Roughly 50 U.S. Marines from II Marine Expeditionary Pressure (II MEF), primarily based out of Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, launched into Army Sealift Command Europe and Africa (MSCEURAF)/Commander Process Pressure 63 (CTF-63) expeditionary quick transport ship USNS Trenton (T-EPF 5) for a one-month deployment, Nov. 17.
Their mission workout routines II MEF’s skill to quickly deploy Marines into the European theater aboard an expeditionary quick transport ship. This occasion is a technique II MEF workout routines its flexibility and dedication to the European theater, skill to embark on board non-standard platforms, and function in a maritime atmosphere stuffed with island chains and choke factors.
“This deployment is a superb instance of the various alternatives that II MEF Marines should journey the world, expertise completely different cultures, and practice and construct camaraderie with fellow service members from our associate nations,” stated U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Joshua Ramirez, Marine Detachment Officer in Cost.
Nearly all of the Marine power comes from eighth Engineer Assist Battalion, second Marine Logistics Group, and eighth Communication Battalion, II MEF Data Group. These two items are deploying fight engineering and communication specialists, respectively. This detachment of Marines will go to a number of Mediterranean Allies the place they’ll practice to enhance their unit-level readiness and military-to-military cooperation.
This agile power showcases the dynamic nature of U.S. navy presence, whereas fostering our naval integration and train planning capabilities. II MEF deployed forces can scale up in measurement or composite with different naval, joint or allied forces.
“We’re very excited to have the II MEF aboard,” stated Trenton’s Officer in Cost Cmdr. Timothy Rustico. “This deployment is an ideal strategy to reveal our ship’s distinctive transport capabilities and interoperability with the motion of Marines and their gear. ”
Trenton is on a scheduled deployment within the U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa (NAVEUR-NAVAF) space of operations, employed by U.S. Sixth Fleet to defend U.S., allied and associate pursuits.
Headquartered in Naples, Italy, NAVEUR-NAVAF operates U.S. naval forces within the U.S. European Command (USEUCOM) and U.S. Africa Command (USAFRICOM) areas of accountability. U.S. Sixth Fleet is completely assigned to NAVEUR-NAVAF, and employs maritime forces by means of the total spectrum of joint and naval operations.
CTF 63 is the operational commander of all Sixth Fleet air and sea logistics. Army members from CTF 63 work side-by-side with civilians from Army Sealift Command Europe and Africa as one unified employees. Whereas in theater, Army Sealift Command’s Naval Fleet Auxiliary Pressure and Particular Mission ships report back to CTF 63 together with cargo planes that assist Sixth Fleet and U.S. European Command logistics missions.
MSC operates roughly 125 naval auxiliary civilian-crewed ships that replenish U.S. Navy ships, strategically prepositions fight cargo at sea and strikes navy cargo and provides utilized by deployed U.S. forces and coalition companions around the globe.
|Date Posted:||11.23.2022 11:32|
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