African Lion

African Lion is an annually scheduled, bilateral U.S. and Moroccan sponsored exercise designed to improve interoperability and mutual understanding of each nation's tactics, techniques and procedures.

African Lion 2012 was a U.S. African Command-sponsored, Marine Forces Africa-led exercise that involved various types of training including command post, live-fire and maneuvering, peace keeping operations, an intelligence capacity building seminar, aerial refueling/low-level flight training, as well as medical and dental assistance projects.

Approximately 1,200 U.S. military personnel traveled to various regions of the Kingdom of Morocco to take part in the annual exercise in 2012.