French, U.S. military kick off Alligator Dagger
171214-M-QL632-041 DJIBOUTI, Djibouti (Dec. 14, 2017) – U.S. Marines and French military forces stage vehicles during Alligator Dagger. Alligator Dagger, led by Naval Amphibious Force, Task Force 51/5th Marine Expeditionary Expedition Brigade, is a dedicated, bilateral combat rehearsal that combines U.S. and French forces to practice, rehearse and exercise integrated capabilities available to U.S. Central Command both afloat and ashore. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Vitaliy Rusavskiy/Released)