KC-130J Training for SP-MAGTF

07/25/2015
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
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
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
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
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

01/09/2014
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…

Special Purpose MAGTF in Europe Trains with French Foreign Legion

11/07/2013
11/07/2013: The Marines SP-MAGTF exercised with the French foreign legion in late October 2013. The event was part of a week-long bilateral training exercise between U.S. Marines with SP-MAGTF Crisis Response and French Legionnaires. The Osprey was the first of its kind to land on French soil as part of…

SP-MAGTF Crisis Response Marines Conduct Exercise with French Legionnaires

11/02/2013
11/01/2013: Recently, the Special Purpose MAGTF with its Ospreys landed in France for training with French forces. [slidepress gallery='sp-magtf-crisis-response-marines-conduct-live-fire-with-french-legionnaires']  Credit:24th Marine Expeditionary Unit:10/19/13 In the first photo, 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…