Marine Wing Communications Squadron 18

Marine Wing Communications Squadron 18

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Marine Wing Communications Squadron 18

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Marine Wing Communications Squadron 18 (MWCS-18) is a United States Marine Corps communications squadron. The squadron provides expeditionary communications for the aviation combat element of the III Marine Expeditionary Force. They are based at MCB Camp Foster and fall under the command of Marine Air Control Group 18 and the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing. Although a subordinate squadron of MACG-18, MWCS-18 is considered a 1st MAW asset and therefore serves to augment the entire 1st Marine Air Wing with communications support.

Mission

Provide expeditionary communications for the deployed Aviation Combat Element (ACE) and Command Element (CE) of the Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) and its supporting Marine Air Command and Control System (MACCS) including the phased deployment of task-organized elements thereof.

Components

~Det. A
  • Wire – Telephone Switching and Cabling
  • TechCon- Multiplexing, Operator Maintainers
  • Terrestrial- Ground Communications i.e. AN/TRC-170/MRC-142
  • CDP- Communications Data Platoon. (Satellite Wide Area Network (SWAN))
  • Transmissions- Radio and Satellite Communications
  • CEM- Communications Equipment Repairs
  • MT/UT- Motor Transport i.e. vehicular maintenance/Utilities (i.e. power, heating, and cooling)
  • HQ- Administration, Training and Operations
~Headquarters and Support
  • Supply- Issue and de-issue supplies
  • 'S' Shops- Maintain Operations


Tasks

  • Provide for the effective command of subordinate elements.
  • Assist in the systems planning and......
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