3) Mailing Addresses

Rank, Last Name, First Name
1st Battalion, 3d Marines ____ Company
Box 63006
MCBH Kaneohe Bay, HI 96863-3006

MarineParents.com Sites for 1/3

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1st Battalion, 3rd Marines (1/3) Postal Facility

If you need assistance finding a mailing address for a Marine, please contact the postal facility of the last known state-side duty station. The postal facility will not give out mailing addresses to non-family members. Family members need to be prepared to provide identifying information for their Marine. The following is contact information for the postal facility that handles 1/3 mail:

Postal Facility Location
MCB Hawaii
Postal Phone Number(s)
(808) 477-5080/5085

Information on 1/3 last updated 7/18/2020 10:25:06 AM GMT.

Attention Unit DRC and/or Senior Command Elements of the 1/3:
To request changes to the 1/3 Unit Information Page™, please contact the Marine Parents office at 573-449-2003 or via email mp@marineparents.com. Office staff will make the changes immediately.

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