Who we are
TASK FORCE 76 Headquarters staff is split between White Beach, Okinawa and Sasebo, on the island of Kyushu, Japan. The Command Element, Administration, Operations, Intelligence, Planning, C41 and Marine Liaison functions are located at White Beach to ensure effective, close coordination with the United States Marine Corps, specifically the 3d Marine Expeditionary Brigade. And we are SEVENTH Fleet’s co-located liaison with the III Marine Expeditionary Force. The Deputy Commander along with Force Material and Training departments are located on the Sasebo waterfront with the Amphibious and Mine Countermeasure ships and is responsible for the maintenance, training and readiness of the Task Force.
What we do
TASK FORCE 76 (Amphibious Force U.S. SEVENTH Fleet), Expeditionary Strike Group Seven is the Commander, U.S. SEVENTH Fleet's primary Navy advisor on amphibious matters in the Seventh Fleet Area of Operations (AO) and is responsible for conducting expeditionary warfare operations to support a full range of theater contingencies, ranging from humanitarian and disaster relief operations, to full combat operations.
TASK FORCE 76 assets operate forward from the sea to deter aggression by its presence and remain ready to support rapid mobilization in the event of crisis, conflict, or natural disaster. These assets bring unique capabilities to the fight and are the key enabler for the Marines' expeditionary operations ashore that can quickly and decisively neutralize any adversary.
TASK FORCE 76's mission is immense, complex, challenging, and occasionally dangerous. The ultimate objective is to help maintain peace and stability in the region and protect our vital interests in the Pacific. In that venture, a flexible and powerful U.S. Navy amphibious force serves permanently forward deployed, ready to meet any challenge or tasking from our leaders.
Amphibious Force Seventh Fleet consists of Amphibious Squadron 11, USS Wasp, USS Blue Ridge, USS Green Bay, USS Ashland, USS Germantown, Mine Squadron 7, USS Chief, USS Pioneer, USS Patriot, USS Warrior, Helicopter Mine Countermeasure Squadron 14, Fleet Surgical Team 7, Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25, EOD Mobile Unit Five, and Naval Beach Unit 7.