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US Marines and British soldiers teamed in North Carolina to practice handling POWs and finding bombs

  • British army reserve soldiers teamed up with US Marines for exercise Phoenix Odyssey at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.
  • The weeklong training put the two units in the Infantry Immersion Trainer, where the urban setting provided them with realistic and interactive training.
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Marines with 2nd Intelligence Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force continued to build a strong relationship with British Army Reserve soldiers with 5th Military Intelligence (5MI) Battalion, during Exercise Phoenix Odyssey from September 11-19.

The purpose behind the exercise originated in 2014 to improve interoperability by increasing cohesion between British and US military units so they are better prepared to work alongside one another. This year, the training was hosted on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune.

The weeklong training placed the two units inside the Infantry Immersion Trainer (IIT) on MCB Camp Lejeune.

Inside the IIT, the military members conducted detaining operations, handling prisoners of war and finding improvised explosive devices.

Article source: https://www.businessinsider.com/us-marines-british-soldiers-at-camp-lejeune-infantry-immersion-trainer-2019-9

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