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On May 22, United States Marines of 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division participated in a training exhibition with the French 21st Marine Infantry Regiment, in Frejus, France. The Marines learned about French weapons systems, including the FAMAS G2 assault rifle. Afterward, they were given the opportunity to fire the weapons on a French military operated rifle range. also used kayaks to venture into the Mediterranean Sea, providing them with an opportunity to learn about many of the French marine's reconnaissance tactics. (Official Marine Corps photo by: Cpl. Daniel A. Wulz) - On May 22, United States Marines of 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division participated in a training exhibition with the French 21st Marine Infantry Regiment, in Frejus, France. The Marines learned about French weapons systems, including the FAMAS G2 assault rifle. Afterward, they were given the opportunity to fire the weapons on a French military operated rifle range. also used kayaks to venture into the Mediterranean Sea, providing them with an opportunity to learn about many of the French marine's reconnaissance tactics. (Official Marine Corps photo by: Cpl. Daniel A. Wulz)

Six MV-22B Ospreys assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 365 arrived here April, 27 in support of Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force, Crisis Response (SP-MAGTF CR). The fleet of six executed the longest and largest transatlantic flight of any MV-22B squadron to date, traveling from Marine Corps Air Station New River. The MV-22B Ospreys, along with two KC-130J aircraft from Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 252 and other command and control assets and support staff make up the aviation command element for SP-MAGTF CR. SP-MAGTF CR will provide limited defense crisis response in support of U.S. Embassies in the region, to support non-combatant evacuation operations, humanitarian disaster relief operations or provide recovery capabilities. - Six MV-22B Ospreys assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 365 arrived here April, 27 in support of Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force, Crisis Response (SP-MAGTF CR). The fleet of six executed the longest and largest transatlantic flight of any MV-22B squadron to date, traveling from Marine Corps Air Station New River. The MV-22B Ospreys, along with two KC-130J aircraft from Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 252 and other command and control assets and support staff make up the aviation command element for SP-MAGTF CR. SP-MAGTF CR will provide limited defense crisis response in support of U.S. Embassies in the region, to support non-combatant evacuation operations, humanitarian disaster relief operations or provide recovery capabilities.

Maj. Jade Campbell, representing Marine Aircraft Group 29, briefs Marines, Sailors and coalition partners at a rehearsal of concept drill for Bold Alligator 2013 at Camp Allen Norfolk, Va., April 20. Bold Alligator 13 is a synthetic, scenario-driven exercise designed to train staffs primarily from 2d Marine Expeditionary Brigade and Expeditionary Strike Group 2 in an effort to continue revitalizing and improving their ability to integrate and execute large-scale operations from the sea. The scale of this operation dwarfs a standard Marine Expeditionary Unit-Amphibious Ready Group team, which includes three amphibious assault ships with approximately 2,300 Marines and 2,000 Sailors embarked. - Maj. Jade Campbell, representing Marine Aircraft Group 29, briefs Marines, Sailors and coalition partners at a rehearsal of concept drill for Bold Alligator 2013 at Camp Allen Norfolk, Va., April 20. Bold Alligator 13 is a synthetic, scenario-driven exercise designed to train staffs primarily from 2d Marine Expeditionary Brigade and Expeditionary Strike Group 2 in an effort to continue revitalizing and improving their ability to integrate and execute large-scale operations from the sea. The scale of this operation dwarfs a standard Marine Expeditionary Unit-Amphibious Ready Group team, which includes three amphibious assault ships with approximately 2,300 Marines and 2,000 Sailors embarked.

 

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