30 Jun '15, 6pm

Marines offer tougher training in Central American exercise

Marines offer tougher training in Central American exercise

Multinational forces conduct a boat raid during the Riverine course portion of Tradewinds 2015 in Corozal, Belize, on June 16. (Photo: Lance Cpl. Abraham Lopez /Marine Corps) 2243 CONNECT 9 TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE Marines turned up the heat in Belize during an annual partnership exercise this month, offering more demanding training, as well as new riverine and jungle warfare tracks. About 250 troops from Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean participated in the second phase of Tradewinds 2015 alongside about 100 Marines. Roughly two dozen of those Marines hailed from the brand-new Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-South, which deployed in early June to provide humanitarian support and assistance to Central American nations during the six-month hurricane season. Other Marines in the exercise came from 2nd Law Enforcement Battalion out of Camp Lejeun...

Full article: http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/story/military/2015/06/30...

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