US Marines providing humanitarian mine action training to Morocco


At the request of the Department of State, a team of U.S. Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa continues the Humanitarian Mine Action (HMA) Program by teaching instructors for explosive ordnance disposal level one training in Morocco between 2 and 13 December.

During the 2019 HMA program, U.S. Marines will implement a train-the-trainer concept that enhances Moroccan service member’s confidence and ensures proficiency in their ability to instruct additional Moroccan service members in EOD.

Specifically, EOD level one validation consists of explosive ordnance recognition, threat assessment, locating explosive ordnance, implementing protective measures, disposal of explosive ordnance and tactical combat casualty care, the Marine Corps said.

SPMAGTF-CR-AF is deployed to conduct crisis-response and theater-security operations in Africa and promote regional stability by conducting military-to-military training exercises throughout Europe and Africa.