U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific


U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific

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U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific - External News

Exercises Underscore Need for More Amphibious Combat Ships
4/11/2014  SEAPOWER Magazine
WASHINGTON — The operational commander of the Marines in the western Pacific said April 11 that the recently completed major amphibious exercise in South Korea was a great opportunity to take the Marine Corps’ new operational concept, Expeditionary Force 21, and “place it into action.” ...more.

Military Drone Training Planned for Big Island Saddle
4/9/2014  Big Island Now
The skies above the Big Island’s saddle region will be among several Hawaii testing sites for military drones beginning as early as this summer, the US Marine Corps said in a document released Monday. ...more.

New US Marine Concept Re-establishes Maritime Roots
4/6/2014  Defense News (Gannett/USA Today)
WASHINGTON — The US Marine Corps is in a period of transition, working to reconstitute itself as a sea-based fighting force after more than a decade of fighting land wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Corps is rolling out Expeditionary Force 21 (EF 21), a new construct ...more.

U.S. Marines Put Obama's 'Pivot' Into Action In S. Korea War Games
4/3/2014  Forbes
POHANG, South Korea - White Beach, the name U.S. marines give a stretch of sand near the airport in the city of Pohang on the South Korean east coast, looks like the setting for a movie of troops about to go into battle.  A couple of huge LCAC’s — “landing craft air cushion” with giant propellers to send them hovering across open water to the beach — lurk ponderously at one end while amphibious assault vehicles are lined up at the other end. ...more.

Camp Pendleton Marines head Down Under
4/2/2014  Orange County Register
CAMP PENDLETON – Cpl. Conner Wallbillich expects to see lots of kangaroos. He’s most concerned about a concentration of poisonous spiders and snakes that are known to inhabit much of the remote territories of Australia. “I’ll check my sleeping bag every night,” the 21-year-old ...more.