A team of U.S. Marines and U.S. Sailors with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa 20.1 and members of the Utah National Guard returned to Kenitra, Morocco, March 2 to further develop the Humanitarian Mine Action Program.
At the request of the Kingdom of Morocco, U.S. Marine Corps explosive ordnance disposal technicians will facilitate HMA explosive ordnance disposal level one validation for the Royal Moroccan Armed Forces in 2020. This training will increase the overall explosive ordnance disposal capability of the Royal Moroccan Armed Forces by building upon previous engagements.
After the month-long validation, 20 members of the Royal Armed Forces of Morocco will be approved to train additional Moroccan service members in level one explosive ordnance disposal. These operations include explosive ordnance recognition, threat assessment, locating explosive ordnance, implementing protective measures, disposal of explosive ordnance and tactical combat casualty care.
Military-to-military training strengthens deterrence and defense efforts, and builds collective capacity to maintain peace and enhance regional stability.
SPMAGTF-CR-AF is deployed to conduct crisis-response and theater-security operations in Africa and promote regional stability by conducting military-to-military training exercises throughout Europe and Africa.