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Maritime Prepositioning Squadron

Definition/Scope: Time-chartered ships carry afloat prepositioned U.S. military cargo for the U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy and the Defense Logistics Agency. The squadron's mission is to provide swift and effective sea transportation of vital equipment and supplies to a designated area of operations. Known as the Maritime Prepositioning Force, they are foward deployed to the western Pacific Ocean, Indian Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. The Force is organized into three squadrons; MPS One, MPS Two, and MPS Three.



Acronym:

MPS

Broader Terms:

joint logistics
Maritime Prepositioning Force
Military Sealift Command

Narrower Terms:

MPS One
MPS Three
MPS Two
roll-on / roll-off ships
transportation


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