Marines Designate Infantry Battalion as New Experimental Unit

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    Marines Designate Infantry Battalion as New Experimental Unit

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    The Marine Corps Warfighting Lab tested an experimental Legged Squad Support System during RIMPAC 2014. (Marine Corps/Sarah Dietz)


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    Feb 20, 2016 | by Hope Hodge Seck


    Marines assigned to the legendary "Dark Horse" battalion may get the chance to try out new gear, technology, and fighting methods before they are introduced service-wide.

    Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller said Friday that 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, out of Camp Pendleton, Calif., would spend the next year acting as the Corps' experimental unit, working with the Marine Corps Warfighting Lab to field-test new ideas and equipment over the course of ordinary training and operations.

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