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Two MV-22B Ospreys from Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response fly by a Moroccan flag during a rapid-response demonstration to multinational observers of African Lion 14. Exercise African Lion is U.S. Africa Command’s flagship program in Northern Africa to build partner-nation capacity and interoperability. The African Lion 14 Observer Program was built to showcase the exercise to potential participants, setting the foundation for more robust military engagements in future iterations. The U.S. Marine Corps Forces Europe and Africa-led engagement is one of the biggest of its kind on the continent and, during African Lion 14, hosted a multilateral event that included military observers from Mauritania, Egypt, Tunisia, Turkey, Great Britain, Belgium, the Netherlands, Portugal, Germany, Spain, Senegal, Poland, Turkey, Italy, and France. - Two MV-22B Ospreys from Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response fly by a Moroccan flag during a rapid-response demonstration to multinational observers of African Lion 14. Exercise African Lion is U.S. Africa Command’s flagship program in Northern Africa to build partner-nation capacity and interoperability. The African Lion 14 Observer Program was built to showcase the exercise to potential participants, setting the foundation for more robust military engagements in future iterations. The U.S. Marine Corps Forces Europe and Africa-led engagement is one of the biggest of its kind on the continent and, during African Lion 14, hosted a multilateral event that included military observers from Mauritania, Egypt, Tunisia, Turkey, Great Britain, Belgium, the Netherlands, Portugal, Germany, Spain, Senegal, Poland, Turkey, Italy, and France.

An international shield formation of Moroccan riot-control soldiers and U.S. Marine, Air Force and Army military police officers during Exercise African Lion 14, Tifnit, Morocco. Military police officers from the U.S. Marines, Army and Air Force, along with Royal Moroccan soldiers specializing in riot-control, found common ground as enforcers of the law during African Lion 14, an annually-scheduled, multilateral training engagement that is hosted by the Kingdom of Morocco. One of the largest of its kind on the continent, the engagement shows the commitment of the participating nations to military friendships, strategic partnerships and regional and global security. - An international shield formation of Moroccan riot-control soldiers and U.S. Marine, Air Force and Army military police officers during Exercise African Lion 14, Tifnit, Morocco. Military police officers from the U.S. Marines, Army and Air Force, along with Royal Moroccan soldiers specializing in riot-control, found common ground as enforcers of the law during African Lion 14, an annually-scheduled, multilateral training engagement that is hosted by the Kingdom of Morocco. One of the largest of its kind on the continent, the engagement shows the commitment of the participating nations to military friendships, strategic partnerships and regional and global security.

The 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade employs an operational Capability Set 3, or CAPSET 3, as part of Exercise African Lion 14, March 26 – April 4, 2014. Variations of the CAPSET include modular tents used to house expeditionary operations centers and additional workspace for deployed forces. Exercise African Lion is an annually scheduled, multi-lateral and combined-joint exercise between the Kingdom of Morocco, the U.S. and other partner nations, designed to strengthen relationships in the region by increasing understanding of each nation’s military capabilities. - The 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade employs an operational Capability Set 3, or CAPSET 3, as part of Exercise African Lion 14, March 26 – April 4, 2014. Variations of the CAPSET include modular tents used to house expeditionary operations centers and additional workspace for deployed forces. Exercise African Lion is an annually scheduled, multi-lateral and combined-joint exercise between the Kingdom of Morocco, the U.S. and other partner nations, designed to strengthen relationships in the region by increasing understanding of each nation’s military capabilities.

A member of the Royal Moroccan Armed Forces (FAR) is the assistant gunner for U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Carlos E. Medina, military policeman, 2nd Law Enforcement Battalion, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, II Marine Expeditionary Force firing a M240B machine gun during a live fire training exercise as part of exercise African Lion 2014 on Tifnit FAR Base in Agadir, Morocco, Mar. 29, 2014. African Lion is conducted as a combined joint exercise between the Kingdom of Morocco and the U.S. Forces to strengthen relationships and military operability in the region. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Alexandria Blanche, 2D MARDIV COMCAM/Released) - A member of the Royal Moroccan Armed Forces (FAR) is the assistant gunner for U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Carlos E. Medina, military policeman, 2nd Law Enforcement Battalion, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, II Marine Expeditionary Force firing a M240B machine gun during a live fire training exercise as part of exercise African Lion 2014 on Tifnit FAR Base in Agadir, Morocco, Mar. 29, 2014. African Lion is conducted as a combined joint exercise between the Kingdom of Morocco and the U.S. Forces to strengthen relationships and military operability in the region. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Alexandria Blanche, 2D MARDIV COMCAM/Released)

2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade