Marine air-ground task force


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Marine air-ground task force

The Marine Corps principal organization for all missions across the range of military operations, composed of forces task-organized under a single commander capable of responding rapidly to a contingency anywhere in the world. The types of forces in the Marine air-ground task force (MAGTF) are functionally grouped into four core elements: a command element, an aviation combat element, a ground combat element, and a combat service support element. The four core elements are categories of forces, not formal commands. The basic structure of the MAGTF never varies, though the number, size, and type of Marine Corps units comprising each of its four elements will always be mission dependent. The flexibility of the organizational structure allows for one or more subordinate MAGTFs to be assigned. Also called MAGTF. See also aviation combat element; combat service support element; command element; ground combat element; Marine expeditionary force; Marine expeditionary force (forward); Marine expeditionary unit; special purpose Marine air-ground task force; task force.
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In Africa, Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force (SPMAGTF) 12 exemplifies this concept by sending small training groups to partner with local militaries in an effort to indirectly blunt the spread of extremist groups across the continent.
SDDC deployed elements of the 1st Infantry Division (Mechanized) of Wurzburg, Germany; the 1st Cavalry Division of Fort Hood, Texas; the 25th Infantry Division (Light) of Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; and a Marine Air-Ground Task Force from the 1st Marine Division at Camp Pendleton, California.
The Gladiator will provide the Marine Corps' Ground Combat Element with an unmanned tele-operated/semi-autonomous ground vehicle for remoting combat tasks in order to reduce risk to the warfighter and neutralize threats to the Marine Air-Ground Task Force.
Meanwhile, SDDC will deploy elements of the 1st Infantry Division, Wurzburg, Germany; 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; 25th Infantry Division (Light), Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; and a Marine Air-Ground Task Force from the 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, Calif.
Titan will use the Navy's Enhanced Naval Warfare Gaming System and the Marine Corps' Marine Air-Ground Task Force Tactical Warfare Simulation to provide a realistic simulation of the war game's battle space.
While the future Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF) Unmanned Expeditionary system, or MUX, is still a little way off, Rudder said he hopes the system will be ready for early operational capability by 2026.
He sent them out in May and June to be used by Marines at the Marine Air-Ground Task Force Integrated Experiment at Twenty-Nine Palms, California.
The Philippine-led exercise will continue to enhance the interoperability between the US Marine air-ground task force and the AFP with the goal of improving our bilateral response to regional issues and maritime security crises within the Asia Pacific, the US Embassy said.
Many consumable supplies are common usage items among Navy expeditionary forces, and although most supplies aboard Navy amphibious ships (L-Decks) are intended for Navy unit consumption, common item stocks can be made available to embarked Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF) elements with advance coordination.
Among the command and control obstacles was an extremely complicated Operation Iraqi Freedom airspace construct, resulting somewhat from numerous revisions and modifications required to facilitate the reintroduction of a Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF) during Iraqi Freedom II.
The second major possibility left out of the Marine vision texts is that of an end-state force radically different from the present Marine air-ground task force concept.

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