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African partners, from the second iteration of the

African partners, from the second iteration of the

African partners, from the second iteration of the Military Intelligence Non-Commissioned Officer Course- Africa, plot points on a map in accordance to simulated intelligence information that was released from ... More

Colonel Douglas Fairfeld, Chief of Staff for U.S. Marine

Colonel Douglas Fairfeld, Chief of Staff for U.S. Marine

Colonel Douglas Fairfeld, Chief of Staff for U.S. Marine Corps Forces Africa, presents Senegalese Admiral Ousmane Ibrahima Sall, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of Senegal, a gift for being the host c... More

In a forward-deployed dental suite, Navy Capt. Paul

In a forward-deployed dental suite, Navy Capt. Paul

In a forward-deployed dental suite, Navy Capt. Paul Bowersox, a dentist, and HM3 Andrine Randle, a dental technician, from 4th Dental Battalion, treat a U.S. Marine patient during Exercise Western Accord 2012. ... More

After Cpl. Christopher A. Terrell, the assistant family

After Cpl. Christopher A. Terrell, the assistant family

After Cpl. Christopher A. Terrell, the assistant family readiness officer and an assistant course instructor, simulated an attack from behind, Karen J. Riles, a Marine spouse, takes him down to the ground using... More

After laying a wreath in honor of the sacrifices made

After laying a wreath in honor of the sacrifices made

After laying a wreath in honor of the sacrifices made at Belleau during World War I, Gen. Joseph Dunford, Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps, salutes to the Marine memorial, “Iron Mike,” that is nestled o... More

Lance Corporal Dominic D. Walicki, a native of Cincinnati,

Lance Corporal Dominic D. Walicki, a native of Cincinnati,

Lance Corporal Dominic D. Walicki, a native of Cincinnati, Ohio, an instructor for the crowd control event from 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, teaches the importance of shield-line integrity, keeping shie... More

Lance Corporal Colt D. McGinnis, a Farmersville, Ohio,

Lance Corporal Colt D. McGinnis, a Farmersville, Ohio,

Lance Corporal Colt D. McGinnis, a Farmersville, Ohio, native and crowd-control instructor with 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, urges the soldiers to march loudly and in-step to increase intimidation and e... 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

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 preparation for the next day’s festivities, the

In preparation for the next day’s festivities, the

In preparation for the next day’s festivities, the largest Memorial Day celebration in all of Europe at Aisne-Marne Cemetery, France, Cpl. Yves Joseph, a diary clerk with Marine Forces Europe, and Port-au-Princ... More

After a capabilities exercise at Kelly Barracks, Cpl.

After a capabilities exercise at Kelly Barracks, Cpl.

After a capabilities exercise at Kelly Barracks, Cpl. Justin J. Whiteman, a crew chief of Marine Tiltrotor Squadron 266 (Reinforced), 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune,... More

In honor of Bastille Day, Gen. Carter F. Ham, commander

In honor of Bastille Day, Gen. Carter F. Ham, commander

In honor of Bastille Day, Gen. Carter F. Ham, commander of U.S. Africa Command, receives a French military ration from Lt. Col. Philippe Sauvin, representative for French troops, during his visit to Exercise We... More

An MV-22B Osprey from Marine Tiltrotor Squadron 266

An MV-22B Osprey from Marine Tiltrotor Squadron 266

An MV-22B Osprey from Marine Tiltrotor Squadron 266 (Reinforced), 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C., demonstrates its versatile landing capability by landing on a... More

Lance Cpl. Seamus M. Gogein, a rifleman with Lima Company,

Lance Cpl. Seamus M. Gogein, a rifleman with Lima Company,

Lance Cpl. Seamus M. Gogein, a rifleman with Lima Company, 3rd Battalion 25th Marines and Westerville, Ohio, native, teaches the basics of cordon, search and seizure procedures to a Gambian soldier during Exerc... More

Distinguished visitors watch a demonstration by the

Distinguished visitors watch a demonstration by the

Distinguished visitors watch a demonstration by the Marines and multi-national forces participating inExercise Western Accord 2012. Distinguished visitors included: Gen. Carter F. Ham, the commander of U.S. Afr... More

