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Sixth Fleet to Train in Israel

Israel will soon be a training ground for U.S. Navy airmen and Marines attached to the Sixth Fleet, the fleet’s commander said Wednesday.

Rear Admiral Kendall Moranville spoke in Haifa after a week of joint exercises at sea with the Israel navy. “One of the things we need is airplanes flying over land and that the Marines can practice their skills on land,” he said.

“I have been given assurances that this will happen in the near future,” the admiral added.

Israeli defense establishment sources refused to comment. A spokesman said it was not Israel Defense Force policy to discuss joint maneuvers.