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Crossing An Ocean For TRIDENT JUNCTURE 2018

US Marines coming ashore by LCAC at the start of the TRIDENT JUNCTURE 2018 LIVEX phase [© Bob Morrison]

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 1949, NATO has been defined by the bond that joins its North American Allies – Canada and the United States – to Europe. During exercise TRIDENT JUNCTURE 2018, Canadian and US troops crossed the Atlantic to deploy troops to Norway, demonstrating the readiness to do so.

 

Exercise TRIDENT JUNCTURE 2018 was the largest NATO exercise in decades, bringing together around 50,000 personnel, 10,000 vehicles, 250 aircraft and 65 ships from 31 NATO Allies and partner nations. Held in Norway, the live portion of the exercise took place from 25 October until 7 November.

 

Video footage includes shots of Canadian soldiers and US Marines in Norway during TRIDENT JUNCTURE. Soundbites include: Lt Gen Robert Hedelund, commander of II Marine Expeditionary Force, US Marine Corps and Lt Col Pascal Larose, Chief of Staff for the Canadian Army’s 35 Canadian Brigade Group.

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