Air Force Special Operators Teamed Up With Norwegian Soldiers to Prepare for Winter Warfare
- US Air Force special operators traveled to Norway’s high north this month to train in the harsh conditions of the Arctic with Norwegian allies.
- It was part of a larger exercise that included live fire, infiltration and exfiltration, and cold-weather training using Air Force aircraft.
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BANAK AIR STATION, Norway — Service members from the Norwegian Armed Forces and US Air Force 352d Special Operations Wing, participated in a week-long exercise December 9 – 13, 2019, at Banak Air Station, Norway.
The training was part of a larger exercise that encompassed live ammunition fire, infiltration and exfiltration, and cold-weather training utilizing with the 352nd SOW’s CV-22B Osprey and MC-130J Commando II.
“This exercise is designed as a 352nd SOW Winter Warfare trainer, to test all aspects of the 352nd SOW mission, from the airside to the maintenance side, as well as exercising all logistical functions that we expect to use in future operations,” said US Air Force Lt. Col. Jonathan Niebes, 352nd SOW mission commander for the exercise.