Category Archives: U.S. Marine Corps

China, Russia Land 400 Marines in First Joint Pacific Amphibious Exercise

China, Russia Land 400 Marines in First Joint Pacific Amphibious Exercise

Chinese amphibious warship Changbaishan deploys what appear to be several ZBD-05 infantry fighting vehicles as part of Joint Sea 2015 on Aug. 25, 2015. Chinese MoD Photo

Chinese amphibious warship Changbaishan deploys what appear to be several ZBD-05 infantry fighting vehicles as part of Joint Sea 2015 on Aug. 25, 2015. Chinese MoD Photo

Chinese and Russian forces conducted a first-ever joint amphibious exercise landing 400 marines on Russia’s Pacific Coast about 300 miles away from Japan’s home islands, according to a description of the exercise and photographs released from the Chinese Ministry of Defense on Wednesday. Read More

Marines Not Planning On Additional JLTVs After First 5,500 Due to Looming ACV Costs

Marines Not Planning On Additional JLTVs After First 5,500 Due to Looming ACV Costs

Oshkosh Defense L-ATV which won the competition for the JLTV for the U.S. Army and Marine Corps. Oshkosh Photo

Oshkosh Defense L-ATV which won the competition for the JLTV for the U.S. Army and Marine Corps. Oshkosh Photo

PENTAGON — The U.S. Marine Corps has no plans for buys of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) beyond the 5,500 to which the service has committed due to cost concerns around the Marines planned Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV), service officials said during Tuesday press briefing following the down select for the JLTV builder. Read More

SECNAV Mabus, Feds, Industry Hail Historic Solar Power Pact

SECNAV Mabus, Feds, Industry Hail Historic Solar Power Pact

Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus signs a solar panel during a ceremony commemorating an agreement with Western Area Power Administration and Sempra U.S. Gas & Power to construct a 210 megawatt direct current solar facility. US Navy Photo

Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus signs a solar panel during a ceremony commemorating an agreement with Western Area Power Administration and Sempra U.S. Gas & Power to construct a 210 megawatt direct current solar facility. US Navy Photo

NORTH ISLAND NAVAL AIR STATION, Calif. – With ink barely dry on a unique agreement to generate solar power in the Southwest, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus came to Southern California Thursday to celebrate a milestone toward the service’s goal to source half its energy at Navy and Marine Corps’ shore bases from renewable resources. Read More

Glueck, Walsh Reflect On Combat Development Challenges During Change Of Command

Glueck, Walsh Reflect On Combat Development Challenges During Change Of Command

Lt. Gen. Robert Walsh (right) takes command of the Marine Corps Combat Development Command from retiring Lt. Gen. Kenneth Glueck (center) in an Aug. 20 ceremony at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va. USNI News photo.

Lt. Gen. Robert Walsh (right) takes command of the Marine Corps Combat Development Command from retiring Lt. Gen. Kenneth Glueck (center) in an Aug. 20 ceremony at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va. USNI News photo.

This post has been updated to clarify the full length of Lt. Gen. Glueck’s Marine Corps career.

MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. – As Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford oversaw the change of command of the Marine Corps Combat Development Command Thursday, from Lt. Gen. Kenneth Glueck to Lt. Gen. Robert Walsh, the three officers reflected on the progress MCCDC has made over the past few years. Read More

Marines Adding Tanks, Artillery to Black Sea Rotational Force to Reassure Against Russian Threat

Marines Adding Tanks, Artillery to Black Sea Rotational Force to Reassure Against Russian Threat

U.S. Marines now have tanks, artillery, and light-armored reconnaissance vehicles in Europe to support NATO allies and international partner countries. US Marine Corps photo.

U.S. Marines now have tanks, artillery and light-armored reconnaissance vehicles in Europe to support NATO allies and international partner countries. US Marine Corps photo.

This post has been updated to correct the type of artillery the Marines are bringing to Bulgaria. The Black Sea Rotational Force’s combined arms company will use the M777 155mm field artillery piece, not the older M198.

The Marines are shaking up their force in Europe, adding a one-of-a-kind Combined Arms Company to the Black Sea Rotational Force to train with local partners and allies on anti-tank capabilities. Read More