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The amphibious tip of the spear Feb. 1, 2019, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton
Amphibious warfare is the cornerstone of how the Marine Corps trains and fights. For Assault Amphibious Vehicle crewmen or Amtrackers as they are often identified, the role is...
Marine Corps Systems Command awards contract to produce ACV June 20, 2018, Marine Corps Systems Command
Marine Corps Systems Command awarded a contract to produce Amphibious Combat Vehicles—a much-needed modernization to the Marine Corps’ ground combat element.Following a...
Amtrackers get their boom back Aug. 22, 2017, Marine Corps Systems Command
Assault Amphibian Battalions across the Marine Corps are beginning to receive an upgraded mine clearance capability following a series of improvements to make it safer and...
Twin Dragons: 31st MEU storms beaches, ranges during Ssang Yong 16 March 21, 2016, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit
“Attention landing force, standby for call aways,” comes over the 1MC. Upon hearing the call, Marines and sailors begin hastily throwing packs on their backs and grabbing...
Marine Corps demonstrates upgraded AAV March 16, 2016, Defense Media Activity
The Program Executive Officer, Land Systems Marine Corps hosted a media demonstration of the Corps’ upgraded amphibious assault vehicle at Marine Corps Base Quantico,...
Marines train to maintain, improve Corps' amphibian capabilities Aug. 13, 2015, Marine Corps Forces Reserves
Under the sizzling Texas sun, the violent sound of waves splashes against assault amphibious vehicles, as they quickly dive into the Galveston Channel, echoes indicating the...
U.S., Korean Marines share valuable training at Peninsula Express 15 July 9, 2015, Marine Corps Forces Reserves
On an overcast July morning in Pohang, Republic of Korea, assault amphibious vehicles cut through the sea toward Dogu Beach. As the AAVs emerge from the surf, the water...
U.S., partner nations hone amphibious-assault skills for BALTOPS 2015 June 17, 2015, Marine Corps Forces Europe
The U.S. Marine Corps, along with various partner nations, participated in Exercise BALTOPS 2015 in the Baltic region from June 7-15. British Royal Commandos, Finnish Costal...
PALS-15 unites Pacific May 22, 2015, Marine Corps Base Hawaii
The 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit demonstrated amphibious landing capabilities to service members and representatives from Indo-Pacific and Asia-Pacific region countries May...
Saviors from ocean: 2nd AA Bn. conducts ship-to-shore exercise April 20, 2015, II Marine Expeditionary Force
“My AMTRAC and I are the defenders of our country. We are the masters of gunnery. We are the saviors from the ocean.” Marines from 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 2nd Marine...