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    Marines Arrive in Southern France to Train with French Allies

    Exercise Baccarat 2021

    Photo By Lance Cpl. Jennifer Reyes | U.S. Marines with 2d Marine Division (2d MARDIV) and French Legionnaires with 2d...... read more read more

    NIMES, FRANCE – U.S. Marines continue to build on their long-standing and close relationship with French forces during Exercise Baccarat 2021 held in Nimes, France, Oct. 06 – 27.

    Exercise Baccarat 2021 is a French-hosted training evolution, which focuses on increasing cooperation and mutual understanding between NATO allies. As part of the exercise, U.S. Marines from 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division and their French counterparts in the 2nd Foreign Infantry Regiment will conduct endurance training, patrolling evolutions, aerial assaults, and offensive / defensive maneuvers.

    “We are enjoying this valuable opportunity to train alongside our French allies,” said Capt. Thomas White, commander of Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment. “The chance to strengthen our relationship with an important ally, while conducting demanding and realistic training, is vital to our ability to perform in any clime and place.”

    Exercise Baccarat is a three-week joint exercise between 2d Marine Division and the French Foreign Legion that challenges forces with physical and tactical training, as well as provides the opportunity to exchange knowledge that assists in developing and strengthening bonds.

    For additional information on this exercise, please contact 2nd Lt. Mark Grill at, or Marine Forces, Europe and Africa Communication Strategy and Operations at



    Date Taken: 10.15.2021
    Date Posted: 10.15.2021 03:55
    Story ID: 407289
    Location: NIMES, FR 

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