Monday, September 16, 2019

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Marine JLTV Achieves Initial Operational Capability

MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. — The Marine Corps’ Joint Light Tactical Vehicle is officially ready to deploy and support missions of the naval expeditionary force-in-readiness worldwide, the Marine Corps announced. Marine Corps Combat Development Command, Combat Development and Integration…

Marine Commandant Berger: Force Design is Top Priority

ARLINGTON, Va. — The new commandant of the Marine Corps has made force design as his top priority as he moves to shape the Marine Corps for the future. The “Commandant’s Planning Guidance” (CPG), issued by Gen. David H. Berger…

Berger Takes Over From Neller as Marine Corps Commandant

Gen. David H. Berger relieved Gen. Robert B. Neller on July 11 to become the 38th commandant of the Marine Corps in a ceremony at Marine Corps Barracks, Washington. Acting Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper said of Berger: “In this…

NAVAIR Orders 80 Blackjack, 93 ScanEagle UAVs

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Navy has awarded a contract for Blackjack and ScanEagle unmanned aerial vehicles for the Navy and Marine Corps and several foreign nations. Insitu Inc. of Bingen, Washington, was awarded by the Naval Air Systems Command a…

First Marine F-35C Squadron Retires its Hornets

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Marine Corps’ first operational squadron to fly the F-35C carrier-capable version of the Lightning II joint strike fighter has retired its last F/A-18 Hornet strike fighter. In ceremonies held June 21 at Marine Corps Air Station…

JLTV Approved for Full-Rate Production for Marine Corps, Army

WASHINGTON — Bruce Jette, assistant secretary of the U.S. Army for acquisition, logistics and technology, on June 20 approved the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) program’s transition into full-rate production, the Army Program Executive Office for Combat Support and Combat…

Corps Begins Fielding Mobile Satellite Communication System

MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. — The U.S. Marine Corps recently began fielding a next-generation narrowband satellite communication system that assists warfighters in connecting to networks on the battlefield, Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC) said in a June 12 release….