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A Naval Strike Missile streaks out to sea before striking a naval target ship, Aug. 15, 2021, aboard Pacific Missile Range Facility Barking Sands, Hawaii. The missile flew more than 100 nautical miles before finding its mark. The live-fire sinking exercise demonstrated a Marine fires expeditionary advanced base’s ability to sense, target and strike a target at sea, providing sea control or contributing to sea denial in fleet operations. The Marine Corps’ Force Design 2030 centers on Marines providing long-range precision strike capabilities as a stand-in force during littoral operations in a contested environment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Dillon Buck, released) - A Naval Strike Missile streaks out to sea before striking a naval target ship, Aug. 15, 2021, aboard Pacific Missile Range Facility Barking Sands, Hawaii. The missile flew more than 100 nautical miles before finding its mark. The live-fire sinking exercise demonstrated a Marine fires expeditionary advanced base’s ability to sense, target and strike a target at sea, providing sea control or contributing to sea denial in fleet operations. The Marine Corps’ Force Design 2030 centers on Marines providing long-range precision strike capabilities as a stand-in force during littoral operations in a contested environment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Dillon Buck, released)

Deputy Commandant of the Marine Corps for Combat Development and Integration Lt. Gen. Eric Smith provided keynote remarks during the third annual Marine Corps Acquisition Awards Dinner Aug. 5 in Arlington, Virginia. The event, hosted by the Marine Corps Association, celebrated the accomplishments and achievements of the top performers in Marine Corps acquisitions. Honorees Col. Kirk Mullins, Master Gunnery Sgt. Alfredo Franco, and Deborah Olsen received the Andrew J. Higgins, Eugene M. Stoner and Donald Roebling Awards for Acquisition Innovation and Excellence. The Higgins, Stoner and Roebling Awards are honors bestowed annually to a Marine Corps officer, noncommissioned officer and civilian acquisition professional, respectively. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Morgan Blackstock) - Deputy Commandant of the Marine Corps for Combat Development and Integration Lt. Gen. Eric Smith provided keynote remarks during the third annual Marine Corps Acquisition Awards Dinner Aug. 5 in Arlington, Virginia. The event, hosted by the Marine Corps Association, celebrated the accomplishments and achievements of the top performers in Marine Corps acquisitions. Honorees Col. Kirk Mullins, Master Gunnery Sgt. Alfredo Franco, and Deborah Olsen received the Andrew J. Higgins, Eugene M. Stoner and Donald Roebling Awards for Acquisition Innovation and Excellence. The Higgins, Stoner and Roebling Awards are honors bestowed annually to a Marine Corps officer, noncommissioned officer and civilian acquisition professional, respectively. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Morgan Blackstock)

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