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  Reconnaissance - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Reconnaissance is the military term for the active gathering of information about an enemy, or other conditions, by physical observation.
In 1939 Flying Officer Maurice Longbottom was among the first to suggest that airborne reconnaissance may be a task better suited to fast, small aircraft which would use their speed and high service ceiling to avoid detection and interception.
Reconnaissance in force (RIF) is a tactic used specifically to probe an enemy's disposition.
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 U.S. Marine Corps Force Reconnaissance - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Force Reconnaissance received their baptism by fire during the Vietnam War, arriving first in 1965 and staying for five years.
However, the roll-in was never completed to a satisfactory condition, and 1st Force Reconnaissance was reactivated as an individual unit in 1986, and was later deployed in the Gulf War.
Force Recon operators shown wearing armor and helmets in photos when apparently on greenside operations are actually in training, where the armor and helmet are a safety requirement.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Force_Recon   (2278 words)

 Encyclopedia: Force Reconnaissance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Force Reconnaissance platoons are attached to and are a part of the Command Element, and their position in the MEU(SOC) is not tied to the Battalion Landing Team.
Force Recon Marines operated in six-man teams, and rely on stealth, evasion and training to survive, as they are usually too far ahead of the main force to expect artillery support or quick helicopter extractions.
Special Forces operators have, however, two alternatives that can be easily used in existing rifles: The Mk 262 Mod 1 5.56x45mm cartridge, which uses a heavier 77-grain bullet, or the installtion of a new barrel/bolt group for use with a different caliber ammunition.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Force-Reconnaissance   (2794 words)

 United States Marine Corps - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Force Reconnaissance companies are composed of Marines specially trained in covert insertion, reconnaissance, and surveillance tactics, and some have even received special operations training.
The Marine Corps has a widely-held reputation as a fierce and effective fighting force and the Marines take pride in their gung-ho attitude, they are indoctrinated with a strong belief in their chain of command and the importance of esprit de corps, a spirit of enthusiasm and pride in themselves and the Corps.
In many conflicts, members of the other armed forces of the United States have complained that the Marine Corps often emphasizes its prowess at the expense of the reputation of Army or Navy units which are nearby.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_States_Marine_Corps   (5755 words)

 Strong Men Armed - The Marine Corps 1st Force Reconnaissance Company: Part I - History, Mission and Organization
Because we are a naval force, the primary method of force projection is amphibious, and the forcible entry option into a non-permissive environment is powerful and decisive.
The Marine Forces Reserve have 3rd Force Recon in Mobile, AL, and 4th Force Recon in Honolulu, with a detachment in Reno, NV.
Force Reconnaissance had it genesis in Camp Pendelton in 1954 when a test unit was formed to evaluate methods of insertion for reconnaissance teams.
www.forcerecon.com /strongmenarmed.htm   (2865 words)

 Brief History of 1st Force Reconnaissance Company
The Company was employed with Marine Regiments, was assigned under operational control of 3d Reconnaissance Battalion, and operated as subordinate Task Units, as a Marine Division asset, at the Task Force level and ultimately under operational control of the III Marine Amphibious Force.
Platoon was reassigned to 3d Reconnaissance Battalion on Okinawa to retain a deep reconnaissance capability with III Marine Amphibious Force, and in late 1974 the Company was deactivated.
Force Reconnaissance Company participated in ground and amphibious reconnaissance in support of Operation RESTORE HOPE in Somalia, participated in security operations in East Timor and in ground reconnaissance and combat operations in support of Task Force 58 in Afghanistan.
www.i-mef.usmc.mil /msc/1force/Unit_History.htm   (629 words)

 Special Operations.Com
The primary mission of the force reconnaissance company is to conduct pre-assault and deep post-assault reconnaissance operations in support of a landing force and its subordinate elements.
As their newly acquired reconnaissance mission coincided nicely with the terrain and environment, the Reno Marines set about to accomplish individual and small unit Reconnaissance Training to include: Mountain Warfare, Helicopter Rappelling, Swimming, Amphibious Reconnaissance and the opportunity for Parachuting and Scuba diving.
These Marines were sent to MCB Camp Pendleton to further hone their reconnaissance skills and then were attached to the 5th MEB in support of the liberation of Kuwait.
www.specialoperations.com /USMC/Force_Recon/Units/4thDet.htm   (1098 words)

 The Future of Airborne Reconnaissance - Major Keith E. Gentile, United States Air Force
However, the current airborne reconnaissance fleet is unable to meet this requirement for four reasons: an inadequate force structure and lack of interoperability; missionized platforms and sensors; ground stations and datalinks; and finally, platform survivability.
As a result, airborne reconnaissance assets were unable to fully conduct operations to assist in the intelligence preparation of the battlefield prior to hostilities.
This reconnaissance cell would provide direct coordination with the JFC staff to maximize the effectiveness of the airborne reconnaissance strategy and coordinate actions of airborne reconnaissance and surveillance, and command and control platforms enabling the JFACC to preserve forces, achieve economies, and accomplish operational objectives.
www.fas.org /irp/eprint/gentile.htm   (13297 words)

