March 21, 2014

"Amphibious raid was the last major part of the U.S. Marine training evolution during Cold Response 14, which will finish March 21."

Marine Forces Europe and Africa " The “Warlords” of 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division strengthened their amphibious roots with a simulated raid in a new clime, above the Arctic Circle, March 18, during exercise Cold Response 14." By Staff Sgt. Steve Cushman

'The U.S. Marines worked with the Dutch Marines from the HNLS Rotterdam and Norwegian soldiers from Host Nation Support Battalion to land on a simulated hostile beach during the multinational, multilateral exercise involving nearly 16,000 servicemembers from 16 different nations.

'“This has been a unique training opportunity being able to work with other countries in a cold weather environment,”” said 1st Lt. Kyle Tucker-Davis, the combined anti-armor team platoon commander.

'Integrating with the Dutch Marines and naval vessel helped the Marines demonstrate their capabilities for amphibious operations in unfamiliar terrain and unpredictable conditions.'

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