Marine Corps begins widespread fielding of suppressors - A Marine with 2nd Marine Regiment uses a suppressor while providing security on a company attack range in Twentynine Palms, California, Oct. 21, 2016. In December, Marine Corps Systems Command began fielding thousands of suppressors to infantry units for employment on the M27, M4 and M4A rifles. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sarah N. Petrock, 2d MARDIV Combat Camera)
Corps to field electronic tech designed to fix circuit cards - Cpl. Laura Garcia, with Marine Corps Electronics Maintenance Company, operates the legacy Circuit Card Assembly Test Station, Oct. 30, aboard Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. CCATS is a maintenance system capable of repairing circuit cards within electronic, communication and many other systems employed by Marines. Marine Corps Systems Command plans to field an upgraded version of the system this fiscal year. (U.S. Marine Corps photo)
Holiday Heroes: MCSC Marine, civilian giving back in different ways - Gunnery Sgt. Andrew Minton-Smith, a lead logistician at Marine Corps Systems Command, collects donated, unwrapped gifts for Toys for Tots, December 2019 in Washington, D.C. Minton-Smith volunteers with the Quantico Toys for Tots Campaign, while Todd Wagenhorst, the director of MCSC’s Operations and Programs, hosts team-building activities and offers mentorship to MCSC Marines and civilians. (Courtesy photograph)
Marine Corps begins fielding Amphibious Combat Vehicle - Marines from the Amphibious Combat Vehicle new equipment training team complete an operator course in the vehicle in February 2019. Managed by Program Executive Officer Land Systems, the ACV was approved for Initial Operational Capability on Nov. 13 and for Full-Rate Production on Dec. 8 (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Ashley Calingo)
USS MCTSSA: Haze Gray and Underway - Sgt. John Cyr, with Marine Corps Tactical Systems Support Activity, performs a functions check on the communications equipment inside the Landing Force Operations Center Oct. 29, 2020. MCTSSA provides test and evaluation, engineering, and deployed technical support for Marine Corps and joint service command, control, computer, communications and intelligence systems throughout all acquisition life cycle phases. (Photo by Amy Forsythe, MCTSSA Public Affairs Officer)
MCSC fielding new cold weather boot in 2021 - Capt. Caleb Haney, a project officer with the Program Manager for Infantry Combat Equipment at Marine Corps Systems Command, assembles the Marine Corps Intense Cold Weather Boot Nov. 13 aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia. Scheduled to field in fiscal year 2021, the ICWB is full-grain, leather boot designed for use in temperatures as cold as -20 degrees Fahrenheit. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Matt Gonzales)
Conversations about Marine Corps acquisition, innovation, and gear with host Manny Pacheco, USMC, retired.