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SECDEF Announces Marine General Promotions

ARLINGTON, Va. — Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III announced on March 4 that the president has made the following nominations:  Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Jay M. Bargeron has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general. …

Admiral Praises Marine Corps’ Last Hornet Carrier Deployment

ARLINGTON, Va.—The last deployment of the F/A-18C Hornet on an aircraft carrier ended last week with the return of the “Death Rattlers” of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 323 (VMFA-323) from a deployment with Carrier Air Wing 17 on board USS…

Oshkosh Defense Celebrates Production of the 10,000th JLTV

OSHKOSH, Wis. — Oshkosh Defense LLC, an Oshkosh Corp. company, recently produced the 10,000th Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV), the company said in a Feb. 9 release.  This significant milestone represents over a decade of proprietary experience in designing, building, and delivering…

NAVAIR Orders Five VH-92 Presidential Helicopters from Sikorsky

ARLINGTON, Va. — Naval Air Systems Command has awarded Sikorsky a third production contract to build five VH-92A helicopters for the U.S. Marine Corps.   The Naval Air Systems Command awarded Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. — a Lockheed Martin company — a…

Marine Corps Adds 5th F-35B Squadron to its Force

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Marine Corps is converting a fifth squadron to the F-35B Lightning II strike fighter.  In a Jan. 29 ceremony at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Yuma, Arizona, the “Vikings” of Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 225…

Marine Corps Commandant wants Marines to trust technology

Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. David Berger said cooperation, innovation and trust are keys to future success for the sea services. “Going forward in a great power competition, no single service is going to keep our advantage,” said Berger,…

HMS Queen Elizabeth Assumes Role as Royal Navy’s New Fleet Flagship

LONDON — HMS Queen Elizabeth assumed the role of fleet flagship as the Royal Navy moves closer to deploying the world’s most technologically advanced carrier strike group, the U.K. Ministry of Defence said in a Jan. 29 release.  Fleet Commander Vice-Admiral Jerry…

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