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British Royal Marines evacuate Capt. Josef Otmar during a Tactical Recovery of Aircraft and Personnel (TRAP) exercise in Rindal, Norway, Nov. 6, 2018. The Royal Marines with X-Ray Company, 45 Commando, worked in conjunction with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit and assets from Marine Aircraft Group 29 to exercise their TRAP proficiency and bilateral interoperability during Exercise Trident Juncture 18. Otmar is a pilot with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 366 and was playing the role of an isolated and injured service member. The exercise enhances the U.S. and NATO Allies’ and partners’ abilities to work together collectively to conduct military operations under challenging conditions. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Margaret Gale) - British Royal Marines evacuate Capt. Josef Otmar during a Tactical Recovery of Aircraft and Personnel exercise in Rindal, Norway, Nov. 6, 2018. The Royal Marines with X-Ray Company, 45 Commando, worked in conjunction with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit and assets from Marine Aircraft Group 29 to exercise their TRAP proficiency and bilateral interoperability during Exercise Trident Juncture 18. Otmar is a pilot with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 366 and was playing the role of an isolated and injured service member. The exercise enhances the U.S. and NATO Allies’ and partners’ abilities to work together collectively to conduct military operations under challenging conditions. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Margaret Gale)

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.

 

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