Apr 10, 2014

An MV-22B Osprey from Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response flies into Tifnit, Morocco, to demonstrate the rapid-response capability of the airframe during a multinational observer day for 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.

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