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A Norwegian helicopter lands near a dock in Soreisa, Norway, to deliver inspectors from Belarus during Cold Response 14, March 17, to evaluate the U.S. Marine component of the exercise. The inspection during Cold Response 14 is conducted under the auspices of the Vienna Document, which obligates signatories from more than 50 nation States to exchange information in regards to size, structure, training and equipment of its armed forces as well as related defense policy, doctrines to build multilateral transparency, trust, cooperation and confidence. - A Norwegian helicopter lands near a dock in Soreisa, Norway, to deliver inspectors from Belarus during Cold Response 14, March 17, to evaluate the U.S. Marine component of the exercise. The inspection during Cold Response 14 is conducted under the auspices of the Vienna Document, which obligates signatories from more than 50 nation States to exchange information in regards to size, structure, training and equipment of its armed forces as well as related defense policy, doctrines to build multilateral transparency, trust, cooperation and confidence.

TRONDHEIM, Norway - Staff Sergeant Joseph Conradi, embark specialist, Marine Forces, Europe measures the height of equipment on a pallet, while assembling a shipment of sustainment equipment headed to the Republic of Georgia to support the Georgia Deployment Program. During the course of three days a team of five Marines from Marine Forces, Europe, II Marine Expeditionary Force and two airmen from the 819th Red Horse Squadron assembled 14 pallets of gear, set to be delivered to training areas in the Republic of Georgia. The shipment contained tents, a shower system, tool kits, generators, fuel bladders and host of other items, intended to help the Marines and their Georgian counterparts, to enhance the living conditions in training areas in the Republic of Georgia. - TRONDHEIM, Norway - Staff Sergeant Joseph Conradi, embark specialist, Marine Forces, Europe measures the height of equipment on a pallet, while assembling a shipment of sustainment equipment headed to the Republic of Georgia to support the Georgia Deployment Program. During the course of three days a team of five Marines from Marine Forces, Europe, II Marine Expeditionary Force and two airmen from the 819th Red Horse Squadron assembled 14 pallets of gear, set to be delivered to training areas in the Republic of Georgia. The shipment contained tents, a shower system, tool kits, generators, fuel bladders and host of other items, intended to help the Marines and their Georgian counterparts, to enhance the living conditions in training areas in the Republic of Georgia.

Sergeant William Kruger an embark specialist assigned to Blount Island Command watches the ramp lower on the USNS Sgt Mate Kocak during an off-load/cross-leveling operation to retrograde equipment into the caves, belonging to the Marine Corps Prepositioning Program-Norway. During this operation more than 150 vehicles and 200 shipping containers were transferred on or off the Kocak and staged for transportation to the caves or loaded back onto the ship. The MCPP-N facility is comprised of eight locations totaling more than 900,000 square feet of storage space. Inside the caves is 471,445 sq. ft. of climate controlled storage space, regulated to between 45 to 55 percent humidity and a regulated temperature of between 45 to 50 degrees. This precise regulation allow for tents, vehicle tires and parts and other climate sensitive equipment to be stored safely, and maintain a high level of accessibility to be readily deployable for any contingency that may arise. - Sergeant William Kruger an embark specialist assigned to Blount Island Command watches the ramp lower on the USNS Sgt Mate Kocak during an off-load/cross-leveling operation to retrograde equipment into the caves, belonging to the Marine Corps Prepositioning Program-Norway. During this operation more than 150 vehicles and 200 shipping containers were transferred on or off the Kocak and staged for transportation to the caves or loaded back onto the ship. The MCPP-N facility is comprised of eight locations totaling more than 900,000 square feet of storage space. Inside the caves is 471,445 sq. ft. of climate controlled storage space, regulated to between 45 to 55 percent humidity and a regulated temperature of between 45 to 50 degrees. This precise regulation allow for tents, vehicle tires and parts and other climate sensitive equipment to be stored safely, and maintain a high level of accessibility to be readily deployable for any contingency that may arise.


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