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  1. This year, in light of the current conditions our world, country and our local communities are facing such as a pandemic and extended periods of isolation, Behavioral Health is reaching out throughout the month of October to encourage military personnel and their families aboard Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, California...
    In response to the devasting effects caused by domestic abuse, Camp Pendleton joined the national campaign this October to prevent such violence by heightening awareness and advertising intervention resources and programs. The base has adopted the "It takes All of Us" slogan to reinforce that everyone needs to be aware of domestic violence and should speak up when it happens. Help is available online at www.militaryonesource.com or by phone at 1-800-342-9647.
  2. 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 September 22 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.
  3. The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit and America Amphibious Ready Group executed a simulated visit, board, search, and seizure mission, here, September 6. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.