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Marine Forces Europe and Africa

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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.
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)
Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response Africa, Ground Combat Element 18.2, slide out of an MV-22B Osprey during a fast-rope training exercise at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, June 13, 2018. The Marines of SPMAGTF-CR-AF practiced their fast-roping skills along with support from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 263. The fast rope training consisted of day and night operations to better prepare the Marines for crisis response.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Taylor W. Cooper/Released)
at the historical Hill of Crosses in Siauliai, Lithuania, June 8, 2018, during Exercise Saber Strike 18. The Marines participating in Saber Strike 18, a U.S. joint and multinational exercise conducted at various locations throughout the Baltic States and Poland, took an opportunity to visit the historic site to recognize and learn some of the culture of Lithuania. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt Adwin Esters/Released)
U.S. Marines with 2nd Civil Affairs Group, Latvian Zemessardze (national guardsmen) and children from Priedites Orphanage intermingle at a local pottery art house in Daugavpils, Latvia, June 5, 2018, during a community event as part of Exercise Saber Strike 18. The Marines and Latvian Zemessardze, with the help of a nonprofit charity organization Spirit of America, visited the children of the Priedites Orphanage and treated them to a day full of activities including a trip to a local pottery art house and an outdoor playground obstacle course. Spirit of America is a non-profit organization that works alongside forward-deployed troops and diplomats serving overseas to identify critical needs and provide private-sector resources and know-how in support of their missions to increase their safety and success.(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Adwin Esters/Released)
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)
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A U.S. Marine crew member for an MV-22 Osprey with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa posts security with a mounted weapon during a flight to Africa on May 31, 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)
U.S. Marines with Black Sea Rotational Force 18.1 fire a TOW wire-guided missile during Exercise Saber Strike 18 on Adazi Military Base, Latvia, June 4, 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)
U.S. Marine Corps Col. Peter Lee, head of operations for Marine Forces Europe and Africa thanks Maj. Elmars Popakuls, Commander of Latvian National Guard 53rd Infantry Battalion, during the multinational civil engagement ceremony in Bauska, Latvia June 2, 2018 as part of Exercise Saber Strike 2018. The focus of the ceremony was the integration of multinational forces and the enhancement of the relationships between the U.S. Marines and their Latvian military counterparts. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Maj. Greg Wolf/Released)
U.S. Marines participating in Exercise Saber Strike 18 stand outside of a U.S. Marine Corps Light Armored Vehicle (LAV) during a static-display event demonstrating military vehicles and gear in Kuršėnai, Lithuania, June 1, 2018. The multinational civil engagement gave the citizens of Kuršėnai the opportunity to interact with the different militaries involved in Exercise Saber Strike 18. Saber Strike is a U.S. joint and multinational exercise conducted at various locations throughout the Baltic States and Poland. The annual exercise prepares Allies to respond to regional crises and enhance the NATO alliance throughout the region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Adwin Esters/Released)
A Norwegian Coastal Ranger Commando (KJK) conducts a shooting drill during Exercise Platinum Ren at Fort Trondennes, Harstad, Norway, May 9, 2018.
Lance Cpl. Angel Delgado from Bravo Company, 4th Tanks Battalion, is a tank loader for this M1A1 tank during his participation in Exercise Arrow 18 in Pohjankangas Training Area, near Kankaanpaa, Finland, May 16, 2018. Exercise Arrow is an annual Finnish multi-national exercise with the purpose of training with mechanized infantry, artillery, and mortar field training skills in a live-fire exercise. This is the first year the Marine Corps is participating in this exercise and the first time the M1A1 Abrams tanks have been in Finland. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Averi Coppa/Released)
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