SP-MAGTF Crisis Response Marines Conduct Live-Fire with French Legionnaires

11/02/2013: Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response went to France to exercise with the 2nd Foreign Infantry Regiment of the 6th Light Armored Brigade in late October 2013.

The live-fire event was part of a bilateral exercise between the two units.

 SP-MAGTF Crisis Response is a self-mobile, self-sustaining force capable of responding to a range of crises in the U.S. Africa Command area of responsibility to protect U.S. and partner-nation interests.

 Credit: Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response:10/29/13

  • In the first photo, Adjudant-Chef Alex Rowe, the range officer-in-charge for the 2nd Foreign Infantry Regiment of the 6th Light Armored Brigade, discusses the conduct of a day of live-fire training between Legionnaires and U.S. Marines with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response Oct. 29, 2013, near Camp des Garrigues, France.
  • In the second photo, a French Legionnaire with the 2nd Foreign Infantry Regiment of the 6th Light Armored Brigade sights through an American M4 carbine while a U.S. Marine, background, with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response handles the Legionnaire’s weapon Oct. 29, 2013, near Camp des Garrigues, France.
  • In the third photo, Marines with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response show French Legionnaires from the 2nd Foreign Infantry Regiment of the 6th Light Armored Brigade how to properly fire M4 carbines and M16A4 service rifles Oct. 29, 2013, near Camp des Garrigues, France
  • In the fourth photo, Pfc. Colt Brink (left), a native of Tampa, Fla., and rifleman with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response, sights through a French-made Fusil d’Assaut de la Manufacture d’Armes de Saint-Étienne, or FAMAS, assault rifle during a discussion with a French Legionnaire from the 2nd Foreign Infantry Regiment of the 6th Light Armored Brigade Oct. 29, 2013, near Camp des Garrigues, France.
  • In the fifth photo, Lance Cpl. Kyle Guth, a native of Oil City, Pa., and team leader with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response, fires an M2 .50 caliber heavy machine while French Legionnaires with the 2nd Foreign Infantry Regiment of the 6th Light Armored Brigade spot his rounds Oct. 29, 2013, near Camp des Garrigues, France.
  • In the sixth photo, a U.S. Marine, left, with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response spots rounds for a French Legionnaire with the 2nd Foreign Infantry Regiment of the 6th Light Armored Brigade Oct. 29, 2013, near Camp des Garrigues, France
  • In the final photo, Pfc. Alan Careaga, a native of Raleigh, N.C., and rifleman with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response, fires an M240B medium machine gun atop an Internally Transportable Vehicle Oct. 29, 2013, near Camp des Garrigues, France, during a live-fire bilateral training exercise with Legionnaires from the 2nd Foreign Infantry Regiment of France’s 6th Light Armored Brigade.

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