American, Jordanian forces to support Eager Lion 2018

Release No: 18-036 April 2, 2018 PRINT | E-MAIL

April 2, 2018

Release Number 20180402-01



Two-week exercise to focus on unconventional security threats


TAMPA, Fla. – About 3,600 U.S. service members will travel to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to participate in U.S. Central Command’s premiere exercise in the Levant region Apr. 15-26.


Eager Lion is a major training event that provides U.S. forces and Jordan Armed Forces the opportunity to improve their collective ability to plan and operate in a coalition-type environment. A wide variety of scenarios – from long-range bomber missions to maritime security operations to a ground force attack of a fictitious adversary – will occur throughout Jordan during the event.


The U.S. Agency for International Development’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance play a larger role this year, as will Jordan’s National Centre for Security and Crisis Management, which coordinates and unifies national-level capabilities to confront and manage any crisis the Kingdom might face.


Media interested in registering for the April 15 press conference or other events should coordinate visas and transportation requirements with the Jordan Armed Forces Directorate of Moral Guidance at EagerLion2018@jaf.mil.jo.