Marine Forces Europe and Africa

 

Marine Forces Europe and Africa

United States Marine Corps

USAG Stuttgart, Germany
Lt. Col. Reginald McClam, oncoming commanding officer of Black Sea Rotational Force, gives his remarks during a transfer of authority ceremony aboard Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base, Romania, July 6, 2015. During the ceremony, 3rd Bn., 8th Marines assumed authority of the Black Sea Rotational Force, a biannual rotation of Marines and Sailors that acts as a Security Cooperation Marine Air-Ground Task Force through conducting military-to-military engagements and enabling the continuation of regional stability, increasing interoperability, and building and maintaining relationships with allied and partner nations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by LCpl. Melanye E. Martinez/Released)
3/8 Assumes Command of Black Sea Rotational Force
Lt. Col. Reginald McClam, oncoming commanding officer of Black Sea Rotational Force, gives his remarks during a transfer of authority ceremony aboard Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base, Romania, July 6, 2015. During the ceremony, 3rd Bn., 8th Marines assumed authority of the Black Sea Rotational Force, a biannual rotation of Marines and Sailors that acts as a Security Cooperation Marine Air-Ground Task Force through conducting military-to-military engagements and enabling the continuation of regional stability, increasing interoperability, and building and maintaining relationships with allied and partner nations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by LCpl. Melanye E. Martinez/Released)
Marines with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa extract a simulated downed pilot during a tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel exercise aboard Naval Station Rota, Spain, August 3. The training allowed Marines to test their ability to rapidly launch and recover a simulated downed pilot. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Vitaliy Rusavskiy/Released)
Crisis Response Marines always alert
Marines with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa extract a simulated downed pilot during a tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel exercise aboard Naval Station Rota, Spain, August 3. The training allowed Marines to test their ability to rapidly launch and recover a simulated downed pilot. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Vitaliy Rusavskiy/Released)
Marines with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa cross a field to establish a security perimeter during a tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel exercise aboard Naval Station Rota, Spain, August 3. SPMAGTF-CR-AF is a crisis contingency force ensuring the safety of Americans and American interests from any threats through prepared response forces, providing military assistance, when directed, in response to human and natural crises. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Vitaliy Rusavskiy/Released)
Crisis Response Marines always alert
Marines with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa cross a field to establish a security perimeter during a tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel exercise aboard Naval Station Rota, Spain, August 3. SPMAGTF-CR-AF is a crisis contingency force ensuring the safety of Americans and American interests from any threats through prepared response forces, providing military assistance, when directed, in response to human and natural crises. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Vitaliy Rusavskiy/Released)
Corporal Tyler Jameson, a crew chief with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, looks out the back of an MV-22B Osprey while traveling from Morón Air Base to Naval Station Rota, Spain, during a tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel exercise, August 3. The Marines flew approximately 60 miles from Morón Air Base to NS Rota to accomplish the TRAP mission. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Vitaliy Rusavskiy/Released)
Crisis Response Marines always alert
Corporal Tyler Jameson, a crew chief with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, looks out the back of an MV-22B Osprey while traveling from Morón Air Base to Naval Station Rota, Spain, during a tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel exercise, August 3. The Marines flew approximately 60 miles from Morón Air Base to NS Rota to accomplish the TRAP mission. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Vitaliy Rusavskiy/Released)
1st Lt. John B. Porter, a platoon commander with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, prepares to board an MV-22B Osprey during a Tactical Recovery of Aircraft and Personnel mission exercise aboard Morón Air Base, Spain, August 3. SPMAGTF-CR-AF’s crisis response force capability requires Marines to be ready to respond within six hours of an alert in support of U.S. Africa Command. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Vitaliy Rusavskiy/Released)
Crisis Response Marines always alert
1st Lt. John B. Porter, a platoon commander with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, prepares to board an MV-22B Osprey during a Tactical Recovery of Aircraft and Personnel mission exercise aboard Morón Air Base, Spain, August 3. SPMAGTF-CR-AF’s crisis response force capability requires Marines to be ready to respond within six hours of an alert in support of U.S. Africa Command. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Vitaliy Rusavskiy/Released)
Combat Logistics Battalion 6 replaced Marine Wing Support Squadron 272 as Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa Detachment A during a transfer of authority ceremony, July 30, aboard Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy. The battalion will be responsible for executing theater security cooperation missions across the African continent. The Marines, sailors and Coast Guardsmen of SPMAGTF-CR-AF will work with partner nations to develop stronger relationships and increase stability across the continent by increasing the capabilities of the host nation militaries. The training will encompass everything from teaching host nation militaries infantry tactics and small-boat operations to convoy operations and vertical engineering.
