U.S. and Colombian Marines stand in formation.
190930-M-FI662-709.JPG Photo By: Sgt. Mathew Rosado

Colombia - U.S. and Colombian Marines kick off a humanitarian assistance and disaster relief rehearsal with an opening ceremony in Coveñas, Colombia, Sept. 30, 2019. The exercise will test and strengthen the interoperability and responsiveness between these countries, preparing for real-world disaster scenarios in the region. The Marines are serving with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Southern Command who are conducting training and engineering projects hand-in-hand with partner nation military members in Latin America and the Caribbean during their deployment to the region, which coincides with hurricane season. (U.S. Marine Corps photos by Sgt. Mathew Rosado)


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