BALTOPS 2015: Working Coalition Force Insertion

06/15/2015
06/15/2015: by Sgt. Tatum Vayavananda BALTIC SEA – Marines from four NATO nations come together during BALTOPS from June 7-17. U.K. Royal Marine Commandos, Finnish Coastal Jaegers, Swedish and U.S. Marines integrate to practice expeditionary, ship-to-shore assaults to enhance their capability to work together as a combined amphibious force. “The U.K. [Commandos]…

Exercise Jackal Stone 2014

09/20/2014
09/20/2014: Multinational Special Operations Soldiers demonstrate their capabilities during the Exercise Jackal Stone 2014 Media Day. Exercise Jackal Stone is a United States Special Operations Command Europe (SOCEUR) led exercise, which supports and enhances established professional military-to military relationships and builds new ones among all participating nations' militaries by sharing…

Evolving Coalition Airpower Interoperability: Bold Quest 14.2

07/04/2014
07/04/2014: Shots of various U.S. and German aircraft taking off from Holloman AFB, N.M. in support of Bold Quest 14.2. Aircraft shown: T-38C, assigned to the 96th Test Group, Holloman AFB, Marine Corps VMX-22 Osprey from Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., German Air Force Tornado assigned to the German…

BALTOPS 2014: An Exercise in a New Threat Environment

06/23/2014
06/23/2014: The Russian seizure of Crimea and continuing direct threats to Ukraine have enhanced concerns for the defense of the Baltic states. Credit: Natochannel :6/16/14 Since 1971, BALTOPS has provided an annual multinational maritime exercise aims to improve interoperability and strengthen relationships between participating nations. The objective is to promote…

Arctic Challenge Exercise

09/29/2013
09/29/2013: Compilation of footage from the Arctic Challenge exercise taken Sept. 18 - 20, 2013, on Ørland Main Air Station, Norway.  According to the Finnish Air Force:  The air exercise is part of the Cross Border operations between Finland, Sweden and Norway expanding over the national boundaries. The goal is…