US Marines join French-led exercise


OKINAWA, Japan—U.S. Marine Corps and multinational forces are now conducting Exercise Jeanne D’Arc on land and in the surrounding waters of Guam and Tinian until May 18.

Approximately 100 Marines from 3rd Marine Division joined forces from France, Japan and British Royal Marine Commandos who are honing their collective defense capabilities. The multi-day training includes vertical assaults, amphibious raids, close quarter engagement techniques and urban patrolling.

Exercise Jeanne D’Arc is an annual French-led exercise aimed at strengthening strategic partnerships and exercising freedom of navigation operations across the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (PR)

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