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Nov. 6, 2019

Marines celebrate 244 years of persistence

Guest speaker Brig. Gen. Arthur Pasagian, commander, Marine Corps Systems Command reminded McNamara Headquarters Complex employees to recall the dedication of Marines past and present during the Marine Corps' 244th birthday celebration Nov. 5.

Aug. 26, 2019

Marines, engineers conduct a first-of-its-kind 3D printing exercise

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Marine Corps Systems Command website — Marines from Marine Corps Systems Command and 7th Engineer Support Battalion along with engineers from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Construction Engineering Research Laboratory conducted the first known 3D concrete printing operation with a three-inch print nozzle at the CERL headquarters in early August in Champaign, Illinois.

April 4, 2019

3D-printed impeller enhances readiness of Corps’ main battle tank

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Marine Corps Systems Command website — Marine Corps Systems Command recently collaborated with fleet Marines and other organizations to review the successful performance of several 3D-printed impellers used on M1A1 Abrams tanks at Twentynine Palms, California. The Corps plans to use 3D-printed impellers when the original part wears or becomes inoperable and a new part cannot be received in a timely fashion.

Feb. 28, 2019

Inside Acquisition: How the Marine Corps plans to double the MTVR’s lifespan

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Marine Corps Systems Command website — Since the Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement entered service in 2001, it has been the primary tactical wheeled logistics vehicle used to deliver personnel and supplies to forward-deployed units. Its multiple variants enable the workhorse to not only carry fuel, food and supplies, but to also serve as the primary vehicle for towing systems.

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. 15, 2019

Effort underway to update, give Light Armored Vehicles extended service life

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Marine Corps Systems Command website — The fleet of Marine Corps Light Armored Vehicles will begin receiving a number of necessary upgrades under the terms of a $37.2 million contract awarded Jan. 4.

Nov. 20, 2018

Historic uniform change for female Marines; ‘there will be no doubts that they are U.S. Marines in the dress blue uniform’

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Marine Corps Systems Command website — A white belt, form-fitted coat and a standing collar are a few features female Marines can expect to see on the new dress blue uniform. Based on a 2014 Marine Corps initiative, Marine Corps Systems Command was tasked to develop a dress blue coat for women that was similar to the male uniform.

Aug. 23, 2018

MCSC teams with Marines to build world’s first continuous 3D-printed concrete barracks

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Marine Corps Systems Command website — The Marine Corps is leading the way in employing advanced technologies and robotic construction. Earlier this month, the Additive Manufacturing Team at Marine Corps Systems Command teamed up with Marines from I Marine Expeditionary Force to operate the world's largest concrete 3D printer at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center in Champaign, Illinois.

June 1, 2018

Corps to award sole source orders for cold weather boots and socks

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Marine Corps Systems Command website — Marines will stay warm during ambient cold weather operations with new boots and socks. Marine Corps Systems Command intends to award sole source purchase orders for two types of Intense Cold Weather Boots and Intense Cold Weather Socks to improve Marines’ performance in cold weather environments. A total of 2,000 boots and 50,000 pairs of socks will be delivered from four vendors by Sept. 28.

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.