CLB-6 takes reins as SPMAGTF-CR-AF Detachment A during transfer of authority
Combat Logistics Battalion 6 replaced Marine Wing Support Squadron 272 as Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa Detachment A during a transfer of authority ceremony, July 30, aboard Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy. The battalion will be responsible for executing theater security cooperation missions across the African continent. The Marines, sailors and Coast Guardsmen of SPMAGTF-CR-AF will work with partner nations to develop stronger relationships and increase stability across the continent by increasing the capabilities of the host nation militaries. The training will encompass everything from teaching host nation militaries infantry tactics and small-boat operations to convoy operations and vertical engineering.
Combat Logistics Battalion 6 replaced Marine Wing Support Squadron 272 as Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa Detachment A during a transfer of authority ceremony, July 30, aboard Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy. The battalion will be responsible for executing theater security cooperation missions across the African continent. The Marines, sailors and Coast Guardsmen of SPMAGTF-CR-AF will work with partner nations to develop stronger relationships and increase stability across the continent by increasing the capabilities of the host nation militaries. The training will encompass everything from teaching host nation militaries infantry tactics and small-boat operations to convoy operations and vertical engineering.
CLB-6 takes reins as SPMAGTF-CR-AF Detachment A during transfer of authority
Combat Logistics Battalion 6 replaced Marine Wing Support Squadron 272 as Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa Detachment A during a transfer of authority ceremony, July 30, aboard Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy. The battalion will be responsible for executing theater security cooperation missions across the African continent. The Marines, sailors and Coast Guardsmen of SPMAGTF-CR-AF will work with partner nations to develop stronger relationships and increase stability across the continent by increasing the capabilities of the host nation militaries. The training will encompass everything from teaching host nation militaries infantry tactics and small-boat operations to convoy operations and vertical engineering.
Combat Logistics Battalion 6 replaced Marine Wing Support Squadron 272 as Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa Detachment A during a transfer of authority ceremony, July 30, aboard Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy. The battalion will be responsible for executing theater security cooperation missions across the African continent. The Marines, sailors and Coast Guardsmen of SPMAGTF-CR-AF will work with partner nations to develop stronger relationships and increase stability across the continent by increasing the capabilities of the host nation militaries. The training will encompass everything from teaching host nation militaries infantry tactics and small-boat operations to convoy operations and vertical engineering.
CLB-6 takes reins as SPMAGTF-CR-AF Detachment A during transfer of authority
Combat Logistics Battalion 6 replaced Marine Wing Support Squadron 272 as Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa Detachment A during a transfer of authority ceremony, July 30, aboard Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy. The battalion will be responsible for executing theater security cooperation missions across the African continent. The Marines, sailors and Coast Guardsmen of SPMAGTF-CR-AF will work with partner nations to develop stronger relationships and increase stability across the continent by increasing the capabilities of the host nation militaries. The training will encompass everything from teaching host nation militaries infantry tactics and small-boat operations to convoy operations and vertical engineering.
Combat Logistics Battalion 6 replaced Marine Wing Support Squadron 272 as the Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa 15.2 Logistics Combat Element during a transfer of authority ceremony, July 30, aboard Naval Air Station Sigonella, Sicily, Italy. The battalion will be responsible for executing theater security cooperation missions across the African continent. The Marines, sailors and Coast Guardsmen of SPMAGTF-CR-AF will work with partner nations to develop stronger relationships and increase stability across the continent by increasing the capabilities of the host nation militaries. The training will encompass everything from teaching host nation militaries infantry tactics and small-boat operations to convoy operations and vertical engineering.
