Summer Fury Showcases Reach of 3rd MAW’s Lethal Weapons


U.S. Marines with Marine Attack Squadron (VMA) 311, Marine Aircraft Group 13, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, conduct hot brake procedures on an AV-8B Harrier during Exercise Summer Fury 20 at Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, Calif., July 31, 2020. Summer Fury is designed to enhance Marine Air-Ground Task Force integration and increase aviation operational proficiency with realistic, relevant training to ensure the Marine Corps’ largest aircraft wing remains operationally excellent, interoperable, deployable on short notice, and lethal when called into action (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Juan Anaya).

Posted: August 17, 2020

The character of warfighting is increasingly dynamic, and the rapid advance of new technology has led the Marine Corps to cultivate training evolutions to meet the challenges presented today by adversaries across the Pacific Ocean.

In his 2019 planning guidance, Gen. David H. Berger, 38th Commandant of the Marine Corps, outlined force redesign as his primary focus area for the future of the Marine Corps. Within force redesign, there rests the need for an increase in integrated efforts between the Navy-Marine Corps team in order to prepare for military conflicts in the years to come.


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