running up that hill
- Jan 3, 2007
- in Wonderland, with my Alice
BAHRAIN (April 07, 2012) - Marines with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit's maritime raid force conduct an enhanced visit board search and seizure training at a U.S. Coast Guard facility here April 7. Loud music is played within the facility to increase stress levels in the Marines and intensify the training. The MRF is the maritime interdiction element for the MEU, currently deployed as part of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group (MKIARG). The group is a U.S. Central Command theater reserve force. The group is also providing support for maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Marine motion media by Gunnery Sgt. Chance W. Haworth/RELEASED)
I have a question: are the Force Recon Companies becoming more and more engaged in Maritime Interdiction Operations? I always thought that it was SPECWARs jurisdiction.