U.S. Marines dance with their newly-acquainted Gambian

U.S. Marines dance with their newly-acquainted Gambian

U.S. Marines dance with their newly-acquainted Gambian partners sing and dance to celebrate a hard day of training during Exercise Western Accord 2012. For the multi-week, multi-lateral event, partners from Wes... More

A Senegalese soldier stops a truck at a vehicle-check

A Senegalese soldier stops a truck at a vehicle-check

A Senegalese soldier stops a truck at a vehicle-check point during an entry-control point demonstration for Exercise Western Accord 2012. For the multi-week, multi-lateral event, partners from West African nati... More

West African soldiers participating in Exercise Western

West African soldiers participating in Exercise Western

West African soldiers participating in Exercise Western Accord 2012 roll out concertina wire to created a hasty vehicle checkpoint during an entry control point demonstration. For the multi-week, multi-lateral ... More

An MV-22B Osprey from Marine Tiltrotor Squadron 266

An MV-22B Osprey from Marine Tiltrotor Squadron 266

An MV-22B Osprey from Marine Tiltrotor Squadron 266 (Reinforced), 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C., lands on Kelly Field during a capabilities demonstration at K... 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

A fire-team of U.S. Marines and West African partners

A fire-team of U.S. Marines and West African partners

A fire-team of U.S. Marines and West African partners participating in Exercise Western Accord 2012 rush out of an urban-combat facility after "clearing" the building of imminent threats. For the multi-week, mu... More

Gen. Carter F. Ham, commander of U.S. Africa Command,

Gen. Carter F. Ham, commander of U.S. Africa Command,

Gen. Carter F. Ham, commander of U.S. Africa Command, watches a riot-control demonstration during his visit to Exercise Western Accord 2012. Distinguished visitors included: Gen. Carter F. Ham, the commander of... 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

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

Lance Corporal Colt D. McGinnis, a Farmersville, Ohio,

Lance Corporal Colt D. McGinnis, a Farmersville, Ohio,

Lance Corporal Colt D. McGinnis, a Farmersville, Ohio, native and crowd-control instructor from 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, teaches the importance of keeping “the guard” up while teaching basic baton t... More

Senegalese Lt. Col. Ddse Diouf and interpreter Massiga

Senegalese Lt. Col. Ddse Diouf and interpreter Massiga

Senegalese Lt. Col. Ddse Diouf and interpreter Massiga Seck presents a speech during the second iteration of the Military Intelligence Non-commissioned Officer Course-Africa. MINOC-A II, a seven-week course tha... More

During Exercise Western Accord 2012, Ruben L. Ware,

During Exercise Western Accord 2012, Ruben L. Ware,

During Exercise Western Accord 2012, Ruben L. Ware, a Columbus, Ohio, native and communications Marine with Communications Company, Headquarters Battalion, 4th Marine Division, gets promoted from private first ... More

Members from the U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart, Germany,

Members from the U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart, Germany,

Members from the U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart, Germany, community wait in line to tour the inside of an MV-22B Osprey from Marine Tiltrotor Squadron 266 (Reinforced), 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, II Marine E... More

After a final speech and farewell to military leaders

After a final speech and farewell to military leaders

After a final speech and farewell to military leaders and members of the local U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart community, that he has gotten to know during his two-year tenure as sergeant major of both U.S. Marine... More

Cpl. John P. Maggard, a range coach from 3rd Battalion

Cpl. John P. Maggard, a range coach from 3rd Battalion

Cpl. John P. Maggard, a range coach from 3rd Battalion 25th Marine Regiment, inspects the chamber of a Gambian soldier to ensure it is safe to proceed to the next course of fire during a combat marksmanship ran... More

Shaking hands with Col. Michele Cook, commanding officer

Shaking hands with Col. Michele Cook, commanding officer

Shaking hands with Col. Michele Cook, commanding officer of Regional Joint Training Facility, a student from the Military Intelligence Non-commissioned Officer Course- Africa II receives his diploma upon gradua... More

