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In the small farming town of Mandra, approximately

In the small farming town of Mandra, approximately

In the small farming town of Mandra, approximately 108 kilometers north of Constanta, kindergartners watch Gunnery Sgt. Giannina Pinedo, civil affairs chief, Black Sea Rotational Force 11, while Roxanna Taranu,... More

Form the Troops! - coin, public domain photograph

Form the Troops! - coin, public domain photograph

In front of a color detail with the national colors of America and the Republic of Georgia and the unit colors of the U.S. Marine Corps and Georgian military, Maj. Eric J. Andersen, executive officer Black Sea ... More

MARFOREUR Commander Visits BSRF-11

MARFOREUR Commander Visits BSRF-11

While visiting the Black Sea Rotational Force 11 on Camp Margarita, 33 Area, Lt. Gen. Dennis J. Hejlik, the commanding general of Marine Corps Forces Command, and Lt. Col. Nelson S. Cardella, the commanding off... More

During a combat-marksmanship range, Ukrainian soldiers

During a combat-marksmanship range, Ukrainian soldiers

During a combat-marksmanship range, Ukrainian soldiers perform a pivot-drill to engage their targets at 15-meters. Marines with Black Sea Rotational Force 11 returned to Babadag Training Area with Ukrainian sol... More

Being pinned down by Romanian Marines, a U.S. Marine

Being pinned down by Romanian Marines, a U.S. Marine

Being pinned down by Romanian Marines, a U.S. Marine role player, Black Sea Rotational Force 11, is detained after causing a mock riot during a peacekeeping operation during a capabilities exercise in an urban ... More

U.S. Marines and Romanian military prepare for the

U.S. Marines and Romanian military prepare for the

U.S. Marines and Romanian military prepare for the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new helipad at the Constanta County Hospital Sept. 9. Combat engineers with Black Sea Rotational Force 11 contracted with Roman... More

While flying at an altitude of 1,000 feet, Gunnery

While flying at an altitude of 1,000 feet, Gunnery

While flying at an altitude of 1,000 feet, Gunnery Sgt. Darren D. Wainer, the jumpmasters with Black Sea Rotational Force 11, and the Romanian jumpmaster meet and coordinate before the first paratroopers perfor... More

Gunnery Sgt. Charles M. Evers, ground combat element

Gunnery Sgt. Charles M. Evers, ground combat element

Gunnery Sgt. Charles M. Evers, ground combat element detachment company gunnery sergeant, Black Sea Rotational Force 11, and Lewiston, Idaho native, demonstrates an immediate and remedial action drill on an AK-... More

After identifying a simulated sniper threat, a Ukrainian

After identifying a simulated sniper threat, a Ukrainian

After identifying a simulated sniper threat, a Ukrainian patrol maneuvers to close-in and neutralize the threat. Marines with Black Sea Rotational Force 11 returned to Babadag Training Area with Ukrainian soldi... More

As the Marine Drum and Bugle Corps performs in Aisne-Marne

As the Marine Drum and Bugle Corps performs in Aisne-Marne

As the Marine Drum and Bugle Corps performs in Aisne-Marne Memorial Cemetery, American Marines, to include the assistant commandant of the Marine Corps, and citizens as well as French soldiers and locals, inclu... More

As fresh cement flows out of a cement truck, Cpl. Steven

As fresh cement flows out of a cement truck, Cpl. Steven

As fresh cement flows out of a cement truck, Cpl. Steven W. Allgire, from Bowling Green, Ohio, and Lance Cpl. Kyle A. Dugas, a native of Plainfield, Conn., and combat engineers attached to the Black Sea Rotatio... More

During a foreign weapons familiarization with Bulgarian

During a foreign weapons familiarization with Bulgarian

During a foreign weapons familiarization with Bulgarian and Serbians soldiers, Sgt. Steven Encinias, rifleman and native of Albuquerque, N.M., Black Sea Rotational Force 11, swaps his M4 carbine service rifle f... More

While Marine spouses Karen J. Riles and Jennifer J.

While Marine spouses Karen J. Riles and Jennifer J.

