Mine Countermeasures Squadron One (COMCMRON One)
Mine Countermeasures Squadron ONE, homeported in Ingleside, Texas is one of three deployable U.S. MCM staffs that conduct integrated MCM operations anywhere in the world. The Mine Countermeasures Squadrons serve as tactical MCM commanders, working directly with fleet commanders, as well as serving as immediate superior in command (ISIC) for their assigned MCMs and MHCs.
Upon completion of Exercise RIMPAC 94, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Eleven [EODMU] Detachment 51 was redeployed from Washington's Whidbey Island to South Korea with COMCMRON One for an unspecified period of time. What followed was a four-month deployment aboard the USS Juneau (LPD 10) where Detachment 51 conducted hydrographic surveys in five major ports and served as an important component of the MCM force.
The six ships of Mine Warfare Readiness Group 2 (MIWRG-2) returned to their Naval Station Ingleside homeport on 15 December 2000 after a three-month deployment that took the ships through the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea and along the United States' East Coast. The mine countermeasures ships USS CHAMPION (MCM 4) and USS PIONEER (MCM 9), along with the coastal minehunters USS OSPREY (MHC 51), USS HERON (MHC 52), USS PELICAN (MHC 53), and USS FALCON (MHC 59) kicked off their deployment at the third annual Navy Days in Beaumont, Texas, Sep. 14-16. There, the crews gave public tours of their ships and took part in community service activities and festivities in their honor. While deployed, the ships participated in several naval exercises, including Exercise Unified Spirit 2000 and Joint Task Force Exercise 01-1 with the USS Harry S Truman (CVN 75) aircraft carrier battle group in the Atlantic Ocean interacting with the fleet and demonstrating their capabilities.
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