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Marine Corps News

7/23/2021
Throughout history, the Marine Corps has used the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System in order to gain an advantage against its adversaries. With the Commandant’s Planning Guidance and Force Design, it is vital that III Marine Expeditionary Force utilize HIMARS to maintain force readiness throughout the Indo-Pacific and be ready to fight at a moment’s notice. In 1996, Lockheed Martin developed the first HIMARS. After years of testing and development, in 2005 the Marine Corps began integrating them into units for training exercises...
7/22/2021
The Peruvian Marine Corps hosted the second annual Multinational Amphibious Planners Conference at the new International Amphibious Training Center on July 16. Partner nation naval infantry representatives from Peru, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Uruguay, and the United States gathered at the newly established International Amphibious Training Center to share experiences, tactics, and lessons learned related to amphibious operations... U.S. Marine Corps Col. Brian Ecarius, the senior representative from U.S. Marine Corps Forces, South, addresses a group of U.S. and partner nation Marines and Sailors during a question and answer portion of a multinational amphibious planning conference to highlight the significance of integration and interoperability with partner nations in Ancon, Peru, July 16, 2021. Amphibious partners from Peru, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Uruguay, and the United States gathered at the newly established International Amphibious Training Center to share experiences, tactics, and lessons learned related to amphibious operations.
7/21/2021
Orders not heard aren't followed. Calls for fire incapable of being transmitted are never filled. Marines who can’t communicate effectively lose lives in combat. As the U.S. Marine Corps undergoes a force restructure to modernize for the next era, Marines in the radio transmissions occupational field aren’t without their own improvements. Marines from various units across 2nd Marine Division participated in the 2nd MARDIV High-Frequency Competition throughout the East Coast from July 12-16. The competition enhanced HF transmission proficiency and capabilities to prepare Marines for future expeditionary conflicts where areas fought in may either be contested or degraded... U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Dustin Nguyen, a Richmond, Va., native and a transmissions systems operator with 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, sets up an AN/PRC-160(V) radio as part of the 2nd MARDIV High-Frequency Competition on Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Ga., July 12, 2021. The competition enhanced HF transmission proficiency and capabilities to prepare Marines for future expeditionary conflicts where the area is either contested or degraded.
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