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Operation Allies Welcome: Task Force Quantico

The Department of Defense, through U.S. Northern Command and in support of the Department of Homeland Security, completed temporary support efforts for Operation Allies Welcome at Marine Corps Base Quantico, VA. From Aug. 29, 2021, to Dec. 22, 2021, Task Force Quantico provided temporary housing and support services for approximately 5,000 relocated Afghans aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico…

Marine CH-53Ks partner with the Navy to test future force operating concepts

 In a first for the Marine Corps, Marines from Marine Operational Test & Evaluation Squadron One conducted over-the-horizon heavy lift and troop transport ship-to-shore operations aboard CH-53K King Stallions over the Atlantic Ocean, Nov. 19-21. These exercises are a critical component of the Marine Corps’ future force operating concepts, such as expeditionary advanced base operations and distributed operations…

Marines test JAGM on maritime vessel

Marines from Marine Operational Test & Evaluation Squadron 1 conducted an operational test and evaluation of the joint air-to-ground missile from an AH-1Z Viper, Nov. 3-7 at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. VMX-1 fired and evaluated the JAGM to determine its suitability and effectiveness to support expeditionary advanced base operations, such as conducting sea denial operations within the littorals and supporting sea control operations…

Marine Corps Publishes New Document Titled “A Concept for Stand-in Forces”

The Marine Corps published A Concept for Stand-in Forces today, which describes what the Corps can provide the Nation in strategic competition below the threshold of violence. The document describes how forward-postured, steady-state forces operating in contested areas—capable of transitioning rapidly from competition to crisis to conflict and back again—can create a strategic advantage…

Commandant of the Marine Corps Issues Talent Management 2030 Plan

The Commandant of the Marine Corps released a plan titled Talent Management 2030. This document describes a fundamental change to the Marine Corps personnel system. The plan details how Marine Corps will implement new models for recruiting talent, establish an assignments process consistent with our warfighting philosophy, introduce new measures to increase career flexibility; and adopt modern digital tools, processes, and analytics, consistent with industry standards…

Updates to Marine Corps Tattoo Policy

The Commandant of the Marine Corps has approved changes to the Marine Corps policy regulating tattoos. Key policy changes can be found in Marine Corps Bulletin 1020, uploaded here: MCBUL 1020 DTD 29OCT21 (TATTOO POLICY).pdf (marines.mil).