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A Moroccan C-130 aircraft awaits its next mission during

A Moroccan C-130 aircraft awaits its next mission during

A Moroccan C-130 aircraft awaits its next mission during Exercise African Lion 2012 as the sun sets at the Inezgane Airfield, in Agadir, Morocco, April 6. During AL-12, C-130's will transport more than 1,000 U.... More

Marines with second platoon, Ground Combat Element,

Marines with second platoon, Ground Combat Element,

Marines with second platoon, Ground Combat Element, Security Cooperation Task Force, Africa Partnership Station 2011, take doxycycline once per day in accordance with a weekly dosage of mefloquine to prevent th... More

Cmdr. Paul Dabrowski poses wearing his surgical gear

Cmdr. Paul Dabrowski poses wearing his surgical gear

Cmdr. Paul Dabrowski poses wearing his surgical gear inside the Forward Resuscitative Surgical System facility in Boane, July 31. Exercise SHARED ACCORD 2010, an annual, bi-lateral military exercise hosted by a... More

Cpl. Mark Barrett, a military policeman and fireteam

Cpl. Mark Barrett, a military policeman and fireteam

Cpl. Mark Barrett, a military policeman and fireteam leader assigned to Joint Task Force African Lion 2012, directs his fireteam during training on patrol formations with the Royal Moroccan Armed Forces at the ... More

Brig. Gen. Charles Chiarotti, the deputy commander

Brig. Gen. Charles Chiarotti, the deputy commander

Brig. Gen. Charles Chiarotti, the deputy commander for Marine Forces Europe and Africa, conducted a site visit and observed Peace Support Operations training with the 14th Marine Regiment out of Fort Worth, Tex... 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

U.S. Navy Ship Dahl, a cargo carrier, pulls out of

U.S. Navy Ship Dahl, a cargo carrier, pulls out of

U.S. Navy Ship Dahl, a cargo carrier, pulls out of the port in Agadir, Morocco, to anchor offshore, April 9, after offloading vehicles and equipment in part of Exercise African Lion 13. Exercise African Lion is... More

British Royal Marines, in the true spirit of “train

British Royal Marines, in the true spirit of “train

British Royal Marines, in the true spirit of “train as they fight,” demonstrate proper riot control techniques October 18, 2013 as Molotov cocktails are used against the line. United States Marines with Africa... More

A procession of vehicles arrives at an airfield in

A procession of vehicles arrives at an airfield in

A procession of vehicles arrives at an airfield in South Sudan during an evacuation of personnel by Marines from the U.S. Embassy in Juba, South Sudan, Jan. 3, 3014. A squad-size element of U.S. Marines from S... More

U.S. Marine 1st Lt. Alexander W. Sewell, the assistant

U.S. Marine 1st Lt. Alexander W. Sewell, the assistant

U.S. Marine 1st Lt. Alexander W. Sewell, the assistant operations officer from 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment and Mount Airy, Maryland, native, presents to the Multinational Brigade Staff of Cold Response 1... More

Capt. Wilfredo Crave, a Marine Forces Africa intelligence

Capt. Wilfredo Crave, a Marine Forces Africa intelligence

Capt. Wilfredo Crave, a Marine Forces Africa intelligence officer, helps Mozambican officers and senior enlisted identify key terrain features on a map as part of an intelligence-mentoring package, July 30. The... More

Rifles belonging to soldiers from the Armed Forces

Rifles belonging to soldiers from the Armed Forces

Rifles belonging to soldiers from the Armed Forces for the Defense of Mozambique lie in a classroom as the soldiers participate in a civil affairs course at Moamba, Mozambique, Aug. 3. The class is a part of Ex... More

Marines and sailors from 14th Marine Regiment, a reserve

Marines and sailors from 14th Marine Regiment, a reserve

Marines and sailors from 14th Marine Regiment, a reserve unit out of Fort Worth, Texas, held Easter services in a tent chapel set up in Cap Draa, Tan Tan, Morocco, April 8, 2012, during African Lion 2012. Adver... More

