Coast Guard to Establish MFPU

Friday, July 27, 2007
The Coast Guard will establish a Maritime Force Protection Unit (MFPU) in Bangor, Wash., Thursday. The MFPU will be a team of vigilant guardians who provide fleet security to the U. S. Navy through: deterrence by presence; protection by escort; defense by force; and terrorism prevention through strategic partnerships.

The newly created MFPU will provide a dedicated force of active duty and reserve personnel that possess specialized skills, capabilities, and expertise to perform a broad range of port security and harbor defense missions.

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