Marine Forces Europe and Africa

 

Marine Forces Europe and Africa

United States Marine Corps

USAG Stuttgart, Germany
U.S. Marines from 1st Battalion, 6th Marines and 4th Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion advance towards their objective during Exercise Saber Strike 18
U.S. Marines from 1st Battalion, 6th Marines and 4th Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion advance towards their objective during Exercise Saber Strike 18, near Skrunda, Latvia, June 10, 2018. Marines with Black Sea Rotational Force participated in Exercise Saber Strike, which is an integrated field-training exercise that occurs annually throughout Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland, increasing joint operational capability and enhancing the NATO alliance. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Angel D. Travis/Released)
Fast Rope in Spain
U.S. Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa fast-rope out of a U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey at Naval Station Rota, Spain, June 26, 2018. SPMAGTF-CR-AF deployed to conduct crisis-response and theater-security operations in Europe and North Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Britni M. Garcia Green/Released)
Let it Go: Bulgaria DFT Javelin anti-tank missile launcher
A U.S. Marine with Black Sea Rotational Force 18.1 locks onto a target using an FGM-148 Javelin anti-tank missile launcher during a deployment for training exercise at Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria, July 5, 2018. Marines with Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment conducted five days of live-fire ranges, enhancing their operational capabilities. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Abrey Liggins/Released)
A U.S. Marine from 1st Battalion, 6th Marines issues orders during Exercise Saber Strike 18
A U.S. Marine from 1st Battalion, 6th Marines issues orders during Exercise Saber Strike 18, in Skrunda, Latvia, June 13, 2018. Exercise Saber Strike is an integrated field-training exercise that occurs annually throughout Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland, increasing joint operational capability and enhancing the NATO alliance. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Angel D. Travis/Released)
U.S. Marines from 1st Battalion, 6th Marines maneuver through an objective during Exercise Saber Strike 18
U.S. Marines from 1st Battalion, 6th Marines maneuver through an objective during Exercise Saber Strike 18, Latvia, June 12, 2018. Exercise Saber Strike is an integrated field-training exercise that occurs annually throughout Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland, increasing joint operational capability and enhancing the NATO alliance. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Angel D. Travis)
Target Acquired: Bulgaria DFT Sniper Training
A U.S. Marine with Black Sea Rotational Force 18.1 sights in on a target with an M40A6 sniper rifle during a deployment for training exercise at Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria, July 3, 2018. Marines with Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment conducted five days of live-fire ranges, enhancing their operational capabilities. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Abrey Liggins/Released)
Wall of Lead: Bulgaria DFT Machine Gun Live-fire Range
A U.S. Marine with Black Sea Rotational Force 18.1 engages a target using an M249 light machine gun during a deployment for training exercise at Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria, July 1, 2018. Marines with Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment conducted five days of live-fire ranges, enhancing their operational capabilities. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Abrey Liggins/Released)
ALES wargame brings maritime and amphibious leaders together to eplore command and control challenges, discuss future capabilities and interoperability
National and NATO senior amphibious and maritime leaders are conducting a command and control (C2) wargame at NATO’s Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) in Stavanger, Norway. Under the auspice of the Amphibious Leaders Expeditionary Symposium (ALES), the scenario-based tabletop wargame aims at improving the C2 effectiveness and efficiency of multinational maritime and amphibious forces in support of NATO. The wargame is facilitated by U.S. Marine Corps Major General Russell A. C. Sanborn, the Commander of U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Europe and Africa (MARFOREUR/AF), the leading command behind the ALES initiative. The wargame in Stavanger is the fourth iteration of ALES, which started two years ago in Stuttgart, Germany, home to MARFOREUR/AF Headquarters, as a forum for senior amphibious leaders to discuss key aspects of multinational amphibious operations. The previous iterations of ALES took place in Italy (NATO Joint Force Command Naples) and the United Kingdom (Allied Maritime Command Northwood), respectively. Topics discussed primarily included: amphibious interoperability, collective defence and vast Major Joint Operations concept, NATO readiness, and the amphibious task force-level C2 during large-scale amphibious operations. The goal was to set the chart for the future amphibious operations, with a focus on ever-increasing conventional maritime threats facing the NATO Alliance. “It is a great pleasure to host the amphibious wargame at the Joint Warfare Centre,” said Polish Army Major General Andrzej Reudowicz, Commander JWC, during his opening remarks. “NATO has increased its focus on the maritime domain. With this event, we also welcome Rear Admiral John Skillman, JWC’s former Deputy Commander, who is participating the wargame in his current position as Commander of the Expeditionary Strike Group 2.” Major General Reudowicz then explained that the Joint Warfare Centre was established to deliver and continuously improve training for NATO
Soccer Match
British Royal Marines and U.S. Marines with Marine Rotational Force-Europe 18.1 competed in a soccer game against Norwegian Soldiers with Home Guard 12 at Stordal, Norway, June 15, 2018. The Marines scored three goals in the second half to tie the match at 4-4. The game was just one of many community and training events the Marines plan to conduct with their NATO Allies. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Clinton Firstbrook)
Relief and Appointment Ceremony
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. William Frye stands in front of Marines assigned to Headquarters Company, Marine Forces Europe and Africa (MARFOREURAF) on Panzer Kaserne, Stuttgart, Germany, on June 14, 2018. Frye was participating in his Relief and Retirement ceremony.(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Menelik/ released)
MARFOREUR/AF VIDEOS
MARFOREUR/AF News
Marines, sailors compete against Royal Norwegian Air Force Academy at cancer charity race By Cpl. Gloria Lepko | July 2, 2018
Nato Allies Bring Cheer to Latvian Orphanage With Help From Charity Organization ‘Spirit Of America’, American Embassy By Marine Corps Sgt. Adwin Esters | June 20, 2018
4TH LAR MARINES INTERACT WITH LATVIAN LOCALS DURING SABER STRIKE 18 By Marine Corps Sgt. Adwin Esters | June 7, 2018
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