SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- Sailors assigned to Coastal Riverine Squadron 3 (CRS-3), based out of Naval Outlying Landing Field Imperial Beach, California, returned home, Feb. 2 and 3, following a six-month deployment supporting operations in U.S. Navy Central Command.
During the deployment, the 450 Sailors completed a variety of missions to include maritime domain awareness, seaward and landward security, and unmanned aerial vehicle operations. Additionally, Sailors provided tactical air control and aircraft security teams during their deployment.
CRS-3 participated in operations in the U.S. Central Command area of operations, including Kuwait, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates. In addition, during this deployment Sailors of CRS-3 supported U.S. European Command and U.S. Africa Command operating out of Rota, Spain, and conducted missions in Panama in support of U.S. Southern Command.
CRS-3 is part of Coastal Riverine Group 1 (CRG-1), whose primary mission is to man, train, and equip subordinate forces for tasking as assigned in the required operational capability and projected operational environment.
CRG-1 works in an extremely high operational tempo deploying squadrons in Djibouti and Bahrain while conducting high value unit escorts in San Diego; Bangor, Washington, and Guam.
The Coastal Riverine Forces deliver near shore littoral sea control of the coastal and riverine environment, effectively bridging blue water and landward operations and denying the use of these areas to hostile forces.
For more news from Coastal Riverine Group 1, visit www.navy.mil/local/crg1/.