Lance Cpl. Jonathan Lin hauls a ladder onto the flightline

Lance Cpl. Jonathan Lin hauls a ladder onto the flightline

Lance Cpl. Jonathan Lin hauls a ladder onto the flightline before placing the propellers of a KC-130 into an X-shape during the aviation training portion of Exercise African Lion 12 April 11. Propellers are pl... More

Brig. Gen. Charles Chiarotti, the deputy commander

Brig. Gen. Charles Chiarotti, the deputy commander

Brig. Gen. Charles Chiarotti, the deputy commander for Marine Forces Europe and Africa, conducted a site visit and observed Peace Support Operations training with the 14th Marine Regiment out of Fort Worth, Tex... 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

Navy Hospital Corpsman Second Class Cory Hopper, the

Navy Hospital Corpsman Second Class Cory Hopper, the

Navy Hospital Corpsman Second Class Cory Hopper, the assistant leading petty officer with Black Sea Rotational Force 14, shows personnel with the U.S. Embassy in Bucharest, Romania, how to use a tourniquet, Feb... More

Staff Sgt. Raymondhan Maeang, a platoon sergeant with

Staff Sgt. Raymondhan Maeang, a platoon sergeant with

Staff Sgt. Raymondhan Maeang, a platoon sergeant with 2nd Battalion, 25th Marines, demonstrates proper sight alignment during a live fire exercise with Mozambican troops Aug. 5 in Boane as part of Exercise SHAR... 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

A Swedish UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter returns to base

A Swedish UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter returns to base

A Swedish UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter returns to base after a rehearsal of Forward Air Controller (Airborne) operations during an aviation engagement with Marine aviators from Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactic... More

Maj. Tad Scott, Peace Support Operations, officer in

Maj. Tad Scott, Peace Support Operations, officer in

Maj. Tad Scott, Peace Support Operations, officer in charge, assigned to Joint Task Force African Lion 2012, discusses the exercise and working with the the Royal Moroccan Armed Forces with reporters from Armed... More

Moroccan soldiers demonstrate prisoner detention techniques

Moroccan soldiers demonstrate prisoner detention techniques

Moroccan soldiers demonstrate prisoner detention techniques to Marine reservists from the Marine Wing Support Squadrons 471 and 473 during peace support operation as part of African Lion 2012, April, 7-18. Afri... 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

Sgt. John T. Kelly, left, a radio operator with

Sgt. John T. Kelly, left, a radio operator with

Sgt. John T. Kelly, left, a radio operator with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response, calls in a status update during an evacuation of personnel from the U.S. Embassy in Juba, South Suda... More

United States and Spanish Marines with Africa Partnership

United States and Spanish Marines with Africa Partnership

United States and Spanish Marines with Africa Partnership Station participated in a training exercise focusing on riot control, riverine operations, ambush reaction drills and more October 18, 2013. Each exerci... More

A Mozambican soldier sights in on his target during

A Mozambican soldier sights in on his target during

A Mozambican soldier sights in on his target during a live fire exercise with U.S. Marines Aug. 5 in Boane as part of Exercise SHARED ACCORD 2010. Eighty leathernecks, most from 2nd Battalion, 25th Marines, wen... More

Cpl. Brandon Blackmon sights in on a nearby shoreline

Cpl. Brandon Blackmon sights in on a nearby shoreline

Cpl. Brandon Blackmon sights in on a nearby shoreline to engage a target after hearing the command ‘contact right’ while conducting "riverine" operations training in Soucouta, Senegal. Alongside Senegalese Comm... More

A U.S. Marine with Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion,

A U.S. Marine with Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion,

A U.S. Marine with Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, low crawls during the Marine Combat Fitness Test in Moamba, Mozambique, Aug. 6. Marines ran the fitness test during Exercise SHARED ... More

