beachmaster unit


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beachmaster unit

A commissioned naval unit of the naval beach group designed to provide to the shore party a Navy component known as a beach party, which is capable of supporting the amphibious landing of one division (reinforced). Also called BMU. See also beach party; naval beach group; shore party.
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The ship brought two MH-60S Seahawks from the Dragon Whales of HSC-28 Detachment 4; Tactical Air Control Squadron (TACRON) 21; four utility landing craft from Assault Craft Unit 2; Beachmaster Unit 2; Amphibious Construction Battalion 2 (Seabees); and Fleet Surgical Team 2 to Galveston.
LCACs are the only means to get large trucks, such as the MTVRs, off the ship, says 2nd Class Petty Officer Jeremiah Goff, a construction mechanic with Beachmaster Unit One based in Coronado, Calif.
They're very eager to lend a hand and pitch in when ever they can and some of them are quite skilled," said Construction Mechanic 1st Class (SW) Eric Dickinson, assigned to the APS team from Beachmaster Unit 2, Little Creek, Va.