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Mobile Security Detachment 25 Deploys to U.S. 5th Fleet

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Story Number: NNS050512-14
Release Date: 5/12/2005 5:16:00 PM

From Maritime Force Protection Command Public Affairs

NAVAL STATION NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Mobile Security Detachment (MSD) 25, comprised of approximately 80 service members based at Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, Va., is departing on its maiden deployment May 14.

MSD 25 was established Sept. 17, 2004, under the new Mobile Security Squadron 6, a growing expeditionary force responsible for anti-terrorism/force protection for the Navy’s assets overseas. MSD 25 completed its Final Evaluation Problem (FEP) mid-April 2005, certifying it as fully qualified and ready for deployment.

While deployed, MSD 25 will report to Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/U.S. 5th Fleet for a variety of force protection taskings, which may include protecting Iraqi oil platforms and other high value assets.

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