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U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Zach Mott, 207th Public Affairs Detachment

A U.S. Army paratrooper pins U.S. Army Airborne wings onto a Jordanian Armed Forces soldiers following a friendship jump as part of Exercise Eager Lion 2013. The two nations exchanged jump wings to commemorate the jump involving soldiers from Jordan, United States, France and the United Arab Emirates. 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.

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.