2e REI: Training for African deployment with US Marines

Legionnaires from the Foreign Legion’s 2nd Foreign Infantry Regiment (2e REI) conducted an interoperability training exercise with U.S. Marine Corps membres from the Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response – Africa (SPMAGTF-CR-AF, based in Spain), at the end of May 2015.

Legionnaires and Marines trained together at Camp des Garrigues, a French military camp located near Nimes (southern France), a home to the 2e REI, May 27-30. The exercise was focused on how to operate in Africa, the crisis-response area of operation for both militaries. Legionnaires and Marines were also improving their skills in an urban environment.

The U.S. Marine SPMAGTF-CR-AF unit is currently stationed at Moròn Air Base in Spain. The unit typically provides embassy reinforcement and evacuation capabilities, humanitarian aid and disaster relief.

See some images from the exercise:
Marines, French Legionnaires train for African deployment

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