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Task Force 67 is composed of land-based maritime patrol aircraft that operate over the waters of the Mediterranean in anti-submarine, reconnaissance, surveillance, and mining roles. Task Force 67′s official mission is to provide responsive, interoperable, and expeditionary combat ready maritime patrol aircraft and supporting forces to Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa and Commander, U.S. 6th Fleet (CNE-CNA-C6F), NATO and Unified Commanders to conduct effective Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW), maintain Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA), enhance regional stability, promote cooperative maritime safety and security, and be decisive while conducting overseas contingency operations.
Task Force organization 1999:
- TG-67.1 Maritime Surv & Recce Det Sigonella (Sicily)
- TU-67.1.1 Patrol Squadron Sigonella (VP)
- TG-67.2 Maritime Surv & Recce Det Rota (Spain)
- TU-67.2.1 Patrol Squadron Rota (when activated; VP)
- TG-67.3 Patrol Squadron, Souda Bay, (Crete)(When activated)
- TG-67.4 VQ-2 (Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron Two)(Whidbey Island, Washington) (EP-3)
- TG-67.8 CROF Souda Bay, Crete
TG-67.6 was recently activated in Djibouti operating within the United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) area of operations; before the changeover of responsibility for the Horn of Africa from United States Central Command to AFRICOM, this task group was a component of the United States Fifth Fleet’s Task Force 57.