While Marine spouses Karen J. Riles and Jennifer J. Rosen refine a technique derived from the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program for a rape prevention and self defense class, Cpl. Christopher A. Terrell, the ass... More

After setting off a smoke grenade for a riot simulation,

After setting off a smoke grenade for a riot simulation,

After setting off a smoke grenade for a riot simulation, Cpl. Bryant A. Much, rifleman, Black Sea Rotational Force 11, and a native of Reno, Nev., explains the importance of maintaining the integrity of the “sh... More

Displaying aerial finesse for a crowd of spectators,

Displaying aerial finesse for a crowd of spectators,

Displaying aerial finesse for a crowd of spectators, Ranger 29 and Ranger 28, two KC-130T Hercules aircrafts flown by the Air Combat Element of Black Sea Rotational Force 11, perform a “section overhead break,”... More

A Serbian convoy is tested on their reaction to an

A Serbian convoy is tested on their reaction to an

A Serbian convoy is tested on their reaction to an Improvised-Explosive Device as their lead vehicle is hit by a simulated road-side bomb during convoy operations around the remote roads of the training area. B... More

After a simulated ambush during a training patrol,

After a simulated ambush during a training patrol,

After a simulated ambush during a training patrol, a squad of Ukrainian soldiers gets cover and try to identify the threat. Marines with Black Sea Rotational Force 11 returned to Babadag Training Area with Ukra... More

While working in a newly-built motor transport facility,

While working in a newly-built motor transport facility,

While working in a newly-built motor transport facility, Lance Cpl. William Hernandez, a motor transport operator, Black Sea Rotational Force 11, and native of Orlando, Fl., performs a Limited Technical Inspect... More

After a safety brief from Romanian jumpmasters, Romanian

After a safety brief from Romanian jumpmasters, Romanian

After a safety brief from Romanian jumpmasters, Romanian paratroopers training with Black Sea Rotational Force 11 make preparations to board a KC-130 Hercules, with flight support by BSRF-11’s Air Combat Elemen... More

In front of 3rd Squad with the Black Sea Rotational

In front of 3rd Squad with the Black Sea Rotational

In front of 3rd Squad with the Black Sea Rotational Force 11 Corporal’s Course guidon, Cpl. Kristopher Acker, an Amarillo, Texas, native and rifleman with BSRF-11, leads the rest of the detail to the classroom.... More

The non-commissioned officers of the Black Sea Rotational

The non-commissioned officers of the Black Sea Rotational

The non-commissioned officers of the Black Sea Rotational Force 11 Corporal’s Course march in an “oblique,” a close-order drill movement, as Cpl. Ryan West, a rifleman and Amarillo, Texas, native, BSRF-11, prac... More

Getting ready to simulate an ambush on a Ukrainian

Getting ready to simulate an ambush on a Ukrainian

Getting ready to simulate an ambush on a Ukrainian patrol, Cpl. Kristopher L. Acker, an Amarillo, Texas, native and rifleman roleplaying as an insurgent, with Black Sea Rotational Force 11, hides in the brush u... More

Capt. Charles A. Nassar, of Sterling Heights, Mich.,

Capt. Charles A. Nassar, of Sterling Heights, Mich.,

Capt. Charles A. Nassar, of Sterling Heights, Mich., officer-in-charge of the combat engineer detachment, and Lt. Col. Nelson S. Cardella, commanding officer of Black Sea Rotational Force 11, join Romanian Navy... More

Confirming measurements, Lance Cpl. Chad M. Nicks,

Confirming measurements, Lance Cpl. Chad M. Nicks,

Confirming measurements, Lance Cpl. Chad M. Nicks, of Miland, Mich., and Lance Cpl. Brett A. Harden, of McComb, Ohio, engineers with the Black Sea Rotational Force 11, prepare an area of Camp Margarita for ceme... More

Combat engineers with the Black Sea Rotational Force

Combat engineers with the Black Sea Rotational Force

Combat engineers with the Black Sea Rotational Force 11, prepare to pour concrete for a sidewalk by removing the soil from an area on Camp Margarita. The community-improvement projects were given to the Marines... More

