Norway’s Crown Prince Haakon plans to go out into the field during the military exercise Cold Response

Photo: Terje Bendiksby / NTB

Norway’s Crown Prince Haakon will visit the military exercise Cold Response in March. He plans to go out into the field during the exercise.

Crown Prince Haakon made the announcement when he visited the National Logistics Operations Center (NLOGS) at Sessvollmoen camp on Monday, Forsvarets Forum writes. 

The NLOGS is, among other things, responsible for planning, coordinating, and leading reinforcement logistics operations. It contributes to the logistics in the run-up and will do so during the military exercise Cold Response.

Visit planned

During the visit on Monday, Crown Prince Haakon said he wants to visit the exercise that starts on March 14.

“I want to get out in the field as well and take a look at what will happen on the days that I visit the exercise,” Crown Prince Haakon said.

During the exercise, around 35,000 soldiers from a total of 26 countries will train and practice in Norway.

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1 Comment on "Norway’s Crown Prince Haakon plans to go out into the field during the military exercise Cold Response"

  1. The U.S. Military Academy at West Point has Camp Buckner for field training.
    (There were 2 General Simon Bolivar Buckners.
    The first was a best friend of Ulysses S. Grant and loaned the perpetually poor Grant money. Ironically, he then had to surrender Fort Donelson to Grant early in the Civil War, and Grant even demanded “Unconditional Surrender,” but they remained best friends, and Grant asked and had Simon to be one of his fellow West Pointer pallbearers – 2 Union and 2 former Confederate generals riding together in the same carriage was a very powerful reunification gesture.
    His late in life son the second SBB was commanding our troops during the 1945 Battle of Okinawa and risked his life going up on the front lines of that savage battle with his troops … and was killed there.)

    I left West Point after the first semester, but if I had stayed, “Recondo” at Camp Buckner would have been that next summer. I remember it had a reputation for its (seldom fatally) poisonous copperhead snakes.
    One of the featured obstacles of its obstacle course was crossing over a pond holding onto a single rope with hands and legs while in full gear.
    Upstate New York can get as hot as most anywhere else in the States in the summer, and cadets were falling into the water suspiciously often.
    I remember hearing something about a tactical officer then getting a fair size alligator to inhabit the pond during Recondo, whereupon cadets falling in the water became infrequent, if ever, while it was in residence.

    No worries about alligators at Sessvollmoen at this time of the year.

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