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Navy’s Strategic Readiness Review Recommends More Training for Surface Warfare Officers

The U.S. Navy has released its strategic readiness review report that includes 26 recommendations the service branch should carry out to address readiness and capability shortfalls, Military.com reported Thursday. The review published Thursday calls for the service branch to restructure career path and provide more training to surface warfare officers …

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Marine Corps Plans Laser-based Shooting Simulation Tech Upgrade

The U.S. Marine Corps wants to update the military branch’s force-on-force shooting simulation system to accommodate replication for arcing shooting, Marine Corps Times reported Tuesday. The branch aims to increase the capacity of laser systems to replicate the weight of bullets, a factor critical to simulating shots from mortars and grenade launchers, the …

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Marines Conduct Aerial Refueling Training in Hazardous Scenario

The U.S. Marine Corps has completed a “hot refueling” training exercise in Iwakuni, Japan, to familiarize marines with special equipment designed for operations in hazardous environments. Marines wore Mission Oriented Protective Posture 4 gear composed of a mask, boots, suit and gloves during an F-35B Lightning II aircraft refueling activity, the Defense Department said Monday. …

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Airborne Tactical Advantage Company Supports Marine Corps F-35B Training

Textron‘s Airborne Tactical Advantage Company arrived Aug. 20 on Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort to train Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501 pilots in using the F-35B Lightning II aircraft, Dvids reported Nov. 6, 2017. The training course will include classroom discussions, application exercises and air battle exercises. “We are a civilian …

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GAO: Navy, Marine Corps Should Adopt Amphibious Operations Training Strategy

The Government Accountability Office has called on the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps to formulate a strategy for both service branches to prioritize amphibious operations training resources and interpret common outcomes for naval integration efforts. GAO said in a report published Tuesday it also recommended that Marine Corps produce guidance materials for the development …

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