25 Apr '18, 12pm

Marines and Jordanian @armedforcesjo unite during exercise Eager Lion 2018. Full Story:

Marines and Jordanian @armedforcesjo unite during exercise Eager Lion 2018. Full Story:

Marines and sailors will wrap up an 11-day training exercise with Jordan on Thursday that aims to improve military cooperation with an allied country bordering Syria and Iraq. About 3,600 American personnel have been taking part in Eager Lion. The array of drills includes simulated chemical attacks, an amphibious assault and an embassy evacuation. “The Jordanians have a lot of capabilities, so we learn as much from them as they learn from us,” said Col. Farrell Sullivan, commander of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, which has 1,200 Marines participating. Launched in 2011, Eager Lion enables the United States and Jordan to display aircraft, ships, firepower and the combined skills of 7,000 personnel in a show of power to adversaries, Marine Corps officials said. Marines began the exercise with amphibious landings, while sailors conducted ship drills and pilots flew simul...

Full article: https://www.stripes.com/news/exercise-unites-us-and-jorda...

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