II MEF CG Tours 2nd MAW Area of Operations

U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Robert F. Hedelund, the commanding general of II Marine Expeditionary Force speaks with Marines during Exercise Trident Juncture 18 at Vaernes Air Station, Norway, Nov. 7, 2018.  [maxgallery id="122118"] Trident Juncture 18 enhances the U.S. and NATO Allies’ and partners’ abilities to work together collectively…

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…

Amphibious Assault Training: Trident Juncture 2018

Marines and Sailors execute amphibious assault during Trident Juncture 18 in Alvund, Norway Oct. 29, 2018.  The Norwegian geography and climate provides a unique environment for Marines and Sailors to train in to help strengthen forces and enhance combat readiness.  NORWAY 10.29.2018 Video by Lance Cpl. Gumchol Cho  24th Marine Expeditionary…

The USMC and Norway: A Key Partnership in Shaping a 21st Century Deterrent Force

The Marines are regular visitors to Norway and have prepositioned equipment in country.  As the Marines fly F-35Bs in the region and as the Norwegians continue to stand up their F-35 force, collaboration in this area will be accelerated as well. Working a diversity of basing options within a crisis…