U.S. Marines with Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team-Pacific concludes sustainability training on Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji using Helicopter Rope Suspension Techniques September 16. This training regimen allowed FASTPAC Marines to rehearse rapid battlefield insertion by way of MH-60s Seahawks from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 12, based out of Naval Air Facility Atsugi.
Stationed out of Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka, FASTPAC operates under U.S. 7th Fleet to support as embarked security teams with naval assets, and for anti-terrorism and security operations primarily focused on embassy reinforcement. On call for action, FASTPAC is prepared to deploy forces to defend and secure vital national assets.
“The FAST Marines are trained to globally deploy as an expeditionary anti-terrorism and security force,” said Capt. Kevin Chathas, platoon commander of FAST bravo platoon. “We specialize in embassy reinforcement missions to protect U.S….
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