U.S. Navy Awards Sikorsky Contract To Build Six More CH-53K Heavy Lift Helicopters

October 28, 2020 – Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, will build six additional production CH-53K King Stallion helicopters under a new contract for the U.S. Navy. The aircraft will further support the U.S. Marine Corps in its mission to conduct expeditionary heavy-lift assault transport of armored vehicles, equipment and personnel to support distributed operations deep inland from a sea-based center…

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III MEF, 7th Fleet kick off joint training exercise Noble Fury

October 6, 2020 – Noble Fury 21, a joint training exercise involving Marines and Sailors from III Marine Expeditionary Force and 7th Fleet is taking place Oct. 6-15, on Okinawa and other Japanese islands, including Iwo To. Noble Fury is part of ongoing joint III MEF-7th Fleet integrated training. The exercise improves both commands’ ability to work together in simultaneous,…

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Location of Sunken AAV, Remains Found off San Clemente Island

August 4, 2020 – Officials with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, I Marine Expeditionary Force, and the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group positively identified on August 3 the location of the amphibious assault vehicle that sunk off the coast of San Clemente Island on July 30. The U.S. Navy’s Undersea Rescue Command confirmed that human remains have also been identified…

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Tonnerre Trains With USMC Ospreys

June 23, 2020 (Google Translation) – Deployed on a Corymbe mission since June 8, PHA Tonnerre hosted two US Marine Corps V22 convertible aircraft for a “Touch and Go” (TAG) session before crossing the Strait of Gibraltar. “OUTLAW 12, clear for take-off”. Wednesday, June 10, the TAG are linked at a sustained pace. Each landing and takeoff, a strong wind…

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F-35 Joint Program Office honored with 2020 SecDef Environmental Award

April 22, 2020 – The F-35 Joint Program Office’s Environmental, Safety and Occupational Health Team was recognized as a 2020 Secretary of Defense Environmental Award winner for the Environmental Excellence in Weapon System Acquisition in the large program category, April 22. The Environmental, Safety and Occupational Health Team received the honor for its actions to eliminate hazards associated with the…

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SAIC Wins Follow-On Award to Support USN/USMC Tactical Warfare Training

March 9, 2020 – Science Applications International Corp. has been awarded a $45.2 million follow-on contract to support the tactical warfare training of the Navy and Marine Corps. The single-award contract has a three-year period of performance. “We want today’s Navy and Marine Corps forces to be as mission-ready as possible, and this program enables that preparation.” SAIC will continue…

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USMC Orders More Amphibious Combat Vehicles from BAE Systems

February 26, 2020 – BAE Systems has received a $113.5 million contract from the U.S. Marine Corps for an additional 26 Amphibious Combat Vehicles (ACV) under the Low-Rate Initial Production (LRIP) phase of the program. This award brings the total vehicle orders for the ACV to 116, and moves the program closer to full-rate production. “The ACV provides the most survivable…

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U.S. Sailors, Marines train alongside Japanese soldiers in exercise Iron Fist

February 20, 2020 – The dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) and amphibious transport dock ship USS Portland (LPD 27), along with U.S. Marines, welcomed aboard Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade soldiers in support of exercise Iron Fist 2020, Feb. 3 through Feb. 14. More than 400 Marines attached to 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit…

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