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A French Army Soldier is carried to a shaded area after he fainted from standing at attention, while attending the Battle of El Alamein Memorial Ceremony, during Exercise BRIGHT STAR 01/02. The Ceremony commemorated the battle between axis and allied forces for the control of Egypt during WW II. Participants in the Bright Star Exercise took time out to attend the Memorial Ceremony. BRIGHT STAR 01/02 is a multinational exercise involving more than 74,000 troops from 44 countries that enhances regional stability and military-to-military cooperation among our key allies, and our regional partners. It prepares US Central Command to rapidly deploy and employ the forces needed to deter...

A French Army Soldier is carried to a shaded area after he fainted from standing at attention, while attending the Battle of El Alamein Memorial Ceremony, during Exercise BRIGHT STAR 01/02. The Ceremony commemorated the battle between axis and allied forces for the control of Egypt during WW II. Participants in the Bright Star Exercise took time out to attend the Memorial Ceremony. BRIGHT STAR 01/02 is a multinational exercise involving more than 74,000 troops from 44 countries that enhances regional stability and military-to-military cooperation among our key allies, and our regional partners. It prepares US Central Command to rapidly deploy and employ the forces needed to deter...

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[Complete] Scene Caption: A French Army Soldier is carried to a shaded area after he fainted from standing at attention, while attending the Battle of El Alamein Memorial Ceremony, during Exercise BRIGHT STAR 01/02. The Ceremony commemorated the battle between axis and allied forces for the control of Egypt during WW II. Participants in the Bright Star Exercise took time out to attend the Memorial Ceremony. BRIGHT STAR 01/02 is a multinational exercise involving more than 74,000 troops from 44 countries that enhances regional stability and military-to-military cooperation among our key allies, and our regional partners. It prepares US Central Command to rapidly deploy and employ the forces needed to deter aggressors and, if necessary, fight and win side-by-side with our allies and regional partners.

Subject Operation/Series: BRIGHT STAR EXCERCISE 01/02

Base: El Alamein

Country: Egypt (EGY)

Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Patricia Bunting, USAF

Release Status: Released to Public
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19/10/2001
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