Exercise African Lion 19 Commences in Morocco, Tunisia

Approximately 1,100 U.S. military personnel have arrived in the Kingdom of Morocco to take part in exercise AFRICAN LION 19. This is an annually-scheduled, combined multilateral exercise designed to improve interoperability and mutual understanding of each nations’ tactics, techniques and procedures while demonstrating the strong bond between the nations’ militaries. Exercise AFRICAN LION 19 is led by U.S. Marine Corps Forces Europe and Africa and sponsored by U.S. Africa Command and will include military training in command-post activities and counter-violent extremist organization tactical training.



By U.S. Africa Command Public Affairs United States Africa Command Stuttgart, Germany Mar 25, 2019

Approximately 1,100 U.S. military personnel have arrived in the Kingdom of Morocco to take part in exercise AFRICAN LION 19.  This is an annually-scheduled, combined multilateral exercise designed to improve interoperability and mutual understanding of each nations’ tactics, techniques and procedures while demonstrating the strong bond between the nations’ militaries. Exercise AFRICAN LION 19 is led by U.S. Marine Corps Forces Europe and Africa and sponsored by U.S. Africa Command and will include military training in command-post activities and counter-violent extremist organization tactical training.

Various units from the U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force and the Utah, and Utah Army National Guard will conduct multi-lateral training with units from the Royal Moroccan Armed Forces. In addition to the activities taking place in Morocco, there will be an exercise spoke taking place in Tunisia to include a field training exercise, aviation/air to ground integration, command post exercise, and non-commissioned officer development. Other participating nations include Senegal, Spain, United Kingdom, France, and Canada.

The exercise is scheduled to end on or about April 03 2019, with all U.S. forces returning to their home bases at the conclusion of the exercise.

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