Category Archives: U.S. Marine Corps

Navy Releases Civilian Manpower Strategy to Attract, Retain Amid 'War' for Talent

Navy Releases Civilian Manpower Strategy to Attract, Retain Amid ‘War’ for Talent

Able Seaman Genaro Cuico, a Military Sealift Command civilian mariner assigned to the submarine tender USS Emory S. Land (AS-39), prepares to toss a line to the pier as the ship moors at Subic Bay, Philippines on Nov. 18, 2019. US Navy Photo

THE PENTAGON – The Department of the Navy needs to improve how it attracts and keeps its civilian workforce as the Navy and Marine Corps hope to grow and modernize in the coming years. Read More

Marine Corps Information Community Growing in Capability, Trying to Find Its Place in Joint Operations

Marine Corps Information Community Growing in Capability, Trying to Find Its Place in Joint Operations

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Corey Dasilva, a fire support Marine with 2nd Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, II Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group, conducts a pre-flight check for the RQ-20B PUMA Unmanned Aircraft System during a battalion exercise on Camp Lejeune, N.C., Dec. 12, 2019. US Marine Corps photo.

THE PENTAGON – Two and a half years after creating the first Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) Information Group (MIG), the Marine Corps is now assessing what capabilities it has for current operations in the information environment and where the service needs to grow to meet commanders’ demands for tactical cyber, signature management, electronic warfare and more. Read More

USS Bataan, Marines 26th MEU Heading to Middle East Amid Tensions with Iran

USS Bataan, Marines 26th MEU Heading to Middle East Amid Tensions with Iran


Cpl. Chelsie Villela, a member of the Female Engagement Team with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, participates in a gun shoot aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) Navy photo

Amid rising tensions with Iran, the Navy is scrapping an exercise with Morocco as it redirects amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD-5) and embarked 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit to the Middle East, a defense official confirmed to USNI News on Friday.

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Marine Corps Crisis Response Force Will Remain In Baghdad

Marine Corps Crisis Response Force Will Remain In Baghdad

U.S. Army Paratroopers assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, deploy from Pope Army Airfield, North Carolina, Jan. 1, 2020. U.S. Army photo

THE PENTAGON – After sending Marines from Kuwait to beef up security at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said a battalion of Army paratroopers will now serve as the regional quick-response force, a role previously filled by the Marines. Read More

Top Stories 2019: Marine Corps Operations

Top Stories 2019: Marine Corps Operations

A Marine with 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, assigned to the Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Crisis Response – Central Command (SPMAGTF-CR-CC) 19.2, participates in a tactical vehicle driving course in Kuwait on Dec. 21, 2019. US Marine Corps Photo

This post is part of a series of review stories looking back at the top naval news from 2019.

The Marine Corps put into practice the concepts it has been writing and wargaming in recent years, showing what its Expeditionary Advance Base Operations (EABO) might look like in a modern-day island-hopping campaign. Read More

VIDEO: Pentagon Sends More Marines, Army Battalion to Iraq

VIDEO: Pentagon Sends More Marines, Army Battalion to Iraq

U.S. Marines assigned to Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Central Command (SPMAFTF-CR-CC) 19.2, prepare to deploy from Kuwait in support of a crisis response mission, Dec. 31, 2019. Marine Corps photo

The Pentagon is sending more forces, including roughly 100 Marines, to provide additional security to the U.S. embassy in Baghdad after a mob stormed the compound’s main entrance on Tuesday. Read More