2d Force Service Support Group
The 2d Force Service Support Group is the combat service support element of II MEF. Second FSSG provides the major sources of heavy combat service support for the 2d Marine Division, 2d Marine Aircraft Wing, and the command element of II MEF. The support provided by 2d FSSG is essential for successful combat operations and includes the combat service support functions of supply, maintenance, transportation, engineer, landing support, health services and other special services.
The 2d FSSG is comprised of more than 480 officers and 7,400 Marines and Sailors. It is composed of Headquarters and Service Battalion, 2d Maintenance Battalion, 2d Landing Support Battalion, 8th Engineer Support Battalion, 8th Motor Transport Battalion, 2d Supply Battalion, 2d Medical Battalion, 2d Dental Battalion, 2d FSSG (Forward), Combat Service Support Detachment 21 at MCAS, Cherry Point, and Combat Service Support Detachment 23 at MCAS, Beaufort, S.C.
The 2nd FSSG would support Marine forces in the field. It consists of several elements, including shock/trauma platoons that involve emergency medicine trained physicians, nurses and corpsmen. There are also multiple surgical platoons that include surgeons, anesthesiologists, certified nurse anesthetists, perioperative nurses and corpsmen. Other specialties are also included such as family physicians, pediatrics, OB/GYN and Medical Service Corps personnel.
Naval Hospital Jacksonville's deployable platforms are comprised of personnel from Naval Hospital Jacksonville and its branch medical clinics, as well as from other naval hospitals in the continental United States. In addition to 2nd FSSG, Naval Hospital Jacksonville maintains the fleet hospital, the largest deployable contingent, as well as a group which is trained to support amphibious casualty receiving and treatment ships.
2nd Marine Logistics Brigade (Forward), 2nd Force Service Support Group, assumed operational control of Marine Corps logistics forces in Iraq from 1st Force Service Support Group during a ceremony at Camp Taqaddum on March 12, 2005.
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