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Thu, 24 Sep 2020 13:39:36 GMT

Prepare to be Boarded: 31st MEU - America ARG conduct VBSS rehearsal in South China Sea
The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit and America Amphibious Ready Group executed a simulated visit, board, search, and seizure mission, here, Sept. 6, 2020. The exercise began with detailed planning across all three ships assigned to the America ARG. Dur More...

Wed, 23 Sep 2020 20:00:00 GMT

First F-35B deployment aboard partner nation vessel
Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 211 embarked 10 F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters onboard Her Majesty s Ship Queen Elizabeth September 22 as part of the squadron s multi-month deployment for training to the United Kingdom. The Wake Island Ave More...

Wed, 23 Sep 2020 15:49:00 GMT

Marine Corps fields first new service pistol in 35 years
For the first time since former President Ronald Reagan s Administration, the Marine Corps is fielding a new service-wide pistol replacement. Marine Corps Systems Command began fielding the M18 Modular Handgun System in September. This striker-fired, se More...

Tue, 22 Sep 2020 18:28:05 GMT

2020 Exceptional Sexual Assault Response Coordinators of the Year
Sexual Assault Response Coordinators oversee the immediate safety needs of those who report sexual assault, connecting them to resources and assigning a Victim Advocate to provide advocacy and assistance throughout the medical, investigative, and legal pr More...

Sun, 20 Sep 2020 12:00:00 GMT

SECNAV Braithwaite’s 100-Day Message
Shipmates, in my first 100 days as your Secretary, I have had several opportunities to engage with many of you across the fleet. As some of you may have heard during my confirmation hearing, re-establishing a strong culture starting with leadership, trust More...

Fri, 18 Sep 2020 15:10:00 GMT

Corps’ ‘monster machine’ reaches full-rate production
A Marine Corps vehicle designed to transport International Standards Organization containers to supply Fleet Marines just reached a key acquisition milestone. The Rough Terrain Container Handler moves 20-to-40-foot ISO containers and shelters on rough ter More...

Thu, 17 Sep 2020 14:25:50 GMT

Task force Marines place first in innovation challenge
Three communications Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Southern Command developed a solution to limited radio frequency range capability that won them first place in 4th Marine Logistics Group s Innovation Challenge on Sept. More...

Wed, 16 Sep 2020 16:56:16 GMT

The Wake Island Avengers have Arrived
Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 211 deployed for training to Royal Air Force Marham in the early evening of 03 September, 2020. Pilots from the Wake Island Avengers flew more than six F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters from Marine Corps Air St More...

Tue, 15 Sep 2020 13:11:00 GMT

Camp Lejeune Marines take aim with new annual rifle qualifications to develop more proficient marksmen
Marines from Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune took to Bravo range at Stone Bay to test fire what is possibly the most drastic change to the annual rifle qualification in nearly a century. The new shooting qualification, projected to be implemented across t More...

Mon, 14 Sep 2020 21:05:06 GMT

Marine Corps assistant commandant identifies opportunity for testing force design, readiness in SOUTHCOM region
One of the Marine Corps top generals said the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility presents the opportunity to optimize the force. U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Gary L. Thomas, the assistant commandant of the Marine Corps, added that the Marine More...

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