A group of service members from the U.S. Marines, Senegalese

A group of service members from the U.S. Marines, Senegalese

A group of service members from the U.S. Marines, Senegalese Marines and Nigerian Navy search for targets during a live-fire shoot on the river here. Approximately 45 U.S. Marines and sailors, along with about ... More

A plume of smoke fumes from an M83 smoke grenade as

A plume of smoke fumes from an M83 smoke grenade as

A plume of smoke fumes from an M83 smoke grenade as a squad of U.S. Marines and Senegalese commandos rush an enemy encampment during a final exercise here, recently. The partnership was an Africa Partnership St... More

Marines from 81 mm mortar platoon, Weapons Company,

Marines from 81 mm mortar platoon, Weapons Company,

Marines from 81 mm mortar platoon, Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, Battalion Landing Team, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit assault the target area during a quick-strike, indirect-fire missio... More

Members of the Executive Leadership Development Program

Members of the Executive Leadership Development Program

Members of the Executive Leadership Development Program participate in riot-control training with Marines and Royal Moroccan Armed Forces during African Lion 2012, April 14. The ELDP was founded in 1985 with th... 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

A Liberian rifle range line coach instructs a soldiers

A Liberian rifle range line coach instructs a soldiers

A Liberian rifle range line coach instructs a soldiers from the Armed Forces of Liberia in order for him to complete his annual rifle qualifications on the range at at Edward Beyan Kesselly Barracks, April 1.

Cpl. Timothy Dobson, a fire team leader with second

Cpl. Timothy Dobson, a fire team leader with second

Cpl. Timothy Dobson, a fire team leader with second platoon, Ground Combat Element, Security Cooperation Task Force Africa Partnership Station 2011 takes doxycycline once per day in accordance with a weekly dos... More

A U.S. Marine with the Security Cooperation Task Force,

A U.S. Marine with the Security Cooperation Task Force,

A U.S. Marine with the Security Cooperation Task Force, Africa Partnership Station 2011, inspects the rifle of a Senegalese Marine's weapon prior to them conducting immediate actions drills here. The Marines an... More

Marine Corps Cpl. Timothy Dobson jumps feet first off

Marine Corps Cpl. Timothy Dobson jumps feet first off

Marine Corps Cpl. Timothy Dobson jumps feet first off a high dive during a water obstacle course in the Sadoum River, recently. Alongside Senegalese Commandos, Nigerian Navy Special Boat Service operators and f... More

Marines with Joint Task Force African Lion 2012 stand

Marines with Joint Task Force African Lion 2012 stand

Marines with Joint Task Force African Lion 2012 stand in formation moments after arriving at the Inezgane Airfield, in Agadir, Morocco, April 7. During AL-12, C-130's will transport more than 1,000 U.S. and Mor... More

United States Marines with Africa Partnership Station

United States Marines with Africa Partnership Station

United States Marines with Africa Partnership Station participated in a training exercise focusing on riot control, riverine operations, ambush reaction drills and more October 18, 2013. Each exercise, led by B... More

Volunteers from U.S. Marine Corps Forces Europe and

Volunteers from U.S. Marine Corps Forces Europe and

Volunteers from U.S. Marine Corps Forces Europe and Africa, their Family Readiness Office, and USO-Stuttgart, delivered donated toys to children throughout the Stuttgart community, Dec. 16. The Family Readiness... More

Lance Cpl. Cody Davis stages himself to allow a partnered

Lance Cpl. Cody Davis stages himself to allow a partnered

Lance Cpl. Cody Davis stages himself to allow a partnered Senegalese Commando to conduct the counter to the round punch, a technique taught through the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program. The demonstration was p... More

Lance Cpl. Caleb Dehoog dives headfirst into the pool

Lance Cpl. Caleb Dehoog dives headfirst into the pool

Lance Cpl. Caleb Dehoog dives headfirst into the pool during a social gathering between U.S. Marines from Africa Partnership Station 2011 and U.S. Marines from the Marine Security Guard detachment here. The day... More

