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Marine Forces Europe and Africa

United States Marine Corps

USAG Stuttgart, Germany
Unit News
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U.S. Marines continue operations with Black Sea Rotational Force in Romania February 19, 2015 — The final wave of U.S. Marines from 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment arrived on deck to join the rest of the approximate 500 troops comprising Black Sea Rotational Force 15 who assumed authority from BSRF 14, at Mihail Kogalniceanu, Feb. 9. The Marine rotational force will continue providing theater security cooperation with NATO allies and MORE
Romanians, U.S. Marines share time-forged tactics February 4, 2015 — Romanian and U.S. Marines wrapped up a week-long training exercise on Jan. 30, which focused on naval infantry squad-offensive tactics and procedures in Babadag, Romania. The intensive instruction concentrated on troop-leading procedures, such as ambushes and movement-to-contact.“It’s important that we learn from one another to improve our skill MORE
Moment’s Notice: Crisis Response Marines complete readiness rehearsal from Spain February 3, 2015 — A platoon of Marines with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response – Africa completed an unscripted alert drill to test the unit’s ability to rapidly respond to regional crises, Jan. 29.“At any given time we have an alert force ready to [respond] to crises in Africa,” said Capt. Daniel Lakhani, the platoon’s company commander. MORE
NATO Allies, Partner Nations and Marines complete Platinum Lion 15 January 30, 2015 — Marines and Sailors from the Black Sea Rotational Force spent the month of January alongside soldiers from the nations of Bulgaria, Serbia and Romania during Platinum Lion 15, a multi-nation training exercise at Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria.BSRF service members were placed in groups with their international counterparts and rotated through MORE
Romanian Soldiers, Black Sea Rotational Force Marines partner for Platinum Lion January 22, 2015 — The Romanian soldiers listened intently to their commander, 2nd Lt. Vasile Ionut, as he laid out the plan of action. The commander had to ensure each of his men knew their exact role in the upcoming attack.Ionut and his platoon, from the 495th Infantry Battalion, Romanian Land Forces, are participants in Platinum Lion 15.1, a multi-national MORE
Mission Ready: New Crisis Response Marines continue operations in Africa, Europe January 7, 2015 — A five-day certification exercise for more than a thousand new Marines and sailors deploying during January and February in support of crisis and contingency response in the European and Africa Commands’ areas of responsibility concluded on Dec. 18, 2014. The exercise simulated a wide range of real-world scenarios the service members will MORE
Marines and Sailors Deployed Learn Lessons from Gallipoli January 5, 2015 — Navy and Marine officers and Non-commissioned officers from 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marines, part of Black Sea Rotational Force were given the opportunity to visit the battlefields of Gallipoli and conduct a professional military education event December 19-21, 2014.Gallipoli was a bloody battle fought between the Allies and Central Powers during World MORE
U.S. Marines visit Normandy: One Marine pays respects to his great-uncle January 5, 2015 — The waves crashed onto Normandy beach and the wind blew strong, waving flags displayed near the monuments, as U.S. Marines and Sailors visited the sites, remembering the thousands of men who fought and died in the Allied Invasion of Normandy during World War II.The Marines and Sailors were assigned to Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force MORE
U.S. Marines, Spanish soldiers train in mountain warfare December 29, 2014 — U.S. Marines and Sailors assigned to Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa conducted mountain warfare training with 1st Mountain Troops Command in Candancu, Spain.From Dec. 15 - 19, 2014, the Marines and Spanish soldiers trained in cold weather survival techniques, snowshoeing, offensive operations in mountainous MORE
Marines, Ugandan service members complete training engagement December 23, 2014 — U.S. Marines and Sailors with SPMAGTF Crisis Response-Africa completed a combined training engagement with service members of the Ugandan People’s Defense Force in Camp Singo, Uganda.The engagement, which spanned from Oct. - Dec., covered basic infantry tactics, civil engineering, demolitions, logistical support, Counter-Improvised Explosive Device MORE

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