French, U.S. military kick off Alligator Dagger
171214-M-QL632-083 DJIBOUTI, Djibouti (Dec. 14, 2017) – A French roll-on/roll-off catamaran landing craft transfers U.S. Marines and Sailors with Naval Amphibious Forces, Task Force 51/5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade and the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit 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)