U.S. Marines Conduct Exercise Eager Lion 2013 in Jordan

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Marines and sailors run toward a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter during a patrolling exercise as part of Exercise Eager Lion 2013 in Al Quweira, Jordan, June 9, 2013. The Marines are assigned to Lima Company, 3rd Battalion 2nd Battalion Landing Team 3/2, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, and the helicopter crew is assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 266, Reinforced, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit. Exercise Eager Lion 2013 is an annual, multinational exercise designed to strengthen military-to-military relationships and enhance security and stability in the region by responding to modern-day security scenarios. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Juanenrique Owings
  • U.S. Marines gauge the distance of targets using the optic lens on a M240B machine gun during Exercise Eager Lion 2013 in Al Quweira, Jordan, June 9, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Juanenrique Owings
  • U.S. Marines gauge the distance of targets while using a range finder during Exercise Eager Lion 2013 in Al Quweira, Jordan, June 9, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Juanenrique Owings
  • U.S. Marines hike back to base camp during Exercise Eager Lion 2013 in Al Quweira, Jordan, June 9, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Juanenrique Owings
  • U.S. Marines conduct an unmanned aerial surveillance exercise during Exercise Eager Lion 2013 in Al Quweira, Jordan, June 10, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Juanenrique Owings
  • U.S. Marines conduct live-fire drills with M27 infantry automatic rifles during Exercise Eager Lion 2013 in Al Quweira, Jordan, June 10, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Juanenrique Owings
  • U.S. Marines and sailors provide security during a patrolling exercise as part of Exercise Eager Lion 2013 in Al Quweira, Jordan, June 12, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Juanenrique Owings
  • U.S. Marines prepare to attach a quadcon to a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter during Exercise Eager Lion 2013 in Al Quweira, Jordan, June 13, 2013. The Marines are assigned to Landing Support Detachment, Combat Logistics Battalion 26, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, and the helicopter crew is assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 266, Reinforced, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Kyle N. Runnels
  • A CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter descends onto a landing zone during Exercise Eager Lion 2013 in Al Quweira, Jordan, June 13, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Kyle N. Runnels
  • A U.S. Marine hooks a quadcon to a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter during Exercise Eager Lion 2013 in Al Quweira, Jordan, June 13, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Kyle N. Runnels
  • A CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter prepares to lift off after U.S. Marines attach a quadcon to cables during Exercise Eager Lion 2013 in Al Quweira, Jordan, June 13, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Kyle N. Runnels
  • As seen through a night-vision device, a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter descends onto a landing zone to conduct a sling-load operation during Exercise Eager Lion 2013 in Al Quweira, Jordan, June 13, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Kyle N. Runnels
  • As seen through a night-vision device, U.S. Marines prepare to attach a quadcon to a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter during Exercise Eager Lion 2013 in Al Quweira, Jordan, June 13, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Kyle N. Runnels
  • As seen through a night-vision device, a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter prepares to lift off after U.S. Marines attach a quadcon to cables during Exercise Eager Lion 2013 in Al Quweira, Jordan, June 13, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Kyle N. Runnels