SP-MAGTF Crisis Response Ospreys Land in France for Exercises

10/30/2013: In this slideshow, we focus on the Special Purpose MAGTF landing and operating in France with the Foreign Legion.

 Credit:Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response:10/28/13

  • In the first photo, Marines with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response fly in an MV-22B Osprey on their way to Camp des Garrigues, France, Oct. 28, 2013, to take part in bilateral training with French Legionnaires from the 2nd Foreign Infantry Regiment of the 6th Light Armored Brigade.

The aircraft, attached to SP-MAGTF Crisis Response from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 162, is one of the first MV-22B Ospreys to land in France.

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.

They also conduct military-to-military training exercises with partner nations throughout U.S. Africa Command and U.S. European command. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Joshua W. Larson)

  • In photo 2, Marines with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response maintain security at a simulated embassy compound at Camp des Garrigues, France, Oct. 28, 2013, during bilateral training between SP-MAGTF Crisis Response and French Legionnaires from the 2nd Foreign Infantry Regiment of the 6th Light Armored Brigade.
  • In the third photo, the commanding officer of Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response, Col. Scott F. Benedict, talks to French Legionnaires with the 2nd Foreign Infantry Regiment of the 6th Light Armored Brigade at Camp des Garrigues, France, Oct. 28, 2013.
  • In the fourth photo, U.S. Marines with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response debark an MV-22B Osprey at Camp des Garrigues, France, Oct. 28, 2013, during bilateral training between SP-MAGTF Crisis Response and French Legionnaires from the 2nd Foreign Infantry Regiment of the 6th Light Armored Brigade.
  • In the fifth photo, an MV-22B Osprey with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response prepares to land at Camp des Garrigues, France, Oct. 28, 2013, during bilateral training between SP-MAGTF Crisis Response Marines and French Legionnaires from the 2nd Foreign Infantry Regiment of the 6th Light Armored Brigade.
  • In the sixth photo, an MV-22B Osprey with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response prepares to land at Camp des Garrigues, France, Oct. 28, 2013, during bilateral training between SP-MAGTF Crisis Response Marines and French Legionnaires from the 2nd Foreign Infantry Regiment of the 6th Light Armored Brigade.
  • In the final photo, U.S. Marines with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response hold security while an MV-22B Osprey takes off from Camp des Garrigues, France, Oct. 28, 2013, during bilateral training between SP-MAGTF Crisis Response and French Legionnaires from the 2nd Foreign Infantry Regiment of the 6th Light Armored Brigade.

For our interview with regard to the Special Purpose MAGTF see the following:

http://www.sldinfo.com/the-maturing-of-the-osprey-and-the-enablement-of-special-purpose-magtfs/

 

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