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Source: US Navy (video statements)

Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) announced the official name change for all Coastal Riverine Forces to Maritime Expeditionary Security Forces (MESF).

While history and tradition are important to the U.S. Navy there are times when a name does not capture the role and mission of a force. The new name captures the MESF growing blue-water fleet integration and contributions to the high-end fight in an era of Great Power Competition, which is more robust than the legacy riverine roles.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fyyb8DxGnk

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