Category Archives: Corps

New in 2021: The Corps gets a new unit ― the Marine littoral regiment

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In 2021 the Marine Corps will see a new unit come to life. The Marine littoral regiment is one designed specifically to fit within Commandant Gen. David Berger’s plan for the future Corps to fight a dispersed war in the enemy littorals. The Marine Corps’ III Marine Expeditionary Force will standup the first three Marine […]

New in 2021: Marine Corps looks to revamp junior promotion

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In February junior Marines looking for promotion to corporal or sergeant will see a new, more robust promotion system, designed to reduce the importance of any one event and give commands greater input on noncommissioned officer promotion. The new junior enlisted performance evaluation system, or JEPES, will replace the old pros/cons method and will be […]

New in 2021: Marine Corps to get more amphibious combat vehicles

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In November 2020, Delta Company, 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion, based out of Twentynine Palms, California, received the Marine Corps’ first amphibious combat vehicle. In 2021 more units will start to receive the ACV, destined to completely replace the Vietnam-era amphibious assault vehicle. The next lot of ACVs is expected to hit the fleet in January […]

Marine Corps to start widespread distribution of suppressors

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The Marine Corps has started to rollout suppressors for the M4, M27 and M4A1 rifles to infantry, reconnaissance and special operations Marines, according to a press release. “We’ve never fielded suppressors at this scale,” Maj. Mike Brisker, weapons product manager in Marine Corps Systems Command, said in the release. “This fielding is a big moment […]

New in 2021: The Corps is going to get smaller

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Starting next year, the Marine Corps is going to get smaller, with even larger manpower cuts planned for the future. The manpower cuts are part of Marine Corps Commandant Gen. David Berger’s plan for the future of the Corps. Money saved from the cuts, along with ditching certain equipment like the Marine Corps’ tanks, will […]

This new Marine Corps live-fire range has it all: robot enemies, rockets, mortars, breaching

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Marines at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, now have a range that can withstand all infantry weapons, including mortars, heavy machine guns and rockets, where they can fly drones and conduct breaches that they can assault from sea, air or land, and fight robot adversaries to make a company assault as real as possible. And it’s […]

This new Marine Corps live-fire range has it all: robot enemies, rockets, mortars, breaching

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Marines at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, now have a range that can withstand all infantry weapons, including mortars, heavy machine guns and rockets, where they can fly drones and conduct breaches that they can assault from sea, air or land, and fight robot adversaries to make a company assault as real as possible. And it’s […]

Corps to shrink by 5,000 Marines under defense compromise bill

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The latest compromise defense bill calls for reduction in the size of the Corps by 5,000 Marines. The Marine Corps currently has roughly 186,200 Marines in its rank. But the $740.5 billion 2021 National Defense Authorization Act, released Dec. 4, would reduce the authorized active-duty size of the Corps to 181,200. The compromise bill faces […]

Corps approves full-rate production for new amphibious combat vehicle

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Marine Corps has awarded a $184.4 million contract to BAE Systems for the full-rate production of 36 amphibious combat vehicles. The vehicle is meant to replace the amphibious assault vehicle the Corps has used since the Vietnam War. “We’re providing Marines with a modern, armored personnel carrier that offers tremendous capability with respect to survivability,” […]