As the United States continues to reaffirm their commitment to allied forces working around the globe, Marines with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit are doing their part to help strengthen military-to-military relationships with partner nations.

One way the 11th MEU and Sailors aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island make a difference is through Exercise Cougar Voyage 15, which occurred during the end of September and early October. Cougar Voyage is a recurring exercise aimed to strengthen proficiencies, promote interoperability and increase military-to-military relationships to support long-term regional security and stability in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.

Cougar Voyage is a Commander, U.S. Navy Central Command led exercise conducted to increase interoperability between allied forces and partner nations. During the exercise, U.S. forces from the 11th MEU and Makin Island conducted a series of training events with military forces from the United Kingdom and Kuwait. […]