CLB-6 takes reins as SPMAGTF-CR-AF Detachment A during transfer of authority
Combat Logistics Battalion 6 replaced Marine Wing Support Squadron 272 as the Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa 15.2 Logistics Combat Element during a transfer of authority ceremony, July 30, aboard Naval Air Station Sigonella, Sicily, Italy. The battalion will be responsible for executing theater security cooperation missions across the African continent. The Marines, sailors and Coast Guardsmen of SPMAGTF-CR-AF will work with partner nations to develop stronger relationships and increase stability across the continent by increasing the capabilities of the host nation militaries. The training will encompass everything from teaching host nation militaries infantry tactics and small-boat operations to convoy operations and vertical engineering.
Combat Logistics Battalion 6 replaced Marine Wing Support Squadron 272 as Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa Detachment A during a transfer of authority ceremony, July 30, aboard Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy. The battalion will be responsible for executing theater security cooperation missions across the African continent. The Marines, sailors and Coast Guardsmen of SPMAGTF-CR-AF will work with partner nations to develop stronger relationships and increase stability across the continent by increasing the capabilities of the host nation militaries. The training will encompass everything from teaching host nation militaries infantry tactics and small-boat operations to convoy operations and vertical engineering.
CLB-6 takes reins as SPMAGTF-CR-AF Detachment A during transfer of authority
Combat Logistics Battalion 6 replaced Marine Wing Support Squadron 272 as Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa Detachment A during a transfer of authority ceremony, July 30, aboard Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy. The battalion will be responsible for executing theater security cooperation missions across the African continent. The Marines, sailors and Coast Guardsmen of SPMAGTF-CR-AF will work with partner nations to develop stronger relationships and increase stability across the continent by increasing the capabilities of the host nation militaries. The training will encompass everything from teaching host nation militaries infantry tactics and small-boat operations to convoy operations and vertical engineering.
Sergeant Maj. Gregory N. Mitchell and Lt. Col. Alfredo DuBois case the colors of Marine Wing Support Squadron 272 during the Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa Detachment A transfer of authority ceremony, July 30, aboard Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy. The battalion will be responsible for executing theater security cooperation missions across the African continent. The Marines, sailors and Coast Guardsmen of SPMAGTF-CR-AF will work with partner nations to develop stronger relationships and increase stability across the continent by increasing the capabilities of the host nation militaries. The training will encompass everything from teaching host nation militaries infantry tactics and small-boat operations to convoy operations and vertical engineering.
CLB-6 takes reins as SPMAGTF-CR-AF Detachment A during transfer of authority
Sergeant Maj. Gregory N. Mitchell and Lt. Col. Alfredo DuBois case the colors of Marine Wing Support Squadron 272 during the Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa Detachment A transfer of authority ceremony, July 30, aboard Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy. The battalion will be responsible for executing theater security cooperation missions across the African continent. The Marines, sailors and Coast Guardsmen of SPMAGTF-CR-AF will work with partner nations to develop stronger relationships and increase stability across the continent by increasing the capabilities of the host nation militaries. The training will encompass everything from teaching host nation militaries infantry tactics and small-boat operations to convoy operations and vertical engineering.
Sergeant Maj. Gregory N. Mitchell and Lt. Col. Alfredo DuBois case the colors of Marine Wing Support Squadron 272 during the Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa Detachment A transfer of authority ceremony, July 30, aboard Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy. The battalion will be responsible for executing theater security cooperation missions across the African continent. The Marines, sailors and Coast Guardsmen of SPMAGTF-CR-AF will work with partner nations to develop stronger relationships and increase stability across the continent by increasing the capabilities of the host nation militaries. The training will encompass everything from teaching host nation militaries infantry tactics and small-boat operations to convoy operations and vertical engineering.
