60 Second Spotter-Up Report: Modern Day Marine Day 1

I would say the theme of this year’s Modern Day Marine Military Expo is “Change is Coming” and to better be prepare the Marine Corps for that next generation of warfare, the Marine Corps, in partnership with industry, must identify and procure the best products and services available to allow them to fight and win on future battlefields.

Today there appeared to be over 400 vendors showcasing products as varied as the Marine Corps mission. I saw a collection of products ranging from equipment for the individual Marine like boots, weapons, food and clothing, to large vehicles like the Amphibious Assault Vehicle, Unmanned Aerial System platforms, and everything in between.

As well as experiencing the latest, greatest technological advances, I also had the opportunity to meet face-to-face with many of the nonprofit organizations and agencies that exist to assist service members and veterans.

The following is a list of some of the industry vendors we met today and hope to showcase their products on our website: https://spotterup.com/

HSGI Taco. The character Cable will wear this in the movie Deadpool 2 with actor Ryan Reynolds

Force Protector Gear.  Provides a variety of loadout bags, packs, kneeboards, and reflective heat shelters and blankets other gear.  https://www.forceprotector.com/

Wiley X.  World leader in the research, development and marketing of protective eyewear and gloves for military, law enforcement and civilian markets. https://www.wileyx.com/

Hardened Arms.  Specializes in a variety of American made barrel uppers, pistols, suppressors, and other products. https://www.hardenedarms.com/

Surefire.  Their main products are flashlights, headlamps, weapon-mounted lights and laser sights. In addition, Surefire makes knives, sound suppressors, Picatinny Rails and batteries. http://www.surefire.com/

LazerBright Modular Light System. The Best LED Tactical Flashlight & Modular System Available. Made in the America. https://www.lazerbrite.com/

Bates Footwear.  A variety of boots and shoes from the largest supplier of footwear to the Department of Defense. http://www.batesfootwear.com/US/en/home

Bates Boot Velocitor. Once available in Leather, now in fabric

Gore. Building waterproof, windproof, and breathable GORE-TEX® fabric, GORE® Military Fabrics best-in-class protective clothing products that military personnel have come to trust for more than 25 years. https://www.gore.com/products/categories/fabrics?view=gore-military-fabrics

GORTEX Pryad hard shell Modern Day Marine. Doesn’t pick up water. Using nylon. Heat and flame resistant Breathable. 

Rite in the Rain. What to write with for the best results. https://www.riteintherain.com/

Camelback. Packs, Bottles, Protection, and Hydration.  https://www.camelbak.com/en/military

Katadyn.  A Swiss company making water filtration systems. https://www.katadyn.com/us/us

H&H Medical Corporation. Provides innovative emergency products for pre-hospital trauma to keep the injured alive. https://buyhandh.com/

New Mystery Ranch SOCOM Spear suite Assault patrol and recce at Modern Day Marine

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By M Beach

M is a multi-skilled professional with over 34 yrs of combined military and government service. He joined the Marine Corps in 1983, commanding infantry and reconnaissance units at multiple levels and served in a variety of staff positions. He has deployed multiple times to the Pacific and the Middle East to include combat tours in Kuwait, Somalia, Iraq, and Afghanistan in a variety of capacities. Since retiring from the military M has continued his government service. He is an avid outdoorsman and athlete. He enjoys shooting sports, hiking, hunting, working out (swim, bike, run), and participating in endurance style events like Go-Ruck and Tough-Mudder, which promote camaraderie and teamwork. He completed the Infantry Officer Course, US Army Airborne Parachutist Course, US Army Ranger School, US Army Special Forces Combat Diver Qualification Course, US Army Jumpmaster Course, US Army Special Forces Qualification Course, and US Army Airborne Freefall Parachutist Course. He earned the following decorations Combat Action Ribbon, Navy Commendation Medal with Gold Stars and Combat ‘V’, and Meritorious Service Medal. M subscribes to the Spotter Up way of life. “I will either find a way or I will make one”.

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