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U.S. Marines with II Marine Expeditionary Force, Norwegian service members and federal employees of Norway pose after off-loading military vehicles and equipment in preparation for NATO exercise Trident Juncture from ARC Resolve in Hammernesodden, Norway, Sept. 24, 2018. Marines and service members from the Norwegian Armed Services unloaded nearly 200 military vehicles and more than 70 containers with military equipment as planned in two days despite cold weather with periods of rain and sleet. Seven different organizations, which had never worked together before came together on a shortened timeline and conducted a successful operation, said Maj. Valerie Schwindt, operations officer, Arrival and Assembly Operation Group, II MEF. Trident Juncture is the largest live NATO exercise since 2002 and is scheduled to take place in October with more than 40,000 troops from 28 allied nations participating. - U.S. Marines with II Marine Expeditionary Force, Norwegian service members and federal employees of Norway pose after off-loading military vehicles and equipment in preparation for NATO exercise Trident Juncture from ARC Resolve in Hammernesodden, Norway, Sept. 24, 2018. Marines and service members from the Norwegian Armed Services unloaded nearly 200 military vehicles and more than 70 containers with military equipment as planned in two days despite cold weather with periods of rain and sleet. Seven different organizations, which had never worked together before came together on a shortened timeline and conducted a successful operation, said Maj. Valerie Schwindt, operations officer, Arrival and Assembly Operation Group, II MEF. Trident Juncture is the largest live NATO exercise since 2002 and is scheduled to take place in October with more than 40,000 troops from 28 allied nations participating.

The Afghan National Army 215th Corps color guard marches the Afghan national colors past Helmand province and Afghan National Defense and Security Force key leaders during a graduation ceremony at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan, Dec. 3, 2017. The ceremony marked the end of the 6th Kandak, 1st Brigade 215th Corps’ operational readiness cycle, an eight-week course led by Afghan instructors at the Helmand Regional Military Training Center. Approximately 350 soldiers with the unit trained to enhance their infantry capabilities and will support Afghan National Defense and Security Force combat operations throughout the province. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lucas Hopkins) - The Afghan National Army 215th Corps color guard marches the Afghan national colors past Helmand province and Afghan National Defense and Security Force key leaders during a graduation ceremony at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan, Dec. 3, 2017. The ceremony marked the end of the 6th Kandak, 1st Brigade 215th Corps’ operational readiness cycle, an eight-week course led by Afghan instructors at the Helmand Regional Military Training Center. Approximately 350 soldiers with the unit trained to enhance their infantry capabilities and will support Afghan National Defense and Security Force combat operations throughout the province. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lucas Hopkins)

The Afghan National Army 215th Corps color guard marches the Afghan national colors past Helmand Province key leaders and soldiers with 2nd Kandak, 4th Brigade, 215th Corps during a graduation ceremony at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan, July 24, 2017. The 2nd Kandak, 4th Brigade completed an eight-week operational readiness cycle at the Helmand Regional Military Training Center, an eight-week course led by ANA instructors with assistance from U.S. Marine advisors with Task Force Southwest. The ORC is designed to enhance its students’ infantry skills in order to create an enduring and capable force to combat insurgency in the region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Lucas Hopkins) - The Afghan National Army 215th Corps color guard marches the Afghan national colors past Helmand Province key leaders and soldiers with 2nd Kandak, 4th Brigade, 215th Corps during a graduation ceremony at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan, July 24, 2017. The 2nd Kandak, 4th Brigade completed an eight-week operational readiness cycle at the Helmand Regional Military Training Center, an eight-week course led by ANA instructors with assistance from U.S. Marine advisors with Task Force Southwest. The ORC is designed to enhance its students’ infantry skills in order to create an enduring and capable force to combat insurgency in the region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Lucas Hopkins)

 

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