U.S. Marine Corps Forces Europe/Africa
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Stuttgart, Germany

Who we are

The US Marine Corps continues to play a pivotal role in the nation’s defense. In addition to the Marine Corps’ historical connection to the Pacific, and recent support to post-9/11 contingency operations throughout Central Asia, the Marine Corps has a long standing storied relationship with Europe and Africa. The famous stand at Belleau Wood outside Paris in 1918, the Cold War-era Northern Flank mission in Norway, and the even deeper historical connection to Northern Africa, uniquely connect Marines to both continents. The current challenging security environment, with a revanchist Russia and always-dynamic Africa, requires a flexible amphibious option. The US Marine Corps, working with sister US services and NATO partners, is in a unique position to provide this leadership and depth.




Short Stop 24

Five U.S. Marines died in a helicopter accident while conducting retrograde operations during Operation Strong Express on Sept. 23, 1972, in Grytoya,...


MAI Course 080-23

U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Brian Giera, Martial Arts Instructor Trainer with Commando Training Centre Royal Marines, conducts a Marine Corps...


Archipelago Endeavor 23

U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Robert B. Sofge Jr., commanding general of Marine Forces Europe and Africa, right, and Swedish Col. Adam Camel,...


Archipelago Endeavor 23

Coastal rangers with the Swedish Marines engage targets with a M3E1 Multi-purpose Anti-armor Anti-personnel Weapon System during a live-fire training...


Maj. Gen. Sofge attends Invictus Games 2023

U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Robert B. Sofge Jr. greets competitors at the Invictus Games in Dusseldorf, Germany, September 10, 2023. Team U.S....



NATO leaders from the U.S., Norway and the U.K. observe a simulated demonstration of the capabilities of a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System...


Belleau Wood Anniversary

U.S. Marines, French, and German service members, along with American Battle Monuments Commission members, and other guests remember the fallen...





Marine Corps Forces Europe & Africa