First Lt. Michael J. Thomas, platoon commander for

First Lt. Michael J. Thomas, platoon commander for

First Lt. Michael J. Thomas, platoon commander for second platoon, Ground Combat Element, Security Cooperation Task Force, Africa Partnership Station 2011, tosses a beanbag across the Marine Security Guard deta... More

Members of the 14th Marine Regiment out of Fort Worth,

Members of the 14th Marine Regiment out of Fort Worth,

Members of the 14th Marine Regiment out of Fort Worth, Texas, and 1498th Transportation Company from the California National Guard perform clean-up and loading procedures at the port of Agadir, Morocco, to prep... More

Lance Cpl. Rodney Ibabao, the youngest Marine present

Lance Cpl. Rodney Ibabao, the youngest Marine present

Lance Cpl. Rodney Ibabao, the youngest Marine present at the Marine Corps birthday ceremony, receives a piece of cake from GySgt. Eric Martynuik, the oldest Marine present, at Mihail Kogalniceanu, Romania, Nov.... More

The Armed Forces of Liberia moved a step closer to

The Armed Forces of Liberia moved a step closer to

The Armed Forces of Liberia moved a step closer to operational independence with a change-of-command ceremony on 11 Dec 2013. Lt. Col. Daniel Ziankahn assumed command of the 23rd Brigade Headquarters from the ... More

United States Marine Sgt. Maj. Joseph J. Leshinsky,

United States Marine Sgt. Maj. Joseph J. Leshinsky,

United States Marine Sgt. Maj. Joseph J. Leshinsky, sergeant major, U.S. Marine Forces Africa, speaks with the Marines, soldiers, sailors and airmen who are serving as a part of Operation ONWARD LIBERTY, Monrov... More

Senegalese commandos line the roadway here as a foot

Senegalese commandos line the roadway here as a foot

Senegalese commandos line the roadway here as a foot patrol of commandos and U.S. Marines takes a moment to stop and provide security. The patrol was part of the final exercise of the Toubakouta, Senegal, chapt... More

First Sgt. Edwin Maldonado [left] and 1st Sgt. Jason

First Sgt. Edwin Maldonado [left] and 1st Sgt. Jason

First Sgt. Edwin Maldonado [left] and 1st Sgt. Jason Moffitt look on at the evening’s festivities during a Warrior’s Night here, recently. Maldonado, senior enlisted advisor for Security Cooperation Task Force ... More

Lance Cpl. Jonathan Lin, rotates the propellers of

Lance Cpl. Jonathan Lin, rotates the propellers of

Lance Cpl. Jonathan Lin, rotates the propellers of a KC-130 before a flight during the aviation training portion of Exercise African Lion 2012 April 11. Rotating propellers is part of the pre-flight and post fl... 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

Humvees stand in a line at the Moamba motor pool. With

Humvees stand in a line at the Moamba motor pool. With

Humvees stand in a line at the Moamba motor pool. With more than 100 vehicles at their disposal, motor transport Marines sourced from 4th Landing Support Battalion in Vienna, Ohio, and Headquarters and Services... More

U.S. Marine Sgt. Maj. James T. Adams, battalion sergeant

U.S. Marine Sgt. Maj. James T. Adams, battalion sergeant

U.S. Marine Sgt. Maj. James T. Adams, battalion sergeant major with 2nd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, encourages a soldier with the Armed Forces for the Defense of Mozambique during the Marine Combat Fitness... 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

Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon M. Echols, hospital

Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon M. Echols, hospital

Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon M. Echols, hospital corpsman, Security Cooperation Task Force, Africa Partnership Station 2011, shows a an example of a report on a battlefield injured to a group of Senegalese M... More

