Marine Forces Europe and Africa

 

Marine Forces Europe and Africa

United States Marine Corps

USAG Stuttgart, Germany
U.S. Marine Sgt. Lloyd, with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, Black Sea Rotational Force, kicks off the noncommissioned officer development seminar at Vaziani Training Area, July 24. Following the two-week Exercise Agile Spirit, 27 Georgian soldiers and 13 U.S. Marines with Black Sea Rotational Force participated in the military-to-military engagement. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Sarah E. Burns)
Building the backbone of Agile Spirit
U.S. Marine Sgt. Lloyd, with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, Black Sea Rotational Force, kicks off the noncommissioned officer development seminar at Vaziani Training Area, July 24. Following the two-week Exercise Agile Spirit, 27 Georgian soldiers and 13 U.S. Marines with Black Sea Rotational Force participated in the military-to-military engagement. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Sarah E. Burns)
A Georgian soldier listens to U.S. Marines with Black Sea Rotational Force discuss the warrior mentality at the noncommissioned officer development seminar at Vaziani Training Area, July 24. Following the two-week Exercise Agile Spirit, 27 Georgian soldiers and 13 U.S. Marines participated in the military-to-military engagement. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Sarah E. Burns)
Building the backbone of Agile Spirit
A Georgian soldier listens to U.S. Marines with Black Sea Rotational Force discuss the warrior mentality at the noncommissioned officer development seminar at Vaziani Training Area, July 24. Following the two-week Exercise Agile Spirit, 27 Georgian soldiers and 13 U.S. Marines participated in the military-to-military engagement. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Sarah E. Burns)
U.S. Marines with 10th Marine Regiment and the Black Sea Rotational Force stand alongside Romanian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Georgian and Bulgarian soldiers during the Exercise Agile Spirit closing ceremony July 22, 2015, at Vaziani Training Area, Georgia. Exercise Agile Spirit 15 involved a NATO Response Force level combined operation that incorporated a wide range of planning and execution challenges during a command post exercise and a field training exercise.
Agile Spirit comes to a close
U.S. Marines with 10th Marine Regiment and the Black Sea Rotational Force stand alongside Romanian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Georgian and Bulgarian soldiers during the Exercise Agile Spirit closing ceremony July 22, 2015, at Vaziani Training Area, Georgia. Exercise Agile Spirit 15 involved a NATO Response Force level combined operation that incorporated a wide range of planning and execution challenges during a command post exercise and a field training exercise.
Capt. Frank Walker, company commander of Weapons Company, Black Sea Rotational Force, salutes during the Exercise Agile Spirit closing ceremony July 22, 2015, at Vaziani Training Area, Georgia. U.S. Marines along with Georgian soldiers and NATO Allies from Bulgaria and Romania participated in the exercise.  Exercise Agile Spirit 15 involved a NATO Response Force level combined operation that incorporated a wide range of planning and execution challenges during a command post exercise and a field training exercise.
Agile Spirit comes to a close
Capt. Frank Walker, company commander of Weapons Company, Black Sea Rotational Force, salutes during the Exercise Agile Spirit closing ceremony July 22, 2015, at Vaziani Training Area, Georgia. U.S. Marines along with Georgian soldiers and NATO Allies from Bulgaria and Romania participated in the exercise. Exercise Agile Spirit 15 involved a NATO Response Force level combined operation that incorporated a wide range of planning and execution challenges during a command post exercise and a field training exercise.
A U.S. Marine with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa shoots out the back of an MV-22B Osprey at a range outside Accra, Ghana, April 13, 2015. The aircrew completed the range to maintain their weapon proficiency while flying. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Paul Peterson/Released)
African partners, proximity key to crisis response solutions
A U.S. Marine with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa shoots out the back of an MV-22B Osprey at a range outside Accra, Ghana, April 13, 2015. The aircrew completed the range to maintain their weapon proficiency while flying. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Paul Peterson/Released)
U.S. Marine Sgt. Floyd Rude, a member of Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, digs a drainage ditch after a rainstorm in Accra, Ghana, April 1, 2015. The Marines created similar ditches around their Cooperative Security Location to protect against flooding inside the small compound. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Paul Peterson/Released)
African partners, proximity key to crisis response solutions