 3rd Force Reconnaissance Company / 4th SCAMP
The mission of the 3rd Force Reconnaissance Company is to conduct pre-assault and distant post-assault reconnaissance in support of a landing force.
The 3rd Force Reconnaissance Company traces its origins to May 15, 1950 when the activation of "C", 10th Amphibious Tractor Battalion, was authorized at Pinto Island, Mobile Bay, Mobile, AL.
It was redesignated on July 1, 1962, as the 3rd Force Reconnaissance Company, and on February 1, 1967, as the 13th Force Reconnaissance Company.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/agency/usmc/3frc-4scamp.htm   (366 words)

 Reconnaissance - Korean War 50th Anniversary - USAF Museum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
US Air Force reconnaissance units in the Far East were undermanned and underequipped, and jet aircraft fitted with WWII era cameras posed new problems.
Even so, Air Force aerial reconnaissance provided almost half of ground intelligence, proving its worth during the war and ensuring its support in the years to come.
Aerial reconnaissance played an important part in identifying and rating potential bombing targets as well as their respective antiaircraft threat.
www.wpafb.af.mil /museum/history/korea50/k50-6.htm   (327 words)

 Reconnaissance - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The associated verb is reconnoiter (reconnoitre in British English).
In 1939 Flying Officer was among the first to suggest that airborne reconnaissance may be a task better suited to fast, small aircraft which would use their speed and high service ceiling to avoid detection and interception.
This page was last modified 19:09, 15 Jun 2005.
www.peekskill.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Reconnaissance   (604 words)

 DefendAmerica News - Article
The missions, limited in scope, are intended to serve as follow-on training for the force’s pilots while simultaneously supporting the ongoing security mission in the country.
Their employ will be coordinated with Iraqi and coalition force efforts on the ground and will eventually include operations all over the country as the government deems necessary.
The Iraqi air force currently consists of some 162 servicemen and is slated to reach its initial goal of 502 trained personnel by December 2004.
www.defendamerica.mil /articles/aug2004/a082004a.html   (626 words)

 CombatLeadership.com Book Store
That dangerous job was the assignment of then-major Alex Lee and the Marines of the 3rd Force Reconnaissance...
In the thickof a jungle war where there often wasn't enough food, enough, water, enough air support, enough explosives, or even enough radio batteries, the vulnerable Force Recon Marines knew that the only things that could keep them alive were their courage, their skills, and their loyalty to one...
Operating on four-to-eight-man teams, the heroic patrols of Force Recon ventured far into the very backyard of the enemy, using tacics associated more with their adversaries than with the U.S. military.
www.combatleadership.com /Bookstore_subcat.asp?id=9   (574 words)

 The U-2, OXCART, and the SR-71
One of the most significant consequences of the work of the Wright brothers was the use of aircraft to conduct reconnaissance of the battlefield during war, and of foreign territories in peacetime.
Electronic reconnaissance missions brought back signals, which provided data on the existence of Soviet radars at particular locations, as well as their technical characteristics (including pulse duration, pulse repetition, and frequency) that could be used in electronic warfare operations.(3)
Attached to the letter from the Secretary of the Air Force to Bernard Schriever, head of the Air Force Systems Command is a key memo relating both to the history of the NRO and the R-12/SR-71 program.
www2.gwu.edu /~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB74   (7032 words)

 Patrol & Reconnaissance Wing ONE
Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing One headquarters located at NSF Kamiseya, Japan, is comprised of 26 officers and 73 enlisted men and women.
Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing One was formerly known as Patrol Wing One until its name was officially changed June 1.
The primary missions of Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing ONE are to train and maintain the operational readiness of two forward deployed patrol squadrons and to operate three Tactical Support Centers located at Kadena, Air Base Okinawa, Japan; Misawa Air Base Japan; and Naval Station Facility Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/agency/navy/patreconwing1.htm   (560 words)

 Sample text for Library of Congress control number 00105083
A force reconnaissance company is a part of the task organization of the
landing force and is employed to extend the ground reconnaissance
force reconnaissance company's mission must be closely monitored by the
www.loc.gov /catdir/samples/random043/00105083.html   (814 words)

 1st Force Reconnaissance Company   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
(grid location) to observe and report Orange forces activity around NAI 3 vicinity (grid location).
Specifically, report preparation and give early warning of the southward movement along route S- 36 of the 1st Armored Brigade into MEF frontage.
D+12, between 0200L and BMNT, and/or uncover by friendly forces.
www.tpub.com /content/USMC/mcwp211/css/mcwp211_192.htm   (354 words)

 Special Forces Search Engine : US Marine Force Recon - Powered By The FOGs at The Swamp Team House   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Rate It Overview of 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Force Recon Companies and Detachment of 4th Force Recon Company given.
Rate It Explains mission and operations of the Marine Corps Force Reconnaissance Elite team.
Rate It For all current and former members of reconnaissance elements of the 1st Marine Division, including 1st Recon Bn, 1st Force Recon Co., 1st Recon Co., Amphib Recon, Deep Reconnaissance Platoon.
www.sfahq.com /US_Marine_Force_Recon   (479 words)

