US Forces and Georgians in Training Exercise

03/02/2012: Marines share combat experience with Georgian counterparts

Credit:Marine Corps Security Cooperation Group:02/17/2012

  • In the first photo, U.S. Army Spc. Allan Styers, an infantryman with 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment and a native of Port Huron, Michigan, and Pfc. Richard Parker, an infantryman with 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment and a native of Toledo, Ohio, replicated opposing enemy forces during the Georgian 23rd Light Infantry Battalion’s mission rehearsal exercise at Joint Multinational Readiness Center, Hohenfels, Germany, Feb. 17.The MRE is the culminating event for the Republic of Georgia’s 23rd Light Infantry Battalion prior to deploying to Afghanistan to conduct counterinsurgency operations in support of the Georgia Deployment Program – International Security Assistance Force. The total training exercise runs Feb. 1–24.
  • In the second photo, Georgian soldiers evacuate their wounded buddies from Scout Platoon, Delta Company, 23rd Light Infantry Battalion after the platoon engaged in a firefight with enemy insurgents while on a reconnaissance mission for a mission rehearsal exercise at Joint Multinational Readiness Center, Hohenfels, Germany, Feb. 17.
  • In the third photo, two Georgian soldiers from Scout Platoon, Delta Company, 23rd Light Infantry Battalion keep a watchful eye on the surrounding area after the platoon engaged in a firefight with enemy insurgents while on a reconnaissance mission for a mission rehearsal exercise at Joint Multinational Readiness Center, Hohenfels, Germany, Feb. 17.
  • In the fourth photo, a Georgian soldier from Scout Platoon, Delta Company, 23rd Light Infantry Battalion searches for the enemy who is possibly hiding below while on a reconnaissance mission during a mission rehearsal exercise at Joint Multinational Readiness Center, Hohenfels, Germany, Feb. 17.
  • In the fifth photo, Georgian soldiers provide suppressive fire on the enemy while other soldiers medically evacuate their wounded buddies from Scout Platoon, Delta Company, 23rd Light Infantry Battalion after the platoon engaged in a firefight with enemy insurgents while on a reconnaissance mission for a mission rehearsal exercise at Joint Multinational Readiness Center, Hohenfels, Germany, Feb. 17.
  • In the final photo, Georgian soldiers from Scout Platoon, Delta Company, 23rd Light Infantry Battalion keep a watchful eye on the surrounding area after the platoon engaged in a firefight with enemy insurgents while on a reconnaissance mission for a mission rehearsal exercise at Joint Multinational Readiness Center, Hohenfels, Germany, Feb. 17.

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