January 22, 2021

Decorated Marine relieved of command after deadly sinking of assault vehicle off San Clemente Island

CAMP PENDLETON — The decorated leader of a Camp Pendleton-based landing team was relieved of command on Tuesday after an amphibious assault vehicle sank off San Clemente Island, killing eight Marines and a sailor, military officials announced.

Lt. Col. Michael J. Regner was relieved of command based on “a substantial amount of information and data,” according to a statement by Lt. Gen. Karsten S. Heckl, the commanding general of the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force.

Assault Amphibious Vehicles come ashore during Iron Fist 2020 exercises at Camp Pendleton, CA on Wednesday, February 12, 2020. About 1,200 Marines, sailors and the Japanese Ground Self Defense Forces trained as part of the U.S. Japan postwar defense alliance. (File photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG) 

Regner, a decorated Marine who served on multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, commanded the 1st Battalion/4th Marine Regiment on Camp Pendleton.

“Heckl relieved Regner due to a

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U.S. Transportation Command to study use of SpaceX rockets to move cargo around the world

Gen. Stephen Lyons: “Think about moving the equivalent of a C-17 payload anywhere on the globe in less than an hour.”

WASHINGTON — The U.S. military command that oversees logistics operations has signed an agreement with SpaceX and XArc to study the use of space launch vehicles to transport supplies in an emergency.

Army Gen. Stephen Lyons, commander of U.S. Transportation Command, announced the agreement Oct. 7 at a National Defense Transportation Association virtual conference. 

“Think about moving the equivalent of a C-17 payload anywhere on the globe in less than an hour,” Lyons said. The C-17 is a very large military cargo plane capable of transporting a 70-ton main battle tank.

Transportation Command has signed a cooperative research and development agreement, known as CRADA, with SpaceX and Exploration Architecture Corporation (XArc) to study concepts for rapid transportation through space. 

“There is a lot of potential here,” said Lyons He

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Military, government, industry leaders to speak at National Defense Transportation Association-U.S. Transportation Command Fall Meeting 2020 | Article

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. – During the eighth annual, first-ever virtual, National Defense Transportation Association-U.S. Transportation Command Fall Meeting, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Sustainment, the Honorable W. Jordan Gillis, is the conference’s initial keynoter Oct. 6.During the conference, from Oct. 5-8, 2020, five keynote presentations, featuring senior military, government, and industry executives, will address a variety of leadership topics, including innovation, vision, resiliency, and embracing – and overcoming – disruption in the COVID-19 era.“There’s a lot to the presentation.” said Gillis, who session is titled, “A Sustainment Vision for the Future: Embracing Innovation and Disruption to Advance.”“A couple of things I’m going to highlight includes how COVID-19 impacted the Department of Defense’s transportation, supply chain, and logistics enterprise, as well as industry.”.“And speaking of our commercial transportation providers, we (DoD) value their critical importance in America’s defense,” continued Gillis. “They are an essential teammate who face several challenges

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United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) Replaces Oracle Java SE with Azul Zulu Builds of OpenJDK

Azul Zulu proved to be the only 100% open source Java Platform that met all of USTRANSCOM’s technical, service level, and cost requirements

Azul Systems (Azul), provider of the world’s most trusted open source Java platform, today announced that the United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) has decided to replace Oracle Java SE with Azul Zulu builds of OpenJDK. The agency chose Azul over other OpenJDK commercial offerings based on Azul’s lower Java support costs, superior security offerings, and better service SLAs and support response times. USTRANSCOM has purchased unlimited Zulu licenses from Azul, for both on-premises and cloud use, through its DOD Enterprise Software Initiative Contract, NASA SEWP, which went into effect in June. As Oracle Java SE and Azul Zulu builds of OpenJDK are based on the same OpenJDK source code, they provide identical Java features and performance, making for a simple transition.

USTRANSCOM is one of eleven unified

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