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Camp Pendleton Marines star in fast-paced, action-packed trailer 'Ready Now'

By ERIKA I. RITCHIE | The Orange County Register | Published: July 23, 2020

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(Tribune News Service) — A fast-paced, action-packed trailer, “Ready Now,” released Thursday previews a reimagining that is going on of the Marine Corps.

And Marines from Camp Pendleton’s 1st Marine Expeditionary Force are the stars of the video.

Marines scaling rock walls and dropping from helicopters into the ocean, reconnaissance Marines in light-weight boats skimming the water to board a vessel, humanitarian aid in a town leveled by an earthquake, the new F-35B fighter jets banking among the clouds — the video illustrates the Marines' capabilities.

“The Marine Corps retains the core value of who we are in being America’s 911 force,” said Staff Sgt. Royce Dorman, who oversaw the video’s production.

Marine Corps Commandant Gen. David Berger released last year his plan for reimagining the military branch over the next decade. While the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force’s focus has been deployments to desert regions of Iraq and Afghanistan, strategies are shifting back to the Marine Corps’ amphibious roots and preparation for operations in the Indo-Pacific regions.

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