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  • 5 June 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The U.S. Marine Corps is starting an overhaul of its open water safety craft (OWSC) this year under the Enterprise Life Cycle Maintenance Program. This is the first round of major maintenance for the OWSC, which has been in service since 2006, and is used as an emergency vessel during waterborne training operations. ELMP is essential […]

  • 23 December 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center has awarded Lockheed Martin a $150.9 million contract for the Target Sight System (TSS) on the AH-1Z Cobra attack helicopter.  The TSS is a large-aperture midwave forward-looking infrared sensor with a laser designator/rangefinder turret. The system provides the capability to identify and laser-designate targets at maximum weapon range, significantly enhancing […]

  • 10 November 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The U.S. Marines Corps announced that sailors and marines would soon receive updated flame resistant uniforms, making them less susceptible to severe burns. The Enhanced Fire Resistant Combat Ensemble is the latest upgrade to the Corps’ flame resistant combat ensemble inventory. The update includes a long-sleeve shirt and trousers with a new flame resistant material […]

  • 3 April 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Marines with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit embarked aboard the Essex Amphibious Ready Group’s three ships March 16-April 1, for Composite Training Unit Exercise, or COMPTUEX, off the coast of San Diego. These at-sea periods prior to deployment integrate the MEU and the ARG as a single unit and develop a stronger bond while […]

  • 15 January 2016
    Authorities

    The US Coast Guard is responding to a report of downed military aircraft off Haleiwa on the North Shore of Oahu, Friday, 15th of January. Responders are searching for survivors in a debris field located about two and half miles north of Haleiwa. At 11:38 p.m. Thursday, watch standers at Coast Guard Sector Honolulu received […]

  • 2 July 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Shortly after the US Marine Corps ordered their first next-generation amphibious vehicles, a number of US Marines units started familiarizing themselves with the new assault amphibious vehicles during exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC). During the evolutions, the US Marines worked with Canadian and Mexican service members at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, June 29, […]

  • 23 October 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US sailors and marines from Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 3 and 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade (MEB) gathered in Southern California to kick off the amphibious exercise Dawn Blitz 2017. Dawn Blitz 2017 is a scenario-driven amphibious exercise designed to train and integrate the staffs of ESG-3 and 1st MEB. It provides realistic, relevant training necessary […]

  • 23 October 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The US-hosted amphibious drill Bold Alligator will be joined by Mexican, Canadian and French Navy ships in addition to personnel from a number of other ally countries. Bold Alligator 2017 (BA17) started in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, on October 18 and will run through October 30 around Camp Lejeune and at-sea Atlantic ranges. Mexican Navy’s […]

  • 20 August 2018
    Authorities

    The US Navy has identified a Marine who was reported missing from the USS Essex on August 9 has been identified as Cpl. Jonathan Currier. After a five-day search in the Mindanao Sea, which involved the Essex amphibious ready group (ARG) and the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) in addition to Philippine Coast Guard and Singaporean […]

  • 30 October 2019
    Authorities

    The US Marine Corps Systems Command has awarded BAE Systems a $119.9 contract modification for the delivery of an additional 30 Amphibious Combat Vehicles (ACV). In June 2018, BAE Systems was selected as the preferred builder for the construction of the ACV, a new platform that will eventually replace the amphibious assault vehicles currently in […]

  • 8 December 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The US Naval Air Systems Command has awarded Bell-Boeing JPO a $19.6 million contract to deliver seven V-22 tilt-rotor aircraft for the US Marine Corps. The initial contract was awarded to Bell Boeing in June 2013 for the procurement of 100 V-22s during FY13-FY17. The total contract value was nearly $6.4 billion. The latest contract modification was awarded from the fiscal […]

  • 6 December 2018
    Authorities

    A US Marine Corps F/A-18 Hornet collided with a KC-130 Hercules tanker aircraft some 200 miles off the coast of Japan on December 6, the United States Marine Corps has confirmed. Two of overall seven service members who were aboard the two aircraft as they crashed have been found and the search for the remaining five continues. Both rescued […]

  • 4 September 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The US Naval Air Systems Command has awarded Lockheed Martin a Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) Lot 1 contract to build two production CH-53K King Stallion helicopters. Under the $303,974,406 million contract, Sikorsky will deliver two production aircraft to the U.S. Marine Corps in 2020 along with spares and logistical support. Aircraft assembly will take […]

  • 4 September 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The US Navy and Marine Corps have deployed some 3,000 service members  for the Arctic Expeditionary Capabilities Exercise (AECE) 2019 in areas of the Aleutian Islands, Southcentral Alaska and Southern California from Sept. 1-28. AECE is one in a series of US Indo-Pacific Command exercises in 2019 that prepares joint forces to respond to crises […]

