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U.S. Marine Forces, Central Command begin Exercise Native Fury 2020

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U.S. Marine Forces, Central Command and I Marine Expeditionary Force (I MEF), in coordination with the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces, will begin Exercise Native Fury 2020 on March 8. Native Fury is a bi-annual exercise that has been occurring in the region since 2008, and this is the 7th iteration of the exercise.

U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Gage Ramsey, fire team leader, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, participates in small unit training while preparing for exercise Native Fury 20 in the United Arab Emirates, Feb. 22, 2020. Native Fury is an exercise where units from I Marine Expeditionary Force employ a variety of different techniques to accomplish several training objectives. The exercise involves live fire and maneuver training with urban environment training facilities, skill development and exchange with the armed forces of the United Arab Emiratis, ship-to-shore offloads of personnel, equipment and humanitarian resources. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jennessa Davey)
U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Gage Ramsey, fire team leader, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, participates in small unit training while preparing for exercise Native Fury 20 in the United Arab Emirates, Feb. 22, 2020. Native Fury is an exercise where units from I Marine Expeditionary Force employ a variety of different techniques to accomplish several training objectives. The exercise involves live fire and maneuver training with urban environment training facilities, skill development and exchange with the armed forces of the United Arab Emiratis, ship-to-shore offloads of personnel, equipment and humanitarian resources. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jennessa Davey)
U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Gage Ramsey, fire team leader, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, participates in small unit training while preparing for exercise Native Fury 20 in the United Arab Emirates, Feb. 22, 2020. Native Fury is an exercise where units from I Marine Expeditionary Force employ a variety of different techniques to accomplish several training objectives. The exercise involves live fire and maneuver training with urban environment training facilities, skill development and exchange with the armed forces of the United Arab Emiratis, ship-to-shore offloads of personnel, equipment and humanitarian resources. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jennessa Davey)
Native Fury 20
U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Gage Ramsey, fire team leader, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, participates in small unit training while preparing for exercise Native Fury 20 in the United Arab Emirates, Feb. 22, 2020. Native Fury is an exercise where units from I Marine Expeditionary Force employ a variety of different techniques to accomplish several training objectives. The exercise involves live fire and maneuver training with urban environment training facilities, skill development and exchange with the armed forces of the United Arab Emiratis, ship-to-shore offloads of personnel, equipment and humanitarian resources. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jennessa Davey)
Photo By: Cpl. Jennessa Davey
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Native Fury 20 is a joint exercise involving thousands of forces demonstrating the ability to respond to contingencies, natural disasters and other possible crises in the region. The exercise is designed to train I Marine Expeditionary Force (I MEF) Marines and Sailors in Maritime Prepositioning Force operations and aimed to increase proficiency, expand levels of cooperation, enhance maritime capabilities, validate joint logistics over the shore capabilities in coordination with the U.S. Army, and promote long-term regional stability and interoperability between the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the United States.

In the course of the exercise, units from I Marine Expeditionary Force will employ a variety of different techniques to accomplish several training objectives. This exercise involves live fire and maneuver training, skill development and exchange with the armed forces of the UAE, ship-to-shore offloads of personnel, equipment and humanitarian resources, as well as a logistics convoy movements across the UAE.

“We are honored to train alongside the United Arab Emirates, a strategic partner of the United States in this region. This exercise is a great opportunity for both countries to demonstrate military readiness and a strong commitment to stability in the Gulf,” said Lt. Gen. Carl E. Mundy III, Commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Central Command.

For further information regarding NF-20 please visit https://www.dvidshub.net/feature/NativeFury .

 

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