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Marine Forces Europe and Africa

United States Marine Corps

USAG Stuttgart, Germany
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A U.S. Marine assigned to Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa logistics combat element host a static display after the graduation ceremony at Camp Jinja, Uganda, Oct. 13, 2017. SPMAGTF-CR-AF LCE service members facilitated an eight-week training mission in Uganda. SPMAGTF-CR-AF Marines deployed to conduct crisis-response and theater-security operations in Europe and Africa.  (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Lance Cpl. Patrick Osino)
U.S. Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa maintain their marksmanship at a 100 meter range at Morón Air Base, Spain, Oct. 20, 2017. SPMAGTF-CR-AF 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)
Landing Support Specialists with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa, conduct helicopter support team drills with an MV-22B Osprey at Morón Air Base, Spain, Oct. 4, 2017. SPMAGTF-CR-AF deployed to conduct limited crises-response and theatre-security operation in Europe and North Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Takoune H. Norasingh)
Marine with Marine Rotational Force-Europe holds a defensive position during Exercise Aurora 17 in Lärbro, Sweden, Sept. 20, 2017. Aurora 17 is the largest Swedish national exercise in more than 20 years, and it includes supporting forces from the U.S. and other nations in order to exercise Sweden’s defense capability and promote common regional security. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by SSgt. Marcin Platek/Released)
An MV-22C Osprey assigned to Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa, prepares for night operations at Morón Air Base, Spain, Oct. 4, 2017. SPMAGTF-CR-AF deployed to conduct limited crises-response and theatre-security operation in Europe and North Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Takoune H. Norasingh)
Georgian soldiers participate in a U.S Marine Light Armored Vehicle training event with U.S. Marines from the Marine Forces Reserve during Exercise Agile Spirit in Orpholo, Georgia on Sept. 10, 2017. Exercise Agile Spirit is a multilateral training exercise designed to promote unit cohesion and interoperability between the United States, Georgian, and other Allied and partner nations. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Kai W. Huber/Released)
U.S. Marines with Marine Rotational Force-Europe board a U.S. Army CH-47 Chinook to transport them to their next training location during Exercise Aurora 17 in Lärbro, Sweden, Sept. 21, 2017. Aurora 17 is the largest Swedish national exercise in more than 20 years, and it includes supporting forces from the U.S. and other nations in order to exercise Sweden’s defense capability and promote common regional security. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Careaf Henson)
Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is briefed about the capabilities of the Marine Corps Prepositioning Program Norway (MCPP-N) in Norway, Sept. 20, 2017. The MCPP-N cave sites provide strategic benefits and logistics capability by facilitating the movement of equipment to key locations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jesus Flores)
A U.S. Marine Corps crew chief assigned to Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa prepares to fly in a MV-22C Osprey aircraft at Morón Air Base, Spain, Sept. 28, 2017. SPMAGTF-CR-AF 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)
Marine Color Guard from Marine Corps Forces Europe and Africa march through the gate of the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery and Memorial during a wreath laying ceremony conducted by the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts in Belleau, France, Oct. 1, 2017. U.S. Marine Corps Forces Europe and Africa routinely conducts theater engagement and outreach throughout its Area of Responsibility, and provided a Color Guard and Rifle Detail for the event that took place at the foot of the hill where the Battle of Belleau Wood was fought. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 2ndLt. Brett Lazaroff/Released)
U.S. Marine Corps infantry riflemen assigned to Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa hold security during the final exercise of urban operations training at Minas De Alquife, Spain, Sept. 11, 2017. SPMAGTF-CR-AF deployed to conduct limited crisis response and theater security operations in Europe and North Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Jodson B. Graves)
Colonel Sean McBride, the chief of staff of Marine Forces Europe and Africa, speaks during the U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Patriot Day Ceremony held at Patch Barracks, Stuttgart, Sept. 11, 2017. (Courtesy Photo)
Marines with Marine Forces Reserve and Georgian soldiers observe a Light Armored Vehicle positioned in front of flags of countries participating in Exercise Agile Spirit in Orpholo, Georgia, Sept. 8, 2017. Exercise Agile Spirit is a multilateral training exercise designed to promote unit cohesion and interoperability between the United States, Georgian, and other NATO and partner nations. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by SSgt. Marcin Platek/Released)
A U.S. Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier pilot assigned to the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit parks his aircraft on the flightline at Morón Air Base, Spain, Sept. 7, 2017. The 24th MEU sent aircraft and personnel to conduct maintenance while on station at Morón. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Jodson B. Graves)
Marines with Marine Forces Reserve observe Georgian helicopter performing special operations insertions as they prepare for a mechanized assault portion of a combined-arms exercise during Exercise Agile Spirit Orpholo, Georgia, Sept. 8, 2017. Exercise Agile Spirit is a multilateral training exercise designed to promote unit cohesion and interoperability between the United States, Georgian, and other NATO and partner nations. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by SSgt Marcin Platek/Released)
Marines assigned to Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa prepare to load a MV-22B Osprey aircraft at Sierra Del Retain, Spain, June 26, 2017. SPMAGTF-CR-AF deployed to conduct limited crisis response and theater security operations in Europe and North Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Jodson B. Graves)
Cpl. Jonathan Leboeuf, a field radio operator with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Crisis Response – Africa, acts as a role player to add a realistic experience for soldiers with Senegal’s 5th Contingent in Mali during the final exercise of a peace keeping operations training mission at Thies, Senegal, June 13, 2017. Marines and Sailors with SPMAGTF-CR-AF served as instructors and designed the training to enhance the soldiers’ abilities to successfully deploy in support of United Nations peacekeeping missions in the continent. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Samuel Guerra/Released)
U.S. Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Crisis Response – Africa act as role players during the final exercise of a peacekeeping operations training mission at Thies, Senegal, June 13, 2017. Marines and Sailors with SPMAGTF-CR-AF served as instructors and designed the training to enhance the soldiers’ abilities to successfully deploy in support of United Nations peacekeeping missions in the continent. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Samuel Guerra/Released)
1st. Lt David Beltz, theater security cooperation Senegal team leader, presents a gift to Maj. Mamadou Sarr, base commander of Centre D’Entrainement Tactique Number 7, during the closing ceremony of a peacekeeping operations training mission at Thies, Senegal, June 16, 2017. Marines and Sailors with SPMAGTF-CR-AF served as instructors and designed the training to enhance the soldiers’ abilities to successfully deploy in support of United Nations peacekeeping missions in the continent. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Samuel Guerra/Released)
A soldier with Senegal’s 5th Contingent in Mali fires an M16A2 rifle during an unknown distance range as part of a peacekeeping operations training mission alongside U.S. Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Crisis Response – Africa at Thies, Senegal, June 9, 2017. Marines and Sailors with SPMAGTF-CR-AF served as instructors and designed the training to enhance the soldiers’ abilities to successfully deploy in support of United Nations peacekeeping missions in the continent. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Samuel Guerra/Released)