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Gens. Joseph Dunford, Paul Selva Nominated to Retain JCS Leadership Roles

President Donald Trump has nominated Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford for reappointment as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Defense Department announced Friday. Dunford became chairman on October 1, 2015 and also currently serves as principal military adviser to the president, defense secretary and the National Security Council. He previously served as commandant …

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Marine Corps Looks to Field 3D-Printed UAS in Combat Operations

The U.S. Marine Corps wants to deploy a small unmanned aircraft system built using three-dimensional printing technology to support the military branch’s combat operations in the coming weeks, Defense Systems reported Monday. Capt. Christopher Wood, co-lead for additive manufacturing at the Marine Corps headquarters, said that the Nibbler UAS will aid surveillance missions alongside other …

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Rear Adm. Mathias Winter Nominated to Head F-35 Joint Program Office

Navy Rear Adm. Mathias Winter, deputy program executive officer for the Defense Department‘s F-35 joint program office, has been nominated to serve as the next leader of F-35 JPO. President Donald Trump also recommended Winter for promotion to the rank of vice admiral, the Pentagon said Tuesday. Defense News reported Winter, if confirmed by the …

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USMC Taps Federal Employees for Small Unit Training Ideas

The U.S. Marine Corps‘ Training and Education Command seeks ideas from federal employees as part of an innovation challenge that aims to optimize small-unit training, DoD Buzz, DoD Buzz reported Monday. Hope Hodge Seck writes TECOM has received approximately 150 challenge submissions so far and will continue to accept ideas until March 31 …

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James Mattis Urges Congress to Authorize Extra $30B in Defense Funds for FY 2017

Defense Secretary James Mattis has urged Congress to approve President Donald Trump’s request for an additional $30 billion to fund defense programs, DoD News reported Wednesday. Lisa Ferdinando writes Mattis told the Senate Appropriations Committee’s defense subcommittee at a meeting held Wednesday the budget request is the first step in a three-part, multi-year effort to increase defense readiness. …

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Marines Test New Small Unmanned Aerial ISR Platform

The U.S. Marine Corps‘ Task Force Southwest has demonstrated a new small unmanned aerial system designed for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions during a flight test held at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. The Instant Eye UAS works to capture imagery of battlespaces, perform reconnaissance and conduct airstrikes on selected targets, …

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Joseph Jeu to Retire as DeCA Director & CEO in June

Defense Commissary Agency Director and CEO Joseph Jeu will retire from government on June 3. DeCA said Thursday Jeu assumed his current role in January 2011 and has since led transformation efforts, provided strategic direction and oversaw the modernization of supply chain management systems at the agency. Under Jeu’s leadership, DeCA also launched the Enterprise Business …

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Marine Corps Invests in New Version of Water Purification System

The U.S. Marine Corps has moved to update the military branch’s current individual water purification system in an effort to protect Marines from waterborne bacteria and viral diseases. The Individual Water Purification System Block II will employ an internal cartridge designed to provide safe drinking water to Marines, as well as negate the need for …

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