CLB-6 takes reins as SPMAGTF-CR-AF Detachment A during transfer of authority
Sergeant Maj. Gregory N. Mitchell and Lt. Col. Alfredo DuBois case the colors of Marine Wing Support Squadron 272 during the Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa Detachment A transfer of authority ceremony, July 30, aboard Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy. The battalion will be responsible for executing theater security cooperation missions across the African continent. The Marines, sailors and Coast Guardsmen of SPMAGTF-CR-AF will work with partner nations to develop stronger relationships and increase stability across the continent by increasing the capabilities of the host nation militaries. The training will encompass everything from teaching host nation militaries infantry tactics and small-boat operations to convoy operations and vertical engineering.
Sergeant Maj. Dean S. Orial and Lt. Col. Matthew B. Hakola uncase the Combat Logistics Battalion 6 colors during the Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa Detachment A transfer of authority ceremony, July 30, aboard Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy. The battalion replaced Marine Wing Support Squadron 272 and will be responsible for executing theater security cooperation missions across the African continent. The Marines, sailors and Coast Guardsmen of SPMAGTF-CR-AF will work with partner nations to develop stronger relationships and increase stability across the continent by increasing the capabilities of the host nation militaries. The training will encompass everything from teaching host nation militaries infantry tactics and small-boat operations to convoy operations and vertical engineering.
CLB-6 takes reins as SPMAGTF-CR-AF Detachment A during transfer of authority
Sergeant Maj. Dean S. Orial and Lt. Col. Matthew B. Hakola uncase the Combat Logistics Battalion 6 colors during the Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa Detachment A transfer of authority ceremony, July 30, aboard Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy. The battalion replaced Marine Wing Support Squadron 272 and will be responsible for executing theater security cooperation missions across the African continent. The Marines, sailors and Coast Guardsmen of SPMAGTF-CR-AF will work with partner nations to develop stronger relationships and increase stability across the continent by increasing the capabilities of the host nation militaries. The training will encompass everything from teaching host nation militaries infantry tactics and small-boat operations to convoy operations and vertical engineering.
Marine Wing Support Squadron 272 commanding officer Lt. Col. Alfredo DuBois speaks to Marines with MWSS-272 and Combat Logistics Battalion 6 during the Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa Detachment A transfer of authority ceremony, July 30, aboard Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy. Combat Logistics Battalion 6 replaced MWSS-272 as SPMAGTF-CR-AF Det. A. The battalion will be responsible for executing theater security cooperation missions across the African continent. The Marines, sailors and Coast Guardsmen of SPMAGTF-CR-AF will work with partner nations to develop stronger relationships and increase stability across the continent by increasing the capabilities of the host nation militaries. The training will encompass everything from teaching host nation militaries infantry tactics and small-boat operations to convoy operations and vertical engineering.
CLB-6 takes reins as SPMAGTF-CR-AF Detachment A during transfer of authority
Marine Wing Support Squadron 272 commanding officer Lt. Col. Alfredo DuBois speaks to Marines with MWSS-272 and Combat Logistics Battalion 6 during the Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa Detachment A transfer of authority ceremony, July 30, aboard Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy. Combat Logistics Battalion 6 replaced MWSS-272 as SPMAGTF-CR-AF Det. A. The battalion will be responsible for executing theater security cooperation missions across the African continent. The Marines, sailors and Coast Guardsmen of SPMAGTF-CR-AF will work with partner nations to develop stronger relationships and increase stability across the continent by increasing the capabilities of the host nation militaries. The training will encompass everything from teaching host nation militaries infantry tactics and small-boat operations to convoy operations and vertical engineering.
Combat Logistics Battalion 6 commanding officer Lt. Col. Matthew B. Hakola speaks to Marines with MWSS-272 andCLB-6 during the Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa Detachment A transfer of authority ceremony, July 30, aboard Naval Air Station Sigonella, Sicily, Italy. Combat Logistics Battalion 6 replaced MWSS-272 as the SPMAGTF-CR-AF LCE. The battalion will be responsible for executing theater security cooperation missions across the African continent. The Marines, sailors and Coast Guardsmen of SPMAGTF-CR-AF will work with partner nations to develop stronger relationships and increase stability across the continent by increasing the capabilities of the host nation militaries. The training will encompass everything from teaching host nation militaries infantry tactics and small-boat operations to convoy operations and vertical engineering.
