U.S-European Armed-Forces in Exercise Northern Challenge 16

Northern Challenge 16 is under way in Keflavik, Iceland.                                                                                                    The Exercise is a multinational counter explosive device in NATO’s counter-terrorism programme and hosted by Iceland. 

northern-challenge-excercise-us-air-force-sep-2016 September 22, 2016                         © U.S Mission to NATO       © U.S Air Force Europe-Africa

The U.S Air Force Europe and the 52nd EOD ( Explosive Ordnance Disposal) Airmen have been holding a crucial role for executing this multinational exercise along with Iceland as the host country. 

Announced by the U.S Air Base in Germany, the  52nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs:  “The Exercise is to bring U.S and European counterparts from allied and partner nations to become familiar with each other’s Military procedures and achieve greater interoperability in combating terrorism.”

The participating Armed-Forces are from NATO allies,  Partnership for Peace,  including:  Iceland, Germany, Denmark, Poland, Norway, Belgium, Canada, Sweden, Finland, Italy, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States. 

 News from MFA of Iceland                                    News from Iceland Mission to NATO  
 Sources:  U.S Air Force in Europe-Africa/52nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs/ Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany/ U.S Mission to NATO