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NAVY LEAGUE OF THE UNITED STATES
Volume 52, Number 8, August 2009
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Coming Up In SEAPOWER
SPECIAL FOCUS: THE U.S. MARINE CORPS
■ Lighter, Leaner: Setting standards for personal protective gear.
■ Money Saver: New suspension systems for Marine Corps MRAPs.
■ Adding Versatility: Close air support weapons for the KC-130 gunship.
■ Convoy Training: Predeployment training in a virtual environment.
ALSO IN SEPTEMBER
■ The Fleet: The state of the Navy’s amphibious fleet.
■ Interview: U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., ranking member of the
Senate Armed Services subcommittee on emerging threats and capabilities and member of the seapower and personnel subcommittees.
■ Maritime Insurance: Pressing issues facing the global maritime
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