CLB-6 takes reins as SPMAGTF-CR-AF Detachment A during transfer of authority
Combat Logistics Battalion 6 commanding officer Lt. Col. Matthew B. Hakola speaks to Marines with MWSS-272 andCLB-6 during the Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa Detachment A transfer of authority ceremony, July 30, aboard Naval Air Station Sigonella, Sicily, Italy. Combat Logistics Battalion 6 replaced MWSS-272 as the SPMAGTF-CR-AF LCE. The battalion will be responsible for executing theater security cooperation missions across the African continent. The Marines, sailors and Coast Guardsmen of SPMAGTF-CR-AF will work with partner nations to develop stronger relationships and increase stability across the continent by increasing the capabilities of the host nation militaries. The training will encompass everything from teaching host nation militaries infantry tactics and small-boat operations to convoy operations and vertical engineering.
U.S. Marines with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa (SPMAGTF-CR-AF), board an MV-22B Osprey, during a crisis response drill on Morón Air Base, Spain, Aug. 3, 2015. The crisis response force’s mission requires them to have Marines ready to respond within six hours of an alert in support U.S. Africa Command. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Keonaona C. Paulo/Released)
Alert Force Platoons Conduct Crisis Response Drills
U.S. Marines with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa (SPMAGTF-CR-AF), board an MV-22B Osprey, during a crisis response drill on Morón Air Base, Spain, Aug. 3, 2015. The crisis response force’s mission requires them to have Marines ready to respond within six hours of an alert in support U.S. Africa Command. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Keonaona C. Paulo/Released)
A U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey assigned to Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa (SPMAGTF-CR-AF), departs from Morón Air Base, Spain, during a crisis response drill, Aug. 3, 2015. The crisis response force’s mission requires them to have Marines ready to respond within six hours of an alert in support U.S. Africa Command. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Keonaona C. Paulo/Released)
Alert Force Platoons Conduct Crisis Response Drills
A U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey assigned to Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa (SPMAGTF-CR-AF), departs from Morón Air Base, Spain, during a crisis response drill, Aug. 3, 2015. The crisis response force’s mission requires them to have Marines ready to respond within six hours of an alert in support U.S. Africa Command. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Keonaona C. Paulo/Released)
A U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey assigned to Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa (SPMAGTF-CR-AF), departs from Morón Air Base, Spain, during a crisis response drill, Aug. 3, 2015. The crisis response force’s mission requires them to have Marines ready to respond within six hours of an alert in support U.S. Africa Command. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Keonaona C. Paulo/Released)
Alert Force Platoons Conduct Crisis Response Drills
A U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey assigned to Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa (SPMAGTF-CR-AF), departs from Morón Air Base, Spain, during a crisis response drill, Aug. 3, 2015. The crisis response force’s mission requires them to have Marines ready to respond within six hours of an alert in support U.S. Africa Command. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Keonaona C. Paulo/Released)
A U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey assigned to Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa (SPMAGTF-CR-AF), departs from Morón Air Base, Spain, during a crisis response drill, Aug. 3, 2015. The crisis response force’s mission requires them to have Marines ready to respond within six hours of an alert in support U.S. Africa Command. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Keonaona C. Paulo/Released)
Alert Force Platoons Conduct Crisis Response Drills
A U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey assigned to Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa (SPMAGTF-CR-AF), departs from Morón Air Base, Spain, during a crisis response drill, Aug. 3, 2015. The crisis response force’s mission requires them to have Marines ready to respond within six hours of an alert in support U.S. Africa Command. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Keonaona C. Paulo/Released)
U.S. Marines with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa (SPMAGTF-CR-AF), board an MV-22B Osprey, during a crisis response drill on Morón Air Base, Spain, Aug. 3, 2015. The crisis response force’s mission requires them to have Marines ready to respond within six hours of an alert in support U.S. Africa Command. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Keonaona C. Paulo/Released)
