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US ambassador, MFE Marines tour supply caves in Norway

Ambassador Barry B. White, U.S. ambassador to Norway watches as a Norwegian officer cranks up a 7-ton to illustrate how any of the vehicles can be requested and driven right out of the cave, onto a plane, train or ship. The 7-ton is currently housed in the Frigard Cave, located on the Vaernes Garrison near Trondheim, Norway. The ambassador was part of a tour comprised of service members from U.S. European Command, U.S. Africa Command, Marine Forces Europe and Marine Forces Africa. The trip was to give a firsthand look at the capabilities of the Marine Corps Pre-positioning Program - Norway. The MCPP-N facility is made up of more than 900,000 sq. ft. of climate-controlled storage with enough shelter, food and equipment to supply 13,000 Marines for up to 30 days.



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This work, US ambassador, MFE Marines tour supply caves in Norway [Image 1 of 7], by SSgt Matthew Lyman, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:01.06.2012

Date Posted:01.12.2012 02:17

Photo ID:508950

VIRIN:120106-M-nq873-055

Resolution:4368x2912

Size:6.26 MB

Location:VAERNES GARRISON, 2, NO

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