(29.) Author's experience as flight lead during Anaconda with AH-1W detachment from HMM-166, the aviation combat element
for the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, attached to the 10th Mountain Division, 4-26 March 2002.
(11) The concept of operations for this tactical en route care system is to place it in the aviation combat element
for staging at forward operating bases (and/or the sea base):
Conflicts are resolved quickly through both MAGTF force fires and aviation combat elements
to ensure that priorities set by commanders are executed.
The Harriers are assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 166, the aviation combat element
of the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), embarked in the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group (ARG).
Whenever a Marine force is deployed, it brings an integrated capability comprised of the Aviation Combat Element
(ACE), the Ground Combat Element (GCE) and the Logistics Combat Element (LCE).
John Giscard, head of the aviation combat element
branch of the Marine Corps' Warfighting Lab.
USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) embarked elements of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit's (MEU) aviation combat element
on 24 June in the East China Sea.
As such, they have been actively engaged in reviewing the logistics replenishment plan for the USS Essex (LHD 2), establishing NALO flights to support all Essex patrols and revamping the aviation readiness milestone program in support of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Aviation Combat Element
It will lead the way ashore, disabling information nodes and grids, set up the rest of the aviation combat element
for cold landing zones, and provide a complete picture of what infantry forces will face.
The rock-solid, previously nonexistent MARLOG procedures implemented by the Peleliu Beach Detachment enabled the ship to provide phenomenal distance-support to the embarked Marine Expeditionary Unit Aviation Combat Element
when it deployed on short notice to Kuwait in support of Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom.
The next day, II Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) reformed the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) with HMH-461 as the aviation combat element
and ordered an immediate deployment to conduct humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations.
Normally, forward deployed MALS support is executed by a detachment rotating aboard an Amphibious Readiness Group in support of a Marine Expeditionary Unit's Aviation Combat Element
(ACE) and the MALS functions to provide supply support from its home site.