200627-M-KE756-1138 ATLANTIC OCEAN (June 27, 2020) Cpl. Daniel Galloway, rifleman, assigned to Fox Company, Battalion Landing Team 2/8, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), fast-ropes out of a CH-53E Super Stallion onto the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) June 27, 2020. 26th MEU is conducting operations in U.S. 6th Fleet in support of regional allies and partners, and U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Tanner Seims/Released)
U.S. Navy

26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) fast-ropes

200627-M-KE756-1138 ATLANTIC OCEAN (June 27, 2020) Cpl. Daniel Galloway, rifleman, assigned to Fox Company, Battalion Landing Team 2/8, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), fast-ropes out of a CH-53E Super Stallion onto the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) June 27, 2020. 26th MEU is conducting operations in U.S. 6th Fleet in support of regional allies [Read More …]

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U.S. Navy

USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) arrives at Naval Station Rota, Spain

ROTA, Spain (May, 16, 2020) — The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) returns to Naval Station Rota, Spain, after a scheduled underway, May 16, 2020. Roosevelt, named in honor of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his wife Eleanor, is the first Flight IIA Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer stationed in Rota, providing the ability to deploy with two [Read More …]

A U.S. Marine with the Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa 20.1, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, explains the capabilities of an M224 60mm mortar during a Tactical Small Unit Leadership Course (TSULC) at Morón Air Base, Spain, March 25, 2020. The purpose of TSULC is to improve leadership at the squad and fire team levels. SPMAGTF-CR-AF is deployed to conduct crisis-response and theater-security operations in Africa and promote regional stability by conducting military-to-military training exercises throughout Europe and Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Kenny Gomez)
U.S. Marine Corps

TSULC: Weapon Familiarization

A U.S. Marine with the Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa 20.1, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, explains the capabilities of an M224 60mm mortar during a Tactical Small Unit Leadership Course (TSULC) at Morón Air Base, Spain, March 25, 2020. The purpose of TSULC is to improve leadership at the squad and fire team levels. SPMAGTF-CR-AF is deployed [Read More …]

U.S. Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa 20.1, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, secure a cargo bundle during external lift training at Morón Air Base, Spain, March 25, 2020. Marines conducted the training to increase helicopter support team proficiency by expeditiously moving cargo and equipment. SPMAGTF-CR-AF is deployed to conduct crisis-response and theater-security operations in Africa and promote regional stability by conducting military-to-military training exercises throughout Europe and Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Nello Miele)
U.S. Marine Corps

SPMAGTF-CR-AF 20.1 Conducts HST Training

U.S. Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa 20.1, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, secure a cargo bundle during external lift training at Morón Air Base, Spain, March 25, 2020. Marines conducted the training to increase helicopter support team proficiency by expeditiously moving cargo and equipment. SPMAGTF-CR-AF is deployed to conduct crisis-response and theater-security operations in Africa and [Read More …]

200322-N-AZ907-0175 ROTA, Spain (Mar. 22, 2020) -- Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) gets underway for a regularly scheduled deployment, March 22, 2020. Donald Cook, forward deployed to Rota, Spain, is on its tenth patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Peter Lewis/Released)
U.S. Navy

USS Donald Cook begins 10th Patrol in 6th Fleet

200322-N-AZ907-0175 ROTA, Spain (Mar. 22, 2020) — Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) gets underway for a regularly scheduled deployment, March 22, 2020. Donald Cook, forward deployed to Rota, Spain, is on its tenth patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo [Read More …]

200312-N-JX484-0114 ROTA, Spain (March 12, 2020) -- Marines assigned to Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team Company, Europe (FASTEUR), part of Navy Expeditionary Combat Force Europe-Africa/Task Force (CTF) 68, participate in simulated interior tactical training, on board Naval Station Rota, Spain, March 12, 2020. CTF 68 provides explosive ordnance disposal operations, naval construction, expeditionary security, and theater security efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Mark Andrew Hays/Released)
U.S. Marine Corps

U.S. Marines Conduct Interior Tactical Training

200312-N-JX484-0114 ROTA, Spain (March 12, 2020) — Marines assigned to Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team Company, Europe (FASTEUR), part of Navy Expeditionary Combat Force Europe-Africa/Task Force (CTF) 68, participate in simulated interior tactical training, on board Naval Station Rota, Spain, March 12, 2020. CTF 68 provides explosive ordnance disposal operations, naval construction, expeditionary security, and theater security efforts in the U.S. [Read More …]

200311-N-JX484-0038 ROTA, Spain (March 11, 2020) -- Marines assigned to Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team Company, Europe (FASTEUR), part of Navy Expeditionary Combat Force Europe-Africa/Task Force (CTF) 68, conduct interior tactical training, on board Naval Station Rota, Spain, March 11, 2020. CTF 68 provides explosive ordnance disposal operations, naval construction, expeditionary security, and theater security efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Mark Andrew Hays/Released)
U.S. Marine Corps

U.S. Marines Interior Tactical Training

ROTA, Spain (March 11, 2020) — Marines assigned to Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team Company, Europe (FASTEUR), part of Navy Expeditionary Combat Force Europe-Africa/Task Force (CTF) 68, conduct interior tactical training, on board Naval Station Rota, Spain, March 11, 2020. CTF 68 provides explosive ordnance disposal operations, naval construction, expeditionary security, and theater security efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area [Read More …]

200123-N-JX484-0268 ROTA, Spain (Jan. 23, 2020) -- Marines assigned to Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team Company, Europe (FASTEUR), part of Navy Expeditionary Combat Force Europe-Africa/Task Force (CTF) 68, conduct security training, at the E. Austin Koth Urban Training Complex on board Naval Station Rota, Spain. CTF 68 provides explosive ordnance disposal operations, naval construction, expeditionary security, and theater security efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Mark Andrew Hays/Released)
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U.S. Marines Conduct Hand Grenade Training

ROTA, Spain (Jan. 23, 2020) — Marines assigned to Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team Company, Europe (FASTEUR), part of Navy Expeditionary Combat Force Europe-Africa/Task Force (CTF) 68, conduct security training, at the E. Austin Koth Urban Training Complex on board Naval Station Rota, Spain. CTF 68 provides explosive ordnance disposal operations, naval construction, expeditionary security, and theater security efforts in the [Read More …]