A Marine from 1st Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment,

A Marine from 1st Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment,

A Marine from 1st Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division fires a Shoulder-Launched Multi-Purpose Assault Weapon during a small-arms live-fire exercise during Exercise Africa Lion 2012, April 12. ... More

Lance Cpl. Michael Cossalter, a rifleman with Black

Lance Cpl. Michael Cossalter, a rifleman with Black

Lance Cpl. Michael Cossalter, a rifleman with Black Sea Rotational Force 14, looks at the sun rise after a night in the defensive position from a high mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle at Babadag Training A... More

Lance Cpl. Logan Grguric provides security while waiting

Lance Cpl. Logan Grguric provides security while waiting

Lance Cpl. Logan Grguric provides security while waiting for an enemy patrol during a role playing exercise, recently. Grguric used the natural foliage around him to camouflage himself into his surroundings, a ... More

Corporal Tyrone Jones, a warehouseman with Black Sea

Corporal Tyrone Jones, a warehouseman with Black Sea

Corporal Tyrone Jones, a warehouseman with Black Sea Rotational Force 14, holds security from a fighting hole while integrated with the ground combat element in a defensive exercise at Babadag Training Area in ... More

Marines and sailors with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground

Marines and sailors with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground

Marines and sailors with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response help U.S. citizens into a Marine Corps KC-130J Hercules airplane in Juba, South Sudan, during an evacuation of personnel fro... More

Marines move to the firing line during a live fire

Marines move to the firing line during a live fire

Marines move to the firing line during a live fire exercise with Mozambican troops Aug. 5 in Boane as part of Exercise SHARED ACCORD 2010. The 80 leathernecks, most from 2nd Battalion, 25th Marines, went throug... More

Col. Roger Garay, Joint Task Force Commander, Exercise

Col. Roger Garay, Joint Task Force Commander, Exercise

Col. Roger Garay, Joint Task Force Commander, Exercise Africa Lion 12, speaks with service members at the Sea Port of Debarkation in Agadir, Morocco, April 7, 2012. During his visit, he and the mobility and log... More

Giving full, 360-degree situational awareness to his

Giving full, 360-degree situational awareness to his

Giving full, 360-degree situational awareness to his pilots, Swedish Sgt. David Fredrikson, a UH-60 Black Hawk mission specialist with Swedish Air Force 21st UH-60 Black Hawk Helicopter Wing, relays the locatio... More

Sgt. Kevin Hicks of second platoon, Ground Combat Element,

Sgt. Kevin Hicks of second platoon, Ground Combat Element,

Sgt. Kevin Hicks of second platoon, Ground Combat Element, Security Cooperation Task Force, Africa Partnership Station 2011, dribbles a basketball during a two-on-two game at the Marine Security Guard detachmen... More

The 14th Marines Regiment is leading the way during

The 14th Marines Regiment is leading the way during

The 14th Marines Regiment is leading the way during African Lion 2012. Marines and soldiers work round the clock in the Joint Operation Center to ensure mission success. The JOC is the main communication hub be... 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

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

U.S. participants and planners for the Intelligence

U.S. participants and planners for the Intelligence

U.S. participants and planners for the Intelligence Capacity Building Workshop (ICBW) seminar held during African Lion 2012. African Lion is an annual joint combined exercise that promotes interoperability betw... More

Marines from 3rd Battalion, 14th Marines don their

Marines from 3rd Battalion, 14th Marines don their

Marines from 3rd Battalion, 14th Marines don their packs and prepare for in-processing after landing arriving in Agadir, Morocco, April 7 to support Exercise African Lion 2012. These Marines are responsible for... 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

Volunteers from U.S. Marine Corps Forces Europe and

Volunteers from U.S. Marine Corps Forces Europe and

Volunteers from U.S. Marine Corps Forces Europe and Africa, their Family Readiness Office, and USO-Stuttgart, delivered donated toys to children throughout the Stuttgart community, Dec. 16. The Family Readiness... More

