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US Marine Corps Conduct Long-range Convoy Throughout Saudi Arabia

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US Marine Corps Conduct Long-range Convoy Throughout Saudi Arabia

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US Marine Corps Conduct Long-range Convoy Throughout Saudi Arabia
US Marine Corps Conduct Long-range Convoy Throughout Saudi Arabia

U.S. Marines and Sailors with 2nd Distribution Support Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 2, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, 4th Law Enforcement Battalion, Force Headquarters Group, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Reserve, Army Soldiers with 541st Division Sustainment Support Battalion, Sustainment Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, and members of the Royal Saudi Armed Forces, conduct a long-range convoy during exercise Native Fury 24 throughout the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), May 8, 2024. U.S. and partner forces engaging in on-load and off-load operations using commercial maritime shipping, long-distance convoys, urban combat training, and various dynamic training events in both Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The KSA, the UAE, and U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Central Command (USMARCENT) launched Exercise NATIVE FURY 24 (NF 24) at a Saudi Naval Port on May 5, 2024. In its 8th iteration, NF24 will showcase U.S. and partner forces engaging in on-load and off-load operations using commercial maritime shipping, long-distance convoys, urban combat training, and various dynamic training events in both Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. The constellation of exercises happening in multiple countries at once demonstrates USCENTCOM’s capability to project power abroad and conduct advanced training in cooperation with our partners across the region.

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Carlos Choi, an automotive maintenance technician with 2nd Distribution Support Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 2, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, ground guides a Logistics Vehicle System Replacement after conducting a long-range convoy during exercise Native Fury 24 at a Logistics Support Area established in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, May 8, 2024.
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Carlos Choi, an automotive maintenance technician with 2nd Distribution Support Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 2, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, ground guides a Logistics Vehicle System Replacement after conducting a long-range convoy during exercise Native Fury 24 at a Logistics Support Area established in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, May 8, 2024. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Mary Kohlmann)

More than 600 U.S. Marines, sailors, soldiers, and airmen from 2d Marine Logistics Group, Marine Corps Forces Reserve, 1st Theater Sustainment Command, U.S. 5th Fleet, 378th and 380th AEW, and partner nations will participate in this iteration of Native Fury. Exercise Native Fury 24 occurs simultaneously with multiple other CENTCOM-sponsored exercises across the region, such as Exercise Eager Lion, Exercise Indigo Defender, and Exercise Iron Union. The primary objective of Exercise Native Fury is to enhance interoperability with partners and collectively strengthen our ability to plan and execute complex and realistic operations across multiple domains.

Exercise Native Fury 24 is a key multi-lateral exercise sponsored by U.S. Central Command?and executed by?U.S. Marine Corps Forces Central Command?in?collaboration with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia?and?the United Arab Emirates.?Facilitated by the U.S. Army’s 1st Theater Sustainment Command (1 TSC), the exercise will utilize a Saudi port facility in the Red Sea, KSA Prince Sultan Air Base, Al Dhafra Air Base in the UAE, and a UAE port facility in the Gulf of Oman. This iteration?emphasizes?the strategic use of logistics and leverage the extensive network of roads and infrastructure across the Arabian Peninsula.

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Afia Beresford, left, a network administrator, and Lance Cpl. Jordan So, a radio operator, both with 2nd Distribution Support Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 2, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, setup communications in preparation for a long-range convoy during exercise Native Fury 24 at a Logistics Support Area established in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, May 8, 2024.
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Afia Beresford, left, a network administrator, and Lance Cpl. Jordan So, a radio operator, both with 2nd Distribution Support Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 2, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, setup communications in preparation for a long-range convoy during exercise Native Fury 24 at a Logistics Support Area established in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, May 8, 2024. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Mary Kohlmann)

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