A Look Back on French Air Force Participation in Trident Juncture 2018

From October 25 through November 7, 2018, four Mirage 2000s and 70 airmen participated in Trident Juncture 2018. “ This major exercise of NATO has allowed the French pilots to develop their expertise in a context of multilateral cooperation and in extreme climatic conditions.” [maxgallery id="122206"] “Located beyond the Arctic Circle,…

2nd MAW Trident Juncture 18

U.S. Marines with 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing participate in Exercise Trident Juncture 18 in Norway, Nov. 7-13, 2018.  The exercise enhances the U.S. and NATO Allies’ and partners’ abilities to work together collectively to conduct military operations under challenging conditions.  11.12.2018 Video by Sgt. Jessica Etheridge  2nd Marine Aircraft Win

Crossing an Ocean for Trident Juncture 18

Although questions have been raised about trans-Atlantic solidarity, the Trident Juncture 18 exercise was a demonstration of its reality.    The bond between North America and NATO was underscored when the United States and Canada sent thousands of troops to Europe for exercise Trident Juncture 2018. Since its founding in…

Logistical Support for the ADF in Afghanistan

A small but dedicated team of logisticians has a vital role in the success of Australia’s operations in Afghanistan. They facilitate movements and provide support to the Australian troops that train, advise and assist the Afghan National Defence and Security forces, often in difficult and sometimes dangerous environments. Operation Highroad…

Joint Logistics Training in Trident Juncture 2018

Croatian Brigadier General Danko Pintaric, Joint Logistics Support Group Commander, gives an interview on his units progress thus far for Trident Juncture 2018 at a training ground in Sessvollmoen, Norway.  The unit is part of NATO’s Very High Readiness Joint Task Force, which is exercising in Norway as part of…

The Perspective of Australian Defence Minister Pyne

Minister for Defence, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, travelled to the Middle East on 26-27 September where he spent time with Australian troops, and met key leaders in Afghanistan and the United Arab Emirates. Minister Pyne was accompanied by the Chief of the Defence Force, General Angus Campbell, AO, DSC. …

RAAF Working with Afghan Air Force

A contingent of Australian advisors is embedded within Train Advise Assist Command – Air (TAAC-Air) at Forward Operating Base Oqab in Kabul, Afghanistan. The mission of TAAC-Air is to support Afghan Air Force counterparts to develop a professional, capable and sustainable Air Force.  The ADF members of TAAC-Air work alongside…