Marine Forces Europe and Africa


Marine Forces Europe and Africa

United States Marine Corps

USAG Stuttgart, Germany
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1/8 Assumes Command of Black Sea Rotational Force January 29, 2016 — The transfer-of-authority ceremony for Black Sea Rotational Force took place aboard the Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base, Romania, Jan. 22, 2016. 3rd Battalion, 8th Marines replaced Marines from 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment for the next iteration of the six-month deployment. Both units are stationed out of Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. MORE
SPMAGTF-CR-AF maintains quick response capabilities during alert force drill January 29, 2016 — Marines with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa conducted quick-response training to test the unit’s capabilities at Naval Station Rota, Spain, Jan. 23, 2016. MORE
No Better Friend: Crisis Response Marine recognized for heroism in Senegal January 28, 2016 — Sergeant Matthew Sprankle, a mortarman with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa was awarded the Marine Corps Medal for saving a local man from drowning in Dakar, Senegal, last August at Morón Air Base, Spain, Jan. 26 . Sprankle received the Navy and Marine Corps medal, the highest non-combat decoration awarded for heroism by the Department of the Navy, from Maj. Gen. Niel Nelson, commander of U.S. Marine Corps Forces Europe and Africa. MORE
History in the Making: One-of-a-kind armor unit concludes debut deployment January 27, 2016 — U.S. Marines and Sailors with the Combined Arms Company concluded the initial iteration of the unit’s three planned rotations at Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria, Jan. 22, 2016. MORE
Marine’s heroic actions prevent suicide January 20, 2016 — Eight months ago, a Birmingham, Alabama, native was challenged in the face of danger, and had the needed courage; he took swift action to save a Marine’s life. MORE
Marines, sailors work together during evacuation control center exercise January 14, 2016 — In July 2014, U.S. Marines with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa based out of Morón Air Base, Spain, evacuated U.S. citizens and embassy personnel from Tripoli, Libya. MORE
NATO Allies train against armored attacks January 11, 2016 — Marines with the Combined Arms Company, Black Sea Rotational Force, Bulgarian and Romanian Forces mark the beginning to Platinum Lion 16.2 on Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria, Jan. 7, 2016. Exercise Platinum Lion increases readiness and demonstrates our collective ability to operate as a single force committed to protecting the sovereignty of NATO allies and other European partners. MORE
One Team: U.S. Marines help certify Spanish pilots January 4, 2016 — During these ‘sorties’, Spanish pilots earned their NATO aerial refueling certifications, continuing the strong defense relationships between U.S., Spain and other NATO allies. MORE
Ghana, U.S. intelligence training reaps immediate dividends with drug bust December 21, 2015 — During the two-week course, students from the Ghanaian Maritime Police Force seized an undisclosed amount of illicit drugs from a smuggler on a ferry. With follow-on questioning, the police forces were led to a higher connection in the drug trade. MORE
Marine NCOs walk sacred beaches of Normandy December 18, 2015 — Marine Noncommissioned Officers of U.S. Marine Corps Forces Europe and Africa walked the sacred, sandy beaches of Normandy, France, Dec. 11-13, to commemorate the legacy of D-Day during World War II. MORE

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