While the Canadian Winter seems endless this year, 350 soldiers from 5 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (5 CMBG) are now in Norway for an international military exercise called Exercise COLD RESPONSE. More cold for the Canadians I guess, eh?

Lieutenant-General Marquis Hainse, Commander of the Canadian Army said:

“During Exercise COLD RESPONSE 14, Canadian Army soldiers respond to various challenges with speed, precision, and flexibility. Training is the centre of gravity for Army readiness and it is constantly being tested, adapted and refined to reflect our evolving operating environments. I commend the soldiers taking part in this physically and mentally demanding exercise for their continued dedication in ensuring we fully achieve our goals, both today and tomorrow.”

For 13 days, more than 16,000 soldiers from 16 different nations will face Norway’s cold-weather environment. The exercise will be held in the Harstad region, approximately 1,400 kilometers north of Norway’s Capital, Oslo.