U.S. Marine Sgt. Floyd Rude, a member of Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, digs a drainage ditch after a rainstorm in Accra, Ghana, April 1, 2015. The Marines created similar ditches around their Cooperative Security Location to protect against flooding inside the small compound. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Paul Peterson/Released)
U.S. Marine Cpl. Matthew Duggan, a member of Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, attempts to score during a basketball game with Ghanaian service members in Accra, Ghana, April 2, 2015. The Marines were in Accra testing their ability to establish a Cooperative Security Location and took an afternoon off to play sports with their Ghanaian counterparts. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Paul Peterson/Released)
African partners, proximity key to crisis response solutions
U.S. Marine Cpl. Matthew Duggan, a member of Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, attempts to score during a basketball game with Ghanaian service members in Accra, Ghana, April 2, 2015. The Marines were in Accra testing their ability to establish a Cooperative Security Location and took an afternoon off to play sports with their Ghanaian counterparts. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Paul Peterson/Released)
U.S. Marines with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa fire their weapons on a range near their Cooperative Security Location in Accra, Ghana, April 4, 2015. The live-fire exercise allowed the Marines to maintain their weapons proficiency as a crisis-response force for western Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Paul Peterson/Released)
African partners, proximity key to crisis response solutions
U.S. Marines with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa fire their weapons on a range near their Cooperative Security Location in Accra, Ghana, April 4, 2015. The live-fire exercise allowed the Marines to maintain their weapons proficiency as a crisis-response force for western Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Paul Peterson/Released)
Members of the Ghana Army practice urban movement techniques during a bilateral training session with U.S. Marines from Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa in Accra, Ghana, April 16, 2015. The two services hosted various classes to share their military techniques and forge a strong working relationship between the two groups. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Paul Peterson/Released)
African partners, proximity key to crisis response solutions
Members of the Ghana Army practice urban movement techniques during a bilateral training session with U.S. Marines from Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa in Accra, Ghana, April 16, 2015. The two services hosted various classes to share their military techniques and forge a strong working relationship between the two groups. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Paul Peterson/Released)
Forces stand in formation for the opening ceremony of Agile Spirit 15, a multilateral exercise at Vaziani Training Area, Georgia, July 8, 2015. This fifth iteration of the Agile Spirit exercise was established to exercise interoperability with capacity to conduct planning and execution in support of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Response Force operations with U.S., Georgian Armed, Bulgaria, Romania, Latvia, and Lithuania forces. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Rebecca L. Floto, 2nd Marine Division, Combat Camera/ Released)
U.S. Marines kick off Agile Spirit 15
Forces stand in formation for the opening ceremony of Agile Spirit 15, a multilateral exercise at Vaziani Training Area, Georgia, July 8, 2015. This fifth iteration of the Agile Spirit exercise was established to exercise interoperability with capacity to conduct planning and execution in support of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Response Force operations with U.S., Georgian Armed, Bulgaria, Romania, Latvia, and Lithuania forces. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Rebecca L. Floto, 2nd Marine Division, Combat Camera/ Released)
Forces stand in formation for the opening ceremony of Agile Spirit 15, a multilateral exercise at Vaziani Training Area, Georgia, July 8, 2015. This fifth iteration of the Agile Spirit exercise was established to exercise interoperability with capacity to conduct planning and execution in support of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Response Force operations with U.S., Georgian Armed, Bulgaria, Romania, Latvia, and Lithuania forces. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Rebecca L. Floto, 2nd Marine Division, Combat Camera/ Released)
U.S. Marines kick off Agile Spirit 15
Forces stand in formation for the opening ceremony of Agile Spirit 15, a multilateral exercise at Vaziani Training Area, Georgia, July 8, 2015. This fifth iteration of the Agile Spirit exercise was established to exercise interoperability with capacity to conduct planning and execution in support of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Response Force operations with U.S., Georgian Armed, Bulgaria, Romania, Latvia, and Lithuania forces. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Rebecca L. Floto, 2nd Marine Division, Combat Camera/ Released)
