As the United States continues to reaffirm their commitment to allied forces working around the globe, Marines with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) 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 (LHD 8) 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 (COMUSNAVCENT) 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. […]