Images: African Lion 12 - Peace Support Operations [Image 1 of 7]
Photo by Gunnery Sgt. William Price
Lance Cpl. David Thigpen, a military policeman assigned to Joint Task Force African Lion 2012, directs his fireteam during training on patrolling formations with the Royal Moroccan Armed Forces at the Peacekeeping Support Operation exercise site in Tifnit, Morocco, April 10, 2012. AL-12 is a U.S. African Command-sponsored, Marine Forces Africa-led exercise designed to improve interoperability and mutual understanding of the United States and Kingdom of Morocco's military tactics, techniques and procedures. Thigpen, a Jackson, Miss., native, is assigned to Marine Wing Support Group 47, with units based out of Minnesota, California and Louisiana.