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Patriot successfully completed Anti-Terrorism Force Protection Assessment 
LTjg Casey Burnette, USS PATRIOT (MCM 7) 
USS PATRIOT (MCM 7) successfully completed Anti-Terrorism Force Protection Assessment (ATFP) from the 19th through the 21st of July. The Assessors from Afloat Training Group (ATG) Western Pacific took an in-depth look at PATRIOT’s ATFP readiness. The three-day event kicked off with a thorough administrative review of areas including - but not limited to - weapons and watch-team qualifications, pre-planned responses, physical security plans, and training plans and mile-stones. Day two was where the rubber met the road as the ship’s watchteams were challenged with a selected battery of ATFP drill sets and excelled across the board. PATRIOT’s watch teams nailed evaluation after evaluation for an exhaustive two days until the ship reached completion on Thursday the 21st of July.
ENS Allen, the Weapons and Force Protection Officer, stated, “This accomplishment has been met due to the hard work and steadfast dedication of the PATRIOT crew. Their devotion is unparalleled and spirit is unwavering. I am continually impressed by this crew’s ability to overcome the obstacles laid before them.”
PATRIOT received satisfactory marks in all areas and will finalize the ATFP Certification with one last drill set scheduled during Unit Level Training and Readiness Assessment Certification (ULTRA-C) within the next few months.
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