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Living Life on the Arctic Edge

Service members rappel down a rope attached to a hovering helicopter with a snowy mountain in the background.
Arctic Edge
Naval Special Warfare operators, Army Green Berets and Norwegian naval special operations commandos fast-rope from a U.S. Coast Guard MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter during Arctic Edge in Kodiak, Alaska, Feb. 26, 2024. The exercise is designed to bolster skills in an Arctic environment.
Photo By: Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Matthew Dickinson
VIRIN: 240226-N-GG858-1025
Service members swim in icy waters.
Arctic Edge
Naval Special Warfare operators, Army Green Berets and Norwegian naval special operations commandos dive during Arctic Edge in Kodiak, Alaska, Feb. 26, 2024. The exercise is designed to bolster skills in an Arctic environment.
Photo By: Army Spc. Preston Mothersole
VIRIN: 240226-A-PC565-1022B

U.S. and Norwegian troops recently bundled up for frigid temperatures in Alaska to participate in Arctic Edge, a U.S. Northern Command exercise. 

During the exercise, U.S. service members and Norwegian naval special operations commandos conducted high mobility artillery rocket system live-fire training, medicine exercises and experiments, water jumps, icy dives and more.

The exercise is designed to demonstrate the U.S. military's capabilities in extreme cold weather, joint force readiness and U.S. military commitment to mutual strategic security interests in the Arctic region.

A closeup of a Marine wearing snow gear looking through a device.
Arctic Edge
Marine Corps Cpl. Edwin Portillo shoots an azimuth during Arctic Edge at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Feb. 23, 2024. The exercise is designed to bolster skills in an Arctic environment.
Photo By: Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Kanoamakan Thomas
VIRIN: 240223-M-RY790-1003M
An aircraft extends its boom to a helicopter while flying over a frozen body of water as seen through a window of another aircraft.
Arctic Edge
An Army MH-47G Chinook helicopter prepares to receive fuel during Arctic Edge over the Arctic Ocean, March 9, 2024. The exercise is designed to bolster skills in an Arctic environment.
Photo By: Navy Chief Petty Officer Jeff Atherton
VIRIN: 240309-N-AP176-1167T
Naval Special Warfare operators and Norwegian naval special operations commandos wearing snow gear walk in the snow.
Arctic Edge
Naval Special Warfare operators and Norwegian naval special operations commandos conduct Arctic long range ski training during Arctic Edge in Alaska, March 1, 2024. The exercise is designed to bolster skills in an Arctic environment.
Photo By: Navy Chief Petty Officer Jeff Atherton
VIRIN: 240301-N-AP176-1089M
A side profile of an airman as seen in silhouette.
Sunlit Silhouette
An airman participates in Arctic Edge 24 in Fairbanks, Alaska, Feb. 29, 2024. The exercise is designed to bolster skills in an Arctic environment.
Photo By: Air Force Senior Airman Drew Cyburt
VIRIN: 240229-F-VD069-1054M


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