Lance Cpl.  Rodney Ibabao, a rifleman with Black Sea

Lance Cpl. Rodney Ibabao, a rifleman with Black Sea

Lance Cpl. Rodney Ibabao, a rifleman with Black Sea Rotational Force 14, stands watch from a light armored vehicle during a simulated exercise for defensive operations at Babadag Training Area in Babadag, Roma... More

Marines from the United States and France establish

Marines from the United States and France establish

Marines from the United States and France establish security during a simulated raid on a suspected enemy compound at Camp de Garrigues, outside of Nîmes, France, Feb. 13, 2014. The purpose of the week-long bil... More

Sgt. Ben Martin, a heavy equipment operator with Bravo

Sgt. Ben Martin, a heavy equipment operator with Bravo

Sgt. Ben Martin, a heavy equipment operator with Bravo Company, 4th Marine Logistics Group, 6th Engineer Support Battalion, secures a new, custom-made door to its frame in the teachers’ quarters at a local scho... More

A Mozambican youth in traditional dress stands ready

A Mozambican youth in traditional dress stands ready

A Mozambican youth in traditional dress stands ready to perform a war dance to help celebrate the military ceremony that marked the start of Exercise SHARED ACCORD 2010 here, Aug. 3. SHARED ACCORD is an annual,... More

Military policemen assigned to Joint Task Force African

Military policemen assigned to Joint Task Force African

Military policemen assigned to Joint Task Force African Lion 2012, stand on line directs during training on patrol formations with the Royal Moroccan Armed Forces at the Peacekeeping Support Operation exercise ... More

Marines of 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, Battalion

Marines of 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, Battalion

Marines of 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, Battalion Landing Team, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit wait to be extracted by helicopter during a rehearsal of the final exercise at Exercise Africa Lion 2012, Ap... 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

Role players acting as rioters attack the riot control

Role players acting as rioters attack the riot control

Role players acting as rioters attack the riot control team October 18, 2013. United States Marines with Africa Partnership Station participated in a training exercise focusing on riot control, riverine operat... More

Cpl. Brandon Blackmon of second platoon, Ground Combat

Cpl. Brandon Blackmon of second platoon, Ground Combat

Cpl. Brandon Blackmon of second platoon, Ground Combat Element, Security Cooperation Task Force, Africa Partnership Station 2011, provides front security for the Marines and Senegalese Commandos of a combat rub... More

Two U.S. Marines fire at targets on the river bank

Two U.S. Marines fire at targets on the river bank

Two U.S. Marines fire at targets on the river bank here during a live-fire shoot while a Nigerian sailor coaches. This range was designed by the Senegalese military and tactics were taught by Nigerian sailors, ... More

Marines from 4th Tank Battalion, Twentynine Palms,

Marines from 4th Tank Battalion, Twentynine Palms,

Marines from 4th Tank Battalion, Twentynine Palms, Calif., clean their M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tank, April 10, after a day of training during Exercise Africa Lion 2012. AL-12 is a U.S. African Command-sponsored... More

Marines from Task Force African Lion 13 and joint

Marines from Task Force African Lion 13 and joint

Marines from Task Force African Lion 13 and joint servicemembers from Joint Task Force- Port Opening, U.S. Transportation Command, begin the offload of vehicles and equipment to support Exercise African Lion 13... More

U.S. Marines with the 25th Marine Regiment set up their

U.S. Marines with the 25th Marine Regiment set up their

U.S. Marines with the 25th Marine Regiment set up their tent in Moamba, Mozambique, July 30. The Marines are a part of joint task force of more than 700 service members who have set up temporary quarters here f... More

School books lay outside an aging classroom as Bravo

School books lay outside an aging classroom as Bravo

School books lay outside an aging classroom as Bravo Company, 4th Marine Logistics Group, 6th Engineer Support Battalion, and soldiers with the Armed Forces for the Defense of Mozambique work to rehabilitate th... More

