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Marine Corps F-35B Makes its Red Flag Air Combat Debut

Marine Corps F-35B Makes its Red Flag Air Combat Debut

A F-35B, assigned to the Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 out of Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona, flies level as a F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 177th Fighter Squadron from the New Jersey Air National Guard, banks hard during approach July 15, 2016 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. US Air Force Photo

A F-35B, assigned to the Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 out of Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona, flies level as a F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 177th Fighter Squadron from the New Jersey Air National Guard, banks hard during approach July 15, 2016 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. US Air Force Photo

The Marine Corps’ next-generation fighter took to the skies last week with its military contemporaries during Red Flag, the military’s premier advanced aerial combat training exercise. Read More

U.S. European Command Emphasis Shifting to Russian Deterrence

U.S. European Command Emphasis Shifting to Russian Deterrence

US Marines with the Black Sea Rotational Force, fires TOW anti-tank missile on July 8 in Bulgaria. US Marine Corps Photo

US Marines with the Black Sea Rotational Force, fires TOW anti-tank missile on July 8 in Bulgaria. US Marine Corps Photo

By quadrupling spending to counter a mounting threat from Moscow, the United States’ military emphasis in Europe has shifted from reassuring allies and partners to deterring Russia from “exercising malign influence [and using] coercion” to bully countries on its western and southern borders, witnesses told a key House panel Wednesday. Read More

Marines, Navy To Create Southern Pacific ARG/MEU Rotation By 2019

Marines, Navy To Create Southern Pacific ARG/MEU Rotation By 2019

Landing Craft Air-Cushion watercraft embarks the USS Boxer (LHD-4) . US Marine Corps Photo

Landing Craft Air-Cushion watercraft embarks the USS Boxer (LHD-4) . US Marine Corps Photo

The Navy and Marine Corps will deploy a second Amphibious Ready Group and Marine Expeditionary Unit team to the Southern Pacific beginning as early as 2019, to allow the Japan-based forward deployed forces to focus on the northern and eastern parts of the vast Asia-Pacific theater, a Marine Corps official said today. Read More

Navy, Marines Catching Up to Maintenance Needs of MV-22s and H-1 Helos

Navy, Marines Catching Up to Maintenance Needs of MV-22s and H-1 Helos

UH-1Y Venom. Bell Photo

UH-1Y Venom. Bell Photo

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — The senior officer responsible for 40 percent of the aircraft in the Navy and Marine Corps inventory said because “there was a real-world need” for MV-22 Osprey and newer AH-1Z Viper and UH-1Y Venom helicopters, the Department of the Navy is just now catching up on maintenance of the fleet. Read More

Navy to Industry: ‘If You’re Not Open Architecture, You’re Not Relevant’

Navy to Industry: ‘If You’re Not Open Architecture, You’re Not Relevant’

Artist's rendering of open architecture systems on a Arleigh Burke (DDG-51) guided missile destroyer. AOC Incorporated Image

Artist’s rendering of open architecture systems on an Arleigh Burke (DDG-51) guided missile destroyer. AOC Incorporated Image

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD. — The director of the Navy staff told industry “if you’re not open architecture, you’re not relevant” when having to fight in a contested environment so offer the sea services systems that meet that requirement and can be used in a variety of ways. Read More

Stackley: Marines Set to Standup New F-35B Squadron in June

Stackley: Marines Set to Standup New F-35B Squadron in June

Navy's top acquisition official Sean Stackley testifies before the HASC on March, 23 2016. CSPAN Image

Navy’s top acquisition official Sean Stackley testifies before the HASC on March 23, 2016. CSPAN Image

The Navy’s top acquisition official told a key congressional panel Wednesday that “Marines absolutely love this aircraft” and expect to be fielding a new squadron of F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters in June. Read More

VCNO Michelle Howard: Navy Paying Down Readiness Debt Slower Than it Would Like

VCNO Michelle Howard: Navy Paying Down Readiness Debt Slower Than it Would Like

Vice Chief of Naval Operations (VCNO) Adm. Michelle Howard speaks to students and faculty at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC) in 2015. US Army Photo

Vice Chief of Naval Operations (VCNO) Adm. Michelle Howard speaks to students and faculty at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC) in 2015. US Army Photo

What it came down to for senior service leaders in a Senate Armed Services Readiness and Management Support subcommittee hearing was having more missions than money, and what resources had to be moved around to pay for current operations. Read More