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The Marine Corps has been investing time, money and resources into modernizing the force to meet objectives outlined in the Commandant’s Planning Guidance, Force Design 2030 and the National Defense Strategy. Brig. Gen. A.J. Pasagian, commander of Marine Corps Systems Command, has stated that no investment is more important than those in support of the infantry Marine. “The Marine Corps in 2030 does not exist without the individual Marine, what they're wearing and what they're carrying,” said Pasagian. “Enhancing our infantry Marines by providing them with the best capabilities available remains an integral, ongoing priority for the Marine Corps... A U.S. Marine gives a safety brief to students before a fire and movement exercise on Range 215A as part of the sixth week of the Infantry Marine Course on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 3.
II Marine Expeditionary Force executed Exercise Dynamic Cape 21.1, a live maritime prepositioning exercise that included an Operational Logistics Exercise with a subsequent final exercise event, from April 7-28. DC 21.1 was a MEF level exercise which supported the development of command and control and logistics capabilities across different areas of operations. The scenario-based training incorporated movement of military equipment, personnel, transportation, and cross communication between II MEF, its allies, and partners... A U.S. Marine sits on the CH-53E Super Stallion’s ramp as the aircraft leaves the USNS D. T. Williams (T-AK-3009), April 5.
Quantico is barely buzzing with morning activity when Mr. Paul Williamson is well into his morning routine. Donning a full suit, Williamson commutes to work in his rusted, Toyota pickup truck, fills the small bird feeder outside the Wounded Warrior Regiment’s headquarters building, and reports to his office to serve a population of wounded, ill and injured Marines and veterans. This January, Williamson celebrated 51 years of servant leadership, either as an enlisted seaman or as a civilian government employee caring for his fellow service members... Mr. Paul Williamson, the Command Advisor at the U.S. Marine Corps’ Wounded Warrior Regiment, poses for a photo in front of memorabilia he’s collected throughout his 51-year-long career at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va.,  April 4.
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