Keeping in the tradition of flying the American flag

Keeping in the tradition of flying the American flag

Keeping in the tradition of flying the American flag at half-staff until noon, Marines raise the national colors, alongside their French partners, to full-staff at one of the largest Memorial Day Event in Europ... More

Lt. Col. Joshua P. Hallet, a Collierville, Tenn., native,

Lt. Col. Joshua P. Hallet, a Collierville, Tenn., native,

Lt. Col. Joshua P. Hallet, a Collierville, Tenn., native, and liaison officer, Black Sea Rotational Force 11, speaks with Romanian Master Sgt. Terebisi Florin, advisor of Romanian NCO Academies, and Master Sgt.... More

In front of a three-nation formation, at an opening

In front of a three-nation formation, at an opening

In front of a three-nation formation, at an opening ceremony for a combined-forces exercise with Serbia and Bulgaria, Cpl. Michael J. Harding, Placerville, Calif., native and a rifleman with Black Sea Rotationa... More

Lt. Col. Nelson S. Cardella, commanding officer, Black

Lt. Col. Nelson S. Cardella, commanding officer, Black

Lt. Col. Nelson S. Cardella, commanding officer, Black Sea Rotational Force 11, addresses the class of Bulgarian non-commissioned officer instructors and U.S. Marine non-commissioned officers on the completion ... More

Pamela G. Hutchings, field program director of U.S.

Pamela G. Hutchings, field program director of U.S.

Pamela G. Hutchings, field program director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office in Vienna, Austria, leads Petty Officer 2nd Class Anastatia M. Dobbs, a hospital corpsman, as she pledges the Oath... More

After reaching the top of the hill, the Ground Combat

After reaching the top of the hill, the Ground Combat

After reaching the top of the hill, the Ground Combat Element, composed of reservists from Anti-Terrorism Battalion, Amarillo, Texas, and Birmingham, Ala., attached to Black Sea Rotational Force-11, hikes back ... More

U.S. Marines and Romanian soldiers rush the parade

U.S. Marines and Romanian soldiers rush the parade

U.S. Marines and Romanian soldiers rush the parade field to demonstrate a counterinsurgency interoperability showcase for the closing ceremony of Black Sea Rotational Force 11’s deployment, Sept. 12. Marines of... More

Once the KC-130 Hercules has landed, Lance Cpl. Gregory

Once the KC-130 Hercules has landed, Lance Cpl. Gregory

Once the KC-130 Hercules has landed, Lance Cpl. Gregory Terpinyan, an air frame mechanic and Parsippany, N.J., native, Black Sea Rotational Force 11, performs an after-flight inspection. Marine Aerial Refueler ... More

Cpl. Kyle A. Dugas, Cpl. John F. Fitzpatrick and Lance

Cpl. Kyle A. Dugas, Cpl. John F. Fitzpatrick and Lance

Cpl. Kyle A. Dugas, Cpl. John F. Fitzpatrick and Lance Cpl. Josh Dufrane, natives of Plainfield, Conn., Medford, Mass., and Chicopee, Mass., all combat engineers with Black Sea Rotational Force 11, cut last-min... More

Three of eight Romanian paratroopers training with

Three of eight Romanian paratroopers training with

Three of eight Romanian paratroopers training with Black Sea Rotational Force 11 make the last part of their descent out of a KC-130 Hercules from altitude of 1,000 feet in the air at Camp Turzii as part of com... More

Quickly spreading cement as it flows out of the truck,

Quickly spreading cement as it flows out of the truck,

Quickly spreading cement as it flows out of the truck, Cpl. Steven W. Allgire, of Bowling Green, Ohio, Lance Cpl. Joshua A. Dewitt, from Lake Orion, Mich., and Lance Cpl. Kyle A. Dugas, a Plainfield, Conn., nat... More

U.S. Marines with Black Sea Rotational Force 11 got

U.S. Marines with Black Sea Rotational Force 11 got

U.S. Marines with Black Sea Rotational Force 11 got the opportunity to shoot Bulgarian Rocket Propelled Grenade-7 launchers, the most widely-used anti-tank weapon in the world, under the supervision of Bulgari... More

