Accession Number:

ADA509045

Title:

Marine Special Operations Companies Need Marine Air

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MARINE CORPS COMBAT DEVELOPMENT COMMAND QUANTICO VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-02-20

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

Letterman style Top Ten lists were always popular with the pilots and crews of Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron-261. During 22D Marine Expeditionary Unit MEU workups at Fort AP Hill, Virginia, HMM-261 aircrews poked fun at the Marine Special Operations Company MSOC Marines for wearing fanny packs. On the Air Combat Element ACE Top Ten Things MSOC Marines carry in their Fanny Packs listed as 1 was Juice boxes and animal crackers. The MSOC responded in-kind with their own humorous list of items they carried in their nut-rucks. The most stinging item to the ACE on the MSOC list The phone number for Task Force-160, Also known as the Armys Special Operations Aviation Regiment SOAR. This was a thinly veiled stab at the ACE. The listing of this item was funny, however it reveals the relationship the ACE had with MSOC, especially once deployed with the MEU.2

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE