Sunday, January 8, 2017

While You Were Sleeping...

Your Marines

...were recently practicing their own brand of "Awakeness".

Military Times: Marines Rescued Injured Operator from Libya in Emergency Mission

"The Marine Corps' crisis response task force for Africa was called upon to evacuate an injured special operations troop from Libya in a quiet mission never previously made public, the commander of the task force said.
The crisis response force, which includes some 800 Marines, including a reinforced infantry company, is capable of executing tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel (TRAP) missions, as well as embassy evacuation and reinforcement, and other quick-response efforts on the African continent.
During a six-month rotational deployment last year, which wrapped up as U.S. forces began conducting airstrikes on Islamic State targets in Sirte, Libya, at the behest of the country's government, the task force received a call to conduct the rescue, said Col. Martin Wetterauer, commander of the 8th Marine Regiment.
The U.S. has acknowledged that a small number of special operations troops have been on the ground in Libya to assist Libyan forces in defeating ISIS militants. ...
"Until Libya becomes a stable environment or SOF is not the only guys working there, I would say this is going to be a lot of what we're doing," he said.".......

The Good Shepherd also left the 99 for the one. That "one" is me. And you, too, if you consent to be loved and carried on His shoulders.

Good on you, Marines!

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Daniel Ficci, a field radio operator with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, observes a French aircraft displaying a ‘show of force’ in support of a bilateral training exercise on Quartier Colonel de Chabrieres, France, May 29, 2015. Marines stationed at Moròn Air Base, Spain, conducted a seize and capture training exercise with service members from the French Foreign Legion’s 6th Light Armored Brigade to further improve interoperability between the two NATO forces as they concurrently deploy their service members to Africa.
Carry on.

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