KC-130J Training for SP-MAGTF

07/25/2015: A KC-130J with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa conducts a training flight from Morόn Air Base, Spain, May 7, 2015.  Pilots with SPMAGTF-CR-AF performed a series of maneuvers to remain proficient in different flying techniques. [maxgallery id="77482"] Credit: U.S. Marine Corps Forces Europe and Africa:5/7/15

SP-MAGTF Basing at Moron Air Base Consolidated

06/21/2015: According to an article by Cheryl Pellerin on the DoD website: WASHINGTON, June 18, 2015 – U.S. and Spanish officials yesterday signed an amendment to the nations’ defense agreement that will change the deployment of the U.S. crisis response force at Moron Air Base from temporary to permanent, defense…

Marines with SP-MAGTF Participate in Spanish Relief Exercise

03/26/2015: MV-22 Ospreys with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa participate in a Spanish disaster relief exercised called Gamma Daimiel in Daimiel, Spain, March 11, 2015. U.S. Marines transported Unidad Militar de Emergencias personnel to various landing zones during the large-scale training exercise. Credit:U.S. Marine Corps Forces Europe and…

Training for SP-MAGTF Missions

12/22/2014: Marines with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, conduct a quick reaction force exercise aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Dec. 17, 2014. The Marines are preparing for an upcoming deployment with the Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response.   Credit:II Marine…

Bold Alligator 2014: Long Range Raid to Support Embassy Under Seige

11/07/2014: Bold Alligator 2014 is a crisis response exercise and continues the work of BA 2012 and BA 2013. It is about calibrating insertion forces against various threats.  The forces are American and coalition with several nations contributing ships, and combat personnel to both the planning and execution of the…

Rope Training for SP-MAGTF Insertion

01/08/2014: Marines and sailors with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response load an MV-22B Osprey for helicopter rope suspension training at Morón Air Base, Spain, Dec. 6, 2013 and December 17, 2013.  The latter was during a visit of Second Line of Defense to SP-MAGTF in Spain. SP-MAGTF Crisis…