2e REI: U.S. Marines at Camp Garrigues 2018

In late May 2018, Marines from 1st Battalion, 6th Marines traveled to France for the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Belleau Wood (Bois-Belleau), which occurred near the Marne River in northern France between June 6-26, 1918, during World War I. In France, the Marines also visited Camp Garrigues near Nimes to conduct a firing exercise, with the help of legionnaires from the 2nd Foreign Infantry Regiment (2e REI).

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Foreign Legion: Bold Alligator 2017

Legionnaires from three Foreign Legion regiments are participating in Bold Alligator, a joint multinational warfare exercise organized by the United States. About 14 foreign nations’ forces joined the exercise in North Carolina this year. The exercise starts today, October 18.

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2e REI and US Marines trained together

Ten days ago, on November 01, a week-long exercise between the legionnaires and US Marines finished. It took place at Camp des Garrigues, an urban warfare military camp near Nimes, France. During the exercise, legionnaires from 2nd Company of the 2nd Foreign Infantry Regiment (2e REI) and marines from SP-MAGTF (Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force for Crisis Response) were supported by MV-22B Osprey (an American multi-mission tiltrotor aircraft). See pics and video.

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