Cold Response 2016 is held in the Trøndelag counties in Central Norway. The main exercise phase included approximately 15,000 soldiers from 14 nations participate.

This year, the following nations participate in Cold Response: Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Latvia, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden, the USA, the United Kingdom and Norway. In addition, there are several participating units from NATO. Footage of the training includes an amphibious beach landing by the USMC, various helicopter landings with Norwegian and US forces. Troops operating in the snow and a joint nations avalanche unit working in the mountains.

U.S. Marines also got the opportunity to fire off a few Stinger Missiles.