Under unique circumstances, the transfer of responsibilities

Under unique circumstances, the transfer of responsibilities

Under unique circumstances, the transfer of responsibilities of two commands, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Europe and Marine Corps Forces Africa, is passed on as Sgt. Maj. Ronald L. Green, the outgoing sergeant maj... More

During a combat resupply mission, Sgt. Christopher

During a combat resupply mission, Sgt. Christopher

During a combat resupply mission, Sgt. Christopher G. Jacobs, loadmaster, Black Sea Rotational Force 11, helps steer a Humvee onto the flight line in Odessa, Ukraine. Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 6... More

After a transport mission, Cpl. Jeremy J. Davies, a

After a transport mission, Cpl. Jeremy J. Davies, a

After a transport mission, Cpl. Jeremy J. Davies, a Catskill, N.Y., native, and Sgt. Matthew J. McKinney, power line mechanics, Black Sea Rotational Force 11, check the engine of a KC-130 Hercules as part of af... More

Before familiarizing himself with a mounted .50 caliber

Before familiarizing himself with a mounted .50 caliber

Before familiarizing himself with a mounted .50 caliber machine gun, a Serbian soldier performs a function check under the close supervision of Staff Sgt. Daniel J. Bauer, native of Elk Grove, Calif., on the le... More

U.S. Navy corpsman and Romanian medical personnel simulate

U.S. Navy corpsman and Romanian medical personnel simulate

U.S. Navy corpsman and Romanian medical personnel simulate a casualty in Babadag Training Area for a Medical Evacuation drill April 21 as part of Black Sea Rotational Force 11. The drill exercised the coordinat... More

As local children of Calfa village look on, Lance Cpl.

As local children of Calfa village look on, Lance Cpl.

As local children of Calfa village look on, Lance Cpl. John E. Fitzpatrick, and Lance Cpl. Joshua M. Dufrane, combat engineers, Black Sea Rotational Force 11, put on the finishing touches of a chain-link fence ... More

At an initial gathering of combined  U.S. Marine and

At an initial gathering of combined U.S. Marine and

At an initial gathering of combined U.S. Marine and Romanian military forces, Lt. Col. Nelson S. Cardella, the commanding officer of Black Sea Rotational Force 11, along with other U.S. Marine leadership, meet... More

After clearing a building in the urban-combat facility,

After clearing a building in the urban-combat facility,

After clearing a building in the urban-combat facility, a Serbian infantryman links up with the Bulgarian rifleman providing perimeter security for his fire team during a combined-forces cordon, search and seiz... More

Lance Cpl. Bret Harden and Lance Cpl. Chad M. Nicks,

Lance Cpl. Bret Harden and Lance Cpl. Chad M. Nicks,

Lance Cpl. Bret Harden and Lance Cpl. Chad M. Nicks, natives of McComb, Ohio, and Milan, Mich., and combat engineers with Black Sea Rotational Force 11, install support for the frame that will hold all of the c... More

Emptying a load of dirt, Lance Cpl. Joshua T. Burleson,

Emptying a load of dirt, Lance Cpl. Joshua T. Burleson,

Emptying a load of dirt, Lance Cpl. Joshua T. Burleson, a combat engineer with Black Sea Rotational Force 11, from East Pointe, Mich., operates a Bobcat skid steer to help excavate an area for a new sidewalk in... More

A Ukrainian soldier rushes toward the urban combat

A Ukrainian soldier rushes toward the urban combat

A Ukrainian soldier rushes toward the urban combat area to neutralize a simulated sniper threat while on a training patrol. Marines with Black Sea Rotational Force 11 returned to Babadag Training Area with Ukra... More

The national colors of Romania and the United States

The national colors of Romania and the United States

The national colors of Romania and the United States of America are presented as the Romanian navy band plays their national anthems at an opening ceremony for Black Sea Rotational Force 11 April 27. About 200 ... More

U.S. and Romanian marines, Black Sea Rotational Force

U.S. and Romanian marines, Black Sea Rotational Force

U.S. and Romanian marines, Black Sea Rotational Force 11, perform a close quarters combat exercise during a “raid” on a mock village for a capabilities exercise of a two-week, combined forces counterinsurgency ... More

