Friday, August 07, 2020

One Clime, One Place, One Enemy....the Missile Marine Corps to end rotations to Norway

via Stars & Stripes
The Marine Corps is ending continuous troop rotations to Norway, where hundreds of Marines have been deployed for the past three years, the Corps said Thursday.

Instead of having up to 700 troops at a time in Norway on six-month rotations, the Marines will conduct periodic training and exercises with the Norwegian armed forces, a spokesman for U.S. Marine Corps Forces Europe-Africa, Maj. Adrian J.T. Rankine-Galloway, said.

The change, which is set to take effect in the fall, would improve the overall combat readiness of Marine Corps forces and enable the U.S. to better align training with major Norwegian events, Rankine-Galloway said.

“Effective October 2020, U.S. Marines will shift to an episodic deployment model in order to better synchronize their arctic training with Norwegian forces and to allow for increased operational flexibility for the Marine Corps,” he said in a statement.
Translation?  If the war ain't in the Pacific and against China then the Missile Marine Corps will not participate in the fighting.

Another proud legacy bites the dust.

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