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Marine Corps Prepositioning Program-Norway (MCPP-N)

Last Revised: February 11, 2016, 11:09 pm

MCPP-N enhances the operational responsiveness of all GCCDRs by providing mission-tailored, pre-positioned support to our expeditionary operations globally. In order to support a MAGTF built around an infantry battalion task force and composite aviation squadron, the addition of communications and ordnance assets is reshaping the existing equipment set. Adjustments to quantities of equipment and supplies currently stored in Europe provides a balanced equipment set appropriate to support the new force list. MCPP-N retains its primary role of augmenting up to a MEB-sized force to support the reinforcement of Europe and our expeditionary operations. MCPP-N materiel is stored in multiple locations and is available for rapid preparation and marshaling at aerial, sea, or rail ports of debarkation in support of deploying MAGTFs. This forward pre-positioning reduces reaction time and eliminates the need to otherwise deploy this equipment from locations in the continental United States, with all the attendant burdens on strategic lift that this would entail.

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    The vision of the Concepts and Programs project is to provide political and military leaders with timely, accurate, and relevant information. The Concepts and Programs project is the premier strategic communications vessel the Marine Corps relies on to inform Congress, the Office of Secretary of Defense, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Think Tanks about the Corps’ vision.