Forces stand in formation for the opening ceremony of Agile Spirit 15, a multilateral exercise at Vaziani Training Area, Georgia, July 8, 2015. This fifth iteration of the Agile Spirit exercise was established to exercise interoperability with capacity to conduct planning and execution in support of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Response Force operations with U.S., Georgian Armed, Bulgaria, Romania, Latvia, and Lithuania forces. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Rebecca L. Floto, 2nd Marine Division, Combat Camera/ Released)
U.S. Marines kick off Agile Spirit 15
Forces stand in formation for the opening ceremony of Agile Spirit 15, a multilateral exercise at Vaziani Training Area, Georgia, July 8, 2015. This fifth iteration of the Agile Spirit exercise was established to exercise interoperability with capacity to conduct planning and execution in support of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Response Force operations with U.S., Georgian Armed, Bulgaria, Romania, Latvia, and Lithuania forces. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Rebecca L. Floto, 2nd Marine Division, Combat Camera/ Released)
Forces stand in formation for the opening ceremony of Agile Spirit 15, a multilateral exercise at Vaziani Training Area, Georgia, July 8, 2015. This fifth iteration of the Agile Spirit exercise was established to exercise interoperability with capacity to conduct planning and execution in support of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Response Force operations with U.S., Georgian Armed, Bulgaria, Romania, Latvia, and Lithuania forces. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Rebecca L. Floto, 2nd Marine Division, Combat Camera/ Released)
U.S. Marines kick off Agile Spirit 15
Forces stand in formation for the opening ceremony of Agile Spirit 15, a multilateral exercise at Vaziani Training Area, Georgia, July 8, 2015. This fifth iteration of the Agile Spirit exercise was established to exercise interoperability with capacity to conduct planning and execution in support of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Response Force operations with U.S., Georgian Armed, Bulgaria, Romania, Latvia, and Lithuania forces. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Rebecca L. Floto, 2nd Marine Division, Combat Camera/ Released)
Forces stand in formation for the opening ceremony of Agile Spirit 15, a multilateral exercise at Vaziani Training Area, Georgia, July 8, 2015. This fifth iteration of the Agile Spirit exercise was established to exercise interoperability with capacity to conduct planning and execution in support of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Response Force operations with U.S., Georgian Armed, Bulgaria, Romania, Latvia, and Lithuania forces. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Rebecca L. Floto, 2nd Marine Division, Combat Camera/ Released)
U.S. Marines kick off Agile Spirit 15
Forces stand in formation for the opening ceremony of Agile Spirit 15, a multilateral exercise at Vaziani Training Area, Georgia, July 8, 2015. This fifth iteration of the Agile Spirit exercise was established to exercise interoperability with capacity to conduct planning and execution in support of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Response Force operations with U.S., Georgian Armed, Bulgaria, Romania, Latvia, and Lithuania forces. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Rebecca L. Floto, 2nd Marine Division, Combat Camera/ Released)
Georgian, Romanian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Bulgarian, United States of America and NATO flag fly together during the opening ceremony of Exercise Agile Spirit 15, July 8, 2015, at Vaziani, Georgia. Agile Spirit is an annual exercise involving a NATO Response Force level combined operation with participation from six allied and partner countries. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Ryan Young/ released)
U.S. Marines kick off Agile Spirit 15
Georgian, Romanian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Bulgarian, United States of America and NATO flag fly together during the opening ceremony of Exercise Agile Spirit 15, July 8, 2015, at Vaziani, Georgia. Agile Spirit is an annual exercise involving a NATO Response Force level combined operation with participation from six allied and partner countries. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Ryan Young/ released)
Forces stand in formation for the opening ceremony of Agile Spirit 15, a multilateral exercise at Vaziani Training Area, Georgia, July 8, 2015. This fifth iteration of the Agile Spirit exercise was established to exercise interoperability with capacity to conduct planning and execution in support of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Response Force operations with U.S., Georgian Armed, Bulgaria, Romania, Latvia, and Lithuania forces. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Rebecca L. Floto, 2nd Marine Division, Combat Camera/ Released)
