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TRJE18 ~ US Marines Land In Iceland

US Marines secure a landing strip after disembarking from a CH-53E Super Stallion at Keflavik Air Base, Iceland, Oct 17, 2018 [USMC: Sgt Devin Andrews]

US Marines have landed in Iceland ahead of the NATO exercise TRIDENT JUNCTURE 2018 which is about to commence in and off the shores of Norway.


NATO Press release, 18 October 2018: Around 90 US Marines from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit landed at Keflavík on Wednesday (17 October), marking the initial phase of NATO’s Exercise TRIDENT JUNCTURE 2018 in Iceland.


The main phase of TRIDENT JUNCTURE will start in Norway on 25 October. The Marines arrived by MV-22 Osprey and CH-53 Sea Stallion helicopters from the USS Iwo Jima.


TRIDENT JUNCTURE 2018 is NATO’s largest exercise in many years, bringing together around 50,000 personnel from all 29 Allies, plus partners Finland and Sweden. Around 65 vessels, 250 aircraft and 10,000 vehicles will participate.


The NATO video footage below includes MV-22 Osprey and CH-53 Sea Stallion helicopters, US Marines at a Landing Zone in Iceland and soundbites.

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