MIL-OSI Translation: Note to the editors_90 high-level Defense athletes in immersion at the 21st Marine Infantry Regiment (RIMa) of Fréjus


MIL OSI Translation. Government of the Republic of France statements from French to English –

Source: Republic of France in French

From October 3 to 10, 2021, the Summer Company of the Joinville Battalion will gather at the 21st Marine Infantry Regiment (21st RIMa) in Fréjus for an acculturation and cohesion course.

90 high-level defense athletes (SHND), assigned to the Joinville Battalion of the National Defense Sports Center, will discover the world of soldiers from the 21st RIMa in Fréjus and share their daily life. Olympic and Paralympic medalists and world champions from all disciplines from the Army of Champions will participate in this gathering.

Military cohesion and military training courses are organized each year for high-level athletes from the Ministry of the Armed Forces. The sharing of experience between sportsmen and soldiers from operational units brings real added value to the Joinville Battalion system.

Acculturation to military values ​​is essential in the careers of top defense athletes. It facilitates their integration into the armed forces and the national gendarmerie and strengthens their intrinsic qualities as well as the spirit of cohesion within the teams.

1 / Provisional program

Location: 21st RIMa, camp Colonel Lecocq, 83370 Fréjus

– Monday October 4: obstacle course, daring track, small arms shooting simulator.

– Tuesday October 5: vertical crossing, mangrove track, nautical activities.

At the end of the rally, the athletes of the Joinville Battalion will participate in the Champions Trophies ceremony, on October 11, at the Military School, which rewards each year athletes, sports teams, and wounded soldiers from the Ministry of the Armed Forces and of the National Gendarmerie.

2 / Provisions for the media

Journalists wishing to follow this trip are requested to obtain accreditation before Sunday, September 26, 2021, at the following address:

The number of places will be limited due to the sanitary measures put in place.

Wearing a mask is compulsory.

Media contacts:


Armed Forces Staff

Communication unit

09 88 68 28 61 – 09 88 68 28 66


Media center of the Ministry of the Armed Forces

09 88 67 33 33

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and / or sentence structure not be perfect.

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