posted on Jul, 9 2005 @ 12:07 AM
.....Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training
the "LF" stands for Landing Force.
That's the name of the exercise that goes on in Russia...in addition to the one the author mentions.
Every (other?) year IIIMEF (Marine expeditionary force) more specifically the 31st MEU has LF CARAT. About 1100 Marines and sailors set sail thru-out
the WestPac and hit up many countries...pretty much it's a relations building exercise.
Ofcourse LF CARAT always hits up Russia.....it's just wouldnt be the same without it. The Karoakeing with the locals...especially after a few shots
then to top it off try singing We didnt start the fire
I missed out on that float...I was in the philippines, but my roommate went and he loved it. He even said Vladivlostok was the best part of the
Lately, Russia's military and the U.S. military have always been cool with each other.....I live in an old Soviet country now, there's still a few
Russian troops stationed here, we get along great
[edit on 9/7/2005 by SportyMB]