1 MEF 2017 Year in Review

1/8/2018: Marines and Sailors with I Marine Expeditionary Force close out the 2017 year, which saw the deployments of the 11th and 15th Marine Expeditionary Units and Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Central Command; Exercise Dawn Blitz; Seattle Seafair, LA Fleet Week, and San Francisco Fleet Week; as well…

Tactical Decision Kit System

12/22/2017: U.S. Marines with Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), use the Tactical Decision Kit (TDK) System at Camp Lejeune, N.C. The TDK allows Marines to use live Indirect Fire (IDF) assets and real-life Close Air Support (CAS) while maneuvering computer generated troops,…

Exercise Active Shield: US and Japanese Forces Train to Protect Iwakuni  

12/12/2017: Marines and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force soldiers jumped into action to keep the air station safe during exercise Active Shield. Marine Cpl. Emily Kirk trailed the group to see how they keep the air station safe. IWAKUNI, YAMAGUCHI, JAPAN 10.25.2017 Video by Cpl. Emily Kirk American Forces Network Iwakuni, Japan

F-35 Integration with Ground Fire Systems: The Case of HIMARS

10/20/2017:Marines with 3rd Platoon, Rocket Battery F, 2nd Battalion, 14th Marine Regiment, Marine Forces Reserve, conduct preparations and training drills during Weapons and Tactics Instructor course 1-18 at Landing Zone Bull Attack near the Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Range, California, Oct 6-19, 2017. Marines are providing High Mobility Artillery Rocket…

3rd Marine Division’s 75 Anniversary

09/10/2017: Reflecting on 75 honorable years of the 3D Marine Division, multiple veterans and current Marines describe the great legacy it has left behind and the job the Division continues to carry out until this day. The 3D Marine Division participated in several war efforts and demanding training throughout its history…

Remembering the Cactus Air Force While the Green Knights Move Out in Today’s Pacific

09/10/2017: On August 20, 1942, the first allied air units, to include 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, landed at Guadalcanal. They became known as the “Cactus Air Force,” one of the most innovative, hybrid units of WWII. By September 11th, 1,014 aviation personnel were operating on Guadalcanal. Of these, 33 were Army,…

The G/ATOR Radar for the USMC

08/23/2017: Marines assigned to Marine Air Control Squadron 2 test the capabilities of the new AN/TPS-80 aviation radar system during a field exercise at Marine Corps Outlying Field Atlantic, August 1, 2017. There are only two AN/TPS-80 [G/ATOR] radar systems actively used within the United States Marine Corps today. The new…