U.S. Marines kick off Agile Spirit 15
Forces stand in formation for the opening ceremony of Agile Spirit 15, a multilateral exercise at Vaziani Training Area, Georgia, July 8, 2015. This fifth iteration of the Agile Spirit exercise was established to exercise interoperability with capacity to conduct planning and execution in support of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Response Force operations with U.S., Georgian Armed, Bulgaria, Romania, Latvia, and Lithuania forces. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Rebecca L. Floto, 2nd Marine Division, Combat Camera/ Released)
U.S. Marine 1st Lt. Seth Kellogg (right), platoon commander for the live-fire range, speaks with  1st Lt. Caleb Clubb (left), Officer-in-Charge of the range, before starting the live-fire platoon attack at Babadag Training Area, Romania, July 2. Clubb and Kellogg are platoon commanders with Golf Company, Black Sea Rotational Force. 1st Lt. Kellogg’s platoon continuously supported monthly week-long military-to-military engagements with the Romanian 307th Naval Infantry during BSRF 15.1’s six-month deployment. The engagements culminated with the U.S. and Romanian platoon live-fire attacks. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Sarah E. Burns)
Raids with Romanians
U.S. Marine 1st Lt. Seth Kellogg (right), platoon commander for the live-fire range, speaks with 1st Lt. Caleb Clubb (left), Officer-in-Charge of the range, before starting the live-fire platoon attack at Babadag Training Area, Romania, July 2. Clubb and Kellogg are platoon commanders with Golf Company, Black Sea Rotational Force. 1st Lt. Kellogg’s platoon continuously supported monthly week-long military-to-military engagements with the Romanian 307th Naval Infantry during BSRF 15.1’s six-month deployment. The engagements culminated with the U.S. and Romanian platoon live-fire attacks. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Sarah E. Burns)
U.S. Marines with Golf Company, Black Sea Rotational Force, sight in at the support-by-fire position during a dry-run of the U.S. and Romanian platoon attack at Babadag Training Area, July 2.  This week-long engagement is part of a continuous military skills series between BSRF and the Romanian 307th Naval Infantry. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Sarah E. Burns)
Raids with Romanians
U.S. Marines with Golf Company, Black Sea Rotational Force, sight in at the support-by-fire position during a dry-run of the U.S. and Romanian platoon attack at Babadag Training Area, July 2. This week-long engagement is part of a continuous military skills series between BSRF and the Romanian 307th Naval Infantry. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Sarah E. Burns)
Staff Sgt. Dale Elbert, platoon sergeant with Golf Company, Black Sea Rotational Force and native of St. Louis, Mo., overlooks the maneuver element’s movement from the support-by-fire positions at Babadag Training Area, July 2. U.S. and Romanian troops conducted platoon attacks at BTA as the culmination of monthly military-to-military engagements between BSRF and the Romanian 307th Naval Infantry. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Sarah E. Burns)
Raids with Romanians
Staff Sgt. Dale Elbert, platoon sergeant with Golf Company, Black Sea Rotational Force and native of St. Louis, Mo., overlooks the maneuver element’s movement from the support-by-fire positions at Babadag Training Area, July 2. U.S. and Romanian troops conducted platoon attacks at BTA as the culmination of monthly military-to-military engagements between BSRF and the Romanian 307th Naval Infantry. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Sarah E. Burns)
U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Bolisvergari, a fire team leader with Golf Company, Black Sea Rotational Force, buddy rushes to the objective during the Marines’ platoon-attack at Babadag Training Area, July 2. U.S. and Romanian troops conducted live-fire platoon attacks at BTA as the culmination of monthly military-to-military engagements between BSRF and the Romanian 307th Naval Infantry. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Sarah E. Burns)
Raids with Romanians
U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Bolisvergari, a fire team leader with Golf Company, Black Sea Rotational Force, buddy rushes to the objective during the Marines’ platoon-attack at Babadag Training Area, July 2. U.S. and Romanian troops conducted live-fire platoon attacks at BTA as the culmination of monthly military-to-military engagements between BSRF and the Romanian 307th Naval Infantry. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Sarah E. Burns)
A Romanian marine with the 307th Naval Infantry Battalion lays down suppressive fire during the Romanian platoon-attack at Babadag Training Area, July 2. U.S. and Romanian troops conducted live-fire platoon attacks at BTA as the culmination of monthly military-to-military engagements between BSRF and the Romanian 307th Naval Infantry. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Sarah E. Burns)
