Marine Aviation Logistics Support Element, Kaneohe (MALSEK)
In the early 2000s, the Aviation Support Element, Kaneohe (ASEK), including the Marine Aviation Logistics Support Element, Kaneohe (MALSEK) was deactivated and Marine Aircraft Group 24 (MAG-24) was reactivated in its place.
Marine Aviation Logistics Support Element, Kaneohe (MALSEK) was formed from what had been Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 24 (MALS-24) on 1 October 1994 when ASEK too over for MAG-24.
On 1 March 1999, NAS Barbers Point AIMD, Weapons Department, and Supply Department were integrated into the MALSEK to provide seamless support to the Navy squadrons being re-located from NAS Barbers Point to MCAF Kaneohe Bay.
The mission of the MALSEK was to provide intermediate level maintenance and supply support to the eleven operational and training squadrons assigned to MCAF Kaneohe Bay and to provide a pool of qualified Marines and Sailors to augment other Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron (MALS) and Aviation Intermediate Maintenance Department (AIMD) during deployments and under war-time scenarios.
MALSEK supported 5 CH-53D squadrons that were assigned within 1st MAW ASE, 4 P-3C squadrons of Commander Patrol and Reconnaissance Force Pacific Fleet (CPRFP), the HSL squadron of SH-60B's, and the 2 C-20J aircraft. Additionally, MALSEK supported the 5 H-3's at Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF), Kauai.
Besides the daily support given to the squadrons, the MALSEK provided personnel and logistical support to squadrons participating in exercises, to include Combined Arms Exercise (CAX), Weapons Training Instruction (WTI), Puhakaloa Training Area (PTA), and most recently, Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise, a joint exercise with other nations in the Pacific Rim. In support of the Unit Deployment Program (UDP), MALSEK Marines and Sailors would augment and deploy with the respective squadrons.
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