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23

Sep

2013

Marines ‘zero in’ on targets for future engagements

Sgt. Marco Mancha, AT SEA

He slowly squeezes on the trigger as his heart beat steadies.  The Marine’s right eye is focused on the target and feels the minor recoil as he fires the M4 assault rifle.  Three small bullet holes grouped together lay in the center of the target.  The U.S. Marines and sailors of Africa Partnership Station 13 calibrated their weapons in order to




15

Jul

2013

Liberian soldiers employ training during medical outreach mission

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Brian Bahret, MONROVIA, Liberia

A team of Armed Forces of Liberia soldiers, U.S. service members and county health officials conducted a mobile medical outreach mission in Grand Cape Mount County recently.   The mobile mission held from July 1 to July 4, 2013, was a first for the AFL medics, who, until now, have been focusing their efforts on operating clinics on AFL bases to




19

Jun

2013

SP-MAGTF Crisis Response ACE maintains readiness 24/ 7

Staff Sgt. Lukas Atwell, MORON DE LA FRONTERA, Spain

The mission of Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response requires Marines and aircraft to be ready to move at a moment’s notice to respond to potential crises in the African region.  In order to get where they are needed and complete their mission, which could include crisis support to embassies, evacuation support, humanitarian




16

May

2013

Deploying AFL soldiers participate in IED recognition course

U.S. Air Force Capt. Bryon McGarry, MONROVIA, Liberia

Armed Forces of Liberia soldiers slated to deploy to Mali completed an improvised explosive device recognition course provided by Operation ONWARD LIBERTY mentors at Edward Binyah Kesselly Military Barracks May 3. The IED recognition course built on prior IED familiarization and lane exercises, in which squads cycle through various scenarios, to




06

May

2013

Marines, Moroccans work hard, play hard during Exercise African Lion 13

Army Sgt. Andrew Luther, AGADIR, Morocco

The 4th Landing Support Battalion of the 4th Marine Logistics Group participated in a friendly game of soccer with members of the Royal Moroccan Armed Forces after more than two weeks of Exercise African Lion 13 here, April 15.  The Marines traveled from their home station of Camp Lejeune, N.C., to Agadir, Morocco, with a mission to conduct a




04

Apr

2013

Africa Marines enhance Burundi ally's security capabilities

Senior Airman Rachel Waller, CJTF-HOA, BURAMATA, Burundi

Burundi National Defense Force soldiers recently shared 10 weeks of pre-deployment training with the U.S. Marines and U.S. Navy assigned to Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Africa 13, near the 110 Brigade Compound here.  The purpose of the training was to enhance Burundian security capabilities for their upcoming Somalia deployment said




03

Apr

2013

Intel Marines help train allies in Kenya, build professional partnerships

Sgt. Tatum Vayavananda, NAIROBI, Kenya

The eighth iteration of the Military Intelligence Basic Officer Course-Africa graduated 28 partner-nation intelligence officers, March 20. The course brought together officers from the countries of Kenya, Uganda, Burundi, Ethiopia, Tanzania, and South Sudan for an eight-week course in Nairobi, Kenya.  “For me to be able to conduct and advise




28

Mar

2013

MV-22B Ospreys thunder through Stuttgart skies

Sgt. Tatum Vayavananda, STUTTGART, Germany

In coordination with U.S. Marine Corps Forces Europe and U.S. Marine Corps Forces Africa, the community of U.S. European Command, U.S. Africa Command, and USAG Stuttgart had “hands-on” experience with the MV-22B Osprey during a capabilities exercise on Patch Barracks, Kelley Barracks, and Stuttgart Army Airfield, March 28. The MV-22B Ospreys are




20

Mar

2013

Marines, sailors complete casualty care course

Cpl. Timothy Norris, NAVAL AIR STATION SIGONELLA, Italy

Marines with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Africa 13 completed the Tactical Combat Casualty Care course here, March 14, 2013.  The Marines completed the week-long course in preparation for military-to-military engagements with African partners.  “It’s used primarily as a training tool and guideline when we do first-responder care in




08

Mar

2013

SP-MAGTF Africa 13 Marines, sailors volunteer at Italian parish

Cpl. Timothy Norris, CATANIA, Italy

On a street corner in Catania busy with cars, scooters and people commuting in every direction, a small church, old and weathered, stands with a renewed beauty.  The volunteers collectively spent more than 30 hours on the project in addition to their regular duties at Naval Air Station Sigonella.  “It’s a beautiful testament to humanity,” said Rev.





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