As the grand finale of the largest Memorial Day celebration

As the grand finale of the largest Memorial Day celebration

As the grand finale of the largest Memorial Day celebration in Europe that honors the fallen heroes of Belleau Wood, the Silent Drill Platoon, Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., take the field to perform for mor... More

Lance Cpl. Jason R. Demopoulos, a Columbus, Ohio, native

Lance Cpl. Jason R. Demopoulos, a Columbus, Ohio, native

Lance Cpl. Jason R. Demopoulos, a Columbus, Ohio, native and rifleman with 3rd Battalion 25th Marine Regiment, lines up among Gambian soldiers to shoot from the pivot. Basic combat marksmanship focuses on techn... More

To celebrate the end of a hard day of training, U.S.

To celebrate the end of a hard day of training, U.S.

To celebrate the end of a hard day of training, U.S. Marines join in a traditional Gambian military chant as they dance and sing in a circle with their newly acquainted friends. For the multi-week, multi-latera... More

Members of the U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart, Germany,

Members of the U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart, Germany,

Members of the U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart, Germany, community get a close look at an MV-22B Osprey from Marine Tiltrotor Squadron 266 (Reinforced), 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, II Marine Expeditionary Forc... 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

Students from the second iteration of Military Intelligence

Students from the second iteration of Military Intelligence

Students from the second iteration of Military Intelligence Non-Commissioned Officer’s Course-Africa, representing six African partner nations, work together to analyze simulated intelligence information releas... More

A Gambian soldier fires a hammered-pair, or two shots

A Gambian soldier fires a hammered-pair, or two shots

A Gambian soldier fires a hammered-pair, or two shots fired in rapid succession, at a distance of 15-yards for a combat marksmanship training range during Exercise Western Accord 2012. Basic combat marksmanship... More

In front of over 1,200 U.S. and West African service

In front of over 1,200 U.S. and West African service

In front of over 1,200 U.S. and West African service members participating in Exercise Western Accord 2012, Sgt. Anthony Raymond, a Marine from 3rd Battalion 25th Marine Regiment, gets searched by a Senegalese ... 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

Marines and Gambian soldiers conduct a fire-on-the-move

Marines and Gambian soldiers conduct a fire-on-the-move

Marines and Gambian soldiers conduct a fire-on-the-move at targets from 25 yards during a combat marksmanship training range during Exercise Western Accord 2012. Basic combat marksmanship focuses on techniques ... 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

For an urban-combat demonstration, a multi-national

For an urban-combat demonstration, a multi-national

For an urban-combat demonstration, a multi-national fire team of U.S. Marines and West African partners prepare to clear a building of immediate threats during Exercise Western Accord 2012. For the multi-week, ... 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

As part of a non-lethal weapons demonstration, U.S.

As part of a non-lethal weapons demonstration, U.S.

As part of a non-lethal weapons demonstration, U.S. Marine and soldiers from Senegal and Burkina Faso form in a column before they march on to engage a simulated riot as part of Exercise Western Accord 2012. Fo... More

Working with a Burkina Faso partner for Exercise Western

Working with a Burkina Faso partner for Exercise Western

Working with a Burkina Faso partner for Exercise Western Accord 2012, Cpl. Kyle A. Chaney, an instructor for the crowd-control event with Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, and native of Cincinn... More

At the entry-control point to Mont Rolland, a training

At the entry-control point to Mont Rolland, a training

At the entry-control point to Mont Rolland, a training area for Exercise Western Accord 2012 where U.S. and West African service members trained and lived together, Cpl. Austin C. Noble, a Washington, Ill., nat... More

Sergeant Jasmine Schlegel and Cpl. Donald J. Harrison,

Sergeant Jasmine Schlegel and Cpl. Donald J. Harrison,

Sergeant Jasmine Schlegel and Cpl. Donald J. Harrison, radio operators with 4th Medical Battalion, search a simulated casualty for weapons before rushing him into the Forward Resuscitative Surgery Suite for a c... 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 some free time at the range for Exercise Western

During some free time at the range for Exercise Western

During some free time at the range for Exercise Western Accord 2012, Lance Cpl. Frederick P. Shearon, a rifleman from 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment and Columbus, Ohio, native, shows some Gambian soldiers ... More

