Defense

June 12, 2013

U.S. forces, regional partners kick off Eager Lion in Jordan

Maj. Gen. Awani al Adwan, chairman of the joint task force with the Jordanian army, and U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Robert G. Catalanotti, U.S. Central Commandís director of exercises and training, shake hands after officially beginning Exercise Eager Lion 2013 during a news conference in Amman, Jordan, June 9, 2013. Exercise Eager Lion 2013 is a recurring multinational exercise designed to strengthen military-to-military relationships and enhance regional security and stability by responding to modern-day security scenarios.

Thousands of service members from 19 countries are participating in Eager Lion, an annual multinational exercise.

Taking place at various locations around Jordan, the exercise began June 9 and runs through June 20.

ìThis exercise is designed to encounter national security challenges such as counterinsurgency, border security, close-air support and integration of the whole of government,î said Maj. Gen. Awni al Adwan, chairman of joint task force with the Jordanian army.

Jordan is hosting more than 8,000 Eager Lion participants, who will be conducting operations by land, air and sea. The exercise includes events such as visit, board, search and seizure techniques and live-fire demonstrations.

ìAll of this combined training, led by the Jordanian armed forces, will come together over the next two weeks, strengthening the partnership between 19 countries and increasing the ability of participating nations to operate together during any contingency,î said Army Maj. Gen. Robert G. Catalanotti, U.S. Central Commandís director of exercises and training.

About 5,000 U.S. service members from all services are participating in this yearís exercise, along with Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps aircraft and ships, Centcom officials said.




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