Finishing his last repetitions with the help of Lance

Finishing his last repetitions with the help of Lance

Finishing his last repetitions with the help of Lance Cpl. Humberto Rodriguez, Tyler, Texas, native and motor transport operator, Black Sea Rotational Force 11, a Romanian child does pull-ups at the U.S. Marine... More

Standing in front of the platoon in a combined,

Standing in front of the platoon in a combined,

Standing in front of the platoon in a combined, multinational formation of U.S. Marines and Romanian Marines, soldiers, and sailors, Capt. Charles Nassar, officer-in-charge of the combat engineering detachment,... More

As a preview for upcoming non-lethal weapons training,

As a preview for upcoming non-lethal weapons training,

As a preview for upcoming non-lethal weapons training, Sgt. Jonah L. Salyers, a Morrow, Ohio, native, and rifleman with 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, demonstrates shield-and-baton techniques in front of ... More

Before the start of training for Exercise Western Accord,

Before the start of training for Exercise Western Accord,

Before the start of training for Exercise Western Accord, Navy surgeons and corpsmen from the 4th Medical Battalion treat a simulated patient in the First-Aid Resuscitative Surgery Suite during a casualty evacu... More

In front of the combined Romanian and U.S. Marines

In front of the combined Romanian and U.S. Marines

In front of the combined Romanian and U.S. Marines troop formation, Maj. Todd M. Schunk, logistics officer, Black Sea Rotational Force 11, stands at parade rest during the opening ceremony for the five-month o... More

At a non-commisioned officer symposium here, Bulgarian

At a non-commisioned officer symposium here, Bulgarian

At a non-commisioned officer symposium here, Bulgarian Maj. Dobrev Radoslavov, senior education and training expert for the Bulgarian Army, answers a question of Sgt. Maj. Sigfrido Aguilar, the sergeant major o... More

At a joint and combined services air show, Cpl. Blake

At a joint and combined services air show, Cpl. Blake

At a joint and combined services air show, Cpl. Blake Childree, data network specialist from Skipperville, Ala., Black Sea Rotational Force 11, surrounded by Romanian locals around a humvee for a U.S. Marines s... More

From the view of the Black Sea Rotational Force 11

From the view of the Black Sea Rotational Force 11

From the view of the Black Sea Rotational Force 11 Marines’ static display on the air-base, a formation of the Romanian aerial demonstration squadron soars past the crowd of locals, tourists and U.S. military p... More

Aiming in on targets at a distance of 200-300 meters,

Aiming in on targets at a distance of 200-300 meters,

Aiming in on targets at a distance of 200-300 meters, a Serbian infantryman fires a rocket-propelled grenade from a RPG-7 launcher during a combined forces live-fire range with U.S. Marines and Bulgarian soldie... More

At the graduation and completion of the Bulgarian

At the graduation and completion of the Bulgarian

At the graduation and completion of the Bulgarian non-commissioned officer development course, a Bulgarian non-commissioned officer instructor shakes hands with the Marines from Black Sea Rotational Force 11 th... More

Romanian Fr. Dumitru Bostan blesses the U.S. and Romanian

Romanian Fr. Dumitru Bostan blesses the U.S. and Romanian

Romanian Fr. Dumitru Bostan blesses the U.S. and Romanian troops during the invocation to start the opening ceremony for Black Sea Rotational Force 11. About 200 Romanian and U.S. Marines, along with Romanian a... More

Sgt. Matthew A. Houle, combat engineer detachment chief,

Sgt. Matthew A. Houle, combat engineer detachment chief,

Sgt. Matthew A. Houle, combat engineer detachment chief, Black Sea Rotational Force 11, cuts lengths of steel that will hold up a much-needed fence for a local kindergarten of Calfa Village. Marine reserve civi... More

Black Sea Rotational Force 11 Marines, role-playing

Black Sea Rotational Force 11 Marines, role-playing

Black Sea Rotational Force 11 Marines, role-playing as “rioters” for a capabilities exercise, do their best to stir up aggression in Romanian Marines by throwing water bottles, fruit and taunts at the peacekeep... More