  • 16 August 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Marine and Fleet Forces commands (USFF and MARFORCOM) kicked off exercise Bold Alligator 2016 (BA16) in Norfolk on August 15. BA16 is a synthetic, scenario-based simulation exercise designed to train Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 2 and 2d Marine Expeditionary Brigade (2d MEB). As part of the exercise, both staffs are planning and executing a MEB-sized […]

  • 31 October 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Close to 5,ooo US Navy sailors and marines, utilizing seven ships and 33 aircraft, completed the amphibious exercise Dawn Blitz off the Californian coast on October 30. Dawn Blitz is a scenario-driven exercise designed to train and integrate Navy and Marine Corps units by providing a robust training environment where forces plan for and establish expeditionary […]

  • 19 January 2016
    Authorities

    The United States Coast Guard has confirmed that search efforts for 12 Marine aviators who crashed off the North Shore of Oahu were still ongoing on Monday, January 18. Air, surface and shoreline assets are actively searching for the survivors and cataloging debris. Of the four life rafts confirmed to be aboard the two aircraft […]

  • 26 September 2013
    Training & Education

    The second rotation of 200 United States Marines departed Darwin for Hawaii today after a six month deployment to Australia’s Northern Territory. During this time, the Hawaii-based Marines conducted bilateral training with the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and their own Marine-specific training. Commander 1st Brigade Brigadier John Frewen said Australia and the United States valued […]

  • 8 February 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Marines and the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force concluded exercise Iron Fist 2018 off the coast of Southern California, February 7. US Navy’s Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47) Rushmore provided both an amphibious and air platform for US Marine Corps and Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force members to train and conduct operations. The […]

  • 11 February 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A War Familiarization Exercise (WARFEX) had the U.S. Navy’s multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan host 250 Marine junior officers from The Basic School (TBS), February 5-7. The role of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship in hosting TBS and purpose of the exercise was to familiarize the junior officers with the capabilities and limitations of multipurpose amphibious assault […]

  • 30 June 2015
    Authorities

    A platoon of U.S. Marines with Company A, 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, Marine Rotational Force – Darwin, have been preparing for the bilateral training exercise Koa Moana 15.2 in Dili, East Timor, beginning June 22. The Marines will highlight the exercise by focusing on the fundamentals of squad and platoon-level tasks with the East […]

  • 19 September 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Okinawa-based marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit and Amphibious Squadron 11 completed their regularly-scheduled deployment to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region aboard the ships of the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group. The marines returned to White Beach Naval Facility, Okinawa, Japan, on September 19. Embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), USS Green Bay (LPD 20), […]

  • 8 February 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The US Marine Corps recently tested a mine plow prototype on their Assault Breacher Vehicle, nicknamed “The Shredder”, during exercise Steel Knight in December 2017. The ABV conducted its first amphibious landing with a Modified Full Width Mine Plow prototype during the long-range breaching exercise in the western United States. In the future, this piece of equipment […]

  • 25 November 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command awarded a total of $225.3M for the development and production of a new Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV). SAIC, the American-based government contractor, received a $121.5M contract and BAE Systems recieved $103.7M for the build of initial 13 prototypes. The two companies won the bid against three other competitors, which […]

  • 5 April 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Naval Amphibious Force, Task Force 51/5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade has begun a two-week amphibious training event in international waters off the African coast of Djibouti, the US Department of Defense said.  As explained, Alligator Dagger is the largest regional amphibious combat rehearsal to integrate and synchronize TF 51/5’s warfighting capabilities and those of adjacent US […]

  • 29 August 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Three different configurations of the Humvee successor were tested.

  • 10 January 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Approximately 300 US Marines and an equal number Greek military personnel have arrived in the port city of Volos, Greece, to start exercise Alexander the Great 2019. ATG19 is a bi-lateral security cooperation training exercise involving primarily Hellenic Marines from the 32nd Marine Brigade and US Marines from 22 MEU and the USS Arlington. The […]

  • 15 May 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    U.S. Marines and sailors with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit embarked aboard the USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), USS Arlington (LPD 21) and USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) initiating Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON), MEU integration training (PMINT). The 26th MEU, its supporting elements and PHIBRON 4 conducted integration training at sea in preparation for their deployment to the […]

  • 17 April 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    US Marine Corps’ F/A-18 squadrons recently completed operational flights with the Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) 2.75 rocket that provides air-to-ground weapon support. APKWS allows the F/A-18A-D to maintain a forward-firing, moving-target capability while increasing available ordnance per aircraft and provides a more efficient weapons match versus target sets currently seen in theater. “This […]