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Marine Forces Europe and Africa

United States Marine Corps

USAG Stuttgart, Germany
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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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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
Joint Warrior 18-1
African Lion 18
African Lion
U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Europe and Africa
Marine with Marine Rotational Force-Europe prepares to conduct a mountainous assault on enemy position as the northern lights shine above during the field training exercise portion of Exercise White Claymore near Bardufoss, Norway, February 15, 2018. White Claymore is a U.K. Royal Marines-led training in northern Norway that focuses on winter warfare including training on movement in adverse terrain and over snow, and training in defensive and offensive operations in winter conditions. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by SSgt. Marcin Platek/Released)
U.S. Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa train with G36 service rifles in a virtual simulator at the San Fernando Barracks, Spain, Jan. 9, 2017. SPMAGTF-CR-AF is deployed to conduct limited crisis-response and theater-security operations in Europe and North Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Takoune H. Norasingh/Released)
Norwegian Maj.Gen. Odin Johannessen, the chief of Norwegian Army, participates in an ice-breaking drill alongside Maj.Gen. Russell A.C. Sanborn, the commander of Marine Corps Forces Europe and Africa, in Bardufoss, Norway, Jan. 31, 2018. Sanborn participated in this training evolution to experience the training the Marines have endured throughout their time in Norway. The drill is a cornerstone of advanced cold-weather training, intended to teach a service member the immediate steps to take when falling in ice.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Careaf L. Henson/Released)
Marines with Black Sea Rotational Force 17.2 and Greek Marines with 32nd Marine Brigade prepare to conduct force-on-force training during Exercise Alexander the Great in Volos, Greece Jan. 17. The U.S. Marines are training alongside their Greek counterparts to strengthen an already strong NATO partnership and support peace and stability in the region.
A load ejects from a U.S. Marine Corps KC-130J Hercules aircraft during Operation Death From Above, a bilateral training exercise with U.S. Marines assigned to Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa and Spanish Armed Forces paratroopers, near Torrejón Air Base, Spain, Jan. 22, 2018. SPMAGTF-CR-AF is deployed to conduct limited crisis-response and theater-security operations in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Lance Cpl. Patrick Osino)
Spanish Armed Forces paratroopers descend to the ground during Operation Death From Above, a bilateral training exercise with U.S. Marines assigned to Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa and Spanish Armed Forces paratroopers, near Torrejón Air Base, Spain, Jan. 22, 2018. SPMAGTF-CR-AF is deployed to conduct limited crisis-response and theater-security operations in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Lance Cpl. Patrick Osino
Participants of the Swedish Basic Winter Warfare Course perfom a long-distance march on skis in Arvidsjaur; Sweden; Jan. 22; 2018. Marines from the Black Sea Rotational Force and the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit; along with troops from 9 other countries; participated in the course. The course developed the participants’ capability to survive in cold-weather environment; march on skis; apply his or hers tactical skills at individual and squad levels; and to lead smaller units in winter warfare in subarctic winter conditions.
Marine participating in the Swedish Basic Winter Warfare Course rests during a rest stop on long-distance march on skis in Arvidsjaur, Sweden, Jan. 22, 2018. Marines from the Black Sea Rotational Force and the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, along with troops from 9 other countries, participated in the course. The course developed the participants’ capability to survive in cold-weather environment, march on skis, apply his or hers tactical skills at individual and squad levels, and to lead smaller units in winter warfare in subarctic winter conditions
Participants of the Swedish Basic Winter Warfare Course sleep in the field under the sky covered with northern lights and stars in Arvidsjaur, Sweden, Jan. 23, 2018. Marines from the Black Sea Rotational Force and the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, along with troops from 9 other countries, participated in the Swedish Basic Winter Warfare Course. The course developed the participants’ capability to survive in cold-weather environment, march on skis, apply his or hers tactical skills at individual and squad levels, and to lead smaller units in winter warfare in subarctic winter conditions. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by SSgt. Marcin Platek/Released)
Participants of the Swedish Basic Winter Warfare Course rest and try to warm up in front of a fire during the course's culminating event in Arvidsjaur, Sweden, Jan. 23, 2018. Marines from the Black Sea Rotational Force and the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, along with troops from 9 other countries, participated in the Swedish Basic Winter Warfare Course. The course developed the participants’ capability to survive in cold-weather environment, march on skis, apply his or hers tactical skills at individual and squad levels, and to lead smaller units in winter warfare in subarctic winter conditions. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by SSgt. Marcin Platek/Released)