The circle of giving: Marine Corps acquisition team helps one of their own through son’s heart surgery - The Blumenthal family visits with Brig. Gen. Joseph Shrader (left), commander of Marine Corps Systems Command, at the 2017 MCSC Holiday Social Dec. 12. Michael Blumenthal (center), a financial management analyst on the Joint Project Manager for Protection Team at MCSC, felt supported by the command when his youngest son Finn (top center) had his second open heart surgery last September. Also pictured: Mason and Kelly Blumenthal (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Kaitlin Kelly)
Marine Corps fields ‘game changer’ biometric data collection system - Marines conduct a field user evaluation for the Identity Dominance System-Marine Corps, or IDS-MC, in Dahlgren, Virginia. In September, Marine Corps Systems Command completed fielding of the IDS-MC, which is a new biometrics system to help deployed Marines identify and track the movement of individuals encountered on the battlefield, conduct entry control point operations, and determine who is a friend or foe.
MCTSSA Marine earns prestigious fleet support award - Rear Adm. John Fuller (right), commander of Carrier Strike Group 1, presents the 2017 Alva Bryan Lasswell Award for Fleet Support to Maj. Scott Fortner (left) Oct. 24, during an award ceremony at the Town and Country Resort and Convention Center in San Diego. Fortner is the Cyber Developmental Test lead with Marine Corps Tactical Systems Support Activity aboard Camp Pendleton, California. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy of Fleet Readiness Center Southwest Public Affairs)
Company-level water system just got better for devil dogs - Master Sgt. Ryan Miller, project officer for Family of Water Systems at Marine Corps Systems Command, assembles the Lightweight Water Purification System with the new Enhanced Production Module. The EPM extends LWPS capabilities to an 80 percent increase in output and produces water faster for Marines. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Kaitlin Kelly)
Program office begins fielding upgraded LAV Anti-Tank Weapon System to Marines - Anti-Tank Weapon Systems are mounted on Light Armored Vehicle-Anti-tank variants at Camp Pendleton, Calif. Marine Corps Systems Command’s LAV-Anti-Tank Modernization program team completed its first fielding of four upgraded ATWS in September. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by CWO4 Michael Lovell)
The Corps’ secret agents get their own 007 - Individual Weapons project officer Gunnery Sgt. Brian Nelson prepares to draw the M007 concealed carry weapon. The M007 offers enhanced concealed carry capabilities, which includes a smaller frame, ambidextrous slide stop lever and flared magazine well. Marine Corps Systems Command recently fielded the M007 to Marine and civilian CID agents and members of Helicopter Squadron One. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Jennifer Napier)
Conversations about Marine Corps acquisition, innovation, and gear with host Manny Pacheco, USMC, retired.