Companie de Fusilier Marine Commandos Works with Special-Purpose MAGTF Africa

06/03/2013: Companie de Fusilier Marine Commandos Works with  Special-Purpose MAGTF Africa

Credit:Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Africa:5/8/13

  • In the first two photos, a Senegalese Companie de Fusilier Marine Commando detains Sgt. Daniel Scelfo, Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Africa reconnaissance Marine from Carlsbad, Calif., and role playing as an arms dealer, during a final training exercise in Toubacouta, Senegal, May 8, 2013.

U.S. Marines and Sailors with Special-Purpose MAGTF Africa 13 were in Senegal to train Companie de Fusilier Marine Commandos the basics of combat marksmanship, maritime security and light infantry operations. Special-Purpose MAGTF Africa strengthens U.S. Marine Corps Forces Africa and U.S. Africa Command’s ability to assist partner nations.

The approximately 150 U.S. Marines and Sailors conduct security force assistance, military-to-military engagements and are trained to provide support to crisis response.

  • In the third photo, Senegalese Companie de Fusilier Marine Commandos provide security as other commandos move across an open road during a final training exercise in Toubacouta, Senegal, May 8, 2013.
  • In the fourth photo, a Senegalese Companie de Fusilier Marine Commando stands guard during a final training exercise in Toubacouta, Senegal, May 8, 2013.
  • In the final photo, Senegalese Companie de Fusilier Marine Commandos and U.S. Marines and Sailors with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Africa gather for a graduation ceremony in Toubacouta, Senegal, May 9, 2013.

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