U.S. Navy Forms Task Group for Maritime Defense

Task Group Greyhound to counter Russian submarine threat in the Atlantic.

The U.S. Navy has formed Task Group Greyhound to counter Russian submarines in the Atlantic under the Naval Surface Force Atlantic mission. The task group will be comprised of Arleigh Burke-class destroyers and is a part of the Optimized Fleet Response Plan. Based at Naval Station Mayport, with initial operational capability received on September 1, the task group should be fully operational by June of 2022.

At the task group announcement ceremony, Commander of Naval Surface Force Atlantic Rear Admiral Brendan McLane stated that Task Group Greyhound is “designed to provide the fleet with predictable, continuously ready and fully certified warships. The ships will be ready to accomplish the full range of missions – including tracking Russian undersea activity in the Atlantic and maritime homeland defense for our nation.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Rear Admiral Brendan McLane as he leads Task Force Greyhound.
  • For the sailors as they train for task force readiness.
  • With gratitude for all the naval and coast guard personnel serving on the seas.

Sources: The Defense Post, Stars and Stripes


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