Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team Conducts Weeklong Training Exercise At Marine Corps Base Quantico In Preparation Of Future DeploymentFAST Marines
Marines pride themselves on being a mobile force, but sometimes an extra measure of readiness is required. If a terror attack took place near American forces anywhere in the world, the Marine Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team (FAST) would be there to respond.
FAST are deployed around the globe and trained to handle potential terrorist actions as soon as they happen. Although Marines part of FAST do not receive especially rigorous extra training, they are highly skilled in counter surveillance, physical security, urban combat techniques, close quarter combat, and martial arts.
FAST is a relatively new organization. FAST is organized into three companies, all stationed at Naval bases in Virginia. Companies contain six platoons of fifty Marines. On deployment, FAST can be stationed in Spain, Japan, and Bahrain. In this video Marines from Company C, Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team, Marine Corps Security Force Regiment, conduct site security, close quarters combat and unknown distance shooting as part of a weeklong training exercise in preparation of future deployment at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia.
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