- Beachmaster Unit Two
Infobox Military Unit
unit_name= Beachmaster Unit Two
caption= BMU-2 Insignia
command_structure= Naval Beach Group Two
current_commander= Commander Richard A. Radice
NAB Little Creek
motto= "This beach is mine"
World War II Korean War Vietnam War Operation Desert Storm Operation Enduring Freedom
Beachmaster Unit Two (BMU-2) is a United States Navy amphibious beach party unit based at
Naval Amphibious Base Little Creekin Little Creek, Virginia. Since 1949, BMU-2 has been involved in major amphibious exercises and operations in Lebanon, Cuba, Grenada, Desert Storm, Kosovo, and Afghanistan.
Beachmaster Unit Two is assigned the mission of providing tactical components in support of
amphibiousoperations. BMU-Two provides Naval Beach Party Teams (BPTs) for deployment in conjunction with Expeditionary Forces in order to provide beach and surf zone salvage and to facilitate the landing and movement over the beach of troops, equipment, supplies, and the evacuation of casualties, prisoners-of-war, and non-combatants.
BMU-2 can trace its history back to the days of
World War II. Early on during the Second World War, it quickly became apparent that the orderly flow of troops, equipment, and supplies across the assault beaches was an absolutely essential element to the success of amphibious operations. It also became obvious that some special organization was needed to effect and coordinate mass movement through the surf zone and onto the hostile shore. To accomplish this task, small units called Beach Party Teams were formed. They were trained at Naval Amphibious Base Little Creekin Virginia, and deployed commencing in September 1942. The Beach Party Battalions went forward to participate in amphibious landing in the European and African theaters.
* [http://www.bmu2.surfor.navy.mil/ BMU-2 Website]
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