Shaping the Template for Air Interceptions While Russians Continue Their Hot Dog Tactics

05/02/2016: It is not difficult to see how air intercepts in the Northern European region could escalate. Nato is working hard to shape an effective air intercept template. A number of fighter jets from NATO and NATO partner nations have been training together at an airbase in Estonia. Among the…

Exercise Sky Soldier 16

04/25/2016: Three U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey aircraft, flown by Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 263, Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force, with personnel from the U.S. Army 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade and soldiers from the Spanish Armed Forces Airborne Brigade (BRIPAC), take off after an…

The 104th Fighter Wing Deploys to Iceland

04/05/2016: The 104th Fighter Wing is seen deploying over 200 unit members, 12 F-15 Eagle aircraft and associated equipment in support of multiple NATO objectives in Europe. While in the U.S. Air Forces in Europe Area of Responsibility, the 104th FW will support the NATO Air Surveillance mission in Iceland…

USAF Support to Marines During Cold Response Exercise

03/17/2016: United States Airmen from 9th Airlift Squadron delivered two CH-53 helicopters aboard a C-5 aircraft to Værnes Garrison in Norway in order to support U.S. Marines as the prepared for Exercise COLD RESPONSE 16, on February 15, 2016. The Marines used helicopters to provide air support to ground units during the…

Field Life During Cold Response 16

03/14/2016: Marines with various units reveal their daily lives in the field during Exercise Cold Response 16 in Norway, March 4 and 5, 2016. Cold Response brings together 13 NATO allies and partner nations to enhance crisis response capabilities in cold weather environments. Credit:II Marine Expeditionary Force:3/5/16

U.S. Marines During Cold Response 16

03/11/2016: U.S. Marines conduct an amphibious assault in Namsos, Norway the morning of March 3, 2016, during Exercise Cold Response 16. The exercise is a Norwegian invitational comprised of 13 NATO partners and allies working together to strengthen partnerships and crisis response capabilities.  Credit: II MEF:3/3/16  

Cold Response 2016: Norwegian Troops in the Exercise

03/10/2016: Norwegian troops traverse mountainous terrain in Norway during Exercise COLD RESPONSE 16, on March 4, 2016. The exercise involves 13 NATO allies and partners and is an opportunity for the militaries to work together and train to respond to any future crises. Credit: II Marine Expeditionary Force:3/4/16 STEINKJER, Norway…

NATO Forces in Central Norway

03/09/2016: NATO allies and partners from Norway, the United Kingdom, Canada, The Netherlands, Sweden, Finland and the United States maneuver around central Norway for cold-weather training during Exercise Cold Response 16, Mar. 4. The climate and environment of Norway challenges the integration of air, land and sea capabilities from 13 NATO…