MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. --
While the main body for Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Central Command 16.1 prepares to initiate the Integrated Training Exercise portion of their pre-deployment training, a group of Marines arrives at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, to begin setting up the field ammunition supply point, or FASP.
ITX is conducted to enhance the integration and warfighting capability from all elements of the Marine Air Ground Task Force.
Over the course of a week before the beginning of ITX, the Marines of Combat Logistics Battalion 1, Ammunition Detachment, hit the ground and occupied nearly 500 acres of desert, which houses the FASP.
The FASP is the main ammunition distribution point supplying units participating in ITX and stores ammo ranging from artillery rounds to small arms ammo and grenades.
“The FASP is everything that we would do at the ammunition supply point at Camp Pendleton. We issue all the ammo whenever units request it and support them in the same sense, except we are out in the field,” said Gunnery Sgt. John Paul Delgado, the SPMAGTF ammo chief with CLB 1, Ammunition Detachment.