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West Coast ACV Overturns in Training, No Injuries Reported

West Coast ACV Overturns in Training, No Injuries Reported

An ACV with 3d Assault Amphibian Battalion, 1st Marine Division onshore and USS Anchorage (LPD-23) and two Navy safety boats in the water. USNI News Photo

The Marine Corps ordered a stop to waterborne operations in the surf zone for its fleet of Amphibious Combat Vehicles after an ACV overturned in the waters along Camp Pendleton, Calif., the service announced Friday evening. Read More

Marines Clear ACVs to Return to Open Water with Restrictions

Marines Clear ACVs to Return to Open Water with Restrictions

Marines assigned to the 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 1st Marine Division, conduct waterborne training with an Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV) from shore to loading amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD-23) at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 12, 2022. US Marine Corps Photo

The Marines cleared the Amphibious Combat Vehicle to return to sea for training after a two-month pause following an incident that disabled two ACVs in California, the service announced on Thursday afternoon. Read More

Marines Delay First Amphibious Combat Vehicle Deployment Aboard Makin Island ARG

Marines Delay First Amphibious Combat Vehicle Deployment Aboard Makin Island ARG

An Amphibious Combat Vehicle with the 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 1st Marine Division disembarks the well deck of amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD-23) during waterborne training in the Pacific Ocean on Feb. 12, 2022. US Marine Corps Photo

The Marine Corps has delayed the first deployment of its new Amphibious Combat Vehicle as it wraps up an investigation into a July training incident, USNI News has learned. Read More

UPDATED: Marines Pause Amphibious Combat Vehicle Operations at Sea After 2 ACVs Disabled in Heavy Surf

UPDATED: Marines Pause Amphibious Combat Vehicle Operations at Sea After 2 ACVs Disabled in Heavy Surf

Disabled ACVs on July 19, 2022, off the coat of California

This post has been updated with a statement from the Marine Corps pausing waterborne operations as a result of the July 19 training incident.

The Marines are keeping their Amphibious Combat Vehicles out of the water following a Tuesday training incident in heavy surf that disabled two ACVs, the service announced late Wednesday. Read More

UPDATED: Navy, Marine Corps Hold Aviation Safety Pauses Following Three Crashes

UPDATED: Navy, Marine Corps Hold Aviation Safety Pauses Following Three Crashes

An MH-60S Knight Hawk, attached to the Golden Falcons of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 12, prepares to land on the flight deck of the U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) May 8, 2022. US Navy Photo

This story has been updated following the Marine Corps’ announcement that it would also hold a safety standdown.

The Navy and Marine Corps are holding aviation safety standdowns following three crashes this month, including two that were fatal. Read More

Marine Corps Identify 5 Killed in Southern California MV-22B Crash

Marine Corps Identify 5 Killed in Southern California MV-22B Crash

Top row (left to right) Capt. John Sax, Capt. Nicholas Losapio, Cpl. Nathan Carlson
Bottom row (left to right) Cpl. Seth Rasmuson, Lance Cpl. Evan Strickland

The five Marines who were killed when their MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft went down Wednesday in a Southern California desert were members of the “Purple Foxes” of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 364 based at Camp Pendleton, Calif., service officials announced late Friday. Read More

Navy Helicopter Crashes in California, Crew Members Safely Rescued

Navy Helicopter Crashes in California, Crew Members Safely Rescued

Two MH-60S Knight Hawk attached to the Golden Falcons of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 12 conduct flight operations from the U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during Carrier Strike Group Exercise 2022 in the Philippine Sea on June 2, 2022. U.S. Navy Photo

The Navy has rescued the four crew members of a helicopter that crashed in California on Thursday, according to the service. Read More

5 Marines Killed in MV-22B Crash in Southern California as Recovery Continues and Investigation Begins

5 Marines Killed in MV-22B Crash in Southern California as Recovery Continues and Investigation Begins

An MV-22B Osprey with Marine Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron (VMX) 1 transports ordnance during an Expeditionary Advanced Base Operation (EABO) exercise to Old Highway 101 near Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, May 25, 2022. U.S. Marine Corps Photo

Military investigators began their work to determine what caused an MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft to go down in a Southern California desert on Wednesday, killing five Marines aboard, military officials said Thursday. Read More

First Marine Platoon of Operational ACVs Training with USS Anchorage for Deployment Later This Year

First Marine Platoon of Operational ACVs Training with USS Anchorage for Deployment Later This Year

A Marine with 3d Assault Amphibian Battalion, 1st Marine Division onshore after training at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., on March 13, 2022. US Marine Corps Photo

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – The nearly dozen amphibious combat vehicles swam toward the shore, their shuttered hatches providing long-slung silhouettes in the Pacific as USS Anchorage (LPD-23) lingered a mile offshore. Two Navy safety boats from the amphibious transport dock ship trailed in slight swells as the ACVs rolled onto the California sands. Read More

Marines Look to Redefine Naval Warfighting as ACV Testing Continues

Marines Look to Redefine Naval Warfighting as ACV Testing Continues

Amphibious Combat Vehicles (ACVs) with the 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 1st Marine Division return to the well deck of amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD-23) during waterborne training in the Pacific Ocean on Feb. 13, 2022. US Marine Corps Photo

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – The Marine Corps’ plan to resume waterborne operations with Navy ships takes a big step when assault combat vehicle crews and infantry Marines team up for the next stage of return-to-water training. Read More