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Maj. Mohamed AL-qadre, commander of a Jordanian artillery battery, gives 1st Lt. Joshua Harvey, platoon commander of a 22nd MEU artillery battery, a Jordanian Meals, Ready to Eat box, at an exercise event during Eager Lion in Jordan, on Wednesday, June 4, 2014. Later, Harvey gave AL-qadre a box of U.S. MREs.

Maj. Mohamed AL-qadre, commander of a Jordanian artillery battery, gives 1st Lt. Joshua Harvey, platoon commander of a 22nd MEU artillery battery, a Jordanian Meals, Ready to Eat box, at an exercise event during Eager Lion in Jordan, on Wednesday, June 4, 2014. Later, Harvey gave AL-qadre a box of U.S. MREs. (Hendrick Simoes/Stars and Stripes)

Maj. Mohamed AL-qadre, commander of a Jordanian artillery battery, gives 1st Lt. Joshua Harvey, platoon commander of a 22nd MEU artillery battery, a Jordanian Meals, Ready to Eat box, at an exercise event during Eager Lion in Jordan, on Wednesday, June 4, 2014. Later, Harvey gave AL-qadre a box of U.S. MREs.

Maj. Mohamed AL-qadre, commander of a Jordanian artillery battery, gives 1st Lt. Joshua Harvey, platoon commander of a 22nd MEU artillery battery, a Jordanian Meals, Ready to Eat box, at an exercise event during Eager Lion in Jordan, on Wednesday, June 4, 2014. Later, Harvey gave AL-qadre a box of U.S. MREs. (Hendrick Simoes/Stars and Stripes)

1st Lt. Joshua Harvey, platoon commander of a 22nd MEU artillery battery, and Maj. Mohamed AL-qadre, commander of a Jordanian artillery battery, shake hands as Harvey prepares to leave the camp after a training event during Eager Lion in Jordan, on Wednesday, June 4, 2014.

1st Lt. Joshua Harvey, platoon commander of a 22nd MEU artillery battery, and Maj. Mohamed AL-qadre, commander of a Jordanian artillery battery, shake hands as Harvey prepares to leave the camp after a training event during Eager Lion in Jordan, on Wednesday, June 4, 2014. (Hendrick Simoes/Stars and Stripes)

1st Lt. Joshua Harvey, platoon commander of a 22nd MEU artillery battery, partakes in a celebratory Jordanian dance called Hejeni, in a remote desert area in Jordan, on Wednesday, June 4, 2014.

1st Lt. Joshua Harvey, platoon commander of a 22nd MEU artillery battery, partakes in a celebratory Jordanian dance called Hejeni, in a remote desert area in Jordan, on Wednesday, June 4, 2014. (Hendrick Simoes/Stars and Stripes)

In the middle of the group, 1st Lt. Joshua Harvey, platoon commander of a 22nd MEU artillery battery, partakes in a celebratory Jordanian dance called Hejeni, in a remote desert area in Jordan, on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, during the multi-national exercise Eager Lion.

In the middle of the group, 1st Lt. Joshua Harvey, platoon commander of a 22nd MEU artillery battery, partakes in a celebratory Jordanian dance called Hejeni, in a remote desert area in Jordan, on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, during the multi-national exercise Eager Lion. (Hendrick Simoes/Stars and Stripes)

JEBEL PETRA, Jordan — Many Marines seek out assignments with Marine expeditionary units with the hope of travel and unique experiences.

For 1st Lt. Joshua Harvey, platoon commander of a 22nd MEU artillery battery, that’s what he got during Eager Lion 2014 in Jordan.

During the final days of the 22-nation exercise, Harvey worked with one of Jordan’s artillery batteries.

Go along with Harvey on one of his visits to his Jordanian counterparts in the final days of the exercise.

Eager Lion was a two-week exercise that involved 12,000 personnel, about half of them American.

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