24th Marine Expeditionary Unit

 

24th Marine Expeditionary Unit

II Marine Expeditionary Force

Camp Lejeune, NC
Members of the Royal Moroccan Armed Forces secure a landing zone while a U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa 19.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, lands in Tifnit, Morocco, during a tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel exercise, Sept. 10, 2019. TRAP is a core function of a crisis-response force and SPMAGTF-CR-AF 19.2 consistently trains to increase TRAP proficiency by rehearsing realistic scenarios. SPMAGTF-CR-AF is deployed to conduct crisis-response and theater-security operations in Africa and promote regional stability by conducting military-to-military training exercises throughout Europe and Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Gumchol Cho)
U.S. Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa 19.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, board a U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey at Moron Air Base, Spain, during a tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel exercise, Sept. 10, 2019. TRAP is a core function of a crisis-response force and SPMAGTF-CR-AF 19.2 consistently trains to increase TRAP proficiency by rehearsing realistic scenarios. SPMAGTF-CR-AF is deployed to conduct crisis-response and theater-security operations in Africa and promote regional stability by conducting military-to-military training exercises throughout Europe and Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Capt. Clay Groover)
A U.S. Marine leaves the flight line following a tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel exercise at Moron Air Base, Spain, Sept. 10, 2019. Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa 19.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, executed the TRAP rehearsal from Moron Air Base to Morocco in order to increase alert-force proficiency and crisis-response capabilities. SPMAGTF-CR-AF is deployed to conduct crisis-response and theater-security operations in Africa and promote regional stability by conducting military-to-military training exercises throughout Europe and Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Capt. Clayton Groover)
Spanish Soldiers pull a vehicle during a field meet Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Spain, Sept. 11, 2019. The Soldiers competed against U.S. Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa 19.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, to celebrate the end of their bilateral exercise and increase camaraderie. SPMAGTF-CR-AF is deployed to conduct crisis-response and theater-security operations in Africa and promote regional stability by conducting military-to-military training exercises throughout Europe and Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Mark E Morrow Jr)
A U.S. Marine with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa 19.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, presents a certificate of appreciation to a member of the Royal Moroccan Armed Forces following a tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel exercise, Sept. 11, 2019, in Tifnit, Morocco. TRAP is a core function of a crisis-response force and SPMAGTF-CR-AF 19.2 consistently trains to increase TRAP proficiency by rehearsing realistic scenarios. SPMAGTF-CR-AF is deployed to conduct crisis-response and theater-security operations in Africa and promote regional stability by conducting military-to-military training exercises throughout Europe and Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Capt. Clay Groover)
A U.S. Marine with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa 19.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, executes buddy-lifts for combat-conditioning during Marine Corps Martial Arts Instructor Course at Moron Air Base, Spain, Sept. 5, 2019. MAIC is a knowledge-driven course that teaches proper Marine Corps Martial Arts Program techniques and builds the ethical warrior mindset. SPMAGTF-CR-AF is deployed to conduct crisis-response and theater-security operations in Africa and promote regional stability by conducting military-to-military training exercises throughout Europe and Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Capt. Clay Groover)
A U.S. Marine with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa 19.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, rehearses striking techniques during Marine Corps Martial Arts Instructor Course at Moron Air Base, Spain, Sept. 5, 2019. MAIC is a knowledge-driven course that teaches proper Marine Corps Martial Arts Program techniques and builds the ethical warrior mindset. SPMAGTF-CR-AF is deployed to conduct crisis-response and theater-security operations in Africa and promote regional stability by conducting military-to-military training exercises throughout Europe and Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Capt. Clay Groover)
A U.S. Marine with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa 19.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, fires a MG42 machine gun during a machine gun range on Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Spain, Sept. 9, 2019.The Marines conducted bilateral training with the Spanish army to enhance interoperability with Spanish allies. SPMAGTF-CR-AF is deployed to conduct crisis-response and theater-security operations in Africa and promote regional stability by conducting military-to-military training exercises throughout Europe and Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Mark E. Morrow Jr)
A Royal Moroccan soldier evacuates a simulated casualty during a tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel exercise in Tifnit, Morocco, Sept. 10, 2019. TRAP is a core function of a crisis-response force and Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa 19.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, consistently trains to increase TRAP proficiency by rehearsing realistic scenarios. SPMAGTF-CR-AF is deployed to conduct crisis-response and theater-security operations in Africa and promote regional stability by conducting military-to-military training exercises throughout Europe and Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Gumchol Cho)
A U.S. Marine and Sailor with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa 19.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, recover a cargo bundle that was dropped from a U.S. Marine Corps KC-130J during a Joint Precision Air Delivery System exercise in Zaragoza, Spain, Aug. 20, 2019. The delivery system is an airdrop device that uses prepared geographic coordinates programmed into a computer system to guide the parachute to the ground. SPMAGTF-CR-AF is deployed to conduct crisis-response and theater-security operations in Africa and promote regional stability by conducting military-to-military training exercises throughout Europe and Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Margaret Gale)
U.S. Marines and Sailors and Uganda People's Defense Force Soldiers pose for a group photo after a closing ceremony at Camp Singo, Uganda, Aug. 29, 2019. Marines and Sailors Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa 19.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, have advised the UPDF soldiers on logistics and small unit tactics courses. The courses lasted 16 weeks with Marine advisors providing mentorship and guidance to a cadre of UPDF instructors. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Mark E Morrow Jr.)
A U.S. Marine with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa 19.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, loads an M110 semi-automatic sniper system at Moron Air Base, Spain, Aug. 30, 2019. Marines conducted training to increase marksmanship proficiency on their sniper system. SPMAGTF-CR-AF is deployed to conduct crisis-response and theater-security operations in Africa and promote regional stability by conducting military-to-military training exercises throughout Europe and Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Margaret Gale)
U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Ospreys with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis-Response-Africa 19.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, arrive at a cooperative security location in Dakar, Senegal, Aug. 1, 2019. SPMAGTF-CR-AF activated the CSL to exercise forward-staging crisis response forces in Africa and rehearse responding to notional crises. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Margaret Gale)
Leaders

Colonel Eric D. Cloutier
Commanding Officer
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Lieutenant Colonel Misca T. Geter
Executive Officer
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Sergeant Major Christopher J. Garza
Sergeant Major
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Featured News
SPMAGTF-CR-AF 19.2 executes full mission profile rehearsals from Senegal CSL By Cpl. Margaret Gale | August 13, 2019
PMAGTF-CR-AF 19.2 supports an English summer camp By Cpl. Margaret Gale | July 2, 2019
SPMAGTF-CR-AF 19.2 train alongside Ugandan Soldiers By Cpl Margaret Gale | June 13, 2019
Long Precision 2019 increases multinational Sniper capabilities By Capt Clay Groover | June 10, 2019

 

Mission

The 24th MEU is currently serving as Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa 19.2. SPMAGTF-CR-AF is a rotational, autonomous, self-deploying, and highly mobile crisis response force allocated to U.S. Africa Command to respond to missions in permissive and uncertain environments to protect U.S. personnel, property, and interests in the AFRICOM area of responsibility. SPMAGTF-CR-AF conducts crisis response, contingency operations, theater security cooperation, enabling operations and all other missions as may be directed throughout the COCOM to support requirements in the "New Normal" environment.

 

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