Swedish exercise Northern Wind challenges NATO and Partner nations
NORRBOTTEN, Sweden –
Sweden's exercise NORTHERN WIND 19, currently underway in the northeastern part
of the country until Mar. 27, is hosting some 7,000 forces and equipment from
Finland, Norway, United Kingdom and the United States of America, providing the
opportunity to test national supply chains, embarkation points and re-supply.
With NATO's adaptation and focus
on enablement and mobility, exercising in Cold Weather environments provides
additional challenges for Alliance and Partner members.
''The deployment from home bases
to various exercise locations in Northern Sweden has been a tremendous success.
Considering the environment, weather conditions and the variety of equipment
this is no small feat and a credit to the participants," said Colonel Johan
Skiöld, Deputy Exercise Director, Swedish Army. "The planning and
civil-military co-operation has been exemplary and I am very proud of what has
been achieved so far, especially for those who have travelled to Sweden to