Category Archives: Military Personnel

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: July 8, 2021

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: July 8, 2021

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These are the approximate positions of the U.S. Navy’s deployed carrier strike groups and amphibious ready groups throughout the world as of July 8, 2021, based on Navy and public data. In cases where a CSG or ARG is conducting disaggregated operations, the chart reflects the location of the capital ship. Read More

First Marine F-35C Squadron Ready to Deploy on Navy Aircraft Carriers

First Marine F-35C Squadron Ready to Deploy on Navy Aircraft Carriers

An F-35C Lighting II assigned to the ‘Black Knights’ from the Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 314 makes an arrested landing on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) on April 16, 2021. US Navy Photo

The “Black Knights” of U.S. Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 314 have taken their next step ahead of deploying on Navy aircraft carriers for the first time.
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Marine Corps Wants a Digital Blueprint Locker for Access to 3D Printing Plans Anywhere

Marine Corps Wants a Digital Blueprint Locker for Access to 3D Printing Plans Anywhere

Cpl. Aiden Bemis, a digital manufacturing engineer with 1st Supply Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, looks at the prototype of a steering wheel remover tool at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, April 29, 2021. US Marine Corps Photo

The Marine Corps wants to establish a secure, digital repository that Marines anywhere could tap into for help building needed spare parts with 3D printers. Read More

CNO Gilday: Tight Budgets Require Balance Between Readiness, Modernization

CNO Gilday: Tight Budgets Require Balance Between Readiness, Modernization

Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Mike Gilday tours Bath Iron Works with Sen. Susan Collins and Sen. Angus King on May 10, 2021. US Navy Photo

While the Navy is focused on readiness to prevent the pitfalls of an overworked and untrained force, it must also manage the need for modernization with maintaining the current fleet, the service’s top officer said today. Read More