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Marines teach tactics to Benin national police students

April 18, 2017 (Photo Credit: U.S. Marine Corps 1st Lt. Johnny Henderson)
U.S. Marines are teaching Benin National Surveillance Police students special tactics to support efforts countering illicit trafficking on the country's borders, according to the Department of Defense.

Marines and U.S. Navy sailors are in the small West African nation as a part of Security Cooperation Team-3, Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa. At the request of Benin’s government, U.S. forces are teaching small-unit infantry and patrol tactics to the police students. The training includes also includes martial arts and physical fitness.

Marine teaches martial arts tactics in Benin
A Marine with Security Cooperation Team-3, Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, conducts Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP) training with Benin National Surveillance Police students in Cotonou, Benin.
Photo Credit: U.S. Marine Corps 1st Lt. Johnny Henderson

 U.S. forces are conducting the training with Benin National Surveillance Police students in the coastal city of Cotonou, about an hour from the country’s capital of Porto-Novo.

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