Saturday, January 23, 2021

Marine Corps News

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  1. In December, Marine Corps Systems Command implemented a new Human Resources team—a major achievement in the command’s continued mission to support and enhance its workforce. “The Human Resources Team is the first of its kind for the Marine Corps,” said Shane Brooks, division head for MCSC’s Manpower and Services. MCSC is the Marine Corps’ only acquisition command, with needs that differ from those of the rest of the Marine Corps. The complexity and uniqueness of the acquisition workforce necessitated an HR arm well-trained in acquisition-related matters...
    The division head for Marine Corps Systems Command’s Manpower and Services and an assistant program manager for the Program Manager for Training Systems, impart information about Human Resources to passersby in Orlando, Fla., Dec. 6.
  2. To all of our Sailors, Marines, civilians and military families, I am honored to return to the Department of the Navy team as your acting secretary. From my years on active duty in the Coast Guard and as a career civilian at several federal agencies, I am keenly aware of the sacrifices all of you make, and the dedication you show, every day in service to our Nation. As we continue to navigate our way through the COVID-19 crisis, I am confident we will work together to help bring our Nation through this historic period...
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  3. A team of U.S. Marines completed a three-month deployment at sea serving as an embarked security team aboard the Spearhead-class USNS Burlington (T-EPF 10) and returned to Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, Virginia, December 28. The ten-Marine team, who were selected from Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Southern Command for this mission, were responsible for providing force protection during the noncombatant vessel’s deployment to the U.S. Fourth Fleet area of responsibility...
    U.S. Marines unload gear from the Spearhead-class USNS Burlington (T-EPF 10) at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, Va, Dec. 28.
  4. Marine Corps Tactical Systems Support Activity established a Marine Corps’ Adversarial Cyber Assessment “Blue Team” on November 10. This designation is dedicated to support Marine Corps Systems Command’s Programs of Record, which enhances acquisitions cyber test and evaluation capabilities, stated Maj. Gen. M.G. Glavy, commander of Marine Corps Forces Cyberspace Command, in a memo authorizing the adversarial “Blue Team” designation...
    Marine Corps Tactical Systems Support Activity established the Marine Corps’ first-ever Adversarial Cyber Assessment "Blue Team", Nov. 10.
  5. Marines from 1st Battalion, 2nd Marines coordinated fixed wing close air support at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan, successfully dropping 12 inert MK76s from F18s, a first in recent history for the installation, January 14. Close air support is any aviation-delivered use of weapon systems, or fires, in close enough proximity to friendly ground forces that requires detailed integration and careful coordination between pilots and forward air controllers stationed on the ground...
    A U.S. Marine relays information to onlookers while observing fixed wing close air support training at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan, Jan. 14.

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