Marines and sailors with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response and Legionnaires from the 2nd Foreign Infantry Regiment of France’s 6th Light Armored Brigade work side-by-side during a simulated heliborne raid Oct. 31, 2013, at Camp des Garrigues, France. The event was part of a week-long bilateral training exercise between US Marines with SP-MAGTF Crisis Response and French Legionnaires. SP-MAGTF Crisis Response is a self-mobile, self-sustaining force capable of responding to a range of crises to protect both US and partner-nation security interests in the region, as well as strengthening partnerships throughout the US European Command and US Africa Command area of responsibility. (US Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Michael Petersheim)

[Image courtesy of the US Marines Website.]