What do Expeditionary Squadrons do?

What do Expeditionary Squadrons do?

They run missions such as coastal combat and service support but also defend ports and escort high-value assets —including aircraft carriers and Military Sealift vessels — through dangerous choke points like the Strait of Hormuz.

When was NECC created?

January 2006
Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) was established in January 2006 to serve as the single functional command for the Navy’s expeditionary forces and as central management for the readiness, resources, manning, training and equipping of those forces.

What is Msron in the Navy?

– Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron (MSRON) EIGHT Detachment Groton, recently achieved a major milestone completing over 1,500 high value unit (HVU) escort missions at Naval Submarine Base New London.

What is RIVRON 2 in the Navy?

This reorganization combined navy small boat units to provide both offensive and defensive force protection. RIVRON 2 was established on February 2, 2007 and began unit-level training with the Marine Corps at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. RIVRON 2 deployed to Iraq in October 2007, relieving RIVRON 1.

What does RIVRON 3 mean?

Riverine Squadron 3 (RIVRON 3) was established in July 2007 and relieved RIVRON 2 in Iraq when their deployment completed in April 2008. Riverine Group (RIVGRU 1) and Riverine Squadron 1 were both formally established May 25, 2006, under Navy Expeditionary Combat Command. It was modeled after the Marines Small Craft Company.

How many riverine squadrons are in the Navy?

As of 2008, three riverine squadrons were active in the Navy, all under the command of Riverine Group 1, located in Norfolk, Virginia. Riverine Squadron 1 (RIVRON 1) deployed to Iraq in April 2007 and was relieved by Riverine Squadron 2 (RIVRON 2) in October 2007.

When did RIVRON 1 deploy to Iraq?

Following several months of training in combat skills, SURC operations, and cultural and language skills, RIVRON 1 Advance Party deployed to Iraq on February 13, 2007, followed by RIVRON 1 Main Body deployed March 8. RIVRON 1 conducted integrated maritime combat operations with Marines, Soldiers, Coalition Forces, Iraqi Army, and Iraqi Police.