Marine with the 3rd Marine Littoral Regiment training at Barking Sands, Hawaii on Sept. 26, 2023. US Marine Corps Photo
The Marine Corps has wrapped up a joint exercise in Hawaii and is beginning a rotational force deployment to Southeast Asia, with both activities contributing to the implementation of the service’s Force Design 2030. Read More
Lance Cpl. Phillip Banuelos, left, a motor transport operator, with 1st Transportation Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 1, 1st Marine Logistics Group, and Gunnery Sgt. Christopher Genualdi, center, a capabilities integration officer with Combat Development and Integration, and Staff Sgt. Matthew Pitman, right, a tactic and integration instructor with Marine Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron One (VMX-1), disassemble the TRV-150 (TRUAS) drone after experimentation during Battalion Field exercise 1-23 on Camp Pendleton, California, Oct. 19, 2022. US Marine Corps Photo
Marines are looking to push as many tasks as possible to autonomous systems as the service aims to operate across wide swaths of the Pacific. Read More
U.S Marine Corps Pfc Colton Smith, a mortarman with 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, calls for a virtual fire mission during Mountain Exercise (MTX) 1-23 at Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center (MCMWTC), Bridgeport, California, Sept. 22, 2022. U.S. Marine Corps Photo
WASHINGTON, DC – The Marine Corps is offering live, virtual and constructive (LVC) training to Marines ahead of the service’s expected schedule, the top officer for Training and Education Command said Tuesday. Read More
U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Eric Smith, the Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps, speaks during his visit to Recruiting Sub-Station, College Station, Texas, Nov. 18, 2022. US Marine Corps Photo
The nominee to be the next commandant of the Marine Corps reiterated the service’s minimum requirement of 31 amphibious ships to meet the service’s missions.
U.S. Army vehicles, assigned to Army Field Support Battalion-Charleston, prepare to be loaded onto the USNS Pomeroy (T-AKR-316) at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, March 22, 2023. US Air Force Photo
A key lesson from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is the value of having pre-positioned war supplies in Europe and exercising in the region regularly, the U.S. Transportation Command commander said on Tuesday. Read More
Marines with 3d Marine Littoral Regiment, 3d Marine Division, conduct a 10-kilometer sustainment hike at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, May 31, 2023. US Marine Corps Photo
After three years of modeling and experimentation to overhaul the Marine Corps for an island-hopping campaign in the Indo-Pacific, service officials say they are done divesting of older platforms and capabilities and need more money to continue modernizing the force. Read More
Marine Corps Gen. Eric Smith, the Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps, speaks during his visit to Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University, College Station, Texas, Nov. 18, 2022. US Marine Corps Photo
The White House on Tuesday nominated Marine Corps Assistant Commandant Gen. Eric Smith, a key figure in the service’s Force Design 2030 modernization efforts, to serve as the next commandant, according to a Senate notification. Read More
Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 4, Combat Logistics Regiment 3, pilot a combat rubber raiding craft en route to Kin Blue during a Bushido Resupply at Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan, May 22, 2023. US Marine Corps Photo
The Pentagon needs to make the most progress in logistics to counter China, Marine Corps commandant Gen. David Berger said Tuesday. Read More
Operations Specialist 3rd Class Zachary Ezekiel, assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61), identifies air contacts in the combat information center (CIC) on March 21, 2016. Monterey is underway conducting Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) with the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group in preparation for a future deployment. US Navy photo.
This post has been updated with additional details from the unfunded priorities list.
If the Navy could ask for more funds in Fiscal Year 2024, it would prioritize infrastructure to target potential adversaries for its Project Overmatch initiative, USNI News has learned. Read More
Shipbuilder welding on the bow section of a future San Antonio-class amphibious warship at Ingalls Shipbuilding on Aug. 4, 2022. USNI News Photo
For the second year in a row, the Marine Corps is asking Congress for an amphibious warship the Navy doesn’t plan to buy. Read More