20 Mar '17, 6pm

U.S. Marines, Romanian troops hold Black Sea exercises

U.S. Marines, Romanian troops hold Black Sea exercises

CAPU MIDIA, Romania — U.S. Marines and Romanian troops are taking part in joint exercises on the Black Sea coast. In one maneuver Monday, they launched a Stinger missile at a surface-to-air firing range. There are 450 Marines and 750 Romanian troops participating in the exercises to simulate defense of the Black Sea coastline and urban areas. At one point, a Romanian soldier and a Marine shared a laugh while momentarily switching their weapons at the Capu Midia range. A Romanian female soldier, left, and a U.S. Marines female counterpart share a laugh on March 20, 2017, after switching weapons to get used with each other's equipment during training at the Capu Midia Surface to Air Firing Range, on the Black Sea coast in Romania. Photo Credit: Vadim Ghirda/AP The Spring Storm 17 exercises aim to increase interoperability of Romanian and U.S. troops in a region where NATO me...

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