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Feb. 26, 2019

3D printing in the Marine Corps: An industry of untapped potential

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the 1st Marine Division website — 1st Lt. Ryan McCormic sat in the middle of his 3D printing laboratory watching as the honeycombs, slowly but surely, took form. Honeycombs, the colloquial nickname attached to the filters that keep reflections on scope lenses from giving away Marine positions, can make the difference between life and death on the battlefield.

Jan. 29, 2019

Bringing innovation to fruition: Marines 3D print 1st reinforced concrete bridge in western hemisphere

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Marine Corps Systems Command website — Marines from the 1st Marine Logistics Group at Camp Pendleton, California, transformed their motto—“Victory through Logistics”—to action when they successfully 3D printed a concrete bridge in December, with the help of the Marine Corps Systems Command Advanced Manufacturing Operations Cell and the Army Corps of Engineers.

Jan. 25, 2019

Recycling and disposing HAZMAT for readiness

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Camp Pendleton website — Imagine that a lithium ion battery is thrown away in the trash and taken to a landfill. It just happens to be summer time, and it is record hitting heat. The lithium ion battery that was improperly disposed of overheats and activates a chemical reaction within the battery that ignites it.

Oct. 20, 2017

The Future of Renewable Energy at Camp Pendleton

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton website — On days with favorable weather conditions the solar panels aboard Camp Pendleton can currently generate renewable energy at a level of 50 percent of the average consumption on the base.