A Mozambican youth performs a war dance to help celebrate

A Mozambican youth performs a war dance to help celebrate

A Mozambican youth performs a war dance to help celebrate the military ceremony that marked the start of Exercise SHARED ACCORD 2010 here, Aug. 3. SHARED ACCORD is an annual, scheduled, bi-lateral field trainin... More

A Senegalese commando takes notes during a combat lifesaver

A Senegalese commando takes notes during a combat lifesaver

A Senegalese commando takes notes during a combat lifesaver class. The students were comprised of Senegalese Marine and Air Force commandos and Nigerian sailors. The course was part of Africa Partnership Statio... More

Sergeant Joseph Moyer (front) of Pottsville, Pa., observes

Sergeant Joseph Moyer (front) of Pottsville, Pa., observes

Sergeant Joseph Moyer (front) of Pottsville, Pa., observes his squad during an assault on an enemy ambush October 18, 2013. The squad leader with Africa Partnership Station 13, along with the rest of the unit,... More

Master Sgt. Robert Gupton, with Special-Purpose Marine

Master Sgt. Robert Gupton, with Special-Purpose Marine

Master Sgt. Robert Gupton, with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response, accounts for passengers on a manifest in Juba, South Sudan, during an evacuation of personnel from the U.S. Embassy,... More

U.S. Marines with the 25th Marine Regiment walk around

U.S. Marines with the 25th Marine Regiment walk around

U.S. Marines with the 25th Marine Regiment walk around their temporary quarters in Moamba, Mozambique, July 30. The Marines are a part of joint task force of more than 700 service members who have set up here f... More

A Landing Craft Air Cushion (amphibious hovercraft)

A Landing Craft Air Cushion (amphibious hovercraft)

A Landing Craft Air Cushion (amphibious hovercraft) drops Marines on a beach at Cap Draa, Morocco, for a quick-strike, indirect-fire mission on a simulated enemy fuel convoy here April 9 during Exercise Africa ... More

U.S. Marine Col. Burke W. Whitman, commanding officer

U.S. Marine Col. Burke W. Whitman, commanding officer

U.S. Marine Col. Burke W. Whitman, commanding officer of the joint task force conducting Exercise SHARED ACCORD 2010, introduces himself to the task force and reiterates the goals of the exercise, July 31. Duri... More

Staff Sgt. James Myrick pulls himself up a floating

Staff Sgt. James Myrick pulls himself up a floating

Staff Sgt. James Myrick pulls himself up a floating inclined wall using only a rope during a river obstacle course, recently. Myrick, first squad leader for second platoon, Ground Combat Element, Security Coope... More

Senegalese Marine Commando Lt. Diallo Gallo shakes

Senegalese Marine Commando Lt. Diallo Gallo shakes

Senegalese Marine Commando Lt. Diallo Gallo shakes hands with Lt. Col. Kirk Coker after receiving certificates for the Commandos under Gallo’s charge, who have spent the last three weeks engaging in partnered e... More

The joint communications support element fills the

The joint communications support element fills the

The joint communications support element fills the pivotal role of ensuring U.S. military forces and government agencies traveling abroad have a robust selection of communication assets at their disposal prior ... More

Lance Cpl. Taran Trussell, a rifleman with Black Sea

Lance Cpl. Taran Trussell, a rifleman with Black Sea

Lance Cpl. Taran Trussell, a rifleman with Black Sea Rotational Force 14, was selected as this week’s Marine of the Week at Mihail Kogalniceanu, Romania, Nov. 22, 2013. Marines and sailors with BSRF-14 are part... More

New Commander Takes the Reins at U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Europe and Africa

New Commander Takes the Reins at U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Europe and ...

Major General Patrick J. Hermesmann, the incoming commander of Marine Forces Europe and Africa, receives the organizational colors from Maj. Gen. Russell A.C. Sanborn, the outgoing commander, during the change ... More

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