Triple Nickels carry out exercise African Lion 2019 with a roar

Airmen from the 31st Fighter Wing (Triple Nickels aka 555th Fighter Squadron) and Royal Moroccan Air Force conducted F-16 aviation training during exercise African Lion 2019, March 25-April 3, 2019, at Ben Guerir Air Base, Morocco.

African Lion 2019 is a Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff-sponsored, U.S. Africa Command-scheduled, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Europe and Africa-led, joint and combined exercise conducted in the Kingdom of Morocco with a spoke in Tunisia, and armed forces participants in from Canada, France, Senegal, Spain, and the United Kingdom.

The exercise involves various types of training, including a combined joint-task-force command-post exercise, aviation training exercise, field training exercise, maritime training exercise, and humanitarian civic assistance, with focus on transnational threats, regional cooperation, and cyber security and defense.