Tag Archives: Marine Corps

Marine Corps Activates Space-Focused Unit; Maj. Gen. Matthew Glavy Quoted

Maj. Gen. Matthew Glavy

The U.S. Marine Corps has established a space organization that will be led by Maj. Gen. Matthew Glavy and will support the Fleet Marine Force. Marine Corps Forces Space Command will initially operate at the Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska. Space professionals from the existing Marine Corps Forces Strategic Command compose the new service component. 

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New Navy-USMC Partnership Aims to Support Southern Command; Rear Adm. Don Gabrielson Quoted

U.S. Navy

U.S. 4th Fleet, also known as U.S. Southern Command's (USSOUTHCOM) naval component, has partnered with the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) south forces to establish a collaborative framework in support of USSOUTHCOM's mission. The new support plan is expected to guide the new Navy-Marine Corps collaboration within USSOUTHCOM's assigned region through 2024. 

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New NAVFAC Directorate to Lead Real Estate Efforts; Rear Adm. John Korka Quoted

Rear Adm. John Korka

Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC) has established a directorate tasked to procure and manage real property for naval installations. NAVFAC's new Real Estate directorate will implement enhanced use leases, other transaction authorities and other diverse methods to procure property for both the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps. 

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US Navy Awards Vertex Aerospace $123M Task Order to Support Services; Ed Boyington Quoted

Ed Boyington

The U.S. Navy has awarded Vertex Aerospace a $123 million Contracted Maintenance, Modification, Aircrew, and Related Services (CMMARS) task order to provide aircraft maintenance and Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) services for the U.S. Marine Corps' AV-8B Harrier II fleet. "With a 50 percent veteran workforce, we understand the challenges our warfighters face and remain keenly committed to improving aircraft readiness while maximizing efficiencies," said John "Ed" Boyington.

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NAVWAR Awards $104M in OTA Production Contracts for Warfare Tech Transition Effort

OTA Production

Naval Information Warfare Systems Command (NIWC) has awarded other transaction authority production (OTP) contracts worth $104 million combined to transition three prototype technologies under the Information Warfare Research Project (IWRP). “This process provides a unique opportunity to leverage an OTA to not only rapidly prototype," said Don Sallee, acquisition planning services manager at NIWC Atlantic.

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ECS Names Aaron Burciaga as Senior Director of AI, Analytics; George Wilson Quoted

Aaron Burciaga

ECS has appointed Aaron Burciaga as senior director of artificial intelligence (AI) and analytics, the company reported on Tuesday. Burciaga will collaborate with ECS’s national security and intelligence division to advance AI and machine learning (ML) solutions. Burciaga brings deep experience in startup and enterprise settings, with extensive knowledge in automation, data science, AI, and ML. 

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USMC Team Completes 3D Printing Project for Raiding Craft Handle

U.S. Marine Corps

The U.S. Marine Corps' Combat Logistics Battalion 31 has utilized additive printing technology to produce a prototype handle for a Combat Rubber Raiding Craft. "They are going to use the lessons learned in this successful prototype to manufacture two more units and are confident that the effort will ensure that all 20 CRRCs maintain fully operational status," said Maj. Richard Jahelka.

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Marine Corps Conduct Cyber Electronic Warfare Training; Capt. Neal McGaughey

Cybersecurity

Service members from the U.S. Marine Corps' I Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group and 1st Force Reconnaissance Company participated in a two-week training on tactical cyber electronic warfare reconnaissance and survey operations. “We need to educate and train to the constant changes and advancements to our communication infrastructure in today’s world,” said Capt. Neal McGaughey.

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USMC Rolls Out Network Activity in NCR; Col. Edward Debish Quoted

USMC

The U.S. Marine Corps has launched a new network activity that will work to connect computers, warfighters and other communications devices within the National Capital RegionThe Network Activity - NCR is designed to update the Marine Corps' capacity to mitigate network outages and counter cyberattacks, the service branch said Wednesday.

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Vertex Aerospace Wins $111M Task Order to Support USMC Fleet; Ed Boyington Quoted

Ed Boyington

The Naval Air Systems Command has awarded Vertex Aerospace a five-year, $111.4M Contracted Maintenance, Modification, Aircrew and Related Services (CMMARS) task order for the RESET of the U.S. Marine Corps' CH-53E Super Stallion fleet, the company reported on Tuesday. The task order has expanded Vertex Aerospace Defense Services (ADS) division’s has support of the CH-53E RESET program.

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