A Look At The Crews Who Make Sure Fellow Marines Can Fight From Ship To Shore

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US Marines and sailors with the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group watch a Landing Craft, Air Cushion prepare to dock aboard the San Antonio-Class amphibious transport dock ship USS New York during an exercise off the coast of North Carolina, on Aug. 26, 2019. US Marine Corps/Staff Sgt. Patricia A. Morris

Business Insider: Meet the overlooked crews who make sure fellow Marines can fight from ship to shore

* Keeping Marine Expeditionary Units supplied during their wide-ranging operations is a logistical headache.
* The Marines tasked with that job, Combat cargo Marines, are an overlooked but essential part of the force.

It is a tough job and not everyone is lining up to work at their pace.

Combat cargo Marines have one of the most demanding jobs aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5). This is especially evident during Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX).

Combat cargo’s mission is to support the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s (MEU) logistical requirements across the three classes of ships featured in MEU operations.

“We are in charge of anything and everything that comes on and off the Bataan,” said Lance Cpl. Brandon Novakoski, combat cargoman with the 26th MEU.


WNU Editor: Everyone has to work together.

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