After an aerial performance with the KC-130T Hercules

After an aerial performance with the KC-130T Hercules

After an aerial performance with the KC-130T Hercules aircraft, Ranger 29, flown by the Air Combat Element of Black Sea Rotational Force 11, lands behind the line of F-16 fighter jets that belong to the U.S. Ai... More

Matthew J. Houle, of Boston and the combat engineer

Matthew J. Houle, of Boston and the combat engineer

Matthew J. Houle, of Boston and the combat engineer platoon sergeant, Black Sea Rotational Force 11, saws a piece of lumber with a chop saw for a training project in 33 Area to build sidewalks to improve the co... More

As Ukrainian soldiers shoot-on-the-move to close-in

As Ukrainian soldiers shoot-on-the-move to close-in

As Ukrainian soldiers shoot-on-the-move to close-in and engage their targets, Lance Cpl. Colin G. Smith, a Sacramento, Calif., native and rifleman, Black Sea Rotational Force 11, guides the soldiers to perform ... More

With a bull float and careful technique, Capt. Charles

With a bull float and careful technique, Capt. Charles

With a bull float and careful technique, Capt. Charles A. Nassar, of Sterling Heights, Mich., and the officer-in-charge for the combat engineering detachment, Black Sea Rotational Force 11, spreads the freshly-... More

After a squad of eight Romanian paratroopers jump out

After a squad of eight Romanian paratroopers jump out

After a squad of eight Romanian paratroopers jump out of the KC-130 Hercules, Gunnery Sgt. Nathan Z. Smith, a high-altitude, low-opening jumpmaster, 4th Reconnaissance Battalion, Gunnery Sgt. Darren D. Wainer, ... More

At a non-commissioned officer symposium attended by

At a non-commissioned officer symposium attended by

At a non-commissioned officer symposium attended by six Eastern European nations, Master Gunnery Sgt. Donald Funkhouser, operations chief, Marine Corps Forces Europe and Afrida, talks with Romanian Master Sgt. ... More

Ukrainian officers and U.S. non-commissioned officers

Ukrainian officers and U.S. non-commissioned officers

Ukrainian officers and U.S. non-commissioned officers of Black Sea Rotational Force 11 set up a presentation for an NCO Symposium that was attended by Eastern European officers and staff NCOs. BSRF-11’s NCO Aca... More

While training Romanian soldiers in non-lethal weapons

While training Romanian soldiers in non-lethal weapons

While training Romanian soldiers in non-lethal weapons and riot control procedures, Lance Cpl. Nathan E. Gibson, rifleman, Black Sea Rotational Force 11, Chicamuga, Ga., native, launches himself into the shield... More

At the beginning of Black Sea Rotational Force 11’s

At the beginning of Black Sea Rotational Force 11’s

At the beginning of Black Sea Rotational Force 11’s closing ceremony, Brig. Gen. Charles Chiarotti, deputy commander of Marine Forces Europe and Africa, along with Romanian Vice Adm. Aurel Popa, chief of Navy s... More

While introducing Romanian soldiers to the Marine Corps

While introducing Romanian soldiers to the Marine Corps

While introducing Romanian soldiers to the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program, Lance Cpl. Alexander B. Graham, Moulton, Ala., native, rifleman, Black Sea Rotational Force 11, demonstrates a control hold for two ... More

At the end of a Medical Evacuation drill, Petty Officer

At the end of a Medical Evacuation drill, Petty Officer

At the end of a Medical Evacuation drill, Petty Officer 3rd Class Russell A. Davis, a hospital corpsman, Black Sea Rotational Force 11, and Romanian Commander Ion Tatarici, the director and primary liaison offi... More

In front of Romanian Marines, Lance Cpl. Nathan Gibson,

In front of Romanian Marines, Lance Cpl. Nathan Gibson,

In front of Romanian Marines, Lance Cpl. Nathan Gibson, a Chickamauga, Ga., native and rifleman, Black Sea Rotational Force 11, waits patiently to perform a counterinsurgency interoperability demonstration for ... More

