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  1. U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Robert F. Hedelund, Commanding General, Fleet Marine Force Atlantic, and Commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command, and U.S. Navy Vice Adm. Johnny R. Wolfe, Director of Strategic Systems Programs, visited Marine Corps Security Force Regiment for a Joint Light Tactical Vehicle capabilities brief and demonstration Sept. 22, 2020 at Naval Weapons Station, Yorktown, Virginia. The demonstration showcased the off-road performance, suspension capabilities and safety advancements of the JLTV. There are four variants of the vehicle and one trailer...
    U.S. Marines and U.S. Navy visit Marine Corps Security Force Regiment for a Joint Light Tactical Vehicle capabilities brief and demonstration Sept. 22.
  2. The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit and America Amphibious Ready Group executed a simulated visit, board, search, and seizure mission, here, Sept. 6, 2020. The exercise began with detailed planning across all three ships assigned to the America ARG. During the execution, dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) posed as a foreign ship that had been identified as a non-compliant vessel transporting illicit cargo, while amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) and amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) carried out the simulated mission...
    U.S. Marines cut through metal during a simulated Visit, Board, Search and Seizure mission drills aboard dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42), Sept. 5.
  3. Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 211 embarked 10 F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters onboard Her Majesty’s Ship Queen Elizabeth September 22 as part of the squadron’s multi-month deployment for training to the United Kingdom. “The Wake Island Avengers” are proud to represent the United States Marine Corps and United States of America while they serve as part of the UK’s Carrier Strike Group...
    F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters and the United Kingdom's Lightning 617 Squadron embarking onboard HMS Queen Elizabeth, Sept. 22.
  4. For the first time since former President Ronald Reagan’s Administration, the Marine Corps is fielding a new service-wide pistol replacement. Marine Corps Systems Command began fielding the M18 Modular Handgun System in September. This striker-fired, semi-automatic, 9-mm pistol is based on the Sig Sauer Model P320. The M18 will replace all other pistols in the Marine Corps inventory, including the M9, M9A1, M45A1 and M007...
    A Marine instructor shoots the M18 Modular Handgun System at a firing range during Instructor and Key Personnel Training, June 25, aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia.
  5. Sexual Assault Response Coordinators oversee the immediate safety needs of those who report sexual assault, connecting them to resources and assigning a Victim Advocate to provide advocacy and assistance throughout the medical, investigative, and legal processes. They train thousands of Service Members each year to respond more effectively to victims and on prevention initiatives...
    The Department of the Navy Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office congratulates the United States Navy and United States Marine Corps 2020 Exceptional Sexual Assault Response Coordinators of the Year: Mrs. Raquel Hernandez with the Fleet and Family Support Center Naval Air Station Lemoore as well as Ms. Shirley D. Stephens, Marine Corps Installations Pacific.