Duty on the Atlantique 2

March 25, 2019 (Google Translation) – The sailor Franck engaged in November 2017 in the Navy. He is currently participating in his first overseas operation at the airbase planned in the Levant.

After a bachelor’s degree in international transport management, Franck crossed the doors of the information and recruitment center of the armies of Marseille. After a period of military naval preparation and three years of reserve at Fort Saint-Louis Toulon, the sailor committed in November 2017. “I am now a mechanic of the fleet, says the young man. I came through the back door, but I have great opportunities for progression. After three months of training at the Air Force NCO school in Rochefort, he is patented and is assigned to Atlantic Maritime Patrol Aircraft 2 (ATL2).

Deployed since mid-February on the airbase projected in the Levant, he discovers a new universe. “This operation is a real opportunity for me, I feel actor of the Chammal operation, explains the sailor of 21 years. I joined the Navy to participate in missions of this magnitude. It’s also an opportunity to learn more about the other specialties. “The sailor is an operator within the crew. After a few years of experience, he will be able to specialize in a field and evolve in terms of employment and responsibility.

On a day-to-day basis, Franck is responsible for the implementation of the Atlantic 2 maritime patrol aircraft. He participates in the maintenance of the aircraft before and after each flight and in the daily visits to the aircraft. It also contributes to the safety of the aerodrome during take-offs and landings. Regularly committed to the benefit of the Chammal operation, the ATL2 makes it possible to complete the intelligence, surveillance and recognition (ISR) capacities of the theater.

Launched since 19 September 2014, the Chammal operation represents the French participation in the OIR (Operation Inherent Resolve) and today mobilizes nearly 1,100 soldiers. At the request of the Iraqi government and in coordination with France’s allies present in the region, Operation Chammal is based on two complementary pillars: a “training” pillar for Iraqi national security units and a “support” pillar. to support the action of local forces engaged on the ground against Daesh and to strike the military capabilities of the terrorist group.