28 Feb '18, 11am

Marines ramp up training under the Arctic northern lights: Marines with the Marine…

Marines with the Marine Rotational Force Europe are putting the Corps motto “in every clime and place” to the test as they continue with Arctic exercises amid below-zero temperatures in northern Scandinavia. About 300 Marines just finished exercise White Claymore earlier this month, a cold-weather drill that put Marines on skis to learn to fight in Nordic mountains. Now, a platoon of those Marines is gearing up for the Joint Reindeer exercise in the same region, beginning next week, while another platoon is headed to conduct similar training in Sweden. “This is extremely different from all the training I have done in the four and a half years I’ve been in the Marine Corps,” said Sgt. William Mclean, who is training with a rotational force in Norway. “I mean, I remember getting to the fleet Marine Force and immediately getting trained to go to war in the desert, and that’s ...

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