US marines train in Iceland

Armed marines in Keflavík.

Armed marines in Keflavík. Photo/ Árni Sæberg

 Armed soldiers from North Carolina are currently training in Keflavik in South Iceland. They are taking part in the Trident Juncture, a NATO-led military exercise

Deputy officer Misca T.Geter says speaking to mbl.is today that the first practice involves moving soldiers from the sea and to securing the airfield in cooperation with the Icelandic police. 

Around 120 US soldiers were practicing in the secured area at Keflavik airport this morning. Trident Juncture 2018 is NATO’s largest exercise in many years, bringing together around 50,000 personnel from all 29 Allies, plus partners Finland and Sweden. Around 65 vessels, 150 aircraft and 10,000 vehicles will participate

Trident Juncture 2018 is NATO’s largest exercise in many years

Trident Juncture 2018 is NATO’s largest exercise in many years Photo/Árni Sæberg

Arriving by MV-22 Osprey and CH-53 Sea Stallion helicopters from ...

Arriving by MV-22 Osprey and CH-53 Sea Stallion helicopters from the USS Iwo Jima, the Marines practised securing the airfield and key infrastructure, in cooperation with the Icelandic Police. Mbl.is/ Árni Sæberg

Mbl.is/ Árni Sæberg

Mbl.is/ Árni Sæberg

Weather

Overcast

Today

4 °C

Cloudy

Later today

2 °C

Partly cloudy

Tomorrow

3 °C

Exchange rates

USD USD 123.01 EUR EUR 138.50
GBP GBP 157.95 DKK DKK 18.57
NOK NOK 14.53 SEK SEK 13.48
CHF CHF 121.77 JPY JPY 1.08
ISK price of selected currencies, according to the official exchange rate of the Central Bank of Iceland. Updated daily.