Island Marauder demo puts new technology to the test with 3rd Marines - Marines from the 3rd Marine Regiment use a Marine Air-Ground Task Force Common Handheld during the Island Marauder Technology Demonstration Sept. 18, at Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. MCSC—along with Marines from the 3rd Marine Regiment and the Marine Corps requirements community—conducted Island Marauder to inform future capability decisions for the Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo Maj. Travis Beeson)
Holiday Heroes: Making a difference in the lives of children - Whether spreading joy during the holidays or throughout the year, these Marine Corps Systems Command employees are making history in the lives of their own children and those in their communities. Meet MCSC’s 2018 Holiday Heroes: (from left) Tim Doyle, Erin and Nathan Thompson, and Ron Dingle. (U.S. Marine Corps graphic by Cassandra Merchant)
Marine Corps is rolling forward with fielding new JLTV - Program Executive Officer Land Systems will start fielding the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle to Marines early next year. The JLTV provides protected, sustained, networked mobility that balances payload, performance and protection across the full range of operations for Marines, and will replace the Corps’ aging High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle fleet. (Courtesy photo by Michael Malik, U.S. Army)
MCTSSA Marine receives 2018 Lasswell Award for Fleet Support - Rear Adm. Dan Dwyer (right), commander, Carrier Strike Group Nine, presents the 2018 Alva Bryan Lasswell Award for Fleet Support to Maj. Paxton Miller (left) Oct. 23, during an award ceremony at the Town and Country Resort and Convention Center in San Diego. Miller is the naval systems integration officer with Marine Corps Tactical Systems Support Activity aboard Camp Pendleton, California. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sky M. Laron)
Marine Corps awards OTAs to assess handheld targeting capabilities - Marine Corps Systems Command has awarded four Other Transaction Authorities to assess industry’s capability to produce a Next Generation Handheld Targeting System that is compact, rugged and lightweight. Currently, the Marine Corps uses four legacy systems, and the intent is for NGHTS to replace all four systems. (Courtesy photo)
Marine Corps releases solicitation for new lightweight hard armor plate - The Marine Corps released a request for proposal for a lightweight hard armor plate to lighten the load for Marines and allow commanders to adapt to the mission on the battlefield. Marine Corps Systems Command is seeking industry input for samples of potential lightweight plates to provide sufficient protection for the majority of combat environments. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. William Chockey)
Conversations about Marine Corps acquisition, innovation, and gear with host Manny Pacheco, USMC, retired.