Task Force 75
|Navy Expeditionary Forces Command Pacific|
Crest of NEFCPAC
|Branch||United States Navy|
|Part of||United States Seventh Fleet|
|Garrison/HQ||Camp Covington, Guam|
|Nickname(s)||CTF 75, NEFCPAC|
The Commander, Task Force 75 (CTF 75), properly named Navy Expeditionary Forces Command Pacific; or simply NEFCPAC (pronounced "nef-see-pack"), is a US Navy task force of the United States Seventh Fleet and is 7th Fleet's primary expeditionary task force composed of EOD, Coastal Riverine, and Seabee detachments. CTF 75 is responsible for the planning and execution of coastal riverine operations, explosive ordnance disposal, diving, engineering and construction, and underwater construction. Additionally, it provides direct support to diving and salvage operations and expeditionary intelligence throughout the Indo-Asia-Pacific region as directed by 7th Fleet.
CTF 75 is permanently headquartered at Camp Covington, Guam.
The following is a list of detachments under CTF 75 operational control:
|EOD Mobile Unit Five||Naval Base Guam|
|CRG-1 DET Guam||Naval Base Guam|
|30th Naval Construction Regiment||Port Hueneme, CA|
|Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Okinawa||Okinawa, Japan|
|Naval Mobile Construction Battalion DET Guam||Naval Base Guam|
|Underwater Construction Team Two||Port Hueneme, CA|
|Civil Action Team Palau||Camp Katuu, Republic of Palau|
During the Vietnam War, Task Force 75 was the Surface Combatant Force assigned to Seventh Fleet responsible for the cruisers and destroyers that were not assigned as escorts to aircraft carriers. Rear Admiral Rembrandt C. Robinson, U.S. Navy, at age 47, was Commander Cruiser Destroyer Flotilla Eleven and Commander, Cruiser Destroyer Group Vietnam, Seventh Fleet (CTF 75). Admiral Robinson was killed in a helicopter crash in the Gulf of Tonkin on May 8, 1972, during a late night landing approach to his flagship, the guided missile light cruiser USS Providence (CLG-6). The Seventh Fleet's flagship used to be frequently a cruiser. This cruiser, for example USS Oklahoma City (CG-5), would be assigned the designation of Task Group 70.1 when acting as fleet flagship and also act as part of Task Force 75 when carrying out Naval gunfire support.
From 19 January 1981 to 22 January, USS Barbel and Grayback (SSG-574) participated in ASWEX 81-3U off the coast of the Philippines, an exercise in shallow water ASW. The submarines opposed the transit of the oiler USNS Navasota (T-AO-106), which was escorted by the destroyers John Young (CTF 75 embarked) and Elliot, and frigates Gray, Whipple, Lang, Ramsey and through the narrow straits.
Events & Milestones
- 17 January 2014 - The US Navy sends out a notice "establishing Navy Expeditionary Forces Command Pacific" and begins gathering approvals from other type commands.
- 01 July 2014 - NEFCPAC initial operational capability established.
- 09 January 2015 - NEFCPAC is officially established.
- "US 7th Fleet's Newest Task Force Highlights Expeditionary Forces". www.Navy.mil. Chief Mass Communication Specialist Bleu Moore. Retrieved 8 August 2014.
- "CTF 75 Establishment Ceremony". YouTube. Joint Region Marianas. Retrieved 9 January 2015.
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