Arctic security put on full display during Arctic Edge 2024

By Special Operations Command North, United States Northern Command

During Arctic Edge 24, a U.S. Northern Command-led exercise, American Green Berets and Special Operators from the 10th Special Operations Group (Airborne) and Denmark's Jaeger Corps swiftly entered a challenging Arctic setting to conduct side-by-side operations this month. These bilateral forces executed a long-range maneuver to reach a simulated target. At the same time, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve forces from the 4th Marine Division performed a rapid insertion using the High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems. C-130 aircraft from the U.S. Air Force, notably the New York Air National Guard's 109th Air Wing, and U.S. Marine Corps supported these complex force movements.

 

This training further honed the ability of unconventional, conventional, and total forces to integrate effectively. Arctic Edge participating forces faced and overcame extreme weather conditions to successfully eliminate a target. Exercises like this one, which falls under U.S. European Command-coordinated Large Scale Global Exercise 2024, enhance combat readiness for Allies and partner nations, enhancing their ability to integrate and respond quickly to current and emerging threats.

 

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The collaboration with other Arctic nations strengthens ties and facilitates seamless coordination during joint operations. This integrated approach improves the ability to respond rapidly and effectively to crises or contingencies in the strategically important Arctic region.

 

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