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April 25, 2018

Need it fast? Marines can print it

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Marine Corps Systems Command website — In the last few years, the Marine Corps has increased its exploration of additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, to quickly replace parts for weapons, vehicles and equipment. Most recently, Marines at the Mountain Warfare Training Center and the AM Team at Marine Corps Systems Command came up with a solution to print out same-day snowshoe clips.

March 29, 2018

Corps to assess boots at Parris Island

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Marine Corps Systems Command website — In an effort to continually improve the clothing and equipment Marines are issued, Marine Corps Systems Command will conduct an assessment to see if lighter boots can improve recruit performance. Plans are to compare two lighter boots to the Marine Corps Combat Boot during a recruit training cycle at Parris Island.

Oct. 26, 2017

Corps reaches final stages of tropical boots, uniform testing

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Marine Corps Systems Command website — The Marine Corps wrapped up its fourth and final field user evaluation for a prototype tropical utility uniform and boots in late September.

Aug. 15, 2017

Corps explores deploying 3D mobile fab labs

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Marine Corps Systems Command website — The Marine Corps is looking to make additive manufacturing as expeditionary as the operating forces using it. The X-FAB—which stands for expeditionary fabrication—facility is a self-contained, transportable additive manufacturing lab that can deploy with battalion-level Marine maintenance units.

July 13, 2017

Marine Corps’ acquisition command ensures 3-D parts are safe, certified

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Marine Corps Systems Command website — From building drones to creating replacement parts for Assault Amphibious Vehicles, Marine Corps Systems Command is helping Marines stay abreast of innovative technology through 3-D printing.

May 31, 2017

Lifecycle maintenance program breathes new life into Corps safety boats

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Marine Corps Systems Command website — The Marine Corps Open Water Safety Craft is getting an overhaul this year, thanks to the Enterprise Life Cycle Maintenance Program.

April 10, 2017

Marine acquisition leaders explore expanding DLA support during visit

Two leaders from Marine Corps Systems Command, the service’s acquisition authority, visited Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support April 5 to learn how the agency could expand support in equipping Marines.

Jan. 12, 2017

Infantry Equipping Challenge drives toward leaner, more lethal gear for Marines

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Marine Corps Systems Command website — Marine Corps Systems Command and the Marine Corps School of Infantry–East teamed up Dec. 5-8, to evaluate gear designed to make Marines leaner and more lethal on the battlefield.

Dec. 13, 2016

Government ‘trade-ins’ help Corps modernize gear for fleet

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Marine Corps Systems Command website — Marine Corps Systems Command’s Combat Support Systems is exploring ways to get Marines the equipment they need faster and at no additional cost.

Sept. 13, 2016

Collaborative acquisition equips Soldiers and Marines to fight and win

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Marine Corps System Command website — In a series of ongoing efforts, Marine Corps Systems Command and the Army’s Program Executive Office - Soldier are collaborating to develop, test and deliver ever-better capabilities for Marines and Soldiers.