FRIDAY FOTO (November 8, 2013)

November 8, 2013 at 1:50 am 1 comment

Warriors of the World

(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Michael Petersheim)

(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Michael Petersheim)

Members of the U.S. Marine Corps and the French Foreign Legion trained together last month at Camp des Garrigues near Nimes in the south of France.

In this photo, Legionnaires from the 2nd Foreign Infantry Regiment of France’s 6th Light Armored Brigade set up landing zone security for an MV-22B Osprey with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force (SP-MAGTF) Crisis Response. It was the first time an Osprey landed on French soil as part of the week-long joint military exercise.

The Legionaire in the foreground is armed with a FAMAS (a French acronym for Assault rifle of the Weapons factory of Saint-Étienne).

SP-MAGTF Crisis Response is a self-mobile, self-sustaining force capable of responding to a range of crises to protect both U.S. and partner-nation security interests in the region. The unit also seeks to strengthen partnerships throughout the U.S. European Command and U.S. Africa Command area of responsibility.

To see more photos from this exercise, click here.

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