Alert Force Platoons Conduct Crisis Response Drills
U.S. Marines with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa (SPMAGTF-CR-AF), board an MV-22B Osprey, during a crisis response drill on Morón Air Base, Spain, Aug. 3, 2015. The crisis response force’s mission requires them to have Marines ready to respond within six hours of an alert in support U.S. Africa Command. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Keonaona C. Paulo/Released)
U.S. Marines with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa (SPMAGTF-CR-AF), conduct a crisis response drill on Morón Air Base, Spain, Aug. 3, 2015. The crisis response force’s mission requires them to have Marines ready to respond within six hours of an alert in support U.S. Africa Command. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Keonaona C. Paulo/Released)
Alert Force Platoons Conduct Crisis Response Drills
U.S. Marines with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa (SPMAGTF-CR-AF), conduct a crisis response drill on Morón Air Base, Spain, Aug. 3, 2015. The crisis response force’s mission requires them to have Marines ready to respond within six hours of an alert in support U.S. Africa Command. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Keonaona C. Paulo/Released)
A U.S. Marine with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa (SPMAGTF-CR-AF), prepares an MV-22B Osprey for flight during a crisis response drill on Morón Air Base, Spain, Aug. 3, 2015. The crisis response force’s mission requires them to have Marines ready to respond within six hours of an alert in support of U.S. Africa Command. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Keonaona C. Paulo/Released)
Alert Force Platoons Conduct Crisis Response Drills
A U.S. Marine with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa (SPMAGTF-CR-AF), prepares an MV-22B Osprey for flight during a crisis response drill on Morón Air Base, Spain, Aug. 3, 2015. The crisis response force’s mission requires them to have Marines ready to respond within six hours of an alert in support of U.S. Africa Command. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Keonaona C. Paulo/Released)
A U.S. Marine with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa (SPMAGTF-CR-AF), prepares an MV-22B Osprey for flight during a crisis response drill on Morón Air Base, Spain, Aug. 3, 2015. The crisis response force’s mission requires them to have Marines ready to respond within six hours of an alert in support of U.S. Africa Command. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Keonaona C. Paulo/Released)
Alert Force Platoons Conduct Crisis Response Drills
A U.S. Marine with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa (SPMAGTF-CR-AF), prepares an MV-22B Osprey for flight during a crisis response drill on Morón Air Base, Spain, Aug. 3, 2015. The crisis response force’s mission requires them to have Marines ready to respond within six hours of an alert in support of U.S. Africa Command. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Keonaona C. Paulo/Released)
A U.S. Marine with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa (SPMAGTF-CR-AF), prepares an MV-22B Osprey for flight during a crisis response drill on Morón Air Base, Spain, Aug. 3, 2015. The crisis response force’s mission requires them to have Marines ready to respond within six hours of an alert in support of U.S. Africa Command. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Keonaona C. Paulo/Released)
Alert Force Platoons Conduct Crisis Response Drills
A U.S. Marine with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa (SPMAGTF-CR-AF), prepares an MV-22B Osprey for flight during a crisis response drill on Morón Air Base, Spain, Aug. 3, 2015. The crisis response force’s mission requires them to have Marines ready to respond within six hours of an alert in support of U.S. Africa Command. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Keonaona C. Paulo/Released)
A U.S. Marine with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa (SPMAGTF-CR-AF), prepares an MV-22B Osprey for flight during a crisis response drill on Morón Air Base, Spain, Aug. 3, 2015. The crisis response force’s mission requires them to have Marines ready to respond within six hours of an alert in support of U.S. Africa Command. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Keonaona C. Paulo/Released)
Alert Force Platoons Conduct Crisis Response Drills
A U.S. Marine with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa (SPMAGTF-CR-AF), prepares an MV-22B Osprey for flight during a crisis response drill on Morón Air Base, Spain, Aug. 3, 2015. The crisis response force’s mission requires them to have Marines ready to respond within six hours of an alert in support of U.S. Africa Command. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Keonaona C. Paulo/Released)