Reconnaissance is the military term for methods of gathering information about an enemy.
Reconnaissance seeks to find a range of information about an enemy.
See also United States Marine Corps Force Reconnaissance.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/r/re/reconnaissance.html   (123 words)

 Welcome to 3rd Force Reconnaissance / 4th SCAMP   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
We continuously need good MOS 0321/8654 Reconnaissance Marines and/or prior service Active Duty or SMCR ground MOS Marines that want to become 0321 for the Force Recon Company.
The Key Volunteer Network is an integral part of the Commander's official family readiness program and is the primary communication link between the commanding officer and the families for the enhancement of mission readiness.
3rd Force Reconnaissance (-) was demobilized and returned to the home training center in Mobile.
www.mfr.usmc.mil /4thmardiv/3dForceRecon   (417 words)

 Annie's Veteran's Day Page
The Army must be prepared to use swift, forceful action to overcome any enemy that might threaten the United States or its interests in other parts of the world.
Air Force reconnaissance satellites and aircraft constantly scan the earth for signs of hostile activity.
To discourage attacks on the United States or its allies, the Air Force maintains the power to strike back immediately with conventional or nuclear weapons.
www.annieshomepage.com /veterans.html   (1712 words)

 Headquarters : United States Marine Marine Corps Force Recon Association
Dues, donations and changes of address are not accepted with Supply Hooch orders and are to be sent to the FRA address.
Members of 3rd Force Recon Company currently in Iraq.
He took it to the Company's celebration of the Marine Corp’s Birthday and then shipped it to the platoons in Iraq.
www.forcerecon.com   (299 words)

 Hurricane Hunters - 53rd WRS
After major Hurricane Dennis forced us to temporarily evacuate our aircraft from Keesler, it was hard to imagine just how bad things were about to get.
Three days later, we began our week of flights into Hurricane Emily; we flew nearly 50 missions by July 24th, with scarcely a break by the time we hit "Gert" on the list.
The 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, known as the Hurricane Hunters of the Air Force Reserve, is one-of-a-kind: the only Department of Defense organization still flying into tropical storms and hurricanes--since 1944.
www.hurricanehunters.com   (347 words)

 Biographies : MAJOR GENERAL ROBERT F. BEHLER   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Robert F. Behler is Commander of the Air Force Command and Control, and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Center, Langley Air Force Base, Va. General Behler is responsible for integrating command and control, and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance for the Air Force to reduce duplication of effort, increase commonality and enable the Expeditionary Air Force.
General Behler entered the Air Force in 1972 as a distinguished graduate of the Air Force ROTC program at the University of Oklahoma.
General Behler is also a distinguished graduate of undergraduate pilot training at Reese AFB, Texas, and the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards AFB, Calif. He has commanded the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron, the 9th Operations Group and the 9th Reconnaissance Wing.
www.af.mil /bios/bio.asp?bioID=4650   (779 words)

 Aircraft by Nation - US Army/Air Force - Reconnaissance
The first photo reconnaissance aircraft was acquired by the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1930.
The designation "F" was used as "P" was already in use for Pursuit (Fighter) aircraft.
Shortly after World War II the "R" prefix replaced the "F" designation for Reconnaissance aircraft.
www.shanaberger.com /by_nation_usa3_r.htm   (62 words)

 COMBAT CHRONOLOGY OF THE US ARMY AIR FORCES   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
reconnaissance until Japanese forces envelop the troops on Mindanao on 1 May.
Burma is again hit by a flight of B-17's which pound the dock area.
For other than authorized activities such as military exchanges and Morale, Welfare and Recreation sites, the U.S. Air Force does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at these locations.
www.altus.af.mil /history/combat/combatapr42.htm   (2333 words)

 Articles - U.S. Marine Corps Force Reconnaissance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Force Reconnaisance Companies are deployed within a type of larger Marine Corps units called a Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) or Template:MEU(SOC).
Force Recon used to operate a fleet of Chenowith Fast Attack Vehicles (FAV), popularized by the Navy SEALs as the 'fl dune buggy.'; However, this vehicle lacked cargo capacity and firepower, so Force Recon moved to a militarized Mercedes-Benz G-Class (Geländewagen) 290 GDT diesel 4x4, a much more traditional 'Jeep'; type truck.
Calypso Wireless has partnered with an Italian company to carry out a demo of VoIP over Wi-Fi (VoWi-Fi) utilizing a GSM-GPRS cell phone.
www.gaple.com /articles/Force_Reconnaissance   (2033 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
1st Force Recon Co., DRP Co. 3rd Recon Btn.:
The Improved Close Quarters Battle (ICQB) pistol produced by Kimber for MCSOCOM Detachment One is not a replacement for the MEU(SOC) pistol.
The owner of Eagle Industries, a manufacturer of high-quality military personal and load-bearing gear, is apparently very close with the Force Recon community, and many Eagle Industries items can be seen in use with Force Recon units.
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