Fort Worth-Based 14th Marine Regiment To Train With Moroccan Military
By Chris Vaughn, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, March 26, 2012
FORT WORTH -- The Fort Worth-based 14th Marine Regiment, on a steady diet of Iraq and Afghanistan deployments for eight years, is readying itself for yet another deployment to a Muslim country. Except this time, the country is Morocco, the war is practice and the objective is cooperation, not combat. That has led to a whole different level of excitement, and far less anxiety, for the reservists who are shipping out of Naval Air Station Fort Worth, where the regiment is headquartered. Morocco, south of Spain and home to such famously exotic cities as Casablanca and Marrakech, was the first country to seek diplomatic relations with the U.S., in 1777, only two years after the founding of the Marine Corps.
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