A U.S. Marine with Marine Rotational Force-Europe 20.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, yells commands during a defensive squad range in Setermoen, Norway, July 22, 2020. MRF-E conducts various exercises, including arctic cold-weather and mountain-warfare training, as well as military-to-military engagements throughout Europe that enhance cooperation among partners and allies. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Chase W. Drayer)
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Our Gift for Christmas in July is our Firepower

A U.S. Marine with Marine Rotational Force-Europe 20.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, yells commands during a defensive squad range in Setermoen, Norway, July 22, 2020. MRF-E conducts various exercises, including arctic cold-weather and mountain-warfare training, as well as military-to-military engagements throughout Europe that enhance cooperation among partners and allies. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Chase W. Drayer)

U.S. Marines with Marine Rotational Force – Europe 20.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, maneuver through fire and movement obstacle during a Combat Marksmanship training course in Vaernes, Norway, July 9, 2020. The Marines were challenged to switch between their left and right hands to fire while maneuvering through obstacles and competed to see who could fire the most shots accurately at stationary targets. MRF-E conducts various exercises including arctic cold-weather and mountain-warfare training, as well as military-to-military engagements throughout Europe that enhance cooperation among partners and allies. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Abrey Liggins)
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Two Trigger Fingers Are Better Than One

U.S. Marines with Marine Rotational Force – Europe 20.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, maneuver through fire and movement obstacle during a Combat Marksmanship training course in Vaernes, Norway, July 9, 2020. The Marines were challenged to switch between their left and right hands to fire while maneuvering through obstacles and competed to see who could fire the most shots [Read More …]

U.S. Marines with Marine Rotational Force – Europe 20.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, and a Norwegian soldier with Brigade North/Norwegian Army watch as a pot of deer stew cooks on a campfire during a Norwegian survival skills training event at the Haltdalen Training Facility, Norway, June 23, 2020. MRF-E conducts various exercises including arctic cold-weather and mountain-warfare training, as well as military-to-military engagements throughout Europe that enhance cooperation among partners and allies. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Abrey Liggins)
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Boots of the Norwegian Soldier

U.S. Marines with Marine Rotational Force – Europe 20.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, and a Norwegian soldier with Brigade North/Norwegian Army watch as a pot of deer stew cooks on a campfire during a Norwegian survival skills training event at the Haltdalen Training Facility, Norway, June 23, 2020. MRF-E conducts various exercises including arctic cold-weather and mountain-warfare training, as [Read More …]

A U.S. Marine with Marine Rotational Force-Europe 20.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, climbs down into a Hagglunds Bv206 Setermoen, Norway, June 20, 2020. It is important for Marines to learn the limits of their Norwegian counterpart’s vehicles to better prepare for real world operations. MRF-E focuses on regional engagements throughout Europe by conducting various exercises, arctic cold-weather and mountain-warfare training, and military-to-military engagements, which enhance overall interoperability of the U.S. Marine Corps with allies and partners. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Skylar M. Harris)
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Splash Mountain

A U.S. Marine with Marine Rotational Force-Europe 20.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, climbs down into a Hagglunds Bv206 Setermoen, Norway, June 20, 2020. It is important for Marines to learn the limits of their Norwegian counterpart’s vehicles to better prepare for real world operations. MRF-E focuses on regional engagements throughout Europe by conducting various exercises, arctic cold-weather and mountain-warfare [Read More …]

A U.S. Marine with Marine Rotational Force-Europe 20.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, looks downrange in Setermoen, Norway, June 24, 2020. MRF-E conducts various exercises, including arctic cold-weather and mountain-warfare training, as well as military-to-military engagements throughout Europe that enhance cooperation among partners and allies. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Chase W. Drayer)
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U.S. Marines with Marine Rotational Force-Europe 20.2 train in Setermoen, Norway

A U.S. Marine with Marine Rotational Force-Europe 20.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, looks downrange in Setermoen, Norway, June 24, 2020. MRF-E conducts various exercises, including arctic cold-weather and mountain-warfare training, as well as military-to-military engagements throughout Europe that enhance cooperation among partners and allies. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Chase W. Drayer)

