US Marines hit Beach in Israel as Alliance is Strengthened

Some 500 U.S. Marines staged a beach-storming exercise in Israel during some of the first bilateral military drills since a major Pentagon realignment for the longtime allies.

On Monday, the Israeli Defense Force and the Bahrain-based U.S. Naval Forces Central Command launched the amphibious assault in Eilat, a Red Sea port town near Jordan, the 51/5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade said in a statement.

“This exercise is part of the next chapter in the U.S. Navy’s and Marine Corps’ long-standing relationship with Israel that is so vital to stability and security in the region,” said Brig. Gen. Farrell Sullivan, commander of the Marine task force.

The three-week training also involves urban combat exercises, bomb disposal drills and firing the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System.

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Stephanie R Wilson
Stephanie R Wilson
1 year ago

Oh, man, this is kick-*ss! I love our & Israel’s military! G-d bless all of them. Shabbat shalom Israel & all my Jewish brethren