Monday, February 07, 2011

USMC Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team (FAST)'s to Egypt???

via Business Insider...
A senior member of the US Marine corps is telling people "multiple platoons" are deploying to Egypt, a source tells us.
There is a system within the US Marines that alerts the immediate families of high-ranking marines when their marine will soon be deployed to an emergency situation where they will not be able to talk to their spouses or families.
That alert just went out, says our source.
The units aren't identified but this story is spreading like wild fire over the internet.  I'm guessing FAST Marines are on the way because of their mission profile.

This from Wikipedia...
The Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team (FAST) is capable of rapidly deploying to immediately improve security at United States Government installations worldwide. FAST Marines are deployed at the discretion of the Chief of Naval Operations and the Commandant of the Marine Corps when the primary and auxiliary security forces of the Marines are unable to adequately respond to a security crisis.
Yep, I'd guess that its a couple of FAST Companies.

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