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 Sgt. Michael Myers, a St. Clair Shores, Mich., native, and chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear noncommissioned officer in charge assigned to Battalion Landing Team 3/2, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), conducts equipment familiarization on M8 chemical agent detection paper with the Jordanian Armed Forces during Exercise Eager Lion 2013 in Al Quweira, Jordan, June 15, 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. 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. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Kyle N. Runnels/Released)