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Every member of the amphibious task force's ground combat unit, whether Indonesian, Marine or Canadian, had opportunities to fly in the U.S.
"The deployable battle staff, MPF, amphibious task force concept works, and it can also work when it is applied to amphibious strike groups.
With a diverse amphibious task force deployed, evenings have been lively affairs, where ships officers, helicopter pilots and Royal Marines mix it up and unwind.
THE Government last night announced the deployment to the Gulf of a powerful amphibious task force with 3,000 Royal Marine commandos in a dramatic ratcheting up of the pressure on Saddam Hussein.
While planning is ongoing, it currently includes: An Amphibious Task Force (ESG-2) consisting of two Amphibious Ready Groups (ARGs--7-8 ships) and a Naval Beach Group (NBG); a Marine Expeditionary Brigade-sized Landing Force (2d MEB) consisting of a complete Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), a Regimental Landing Team (RLT), a Marine Air Group (MAG) and a Combat Logistics Regiment (CLR); a Carrier Strike Group (CSG--aircraft carrier, carrier air wing, 3-4 surface combatants); Military Sealift Command (MSC) ships; Mine Counter-Measures (MCM) forces; Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) forces; Joint supporting forces; and Coalition amphibious, landing, and MCM forces." See "Bold Alligator 2012 Update," U.S.
amphibious doctrine places the commander of the amphibious task force and the commander of the landing force on an equal footing during the planning phase of an operation.
The EFV's command variant provides a senior officer and seven staff members with the ability to communicate with senior, adjacent and subordinate maneuver units, as well as with supporting organizations and the amphibious task force. It includes 11 radios, seven computer workstations with displays and keyboards and six servers, with three operating systems--Windows, Unix and Solaris.
Over the space of a few weeks, the USS Tarawa Amphibious Ready Group, the USS Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Task Force, and the USS Carl Vinson Battle Group plied Hawaiian waters on their way to the Persian Gulf or to Western Pacific locations.
With a diverse amphibious task force deployed,evenings have been lively affairs, where ships officers, helicopter pilots and Royal Marines mix it up and unwind.
Boxer is part of Amphibious Task Force West, which also includes Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), Cleveland (LPD 7), Dubu quo (LPD 8), Comstock (LSD 45), Anchorage (LSD 36) and Pearl Harbor (LSD 52).
(15) In the language of doctrine, LaPlante served as Commander, Amphibious Task Force (CATF), and Jenkins as Commander, Landing Force (CLF).
This most current concept of operations would call for the Corps to deploy an Amphibious Task Force from each coast in addition to the Marine Expeditionary Units (MEUs) already on routine deployment with L-class Amphibious Readiness Groups.
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