Lance Corporals Chris C. Holloway and Dominic D. Walicki,

Lance Corporals Chris C. Holloway and Dominic D. Walicki,

Lance Corporals Chris C. Holloway and Dominic D. Walicki, and Pfc. Kenneth T. Martin, assistant crowd control instructors with 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, simulate a riot for the Burkina Faso partners ... 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

Using a modified take-down technique derived from the

Using a modified take-down technique derived from the

Using a modified take-down technique derived from the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program, Marine spouses Karen J. Riles and Jennifer J. Rosen, along with Master Sgt. James A. Hall, intelligence chief with Marine... 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

During some free time at the range for Exercise Western

During some free time at the range for Exercise Western

During some free time at the range for Exercise Western Accord 2012, Lance Cpl. Frederick P. Shearon, a rifleman from 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment and Columbus, Ohio, native, shows some Gambian soldiers ... More

Using a modified arm-bar technique derived from the

Using a modified arm-bar technique derived from the

Using a modified arm-bar technique derived from the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program, Jennifer J. Rosen, a Marine spouse, makes sure Cpl. Christopher A. Terrell, the assistant family readiness officer for Mari... More

In a field dental suite, Navy Capt. Paul Bowersox,

In a field dental suite, Navy Capt. Paul Bowersox,

In a field dental suite, Navy Capt. Paul Bowersox, a dentist, and HM3 Andrine Randle, a dental technician, from 4th Dental Battalion, treat a U.S. Marine patient during Exercise Western Accord 2012. Exercise We... More

After a visit from distinguished guests from participating

After a visit from distinguished guests from participating

After a visit from distinguished guests from participating nations of Exercise Western Accord 2012, Air Force Brig. Gen. Richard N. Harris, chief of joint staff of Vermont Air National Guard, bids farewell to S... More

Senegalese Admiral Ousmane Ibrahima Sall, Deputy Chief

Senegalese Admiral Ousmane Ibrahima Sall, Deputy Chief

Senegalese Admiral Ousmane Ibrahima Sall, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces for Senegal, along with other distinguished visitors from participating partner nations visit the Marines, soldiers, sailors, ... More

During a visit from distinguished guests, Master Gunnery

During a visit from distinguished guests, Master Gunnery

During a visit from distinguished guests, Master Gunnery Sgt. Teresa J. Cardwell, the personnel officer for Exercise Western Accord 2012 and Seymour, Mo., native, salutes Senegalese Admiral Ousmane Ibrahima Sal... More

Demonstrating its versatile landing ability, an MV-22B

Demonstrating its versatile landing ability, an MV-22B

Demonstrating its versatile landing ability, an MV-22B Osprey from Marine Tiltrotor Squadron 266 (Reinforced), 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C., hovers above the... More

To build proficiency for firing on the move, Marines

To build proficiency for firing on the move, Marines

To build proficiency for firing on the move, Marines and Gambian soldiers move from the 25-yard firing line to the 15-yard firing line during a combat marksmanship range for Exercise Western Accord 2012. Basic ... More

Approaching Kelly Field after a fly-by, an MV-22B Osprey

Approaching Kelly Field after a fly-by, an MV-22B Osprey

Approaching Kelly Field after a fly-by, an MV-22B Osprey from Marine Tiltrotor Squadron 266 (Reinforced), 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C., prepares to land on K... More

Lance Cpl. Mane A. Gatti, a Marine from 3rd Battalion

Lance Cpl. Mane A. Gatti, a Marine from 3rd Battalion

Lance Cpl. Mane A. Gatti, a Marine from 3rd Battalion 25th Marine Regiment and Buffalo, N.Y., native, is picked up by his newly acquainted Gambian friends to celebrate a hard day of training with song and dance... More

During an entry-control point demonstration, a Senegalese

During an entry-control point demonstration, a Senegalese

During an entry-control point demonstration, a Senegalese soldier participating in Exercise Western Accord 2012 rolls out road spikes to create a hasty vehicle check-point. For the multi-week, multi-lateral eve... More