U.S. Marines with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa (SPMAGTF-CR-AF), conduct a crisis response drill on Morón Air Base, Spain, Aug. 3, 2015. The crisis response force’s mission requires them to have Marines ready to respond within six hours of an alert in support U.S. Africa Command. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Keonaona C. Paulo/Released)
Alert Force Platoons Conduct Crisis Response Drills
U.S. Marines with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa (SPMAGTF-CR-AF), conduct a crisis response drill on Morón Air Base, Spain, Aug. 3, 2015. The crisis response force’s mission requires them to have Marines ready to respond within six hours of an alert in support U.S. Africa Command. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Keonaona C. Paulo/Released)
Fabio Venezia, mayor of Troina, Sicily, Italy, pays his respects during a wreath-laying ceremony for the Battle of Troina in World War II in Troina, August 2, 2015. The mayor asked the people of Troina and the American service members to remember the values so many fought and died for: freedom and democracy. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Olivia McDonald/Released)
Shared history: Americans, Italians remember battle of Troina
Fabio Venezia, mayor of Troina, Sicily, Italy, pays his respects during a wreath-laying ceremony for the Battle of Troina in World War II in Troina, August 2, 2015. The mayor asked the people of Troina and the American service members to remember the values so many fought and died for: freedom and democracy. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Olivia McDonald/Released)
Navy Lt. Derrick Horne, the chaplain with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, Detachment A, pays respect for the sacrifices made during the Battle of Troina in World War II during a wreath-laying ceremony in Troina, Sicily, Italy, August 2, 2015. Horne later offered a prayer in honor of the civilian and military casualties during that battle in 1943. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Olivia McDonald/Released)
Shared history: Americans, Italians remember battle of Troina
Navy Lt. Derrick Horne, the chaplain with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, Detachment A, pays respect for the sacrifices made during the Battle of Troina in World War II during a wreath-laying ceremony in Troina, Sicily, Italy, August 2, 2015. Horne later offered a prayer in honor of the civilian and military casualties during that battle in 1943. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Olivia McDonald/Released)
Navy Lt. Derrick Horne, the Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, Detachment A chaplain, offers a prayer during a wreath-laying ceremony for the World War II Battle of Troina in Troina, Sicily, Italy, August 2, 2015. Horne honored the lives lost in that battle and asked the people of Troina and U.S. military representatives to remember their sacrifices. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Olivia McDonald/Released)
Shared history: Americans, Italians remember battle of Troina
Navy Lt. Derrick Horne, the Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, Detachment A chaplain, offers a prayer during a wreath-laying ceremony for the World War II Battle of Troina in Troina, Sicily, Italy, August 2, 2015. Horne honored the lives lost in that battle and asked the people of Troina and U.S. military representatives to remember their sacrifices. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Olivia McDonald/Released)
Navy Lt. Derrick Horne, (left) chaplain with the Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, Detachment A, shakes the hands of the Tronia cathedral’s preist and Fabio Venezia, the town’s mayor, during a wreath-laying ceremony in Troina, Sicily, Italy during the Battle of Troina, World War II remembrance ceremony, August 2, 2015. For the first time since 1959, representatives from the U.S. military participated in Troina’s commemoration of the loss and sacrifice of the Battle of Troina in 1943. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Olivia McDonald/Released)
Shared history: Americans, Italians remember battle of Troina
Navy Lt. Derrick Horne, (left) chaplain with the Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, Detachment A, shakes the hands of the Tronia cathedral’s preist and Fabio Venezia, the town’s mayor, during a wreath-laying ceremony in Troina, Sicily, Italy during the Battle of Troina, World War II remembrance ceremony, August 2, 2015. For the first time since 1959, representatives from the U.S. military participated in Troina’s commemoration of the loss and sacrifice of the Battle of Troina in 1943. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Olivia McDonald/Released)
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U.S. Marine Corps Forces Europe and Africa is the Marine Corps component of U.S. European Command  and U.S. Africa Command that commands all Marine forces, conducts deployments, planning and execution of forces, and accomplishes assigned operational missions to support the respective combatant commands' mission.

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