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  1. I'm Sergeant Drew Tech with your Marine Minute. Thanks to cutting edge technology sponsored by the Office of Naval Research, the Marine Corps may one day be able to resupply combat-deployed troops via unmanned aerial vehicles. A successful final helicopter flight demonstration with this capability was achieved Dec. 12th, at Quantico, Virginia as part of the Autonomous Aerial Cargo/Utility System program. The program is a partnership between the Office of Naval Research and technology company Aurora Flight Sciences. Also in the Corps, The Marine Corps Recruiting Command unveiled three iconic Battles Won-themed sculptures Dec. 13th, at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, Virginia. The Battles Won brand idea, which was released in March of this year by MCRC and its contracted advertising agency, J. Walter Thompson, was designed to convey the fighting spirit of Marines, which is the irreducible essence of the Marine Corps. That's it for your Marine Minute, for more news around the Marine Corps go to Marines.mil.
  2. I'm Sergeant Drew Tech with your Marine Minute. Naval Amphibious Force, Task Force 51, 5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade announced the commencement of a bilateral amphibious combat rehearsal off the coast of Djibouti, Africa, Dec. 13th, as part of Alligator Dagger. TF 51/5 Sailors and Marines along with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit embarked aboard the French amphibious assault ship LHD Tonnerre and will work side-by-side to execute amphibious and maritime security operations training. This is the first time TF 51/5 Sailors and Marines have embarked upon a French vessel to rehearse power projection capabilities in the CENTCOM area of operations. Also in the Corps, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing’s “Winter Fury” exercise and 1st Marine Division’s “Steel Knight” exercise are combining to conduct a battalion-size air, sea and ground assault across Marine Corps bases in Southern California this week. The combined exercise prepares Marines for worldwide threats and sharpens their skills for upcoming deployments. That's it for your Marine Minute, for more news around the Marine Corps go to Marines.mil.
  3. I'm Corporal Savannah Mosby with your Marine Minute. Marines with Alpha Company, 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division conducted call-to-fire training Dec. 7th, at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. The training gives them the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the M252A1 mortar weapon system, overcome adverse weather and enhance their call-for-fire capabilities. Also in the Corps, Marine Corps Systems Command created a new biometrics data collection system during the fall and announced it Dec. 12th in a release at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va. The new system is called Identity Dominance System-Marine Corps, it allows Marines to track individual movement on the battlefield and determine who the enemy is by capturing a person of interest's fingerprints, iris and face images. IDS-MC assists with detainee management and questioning, base access, counterintelligence screening, border control and law enforcement operations. That's it for your Marine Minute, for more news around the Marine Corps go to Marines.mil.
  4. Sergeant Annika Moody tells us about the Marines and Aircraft that are assisting with the Lilac fire in California and the results of the 3rd Marine Division Annual Squad Competition that took place in Okinawa, Japan.
    Marine Minute, December 12, 2017
  5. I'm Corporal Savannah Mosby with your Marine Minute. Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, California recently set up an agreement with San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors which entailed providing shelter to the homeless after a fire ruined the San Bernardino County Fairgrounds in Victorville. The agreement allows Victor Valley Rescue Mission and High Desert Homeless Services Inc. to use the tents until Mar. 31st. Also in the Corps, Marines preparing to deploy to a tropical war zone can get the new tropical uniforms and boots available starting in late 2018. The tropical uniform prototype will be 30% lighter, and the elbow, knee, and groin areas are reinforced with slightly heavier fabric. The boots will be self-cleaning outsole and have the ability to dry faster. Also in the news, The Corps will adopt the Army's enhanced 5.56mm rifle round for USMC combat in 2018. This round has proven deadlier than the M855 5.56mm round and began procuring the enhanced round for its combat stockpiles this fiscal year. That's it for your Marine Minute, for more news around the Marine Corps go to Marines.mil.