The U.S. miliary provided these photos of Exercise Eager Lion 2013, a multinational exercise that replicates modern-day security challenges and is designed to strengthen relationships through a joint, comprehensive multinational approach. Events such as this jump allow each nation to display their expertise and impart some of that wisdom onto others.
U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Edward R. Guevara Jr.
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Matthew O'Neil, from Lesage, W.Va., and combat engineer squad leader assigned to Battalion Landing Team 3/2, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), teaches Jordanian soldiers how the Marines search for victim-detonated improvised explosive devices during Exercise Eager Lion 2013 in Al Quweira, Jordan, June 12, 2013. Exercise Eager Lion 2013 is an annual, multinational exercise designed to strengthen military-to-military relationships and enhance security and stability in the region by responding to modern-day security scenarios. The 26th MEU is deployed to the 5th Fleet area of responsibility as part of the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group. The 26th MEU operates continuously across the globe, providing the president and unified combatant commanders with a forward-deployed, sea-based quick reaction force.