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Marine air-ground task force


Definition: (DOD) A task organization of Marine forces (division, aircraft wing, and service support groups) under a single command and structured to accomplish a specific mission. The Marine air-ground task force (MAGTF) components will normally include command, aviation combat, ground combat, and combat service support elements (including Navy Support Elements).

Two types of Marine air-ground task forces which can be task organized are the Marine expeditionary unit and Marine expeditionary force.

See also aviation combat element; combat service support elements; ground combat element; Marine expeditionary brigade; Marine expeditionary force; Marine expeditionary unit; task force.

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