Distributed Operations During Nordic Response 24

By 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing

U.S. Marines with 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW) conduct distributed aviation operations (DAO) during Exercise Nordic Response 24 at Oulu, Finland, March 11, 2024. Exercise Nordic Response 24 is an opportunity for the 2nd MAW to refine the DAO warfighting concept, which focuses on generating aviation combat power through the coordinated employment of aviation squadrons, command-and-control agencies, aviation logistics, and aviation ground-support units disaggregated across the battlefield that challenges adversary targeting efforts.

Exercise Nordic Response 24 is designed to enhance military capabilities and allied cooperation in high-intensity warfighting scenarios under challenging arctic conditions, while providing U.S. Marines unique opportunities to train alongside NATO allies and partners.

Video by Cpl. Christopher Hernandez
2nd Marine Aircraft Wing