02/26/2015: Members of the Minnesota National Guard and Norwegian Home Guard take part in a 12-mile journey into the mountains near Snaasa, Norway, Feb. 17, 2015. The exchange began in 1974 and is the longest-running military exchange partnership between any two nations. The yearly exchange promotes good will and sharpens military readiness between the nations as well as provides opportunities for cultural understanding among its participants.
While in Norway, the Minnesota National Guard Soldiers and Airmen will conduct winter operations training with the Norwegian Home Guard. They will also conduct weapons familiarization with their Norwegian trainers.
Credit:133rd Airlift Wing Public Affairs:2/17/15