Marines and Romanian military and medical personnel

Marines and Romanian military and medical personnel

Marines and Romanian military and medical personnel with Black Sea Rotational Force 11 look on as a Romanian medical helicopter lands in Babadag Training Area April 21, to simulate a training casualty. The Medi... More

While Roxana C. Taranu, a linguists for Black Sea Rotational

While Roxana C. Taranu, a linguists for Black Sea Rotational

While Roxana C. Taranu, a linguists for Black Sea Rotational Force 11, interprets, Romanian Capt. Cristinel Uce, director of BSRF-11, addresses the combined U.S. and Romanian military formation at an opening ce... More

As one of the last ones to run off the KC-130 Hercules,

As one of the last ones to run off the KC-130 Hercules,

As one of the last ones to run off the KC-130 Hercules, a Romanian paratrooper, assisted out by Gunnery Sgt. Darren D. Wainer, the jumpmaster, Black Sea Rotational Force 11, runs into the clouds at an altitude ... More

In Memorial Day tradition, distinguished guests, including

In Memorial Day tradition, distinguished guests, including

In Memorial Day tradition, distinguished guests, including Gen. Joseph Dunford, the assistant commandant of the Marine Corps, the mayor of the town of Belleau, Monique Benier, and former Sgt. Maj. of the Marine... More

The U.S. Air Force Aerial Demonstration Squadron, the

The U.S. Air Force Aerial Demonstration Squadron, the

The U.S. Air Force Aerial Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds, headline the “Thunder Over Romania” air show, that was attended by local vendors as well as U.S. Marines from Black Sea Rotational Force 11, t... More

Operating the concrete tube, Lance Cpl. Angelo Moriello,

Operating the concrete tube, Lance Cpl. Angelo Moriello,

Operating the concrete tube, Lance Cpl. Angelo Moriello, combat engineer and native of Naugatuck, Conn., Black Sea Rotational Force 11, ensure the concrete is poured as evenly as possible throughout the framing... More

Rounding up the top of the hill, Marines in the Ground

Rounding up the top of the hill, Marines in the Ground

Rounding up the top of the hill, Marines in the Ground Combat Element, composed of reservists from Anti-Terrorism Battalion, Amarillo, Texas, and Birmingham, Ala., attached to Black Sea Rotation Force-11, hump ... More

When an Azerbaijani soldier’s weapon jams during a

When an Azerbaijani soldier’s weapon jams during a

When an Azerbaijani soldier’s weapon jams during a familiarization course with a U.S.-issued service rifle, Lance Cpl. Nathan E. Gibson, infantryman and native of Chickamauga, Ga., Black Sea Rotational Force 11... More

In front of key leaders from West African partner nations

In front of key leaders from West African partner nations

In front of key leaders from West African partner nations participating in Exercise Western Accord 2012, Lance Cpl. Matthew F. Brandt, a rifleman from 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment and Marysville, Ohio, n... More

During her demonstration of a military low-crawl with

During her demonstration of a military low-crawl with

During her demonstration of a military low-crawl with Gunnery Sgt. Giannina Pinedo, civil affairs chief, Black Sea Rotational Force 11, Anastatia, a kindergartener in Mandra, is more intent on posing for her ph... More

After jumping out of a U.S. Medium Tactical Vehicle

After jumping out of a U.S. Medium Tactical Vehicle

After jumping out of a U.S. Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement, Romanian Marines with Black Sea Rotational Force 11 rush to provide perimeter security for a capabilities exercise in a urban training facility a... More

Sgt. Maj. James J. McCook, the incoming sergeant major

Sgt. Maj. James J. McCook, the incoming sergeant major

Sgt. Maj. James J. McCook, the incoming sergeant major for U.S. Marine Corps Forces and Africa, speaks on his appreciation and welcomed arrival as senior enlisted leader from Sgt. Maj. Ronald L. Green, the outg... More

Finishing up their conditioning hike, the Ground Combat

Finishing up their conditioning hike, the Ground Combat

Finishing up their conditioning hike, the Ground Combat Element, composed of reservists from Anti-Terrorism Battalion, Amarillo, Texas, and Birmingham, Ala., attached to Black Sea Rotational Force-11, hump thro... More

