Marine Forces Europe and Africa


Marine Forces Europe and Africa

United States Marine Corps

USAG Stuttgart, Germany
Gift Exchange
Colonel John J. Carroll, the deputy commander of Marine Forces Europe and Africa, presents Maj. Gen. Petri Hulkko, the commander of the Finnish Army, with a gift as part of a distinguished visitor tour for Exercise Arrow 18 in Finland, May 15, 2018. Exercise Arrow is an annual multi-national exercise with the purpose of training platoon- to battalion-sized mechanized infantry, artillery, and mortar field training skills with a live fire exercise. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Averi Coppa/Released)
Excercise Arrow 18
Colonel John J. Carroll, the deputy commander of Marine Forces Europe and Africa, and Maj. Christopher Timms, the Nordic future plans officer, visited the U.S. Marines participating in Exercise Arrow 18 as part of a distinguished visitor tour in Pohjankangas Training Area, Finland, May 15, 2018. The Marines conducted live fire drills with tanks with Finnish counterparts. Marine Corps participation in exercises with partners supports NATO and USEUCOM operational plans, increases interoperability with partners, and enables maintenance of fire and maneuver proficiency for participating forces. (U.S. Marines Corps photo by Sgt. Averi Coppa/Released)
BSRF Conducting Trainign at the Demolition Range
U.S. Marines with Black Sea Rotational Force (BSRF) 18.1 conduct an explosive breach during a demolition range aboard Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base, Romania, May 7, 2018. The Marines of BSRF participate in demolition and breaching ranges to maintain and improve their explosives handling proficiency. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Alexander Sturdivant)
Visit from the President of Estonia
The President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid discusses Exercise Hedgehog with Marine Rotational Force-Europe (MRFE) 18.1 Bravo Company Commander Capt. Andrew Davis at Voru, Estonia, May 5, 2018. President Kaljulaid visited the Marines and Sailors of MRFE and spoke about the importance of Hedgehog, which is an annual event designed to strengthen strategic cooperation and partnership among participants. This the first time the Marine Corps has participated in the exercise, which also featured several other NATO countries. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Clinton Firstbrook)
Change of Command Ceremony
U.S. Marine Capt. Brett Yoder, on coming commander of Headquarters Company, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, receives the unit colors from Capt. Chronis, off going, during a MARFOREURAF change of command ceremony on Panzer Kaserne, Stuttgart, Germany, May 1, 2018. The passing of the unit guidon traditionally symbolizes the transfer of responsibility, authority, and accountability for the command by the outgoing commander to the incoming commander. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Averi Coppa/Released)
Purple Heart Recipient: Staff Sgt. Humberto Barazza
U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Humberto Barazza, a watch chief receives the Purple Heart ribbon, with Marine Forces Europe and Africa on May 1, 2018. Barazza was awarded the ribbon after sustaining injuries in Afghanistan June 2010. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Menelik Collins/Released)
Joint Warrior 18-1 in Durness, Scotland
Maj. Graham Perry, the officer in charge of 4th Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, Force Headquarters Group, checks his Android Tactical Assault Kit to see possible target areas, in Cape Wrath, Scotland, April 23, 2018. 4th ANGLICO is in Scotland to take part in Joint Warrior 18-1, an exercise that furthers their readiness and effectiveness in combined arms integration, small unit tactics and land navigation. This training aims at improving their capabilities and combat effectiveness and ensures they're ready to fight tonight.
African Lion 18
United States Marines assigned to Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team-Europe, disembark a C17 Globemaster III Aircraft during the annual African Lion 18 exercise at Agadir, Morocco, April 13, 2018. Various units from the U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, and U.S. Air Force will conduct multi-lateral training with units from the Royal Moroccan Armed Forces, as well as contingents from more than a dozen Allied and partner nations. Exercise African Lion is designed to improve interoperability and mutual understanding of each nation’s tactics, techniques and procedures, with a specific focus this year on countering Violent Extremist Organizations and strengthening African partner nations’ capacity to contain regional instability. (Courtesy photo by Steven Buck)
Marines obtain riot control skill set during non-lethal training
Marines with Marine Rotational Force-Europe 18.1 repel a simulated attack from their peers during non-lethal training at Vaernes Garnison, Norway, April 3, 2018. Dozens of Marines completed the riot control training, which added another level of proficiency to their combat skill set. The training will enable the unit to respond to potential threats throughout the region, strengthening strategic cooperation and partnership between the U.S. and its NATO Allies. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Clinton Firstbrook)
Exercise African Lion 18 Commences in Northern Africa By 1st Lt. Brett Lazaroff | April 16, 2018
COMMITMENT TO ALLIED MARITIME EXCELLENCE: NATO leaders discuss key points ahead of Amphibious Leaders Expeditionary Symposium at JWC Stavanger By Staff Sgt. Marcin Platek | November 30, 2017
SPMAGTF-CR-AF Marines and Sailors conduct evacuation control center training By Lance Cpl. Patrick Osino | November 17, 2017
Welcome to the official page for U.S. Marine Corps Forces Europe and Africa. Find information about the unit, our mission, and our leaders, as well as tips and resources for transitioning to Stuttgart, Germany, and the latest official news, photographs and videos of our Marines around the continent.

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