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Coalition live fire closes out Eager Lion 2019

September 7, 2019 — A thunderous riot of artillery and small arms fire pockmarked the desert hills as the culminating event of Eager Lion 2019, a coalition combined arms live fire exercise, came to a calamitous conclusion Sept. 5, 2019. MORE
An M1A2 Abrams main battle tank from the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, fires its 120mm gun downrange during a coalition combined arms live fire exercise, part of Eager Lion 2019, in Jordan, Sept. 5, 2019. The CALFEX was the culminating event of the multinational exercise, which saw up to 30 different countries participating in allied training scenarios that improved their collective ability to plan and operate in a coalition-type environment. In its ninth year, Eager Lion is U.S. Central Command’s premiere exercise in the Levant region.

U.S., Jordanian soldiers train shoulder to shoulder at Eager Lion 2019

September 5, 2019 — Soldiers from the U.S., Jordanian and British militaries trained shoulder-to-shoulder during a situational training exercise as part of exercise Eager Lion in Jordan, Sept. 2, 2019. MORE
Royal Jordanian Army soldiers from the 91st Rapid Intervention Battalion (QRF) set up a security perimeter immediately following their insertion just outside an urban assault training village, their objective for the situational training exercise portion of Eager Lion 2019. Jordanian soldiers worked hand-in-hand with U.S. and British army troops to secure the village, evacuate any simulated casualties and extract a high value target.

Soldiers train on saving lives

September 5, 2019 — Members of the Jordan Armed Forces worked alongside U.S. Army Soldiers for ground casualty evacuation (CASEVAC) and medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) training with air support from U.S. Army Reserve aviators as part of the Jordan Operational Engagement Program (JOEP) at Joint Training Center-Jordan August 27, 2019. MORE
A Jordan Soldier, with 7th Mechanized Battalion, 48th Mechanized Brigade, treats a notional abdominal wound on a U.S. Army Soldier, with 1st Squadron, 102nd Cavalry Regiment, 44th Infantry Brigade Combat Team of the 42nd Infantry Division, New Jersey National Guard, during medical evacuation training, part of the Jordan Operational Engagement Program at Joint Training Center-Jordan August 27, 2019. The Army is optimizing for interoperability with all our allies and partners to strengthen alliances and deliver more effective coalition operations.

ARCENT DCG talks Eager Lion, Middle East exercises

September 4, 2019 — Eager Lion's combined joint task force deputy commanding general, U.S. Army Maj. Gen. David C. Hill, shared his thoughts about Eager Lion at the halfway point in the Aug. 25 to Sept. 5 exercise. MORE
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. David C. Hill, Deputy Commanding General of U.S. Army Central Command, visits 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division Soldiers to offer words of encouragement and recognize outstanding work during their participation in Eager Lion 2019.

Quick-reaction FET shows off skills at EL19

September 4, 2019 — Service members from the Jordan Armed Forces, Mohamed Bin Zayed Brigade/Quick Reaction Force Female Engagement Team participated in a coalition situational training exercise lane during Exercise Eager Lion 19 in Jordan on Sept. 3, 2019. MORE
Jordan Armed Forces service members from the Mohamed Bin Zayed Brigade/Quick Reaction Force Female Engagement Team, stop and provide security, while moving towards their objective during a coalition situational training exercise lane during Exercise Eager Lion 19, near Amman, Jordan on Sept. 3, 2019. The JAF FET were integrated into the JAF 81st Rapid Intervention Battalion alongside with the 3 Parachute Regiment, 3rd Battalion.

Cyber stars: JAF, US partnership foils attacks during EL19

September 4, 2019 — It wasn’t part of the plan, but the team faced down the bad guys when they came knocking. Twice. And twice they foiled them, protecting the participants of Exercise Eager Lion 19 from real-world threats. MORE
Jordan Armed Forces Maj. Esaid Feras (third from right), the cyber security officer for Eager Lion 19, and members of the JAF Cyber Incident Response Team pose for a photo Sept. 1, 2019, at the King Abdullah II Special Operations Training Center in Amman, Jordan. The cyber portion of EL19 was at its most robust this year.

Up up, away: Soldiers conduct medical evacuation training in Jordan

September 1, 2019 — U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers with the 244th Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Warhawk, provided air support to members of the New Jersey National Guard for medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) training at Joint Training Center-Jordan August 23, 2019. MORE
U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers with G Company, 5th General Support Aviation Battalion, 244th Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Warhawk, land a UH-60 Black Hawk to provide air support for their comrades, with 1st Squadron, 102nd Cavalry Regiment, 44th Infantry Brigade Combat Team of the 42nd Infantry Division, New Jersey National Guard, during medical evacuation training at Joint Training Center-Jordan August 23, 2019. The Army’s first priority is readiness, the capability of our forces to conduct the full range of military operations to defeat all enemies regardless of the threats they pose, is paramount.

American, Jordanian soldiers conduct medevac training

August 28, 2019 — Jordanian and American soldiers partnered together to conduct medical evacuation drills for the first time with a U.S. Army Reserve aviation asset during U.S. Central Command exercise Eager Lion 2019. MORE
U.S. Army Sgt. Ignacio Aparicio, center, crew chief, Golf Company, 5th Battalion, 159th Aviation Regiment, talks to members of Jordan Armed Forces’ 7th Mechanized Infantry Battalion about hand signals and casualty loading procedures during medical evacuation training in preparation for exercise Eager Lion 2019, Aug. 21, 2019. This multinational exercise is U.S. Central Command’s premiere exercise in the Levant region and is a major training event that provides U.S. forces, Jordan Armed Forces and 28 other participating nations the opportunity to improve their collective ability to plan and operate in a coalition-type environment. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. Zach Mott)

Military Working Dog Demonstration at Joint Training Center-Jordan

August 28, 2019 — Military working dog handlers with the U.S. Air Force 322 Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron displayed MWD obedience, interaction and attack skills at Joint Training Center-Jordan (JTC-J) during a visit Aug. 22, 2019. MORE
Brenda, a U.S. Air Force military working dog with 322 Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron, calmly sits next to her handler on the soccer field where she demonstrated her obedience, tolerance to human interaction and attack skills at Joint Training Center-Jordan during her visit Aug. 22, 2019. Readiness, the capability of our forces to conduct the full range of military operations to defeat all enemies regardless of the threats they pose, is paramount.

Proper planning provides successful foundation for Eager Lion 19

August 26, 2019 — The field commanders from U.S. and Jordanian land forces participating in Eager Lion 19 came together for the first time during an initial planning conference in the heart of the Jordanian desert Aug. 19. The meeting between senior leaders was an opportunity to synchronize the training expectations for each unit ahead of the coalition exercise. MORE
U.S. Army Lt. Col. Omar Minott, left, the commander of 1st Squadron, 102nd Cavalry Regiment, 44th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, New Jersey Army National Guard, shakes hands with Jordanian Armed Forces Lt. Col. Saif Al Khawaldeh, the commander of the 39th Mechanized Infantry Battalion, prior to a planning meeting for Exercise Eager Lion 19 in Jordan on Aug. 19, 2019. This multinational exercise is U.S. Central Command’s premiere exercise in the Levant region and is a major training event that provides U.S. forces, Jordan Armed Forces and 28 other participating nations the opportunity to improve their collective ability to plan and operate in a coalition-type environment.

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