Raids with Romanians
A Romanian marine with the 307th Naval Infantry Battalion lays down suppressive fire during the Romanian platoon-attack at Babadag Training Area, July 2. U.S. and Romanian troops conducted live-fire platoon attacks at BTA as the culmination of monthly military-to-military engagements between BSRF and the Romanian 307th Naval Infantry. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Sarah E. Burns)
A Romanian marine with the 307th Naval Infantry Battalion sights in on the rocket propelled grenade launcher during the dry-run of the Romanian platoon-attack at Babadag Training Area, July 2. U.S. and Romanian troops conducted live-fire platoon attacks at BTA as the culmination of monthly military-to-military engagements between BSRF and the Romanian 307th Naval Infantry. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Sarah E. Burns)
Raids with Romanians
A Romanian marine with the 307th Naval Infantry Battalion sights in on the rocket propelled grenade launcher during the dry-run of the Romanian platoon-attack at Babadag Training Area, July 2. U.S. and Romanian troops conducted live-fire platoon attacks at BTA as the culmination of monthly military-to-military engagements between BSRF and the Romanian 307th Naval Infantry. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Sarah E. Burns)
A U.S. Marine with Golf Company, Black Sea Rotational Force, gets in the prone position to fire his M16A4 service rifle during the Marines’ platoon-attack at Babadag Training Area, July 2. U.S. and Romanian troops conducted live-fire platoon attacks at BTA as the culmination of monthly military-to-military engagements between BSRF and the Romanian 307th Naval Infantry. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Sarah E. Burns)
Raids with Romanians
A U.S. Marine with Golf Company, Black Sea Rotational Force, gets in the prone position to fire his M16A4 service rifle during the Marines’ platoon-attack at Babadag Training Area, July 2. U.S. and Romanian troops conducted live-fire platoon attacks at BTA as the culmination of monthly military-to-military engagements between BSRF and the Romanian 307th Naval Infantry. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Sarah E. Burns)
U.S. Marine Cpl. Stephan James, a team leader with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, directs Ghanaian soldiers moving a simulated casualty to a litter near Accra, Ghana, June 23, 2015. The Marines and Sailors of SPMAGTF-CR-AF partnered with the Ghanaian army for a month-long security cooperation exercise in infantry skills to help foster a stronger working relationship between the two nations’ militaries.
Brilliance in the Basics: US Marines, Ghanaian Soldiers refine infantry skills
U.S. Marine Cpl. Stephan James, a team leader with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, directs Ghanaian soldiers moving a simulated casualty to a litter near Accra, Ghana, June 23, 2015. The Marines and Sailors of SPMAGTF-CR-AF partnered with the Ghanaian army for a month-long security cooperation exercise in infantry skills to help foster a stronger working relationship between the two nations’ militaries.
U.S. Marines with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, observe a relay of Ghanaian Soldiers completing marksmanship training near Accra, Ghana, June 30, 2015. The Marines and Sailors of SPMAGTF-CR-AF partnered with the Ghana Army for a month-long exercise  focused on infantry skills while strengthening the relationship and interoperability between the two forces.
Brilliance in the Basics: US Marines, Ghanaian Soldiers refine infantry skills
U.S. Marines with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, observe a relay of Ghanaian Soldiers completing marksmanship training near Accra, Ghana, June 30, 2015. The Marines and Sailors of SPMAGTF-CR-AF partnered with the Ghana Army for a month-long exercise focused on infantry skills while strengthening the relationship and interoperability between the two forces.
Bulgarian Army Capt. Penio Todoranov, company commander with the 61st Mechanized Brigade, speaks during the closing ceremony of Platinum Lion 15-3. Marines and Sailors with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, Black Sea Rotational Force spent two weeks alongside soldiers from Bulgaria, Albania, United Kingdom and Romania during the multi-national NATO training exercise at Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria.
Platinum Lion 15-3 comes to a close
Bulgarian Army Capt. Penio Todoranov, company commander with the 61st Mechanized Brigade, speaks during the closing ceremony of Platinum Lion 15-3. Marines and Sailors with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, Black Sea Rotational Force spent two weeks alongside soldiers from Bulgaria, Albania, United Kingdom and Romania during the multi-national NATO training exercise at Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria.
