Category Archives: U.S. Marine Corps

Marines Put Next-Generation MUOS SATCOM to the Test in Expansive Exercise

Marines Put Next-Generation MUOS SATCOM to the Test in Expansive Exercise

U.S. Marines with the 7th Marine Regiment commanding officer’s jump prepare for the start of the day during Steel Knight 20 (SK20) at Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California on Dec. 11, 2019. US Marine Corps Photo

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – When a division of Marines deployed across a wide swath of the Southwest during a recent live-fire field exercise, the Navy’s new satellite communication system helped close a command and control gap that’s often-vexed commanders and their subordinate units. Read More

Department of the Navy Unveils Education For Seapower Strategy

Department of the Navy Unveils Education For Seapower Strategy

U.S. Marines assigned to the Cyber Security Technician course, Marine Corps Communications-Electronics School, work on an assignment at Marine Corps Base Twentynine Palms, Calif., March 15, 2017. US Marine Corps Photo

The Education for Seapower Strategy was released this week and outlines the Department of the Navy’s effort to revitalize the way it educates sailors and Marines. Read More

CNO, Commandant Asking for Fleet Wholeness Amid Pause in Future Force Structure Planning

CNO, Commandant Asking for Fleet Wholeness Amid Pause in Future Force Structure Planning

USS America (LHA-6) sails in the Gulf of Thailand in support of Exercise Cobra Gold 2020 on March 1, 2020. US Navy Photo

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – The Navy and Marine Corps are caught in a battle with Pentagon leadership over the right force size to aim for and how quickly to try to get there, but the top officers in the sea services insist that everyone is on the same page about maintaining wholeness and readiness as the service grows. Read More

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: March 2, 2020

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: March 2, 2020

USNI News Graphic

These are the approximate positions of the U.S. Navy’s deployed carrier strike groups and amphibious ready groups throughout the world as of March 2, 2020, 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

SECNAV Modly Says Nation Needs Larger, Distributed Fleet of 390 Hulls

SECNAV Modly Says Nation Needs Larger, Distributed Fleet of 390 Hulls

The Honorable Thomas Modly, acting Secretary of the Navy, takes a selfie with USS Gerald R. Ford’s (CVN 78) newly selected petty officers during an all-hands call in the hangar bay. Navy photo.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A pending force structure analysis calls for bigger and more spread out Navy than previously thought, Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly on said Friday. Read More