May 19, 2014 —
MACDILL AFB, Fla. – The Jordanian Armed Forces (JAF)
announced Saturday that the JAF, U.S. forces, and more than 20 coalition
partners will conduct a large-scale, multilateral exercise throughout the
Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, May 25 through June 8, 2014.
Exercise Eager Lion 14, which has been conducted annually
since 2011, includes countries from five different continents and more than
12,500 participants. Final preparations
for the exercise will begin in early May at various locations throughout
Jordan. The last exercise was held June
The exercise provides multilateral forces with the
opportunity to promote cooperation and interoperability among participation
forces, build functional capacity, practice crisis management, and enhance
Questions about Eager Lion 14 may be directed to the U.S. Central
Command Public Affairs at (813) 966-8521 or EagerLion2014@gmail.com, or to Lt.
Col. Mamduh Alshdafat at the Jordanian Armed Forces, 00-962-(0)77-2235-371 or firstname.lastname@example.org.