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24th Marine Expeditionary Unit

II Marine Expeditionary Force

Camp Lejeune, NC
24th MEU Photos
U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Ospreys with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa 19.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, prepare to extract Marines from a landing zone during quick-reaction force training Thiés, Senegal, Aug. 5, 2019. The rehearsal increased the Marines’ ability to conduct link-up procedures, on scene and in-route trauma stabilization, and offensive and defensive operations. 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)
A U.S. Marine with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa 19.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, observes as a personal safety officer for Senegalese soldiers during a training exercise in Dakar, Senegal, Aug. 3, 2019. 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 Lt. Col. Joseph M. Garaux, left, the commanding officer for the logistics combat element (LCE) of Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa (SPMAGTF-CR-AF) 19.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, and Sgt. Maj. Carlos A. Granados, right, the sergeant major of LCE, SPMAGTF-CR-AF 19.2, lead Marines in a 5 mile conditioning hike at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, Aug. 3, 2019. 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, prepares to fire an M72 Light Anti-Armor Weapon during a training exercise in Dakar, Senegal, Aug. 2, 2019. 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 with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa 19.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, prepare to board a U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey on Moron Air Base, Spain, July 15, 2019, during a tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel training exercise. 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 which force the Marines and Sailors to make quick decisions under stress. 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)
A U.S. Marine with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa 19.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, guides a U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey on Moron Air Base, Spain, July 15, 2019, during a tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel training exercise. 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 which force the Marines and Sailors to make quick decisions under stress. 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)
A U.S. Marine with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa 19.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, provides security during an entry control point training rehearsal on Moron Air Base, Spain, July 11, 2019. Marines practiced vehicle control and entry control point procedures used to identify and search vehicles and personnel. SPMAGTF-CR-AF 19.2 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 with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa 19.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, prepare for departure on Moron Air Base, Spain, July 15, 2019, during a tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel training exercise. 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 which force the Marines and Sailors to make quick decisions under stress. 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 Lance Cpl. Gumchol Cho)
A U.S. Marine with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa 19.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, practices a call for fire during a close-air support training exercise with Spanish air force pilots at Moron Air Base, Spain, July 9, 2019. SPMAGTF-CR-AF 19.2 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)
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, conducts an external lift during helicopter support team training on Moron Air Base, Spain, July 9, 2019. The exercise was conducted to increase interoperability between the aviation combat element and logistics combat element. 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 with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa 19.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, attach cargo to a U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey during helicopter support team training on Moron Air Base, Spain, July 9, 2019. The exercise was conducted to increase interoperability between the aviation combat element and logistics combat element. 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 with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa 19.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, observe a change of command ceremony between Spanish Col. Carlos Perez Martinez, the off-going base commander, and Spanish Col. D. Rafael Saiz Quevado, the on-coming base commander, at Moron Air Base, Spain, July 6, 2019. Perez Martinez was the commander of Moron Air Base since 2017 and worked closely with multiple iterations of SPMAGTF-CR-AF. SPMAGTF-CR-AF 19.2 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 with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa 19.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, stand during a change of command ceremony between Spanish Col. Carlos Perez Martinez, the off-going base commander, and Spanish Col. D. Rafael Saiz Quevado, the on-coming base commander, at Moron Air Base, Spain, July 5, 2019. Perez Martinez was the commander of Moron Air Base since 2017 and worked closely with multiple iterations of SPMAGTF-CR-AF. SPMAGTF-CR-AF 19.2 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)
A U.S. Marine with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa 19.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, posts security during a tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel mission rehearsal on Moron Air Base, Spain, July 2, 2019. The rehearsal was conducted to maintain high-response time and proficiency in night operations as a crisis-response force. 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)
A U.S. Marine with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa 19.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, prepares his night-vision goggle for a tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel mission rehearsal on Moron Air Base, Spain, July 4 , 2019. The rehearsal was conducted to maintain high-response time and proficiency in night operations as a crisis-response force. 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)
A U.S. Marine with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa 19.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, eats lunch with students from La Inmaculada charter school during a community relations event on Moron Air Base, Spain, July 2, 2019. Marines and Sailors of SPMAGTF-CR-AF played various American games with the students such as cornhole, football, and baseball while speaking English to help increase the students’ fluency in the language. Community relations events like this help strengthen relationships between the local communities and the deployed Marines. SPMAGTF-CR-AF is deployed to conduct crisis-response and theater-security cooperation 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)
A U.S. Marine with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa 19.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, teaches students from La Inmaculada charter school how to play cornhole during a community relations event on Moron Air Base, Spain, July 2, 2019. Marines and Sailors of SPMAGTF-CR-AF played various American games with the students such as cornhole, football, and baseball while speaking English to help increase the students’ fluency in the language. Community relations events like this help strengthen relationships between the local communities and the deployed Marines. SPMAGTF-CR-AF is deployed to conduct crisis-response and theater-security cooperation 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)
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, rehearses deck landing qualifications on the USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) in the Mediterranean Sea, June 28, 2019. The SPMAGTF-CR-AF Aviation Combat Element conducted DLQs to maintain and enhance proficiency landing on amphibious assault ships.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Margaret Gale)
U.S. Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa 19.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, fire an M240B machine gun during a squad attack on Campo De Maniobras, Base General Menacho, Spain, June 18, 2019. The Marines integrated with the Spanish Army to enhance interoperability with their allies. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Margaret Gale)
U.S. Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa 19.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, prepare to fire their M240B machine gun during a squad attack on Campo De Maniobras, Base General Menacho, Spain, June 18, 2019. The Marines integrated with the Spanish Army to enhance interoperability with their allies. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Margaret Gale)