Pfc. Daniel Berard, amphibious assault vehicle (AAV) crewman from Jackson, Tenn. of AAV Platoon, Battalion Landing Team 3/2, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), function checks a .50-caliber heavy machine gun before a live-fire range with the Jordanian Army as part of Exercise Eager Lion 2013 in Al Quweira, Jordan, June10, 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 realistic, modern-day security scenarios. This is a recurring exercise. The 26th MEU is deployed to the 5th Fleet area of operations 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. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Michael S. Lockett/Released)
Gallery: Operation Eager Lion
Jul. 13, 2013 @ 12:01 AM
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.