Marines Identify 3 Killed in MV-22 Crash off Australian Coast

(left to right) Maj. Tobin Lewis, 37, Capt. Eleanor LeBeau, 29, Cpl. Spencer Collart, 21

THE PENTAGON – The Marines identified the three service members who were killed in the Sunday crash of an MV-22B off the coast Darwin, Australia.

The Marines were Cpl. Spencer Collart, 21, Capt. Eleanor LeBeau, 29, and Maj. Tobin Lewis, 37. All three Marines were assigned to “the Red Lions” of Marine Medium Tiltrotor (VMM) Squadron that were forward deployed to Marine Rotational Force – Darwin.

Collart, who...

https://news.usni.org/2023/08/28/marines-identify-3-killed-in-mv-22-crash-off-australian-coast

First Crews Graduate from New, Tougher ACV Training; Marines Still Working on Surf Operations

A U.S. Marine Corps Amphibious Combat Vehicle operated by Marines with the ACV Transition Training Unit drives up the beach at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, June 21, 2023.US Marine Corps Photo

This week’s graduation of 29 Marines re-certified to operate the Marine Corps’ Assault Combat Vehicle marks the latest step in building a force of trained ACV operators and maintainers that will help transition the rest of the community to a new, tougher standard, officials said Friday.

The M...

https://news.usni.org/2023/07/29/first-crews-graduate-from-new-tougher-acv-training-marines-still-working-on-surf-operations

White House Nominates Next Marine Assistant Commandant, Air Force Chief of Staff

Lt. Gen. Christopher Mahoney. US Marine Corps photo

The White House is set to nominate Lt. Gen. Christopher Mahoney as the next assistant commandant of the Marine Corps, according to a Senate notification

Although the Biden administration has not officially announced Mahoney, the Senate Armed Services Committee received the nomination for Mahoney as ACMC as well as for the promotion to general, according to Congress’s website. SASC received the nomination on Tuesday.

Mahoney will replace current...

https://news.usni.org/2023/07/26/white-house-nominates-next-marine-assistant-commandant-air-force-chief-of-staff

White House Nominates Next Marine Assistant Commandant, Air Force Chief of Staff

Lt. Gen. Christopher Mahoney. US Marine Corps photo

The White House is set to nominate Lt. Gen. Christopher Mahoney as the next assistant commandant of the Marine Corps, according to a Senate notification

Although the Biden administration has not officially announced Mahoney, the Senate Armed Services Committee received the nomination for Mahoney as ACMC as well as for the promotion to general, according to Congress’s website. SASC received the nomination on Tuesday.

Mahoney will replace current...

https://news.usni.org/2023/07/26/white-house-nominates-next-marine-assistant-commandant-air-force-chief-of-staff

Marines Activate First Tomahawk Battery

Marine Corps Master Gunnery Sgt. Joseph Manwarren, the senior enlisted advisor and field artillery chief for Long Range Missile Battery A, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, salutes the colors during the battery’s activation ceremony at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., US Marine Corps Photo

The Marine Corps stood up its first-ever Tomahawk cruise missile battery at Camp Pendleton, Calif., last week.

Alpha Battery, which falls under the 11th Marine Regiment, is the first of three...

https://news.usni.org/2023/07/25/marines-activate-first-tomahawk-battery

ACMC Smith: USMC Weighing Changes How it Recruits Marines in the Future

Marine Corps Senior Drill Instructor with Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, stands at attention before a motivational run at Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) San Diego, May 4, 2023. US Marine Corps Photo

THE PENTAGON – The Marine Corps is on track to meet its recruiting and retention goals in Fiscal Year 2023. For the rest of the year, leaders are spending the year thinking about how they can keep it up for the next 50 years as the pool of recruits becomes smaller. 

To hit that...

https://news.usni.org/2023/05/08/acmc-smith-usmc-weighing-changes-how-it-recruits-marines-in-the-future

Pilot Course Aims to Build Marines’ Skills as Communicators for the Future Fight

Marines with 9th Communication Battalion, I Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group, trouble shoot a network connection during a certification exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Feb. 27, 2023. US Marine Corps Photo

SAN DIEGO – Expeditionary communicators will be critical to the command and control of small Marine Corps units dispersed across far-flung islands in contested terrain, service officials say.

Those Marines will need to travel light, be nimble and have the...

https://news.usni.org/2023/02/28/pilot-course-aims-to-build-marines-skills-as-communicators-for-the-future-fight

Military Services Competing Over the Same Recruiting Pool of Less Than 500,000

Marine Corps recruits with Bravo Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, squat with a log during log drills at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Nov. 28, 2022. US Marine Corps Photo

SAN DIEGO – The Marine Corps and other service branches are competing to attract the same 412,000 eligible Americans between the ages of 17 to 24, a Marine recruiting commander said Tuesday.

There are approximately 32.8 million Americans, part of Gen Z, but when looking at those who qualify for and want military...

https://news.usni.org/2023/02/14/military-services-competing-over-the-same-recruiting-pool-of-less-than-500000

Marines Turning to Outside Experts for Fixes to Recruiting Challenge

Recruits with Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, learn and apply rappelling techniques on Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., October 31, 2022. US Marine Corps Photo

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Fifty years after the United States turned to the all-volunteer force, a group of Marines gathered to hear outside experts discuss how to man the force between now and 2040.

The Marine Corps, like the other branches, faces a competitive recruiting environment, which it is trying to overcome...

https://news.usni.org/2023/01/25/marines-turning-to-outside-experts-for-fixes-to-recruiting-challenge

New Marine Training Plan Emphasizes Technology to Prepare for Modern Conflict

Recruits with Bravo Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, initiate the Crucible with a hike at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C, Jan. 12, 2023. US Marine Corps Photo

THE PENTAGON – The Marine Corps laid out a plan Tuesday for transforming training and education of the force through advancements in technology and a focus on critical thinking that will better shape Marines for future operations.

Training and Education 2030 is the latest strategy document produced by the Marine Corps...

https://news.usni.org/2023/01/24/new-marine-training-plan-emphasizes-technology-to-prepare-for-modern-conflict

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