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A s the Nation faces a future with less available and less frequent amphibious lift, regional Marine force (MarFor) component commanders will increasingly leverage special purpose MAGTFs (SPMAGTFs) as a complement to amphibious ready groups/MEUs to reassert the Marine Corps' traditional role as the...
<p>Marines gather around the F-35B Lightning II simulator during a familiarization event aboard MCAS Beaufort, S.C., Aug. 20, 2013. Community leaders, elected officials and air station personnel were on hand to receive an update on the status of the F-...
The new F-35 Pilot Training Center at Marine Corps Air Station Beau­fort, S.C., is gearing up for full operations. “Right now, we are basically in pre­deploy­ment training,” explained Lieu­tenant Colonel Luis E. Villalobos, the state-of-the-art facility’s officer in charge (OIC). “We have all the...

 F or years during the war in Afghanistan, coalition forces rarely entered the city of Now Zad because it had become so infested with improvised explosive devices. 1 In December 2009, however, Marine Assault Breacher Vehicles (ABVs) launched 24 mine-clearing line charges, breaching 6 lanes and...
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“When entry-level Marines ar­rive here it’s like they made it to the JV squad and the var­sity is the operating forces,” as­serted the commanding officer of Ma­rine Corps Combat Service Support Schools (MCCSSS) at Camp Johnson, N.C.
 “Our instructors get t hem ready for the varsity so they can...
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The Department of Defense (DoD) has an obligation to counter current and future threats by equipping the warfighter with quality products in a timely manner while being a good steward of the taxpayer’s treasure. The Defense Acquisition System is the mechanism that the DoD uses to deliver and...
I was recently asked by HQMC to complete a survey on the subject of diversity. While the fact that top brass are engaging in some introspection on this topic is commendable, I was dismayed with some of the questions and believe a more public discussion of them to be warranted.
 One of the early...
Welcome to the November digital edition of the Gazette. Of particular note this month are the two digital edition-exclusive articles: the first a narrative of the recovery of a downed aircraft and the other a tribute to the fallen of 3d Battalion, 4th Marines. We hope you enjoy this issue and that...

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