Retired Marine Corps cinematographer, Maj. Norman Hatch, describes capturing the iconic moment of the flag-raising atop Mount Suribachi.
The United States Marine Corps is updating their current rifle qualification beginning the second quarter of fiscal year 2021.
Marine Forces Special Operations Command celebrates 15 years of commitment, diligence and professionalism.
U.S. Airmen test expeditionary refueling capabilities during MWX 2-21, at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California.
The Silent Drill Platoon makes history with its first simultaneous African American Platoon Commander and Platoon Sergeant.
Marines and sailors from around the Marine Corps participated in Service Level Training Exercise 2-21 at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California, throughout January and February 2021. SLTE is a series of separate exercises designed to prepare the Marine Air Ground Task Force to respond to crises and conflicts around the globe by increasing their ability to integrate actions across the full range of military operations. “This exercise really showed the strength of the Marine Corps in that we can take a unit from anywhere around the Corps and know that when we plug them into a new headquarters, they will perform,” said Col. Fridrik Fridriksson...
Marine Corps Systems Command recently joined forces with the Army to identify partnership opportunities that could benefit both organizations. In January, Marine Corps Systems Command’s Portfolio Manager, Logistics Combat Element Systems and the Army’s Program Executive Officer, Combat Support and Combat Service Support participated in a Home-on-Home conference to discuss collaboration opportunities to build synergy and identify cost savings and avoidance. This single-day, virtual event represents the culmination of various program management offices assembling and sharing information to develop a common understanding of programs to assess possible collaboration opportunities.
III Marine Expeditionary Force Exercise 21, a joint exercise that further enhanced the Navy-Marine Corps team’s ability to respond to crises or contingencies, concluded February 12. During MEFEX, III MEF in direct coordination with U.S. Navy’s 7th Fleet conducted realistic training at each echelon of its command to train III MEF staff in the planning, deployment, and command and control of a force of more than 25,000 service members who are postured forward across Japan and Hawaii...
Marines recently received an innovative new optic that better prepares them to engage adversaries from longer distances. In January, Marine Corps Systems Command’s Program Manager for Infantry Weapons began fielding the Squad Common Optic—a magnified day optic comprising an illuminated and nonilluminated aim-point designed to improve target acquisition and probability-of-hit with infantry assault rifles. The SCO can be attached to the M4 and M4A1 Carbine as well as the M27 Infantry Automatic Rifle. It will supplement the attrition and replacement of the Rifle Combat Optic and the Squad Day Optic for each of those weapons for close-combat Marines...
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