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Old 30 November 2016, 11:56
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300 Marines Headed to Norway

I've been tracking these stories for a while now and it seems as though it's confirmed that 300 Marines will be stationed here as of January as part of a rotational force.

Just in the odd chance that anyone has contact with any of the Marines headed over, please shoot me a PM. I'm just 30-40min away from the area where they will be located and it'd be nice to link up. Granted, I'm sure it won't take long to locate 300 Jarheads in this small town

http://edition.cnn.com/2016/11/29/eu...der/index.html

https://www.foreignaffairs.com/artic...-troops-norway
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Old 30 November 2016, 15:37
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Sounds like an Infantry Company (+) support crew from Lejeune. I hope all goes well but 300 grunts in a small town tend to wear out the welcome mat very quick, especially Lejeuniacs who haven't seen women with teeth in years.
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Old 30 November 2016, 15:59
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USMC has been pre-positioning material and exercising in Norway for a long time...300 bodies continually rotating through feels much more like optics/messaging exercise than a significant change in policy/strategy.
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Old 30 November 2016, 20:10
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USMC has been pre-positioning material and exercising in Norway for a long time...300 bodies continually rotating through feels much more like optics/messaging exercise than a significant change in policy/strategy.
Yep.
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Old 30 November 2016, 21:17
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Granted, I'm sure it won't take long to locate 300 Jarheads in this small town
LOL, it'll take about 30 sec for the population to hate every AMCIT
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USMC has been pre-positioning material and exercising in Norway for a long time...300 bodies continually rotating through feels much more like optics/messaging exercise than a significant change in policy/strategy.
These have happened traditionally in the past.
I thought they were an ongoing training exchange.

This new announcement is probably due to fierce Russian expansionism into the Arctic.

"Russia Presents Revised Claim of Arctic Territory to the United Nations"
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/10/wo...ions.html?_r=0

Article on the Russian Arctic Task Force
https://sputniknews.com/russia/20160...oops-analysis/

They appear reasonably well equipped compared to the usual Russian formations.

Interesting to note that Russia is making a play in the Arctic but their Northern Fleet sailed to the Mediterranean a couple months or so ago.
One of their carriers couldn't even make it
http://uatoday.tv/news/russian-aircr...an-798924.html
But I shouldn't cast stones, with the Zumwalt in our inventory.

Another recent event, where the implications didn't get much play in the American news, is Norway defeated Russia at the World Chess Championship today.
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Old 1 December 2016, 11:43
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LOL, it'll take about 30 sec for the population to hate every AMCIT
Right after half the eligible females in town get pregnant...
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Right after half the eligible females in town get pregnant...
Eligible...???
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Anyone seen Russian soldiers shopping in town?
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Right after half the eligible females in town get pregnant...
Naw, IME Norwegians aren't fat enough
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Naw, IME Norwegians aren't fat enough
My bad. I should have said fertile...
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LOL, it'll take about 30 sec for the population to hate every AMCIT
At least that would speed up the process. It's been taking far too long for me to achieve it on my own
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Beer and pizza ain't cheap in Norway, that's for sure.

I hope those Marines are allowed to buy a bottle or two of duty free on their way in.
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Went to Norway in 2002 for Operation Battle Griffin. Took the HSV-X through the North Seas, it was a neat ship. Beautiful country and beautiful women. One of my buddies wound up finding a wife there. Trondheim had the absolute best chow hall I have ever eaten at.
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