NRF Exercise Iron Sword 2005, Norway




 
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May 25th, 2005  
Redleg
 
 

Topic: NRF Exercise Iron Sword 2005, Norway


Anyone here going to attend to exercise Iron Sword 2005 in Norway?



I've been working (almost) full time, preparing and planning for this exercise the last 3-4 months, and it's finally starting now.
(HNS - Host Nation Support)

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From 23 May until 17 June 2005, about 5,500 participants from various NATO nations will set foot on Nowegian soil in Frederikstad and move to the training areas southeast from Hamar.

The exercise Iron Sword 05 will be a combined Deployment and Field Training Exercise in which the Headquarters of the 1 (German/Netherlands) Corps will perform its role as Land Component Command (LCC) for the NATO Response Force (NRF).
http://www.1gnc.org/

I'm responsible for everything happening inside "my" camp here, and we expect up to 1,000 soldiers to arrive soon.
The first few have already arrived, but the fun will begin tomorrow when the first vehicles/trucks and containers arrives..

A total of 10 nations will attend to the exercise:
Netherland, Germany, Norway, UK, Italy, Greece, Denmark, France, Spain, Turkey and USA.
But Germany and the Netherlands is the main participants, from 1. German/Netherlands Corps.
http://www.1gnc.de/Iron%20Sword/Part...rticipants.htm

you can also find some info about exercise Iron Sword on the official Norwegian IS 05 site here:
http://www.mil.no/fol/ironsword/start/

I'll be in (or near) my camp almost 24/7 the next 3-4 weeks, but I'll try to get online and give you some sitreps from time to time...
May 26th, 2005  
AlexKall
 
I don't know, if Sweden is in and if STRV 122 (Wartofta Tank Coy) is involed i bet my brother is going
May 26th, 2005  
Pete031
 
 
No, but we are sending troops to Ukraine this summer for some sort of International get together. Anyone tasked with that?
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May 27th, 2005  
Redleg
 
 
You're right, there's no Swedes on the exercise, only participants from the 10 nations listed in my first post.
May 27th, 2005  
AlexKall
 
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Originally Posted by Redleg
You're right, there's no Swedes on the exercise, only participants from the 10 nations listed in my first post.
Opps sorry, didn't see that link, might be a reason to why hes never been on an exercise in Norway (that i know)
May 28th, 2005  
Gunner13
 
 

Topic: Re: NRF Exercise Iron Sword 2005, Norway


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Originally Posted by Redleg
Anyone here going to attend to exercise Iron Sword 2005 in Norway?


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If only, if only - sounds like a good FTX. The G3 (a old buddy and another Artilleryman) and I would to get out of here and particpate

Why no US particpation I wonder?

Cool logo.
May 28th, 2005  
Redleg
 
 
I believe there's a few US Staff Officers participating, but no units (as far as I know)..

http://www.1gnc.de/Iron%20Sword/Part...rticipants.htm