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Apr 8 2022

Northern Europe Operational Update Weeks 13/14 2022

Training together to be stronger together!

In Norway – Exercise Cold Response 22 concluded on 1st April 2022. Organised every two years by Norway, this year more than 30,000 troops from NATO Allied and Partner nations tested their ability to work together in cold weather conditions on land, in the air and at sea.

"Sharing the enormous experience and expertise of the Norwegian Armed Forces in even the harshest of weather conditions during the Exercise Cold Response 22 is of great value for Allied training and readiness" - General Jörg Vollmer, Commander JFC Brunssum, underlined the importance of training, which ensures NATO forces remain ready to deploy at any moment.

Follow the link to this video to learn more about Exercise Cold Response 22.

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In Lithuania – enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) Battle Group Lithuania conducted Exercise Rising Griffin, which tested soldiers and machinery to their limit. This sort of intensive training demonstrates the power and determination of NATO's eFP Battle Groups to deter aggression and defend every inch of NATO territory.

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In Latvia – Multinational Division North (MND-N) conducted Exercise Knight Lavard 22, involving around 700 troops from across the Division's area of operations. This Exercise is an important part of the MND-N training cycle, and this year's focus was on getting the Headquarters ready for its Combat Readiness Evaluation in 2023.

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In the Netherlands – Leeuwarden Air Base hosted the annual international aerial combat exercise Frisian Flag 22. From 28th March to 8th April, circa 30 fighter aircraft from seven countries practiced joint air operations in a range of complex scenarios in the skies above the Netherlands, Denmark and the North Sea.

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