Bulgarian Army Capt. Penio Todoranov, company commander with the 61st Mechanized Brigade, salutes during the closing ceremony of Platinum Lion 15-3. Marines and Sailors with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, Black Sea Rotational Force spent two weeks alongside soldiers from Bulgaria, Albania, United Kingdom and Romania during the multi-national NATO training exercise at Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria.
Platinum Lion 15-3 comes to a close
Bulgarian Army Capt. Penio Todoranov, company commander with the 61st Mechanized Brigade, salutes during the closing ceremony of Platinum Lion 15-3. Marines and Sailors with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, Black Sea Rotational Force spent two weeks alongside soldiers from Bulgaria, Albania, United Kingdom and Romania during the multi-national NATO training exercise at Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria.
The United Kingdom’s Ambassador to Bulgaria, Emma Hopkins, greets U.K. Royal Marines from Charlie Company, 40 Commando, during Distinguished Visitors Day at Platinum Lion 15-3. Marines and Sailors with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, Black Sea Rotational Force spent two weeks alongside soldiers from Bulgaria, Albania, United Kingdom and Romania during the multi-national NATO training exercise at Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria.
Platinum Lion 15-3 comes to a close
The United Kingdom’s Ambassador to Bulgaria, Emma Hopkins, greets U.K. Royal Marines from Charlie Company, 40 Commando, during Distinguished Visitors Day at Platinum Lion 15-3. Marines and Sailors with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, Black Sea Rotational Force spent two weeks alongside soldiers from Bulgaria, Albania, United Kingdom and Romania during the multi-national NATO training exercise at Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria.
Qirjako Kureta (right), the Albanian Ambassador to Bulgaria, talks with an Albanian soldier during Distinguished Visitors Day at Platinum Lion 15-3. Marines and Sailors with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, Black Sea Rotational Force spent two weeks alongside soldiers from Bulgaria, Albania, United Kingdom and Romania during the multi-national NATO training exercise at Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria.
Platinum Lion 15-3 comes to a close
Qirjako Kureta (right), the Albanian Ambassador to Bulgaria, talks with an Albanian soldier during Distinguished Visitors Day at Platinum Lion 15-3. Marines and Sailors with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, Black Sea Rotational Force spent two weeks alongside soldiers from Bulgaria, Albania, United Kingdom and Romania during the multi-national NATO training exercise at Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria.
Nikoley Nenchev, the Minister of Defense of Bulgaria, greets Marines from 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, Black Sea Rotational Force, during Distinguished Visitors Day at Platinum Lion 15-3. The Marines spent two weeks alongside soldiers from Bulgaria, Albania, United Kingdom and Romania during the multi-national NATO training exercise at Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria.
Platinum Lion 15-3 comes to a close
Nikoley Nenchev, the Minister of Defense of Bulgaria, greets Marines from 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, Black Sea Rotational Force, during Distinguished Visitors Day at Platinum Lion 15-3. The Marines spent two weeks alongside soldiers from Bulgaria, Albania, United Kingdom and Romania during the multi-national NATO training exercise at Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria.
Unit News
Building the backbone of Agile Spirit

By 1st Lt. Sarah Burns | July 27, 2015

Following the two-week Exercise Agile Spirit, 27 Georgian soldiers attended a noncommissioned MORE
Exercise Agile Spirit ends with a bang

By Sgt. S.T. Stewart | July 27, 2015

Exercise Agile Spirit came to close during a distinguished visitors day event and closing ceremony MORE
Platinum Lion 15 comes to a close

By NOVO SELO TRAINING AREA, Bulgaria | July 18, 2015

Marines and Sailors with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, Black Sea Rotational Force spent two MORE
NATO Allies, partners tackle Platinum Lion final exercise

By Staff Sgt. Wayne Edmiston | July 16, 2015

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Crunch Time: US Marines, Sailors, Senegalese hold basic skills competition

By Cpl. Lucas Hopkins | July 11, 2015

A pair of Senegalese Compagnie Fusilier de Marin Commandos  assume ready positions at the starting MORE
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U.S. Marine Corps Forces Europe and Africa is the Marine Corps component of U.S. European Command  and U.S. Africa Command that commands all Marine forces, conducts deployments, planning and execution of forces, and accomplishes assigned operational missions to support the respective combatant commands' mission.

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