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Fleet Marine Force, Atlantic

Not to be confused with Marine Forces Atlantic.
Fleet Marine Force, Atlantic
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The official seal of the United States Department of the Navy.
Active December 1933 – present
Country 23x15px United States of America
Type Maritime general and special purpose landing force
Role Amphibious warfare, expeditionary warfare
Part of 25px U.S. Department of the Navy
Garrison/HQ NAVSTA Norfolk, Virginia, U.S.
Main article: Fleet Marine Force

Fleet Marine Force, Atlantic (FMFLANT) is an American maritime landing force that is spread across the Atlantic Ocean and reports to the United States Atlantic Command. It is headquartered at Naval Station Norfolk and directs and commands all the subordinate elements of the Navy Expeditionary Strike Force and Marine Air-Ground Task Force components that follow under the 2nd (Disestablished and merged with US Fleet Forces Command on 30 September 2011), 4th, and 6th Fleet and the Marine Forces Command (MarForCom). The Commanding General of Marine Forces Command is dual-posted as the Commanding General of the Fleet Marine Force, Atlantic. FMFLANT is under operational control of the Commander-in-Chief, United States Fleet Forces Command, when deployed.

Organization

Reporting directly to the Commanding General, Fleet Marine Force, Atlantic (CG FMFLANT) are the Commanding General, II Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF), the Commanding General, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade (MEB), and the Commanding Officers of three Marine Expeditionary Units (22d, 24th, 26th MEUs). The Commanding General, II MEF, exercises operational control over the 2d Marine Division, the 2d Marine Aircraft Wing, and the 2d Marine Logistics Group.

Hierarchy of Fleet Marine Force units

Commander, United States Fleet Forces Command (COMFLTFORCOM)

Naval Support Activity
Norfolk, Virginia

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Marine Forces Command (MARFORCOM)

Landing Force, Second Fleet (LF2F)
Combined Task Force 22
(CTF-22)
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100px <center>Naval Station Norfolk
Norfolk, VA<center>
<center>Combined Task Force 23
(CTF-23)
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<center>II Marine Expeditionary Force
(II MEF)
<center>
<center> 75px<center> <center>MCB Camp Lejeune
North Carolina, United States<center>

Marine Forces, South (MARFORSOUTH)

Landing Force, Fourth Fleet (LF4F)
<center>Mayport Naval Station
Jacksonville, Florida<center>
<center>II Marine Expeditionary Force<center> 100px <center>MCB Camp Lejeune
North Carolina, United States<center>

Marine Forces, Europe (MARFOREUR)

Landing Force, Sixth Fleet (LF6F)
<center>Task Force 61<center> <center>100px <center>Naval Support Activity Naples
Naples, Italy<center>
<center>Task Force 62 <center>
<center>Task Force 68<center>
<center>II Marine Expeditionary Force<center> 100px <center>MCB Camp Lejeune
North Carolina, United States
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History

See also

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External links

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