amphibious task force


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amphibious task force

A Navy task organization formed to conduct amphibious operations. The amphibious task force, together with the landing force and other forces, constitutes the amphibious force. Also called ATF. See also amphibious force; amphibious operation; landing force.
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30) In fact, a Royal Marines colonel subsequently transferred to the RAN after completion of his liaison position in the amphibious task force headquarters.
1990: Served as the flagship of a 13-ship amphibious task force in support of Operation Desert Storm.
The government last night announced the deployment to the Gulf of a powerful amphibious task force with 3,000 Royal Marine commandos to mount increasing pressure on Saddam Hussein.
The old amphibious task force objectives were always the port and airfield.
Unlike the AAV, which comes equipped only with a radio system, the EFV's command variant is intended to provide a senior officer and seven staff members with the ability to communicate with higher, adjacent and subordinate maneuver units, as well as supporting organizations and an offshore amphibious task force.
Marsh put on an additional hat as Commander Amphibious Task Force (CATF), and took command of the off-load of amphibious shipping at Kuwait Navy Base.
When Bataan (LHD 5) deployed with Amphibious Task Force East to the Arabian Gulf in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, her aircraft complement consisted entirely of AV-8B Harrier IIs.
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.
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.
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.

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