The Tercio de Armada trained together with the FAST Europe anti-terrorist unit

Lisa Azul 2022: an exercise of the Spanish Marine Infantry with United States Marines

Every year, with the arrival of autumn, the Marine Corps of Spain and the United States carry out the joint exercise Lisa Azul.

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This exercise has been carried out this year, as on other occasions, at the Sierra del Retín shooting and maneuvering range and at the Rota Naval Station. The participating units were the First Landing Battalion of the Tercio de Armada of the Spanish Marine Infantry, the Fleet Anti-terrorism Security Team (FAST) Company Europe of the United States Marines, and also some members of the "San Marco" Brigade of the Italian Navy. The US Navy today released this video of the exercise:

You can see below some photos of this exercise released by the USMC through

A Spanish Marine armed with a Heckler & Koch G36E assault rifle.

A Marine lance corporal aiming his M-4 carbine in the Sierra del Retín.

A Spanish Marine throwing a hand grenade.

A US Marine armed with an M-4 carbine equipped with an M-203 grenade launcher.

In the foreground, a US Marine aiming his M-27 assault rifle (a variant of the Heckler & Koch HK416). In the background, a Marine pointing his M-4 carbine with M-203 grenade launcher.

The patch of the Tercio de Armada, the expeditionary unit of the Spanish Marine Corps.

Spanish Marines and US Marines evacuating a simulated casualty.

A US Marine checking his aim. The Marine wears the MARPAT Woodland camouflage scheme.

A Spanish Marine throwing a hand grenade. On the left we see an Italian marine from the "San Marco" Brigade.

Spanish Marines and US Marines enjoying a good paella.

A Spanish Marine with a FN MAG M-240 machine gun.

A shooting exercise in the Sierra del Retín. In the foreground we see a US Marine with an M-27 assault rifle. In the background we see a Spanish Marine with a G-36E.

Family photo of the Spanish Marines and US Marines.

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