The USMC Trains with the Norwegians in Winter Operational Conditions

By defense.Info Media Team

Marines and Sailors with Marine Rotational Force-Europe 18.1 braved the cold during a winter warfare training exercise at Haltdalen Training Center, Norway, April 20, 2018. 

More than 70 Marines and Sailors spent three weeks in the Norwegian wilderness learning cold weather survival techniques, which were taught by Norwegian Soldiers with Home Guard 12. 

The techniques included cross country skiing, building snow caves, and live-fire exercises. To conclude the training, the service members participated in a Polar Plunge in which they learned how to properly retain their gear and escape after falling through the ice



Video by Cpl. Gloria Lepko 

U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Europe and Africa