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DoD photo by Staff Sgt. M.A. Jones, U.S. Army. A U.S. Marine from Small Craft Company explains to troops from the Slovak Republic how a M240G machine gun mounted on a Riverine Assault Craft operates at Camp Lejeune, N.C., on Aug. 15, 1996. Small Craft Company Marines are familiarizing troops with riverine operations and transport by watercraft as part of Cooperative Osprey '96. Cooperative Osprey '96 is a NATO sponsored exercise as part of the alliance's Partnership for Peace program. The aim of the exercise is to develop interoperability among the participating forces through practice in combined peacekeeping and humanitarian operations. Three NATO countries and 16 Partnership for Peace nations are taking part in the field training exercise. Small Craft Company Marines are familiarizing troops with riverine operations and transport by watercraft.   DoD photo by Staff Sgt. M.A. Jones, U.S. Army.

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