Bright Star 09 Combined Arms Live Fire Exercise

Oct 15

Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Helen M. Searcy, USMC, Third Army PAO



091014-M-9505S-171 ALEXANDRIA, Egypt-- Field Marshall Mohamed Hosin Tantawi, chief of Egyptian Armed Forces, smiles after observing the Combined Arms Live Fire Exercise, Oct. 14 as part of Operation Bright Star 2009. Operation Bright Star is a multinational exercise that is designed to improve readiness, interoperability and strengthen military and professional relationships between the Third Army-led U.S. contingent, Egypt and nine other nations. (Official Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Helen M. Searcy, Third Army PAO)