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USS Frank E. Petersen Jr. Commissions

The Navy commissioned its newest Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Frank E. Petersen, Jr. (DDG 121), May 14 in Charleston, South Carolina. Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro attended the ceremony. He began by thanking the Petersen family for their lifetime of service to the nation. “All of us join you in honoring Lt. Gen. Frank E. Petersen, Jr.” Del Toro also recognized the plankowners bringing the ship to life... Press Operations

Medal of Honor recipient, Vietnam vet SgtMaj John Canley passes away

The Marine Corps announces the passing of Medal of Honor recipient retired Sgt. Maj. John L. Canley on May 11 after a decades long battle with cancer. Sgt. Maj. Canley passed away in Bend, Oregon, with his family at his bedside. Press Operations

Marine Corps aviation publishes 2022 Aviation Plan

For the first time since 2019, Headquarters Marine Corps, Aviation, released the 2022 Aviation Plan, May3,2022. This year’s plan supports Gen. Berger’s Force Design 2030 by continuing to improve capabilities and restructuring Marine Corps aviation for the next 10 years... Press Operations

Marine Corps and Navy aviation fly together for manned-unmanned teaming

Marines from Marine Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron One (VMX-1) and sailors from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 23 (HSC-23) teamed up to conduct tactics development in integrating manned and unmanned rotary-wing aircraft at Naval Air Facility El Centro, California on March 10, 2022... Press Operations