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HIMARS: Making III MEF Ready to Fight Now

Throughout history, the Marine Corps has used the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System in order to gain an advantage against its adversaries. With the Commandant’s Planning Guidance and Force Design, it is vital that III Marine Expeditionary Force utilize HIMARS to maintain force readiness throughout the Indo-Pacific and be ready to fight at a moment’s notice. In 1996, Lockheed Martin developed the first HIMARS. After years of testing and development, in 2005 the Marine Corps began integrating them into units for training exercises…

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Author: Lance Cpl. Stephanie Varela

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