The Army's proposed 2019 budget would add 4K soldiers to the active force and purchase large quantities of missiles.
A new budget request features an increase in big guns and artillery rockets as well as a plus-up of some 1,100 Marines.
The Marine Corps has hauled at least one program of record to the curb -- and is looking for more to cut.
An artillery round meant to be fired at an ISIS target in northern Iraq exploded prematurely killing two American soldiers.
The Marines sent into Syria to set up a firebase have yet to fire their .155 howitzers.
Last week, the Marine Corps' Next-Generation Logistics office quietly printed, and then detonated, an indirect fire munition.
Forward observers soon will have a targeting device that reduces the time it takes to call in precision-guided munitions.