U.S. Marine Corps Forces Europe/Africa
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Who we are

The US Marine Corps continues to play a pivotal role in the nation’s defense. In addition to the Marine Corps’ historical connection to the Pacific, and recent support to post-9/11 contingency operations throughout Central Asia, the Marine Corps has a long standing storied relationship with Europe and Africa. The famous stand at Belleau Wood outside Paris in 1918, the Cold War-era Northern Flank mission in Norway, and the even deeper historical connection to Northern Africa, uniquely connect Marines to both continents. The current challenging security environment, with a revanchist Russia and always-dynamic Africa, requires a flexible amphibious option. The US Marine Corps, working with sister US services and NATO partners, is in a unique position to provide this leadership and depth.




Arctic Readiness Unleashed: U.S. Marines and Norwegian Armed Forces Converge in Vital NATO Training for Nordic Response 24

U.S. Marines from Combat Logistics Battalion 6, Combat Logistics Regiment 2, 2d Marine Logistics Group, along with personnel from the Norwegian Armed...


Conducting Distributed Littoral Operations Fuel Transfer System (DLOFTS) in the High North

U.S. Marines and sailors test out the Distributed Littoral Operational Fuel Transfer System (DLOFTS) during Nordic Response 24 in Hammarnesodden,...


Guardians of the High North: A Symphony of Strength in Nordic Response

Deep within the Arctic Circle, Nordic Response ignites a symphony of strength. Here, 14 nations join as one, not just honing skills, but forging an...


Arctic Explosive Ordnance Disposal: Safeguarding the Frigid Frontier

U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant Kyle Perschka, Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician with Combat Logistics Battalion 6, Combat Logistics Regiment 2, 2d...


Extreme Cold Weather Training during Nordic Response 24

U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 2d Marine Regiment conduct extreme cold weather training in preparation for Nordic Response 24 in Setermoen, Norway,...


Nordic Response 24 Polar Plunge

U.S. Marines participating in exercise Nordic Response 24 conduct the Polar Plunge as a part of extreme-cold weather training in Setermoen, Norway,...


From Operations Strong Express to Nordic Response 24: The Dynamic Evolution of U.S. Marines in Norway

Embark on a historical journey through the U.S. Marines' presence in Norway, tracing the evolution of Operations Strong Express to its culmination in...


Introduction to Nordic Response 24

U.S. Marine Corps Major General Robert B. Sofge Jr., commander U.S. Marine Corps Forces Europe and Africa, speaks about the significance of Nordic...


Short Stop 24

Five U.S. Marines died in a helicopter accident while conducting retrograde operations during Operation Strong Express on Sept. 23, 1972, in Grytoya,...





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