U.S. Marines with Marine Rotational Force – Europe 20.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, prepare to fire an M252 81mm medium weight mortar during a machine gun live-fire exercise at the Haltdalen training facility, Norway, June 22, 2020. The range was conducted to enhance small unit defensive skills in mountainous terrain. MRF-E conducts various exercises including arctic cold-weather and mountain-warfare training, as well as military-to-military engagements throughout Europe that enhance cooperation among partners and allies. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Abrey Liggins)
U.S. Marine Corps

There’s No Umbrella for this Type of Rain

U.S. Marines with Marine Rotational Force – Europe 20.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, prepare to fire an M252 81mm medium weight mortar during a machine gun live-fire exercise at the Haltdalen training facility, Norway, June 22, 2020. The range was conducted to enhance small unit defensive skills in mountainous terrain. MRF-E conducts various exercises including arctic cold-weather and mountain-warfare [Read More …]

A U.S. Marine with Marine Rotational Force – Europe 20.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, fires an AT-4 anti-armor weapon at a target during a fire team defense range at the Haltdalen Training Facility, Norway, June 19, 2020. MRF-E conducts various exercises including arctic cold-weather and mountain-warfare training, as well as military-to-military engagements throughout Europe that enhance cooperation among partners and allies. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Abrey Liggins)
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King of the Hill

A U.S. Marine with Marine Rotational Force – Europe 20.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, fires an AT-4 anti-armor weapon at a target during a fire team defense range at the Haltdalen Training Facility, Norway, June 19, 2020. MRF-E conducts various exercises including arctic cold-weather and mountain-warfare training, as well as military-to-military engagements throughout Europe that enhance cooperation among partners [Read More …]

A U.S. Marine with Marine Rotational Force – Europe, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, tests his concealment in an observation post during a fire team defense range at the Haltdalen Training Facility, Norway, June 17, 2020. The exercise focused on small unit defensive survival skills in mountainous terrain. MRF-E conducts various exercises including arctic cold-weather and mountain-warfare training, as well as military-to-military engagements throughout Europe that enhance cooperation among partners and allies. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Abrey Liggins)
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Hunkering Down

A U.S. Marine with Marine Rotational Force – Europe, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, tests his concealment in an observation post during a fire team defense range at the Haltdalen Training Facility, Norway, June 17, 2020. The exercise focused on small unit defensive survival skills in mountainous terrain. MRF-E conducts various exercises including arctic cold-weather and mountain-warfare training, as well [Read More …]

U.S. Marine scout snipers with Marine Rotational Force-Europe 20.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, rendezvous with Norwegian soldiers to exchange information during Exercise Thunder Reindeer in Setermoen, Norway, June 4, 2020. Thunder Reindeer is an annual two-week exercise that includes live-fire ranges, combined arms and improves interoperability between the U.S. Marine Corps and Norwegian Armed Forces. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Chase W. Drayer)
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Eyes Only for You – Thunder Reindeer

U.S. Marine scout snipers with Marine Rotational Force-Europe 20.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, rendezvous with Norwegian soldiers to exchange information during Exercise Thunder Reindeer in Setermoen, Norway, June 4, 2020. Thunder Reindeer is an annual two-week exercise that includes live-fire ranges, combined arms and improves interoperability between the U.S. Marine Corps and Norwegian Armed Forces. (U.S. Marine Corps photo [Read More …]

U.S. Marines with Marine Rotational Force-Europe 20.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, and Norwegian soldiers examine a map to determine where to send air support during Exercise Thunder Reindeer in Setermoen, Norway, May 27, 2020. Thunder Reindeer is an annual two-week exercise that includes live-fire ranges, combined arms and improves interoperability between the U.S. Marine Corps and Norwegian Armed Forces. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Chase W. Drayer)
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Low in the Snow – Thunder Reindeer

U.S. Marines with Marine Rotational Force-Europe 20.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, and Norwegian soldiers examine a map to determine where to send air support during Exercise Thunder Reindeer in Setermoen, Norway, May 27, 2020. Thunder Reindeer is an annual two-week exercise that includes live-fire ranges, combined arms and improves interoperability between the U.S. Marine Corps and Norwegian Armed Forces. [Read More …]