USMC’s Alligator Dagger

Marines are operating from the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group.

11th MEU lands in the Horn of Africa

By: Matthew L. Schehl

After fanning out across the Indian Ocean, the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit converged to launch a full-scale amphibious landing exercise off the coast of Djibouti last week in the Gulf of Aden.

The month-long training event — dubbed “Alligator Dagger” — puts the entire 2,400-strong air-ground task force to work, honing its ability to quickly respond to unfolding crises in the tumultuous region and reassure America’s allies.

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Source: marinecorpstimes.com

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