While flying at an altitude of 10,000 feet, two Romanian

While flying at an altitude of 10,000 feet, two Romanian

While flying at an altitude of 10,000 feet, two Romanian paratroopers fling themselves off a KC-130 Hercules and into the open air toward the patched landscape below while conducting a high-altitude, low-openin... More

During a final exercise in peacekeeping operations,

During a final exercise in peacekeeping operations,

During a final exercise in peacekeeping operations, U.S. Marines of Black Sea Rotational Force 11, dressed in padded, police-training suits, crash into the shields of Romanian Marines trying to keep order in a ... More

Gunnery Sgt. Daniel A. Devine and 1st Sgt. Gerry Admundson,

Gunnery Sgt. Daniel A. Devine and 1st Sgt. Gerry Admundson,

Gunnery Sgt. Daniel A. Devine and 1st Sgt. Gerry Admundson, of Ground Combat Element, Black Sea Rotational Force 11, meet and speak with their Romanian land forces counterparts to coordinate future training act... More

Local children watch from the top of a hill as Lance

Local children watch from the top of a hill as Lance

Local children watch from the top of a hill as Lance Cpl. John E. Fitzpatrick and Lance Cpl. Angelo Morriello, combat engineers with Black Sea Rotational Force 11, work on the newly-installed, six-foot fence th... More

A Serbian soldier peers out of the window of an urban-combat

A Serbian soldier peers out of the window of an urban-combat

A Serbian soldier peers out of the window of an urban-combat facility while providing security for the combined-forces convoy of Serbian and Bulgarian troops during a cordon, search and seizure training exercis... More

During his presentation at a non-commissioned officer

During his presentation at a non-commissioned officer

During his presentation at a non-commissioned officer symposium, Romanian Master Sgt. Balasoiu Marius, chief of a Romanian NCO course, passes out pamphlets about Romanian military structure to officers and staf... More

During pre-deployment, Cpl. David D. Muniz, loadmaster,

During pre-deployment, Cpl. David D. Muniz, loadmaster,

During pre-deployment, Cpl. David D. Muniz, loadmaster, Black Sea Rotational Force 11, coordinates the safe load of arms and ammunition cargo being transported from Camp Pendleton, Calif., to Mihail Kogalnicean... More

Dr. Dan Capatina, director of Constanta County Hospital,

Dr. Dan Capatina, director of Constanta County Hospital,

Dr. Dan Capatina, director of Constanta County Hospital, address the visitors, media and the multinational formation of U.S. Marines and Romanian Army, Navy and Marines, Sept. 9 at the ribbon-cutting ceremony f... More

While being held securely by Gunnery Sgt. Darren D.

While being held securely by Gunnery Sgt. Darren D.

While being held securely by Gunnery Sgt. Darren D. Wainer, the jumpmaster for Black Sea Rotational Force 11, a Romanian jumpmaster conducts the inspection while flying at an 1,000 feet to make sure the conditi... More

BABADAG TRAINING AREA, Romania – Soldiers from the

BABADAG TRAINING AREA, Romania – Soldiers from the

BABADAG TRAINING AREA, Romania – Soldiers from the Azerbaijani Operational Capabilities and Concepts Battalion wait on the combat-marksmanship range in Babadag Training Area. Marines from Black Sea Rotational F... More

During a familiarization with U.S. issued weapons,

During a familiarization with U.S. issued weapons,

During a familiarization with U.S. issued weapons, a Romanian soldier shoots an M4 Carbine Assault Rifle on a combat marksmanship range as part of Black Sea Rotational Force 11. U.S. Marines and Romanian soldie... More

During a foreign weapons familiarization, Cpl. Nicholas

During a foreign weapons familiarization, Cpl. Nicholas

During a foreign weapons familiarization, Cpl. Nicholas Porter, an Amarillo, Texas, native and rifleman with Black Sea Rotational Force 11, gets a brief introduction to the Bulgarian-issued Dragunov machine gun... More

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