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Western Africa Training Cruise 06

Marines of 2d Platoon, Company C, 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment along with Spanish military conduct boat raid exercises off the coast of Guinea Oct .11. The Marines along with the Spanish and Italian service members are embarked aboard the USS Gunston Hall and are participating in the Western Africa Training Cruise 06 involving training exercises in three western Africa countries. Various exercises are scheduled to take place in Guinea, Ghana and Senegal to increase interoperability between those involved as well as enhancing security and stability in the region.

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