A biennial NATO cold weather readiness and defense exercise in Norway, involving Marines with the II Marine Expeditionary Force based at Camp Lejeune, concluded on April 1, 2022. According to a press release, the exercise Cold Response 2022 included participation from each of the Norwegian military services. , along with 26 other NATO allies and regional partners. II MEF trained alongside Norwegian service members and conducted Arctic vehicle operations, avalanche prevention and response, aerial operations, and casualty evacuation drills.

“We train together here to get stronger because we are all partners anyway. It can benefit NATO in the future because we build our interoperability and readiness, so training together makes us a better team and therefore a more effective force.”

Deputy Commander of the Maritime Forces of the Royal Netherlands Navy, Colonel Michiel Posthumus

The statement also said II MEF was involved in amphibious landings with the Royal Netherlands Marine Corps, ship boarding and boat patrols with Italian Marines and sailors, as well as tactical combat casualty care and miscellaneous. live-fire events with the UK Royal Marines. II MEF has also practiced integrated troop transport, trauma care and air operations with the German Naval Infantry and Royal Navy and held demonstrations with many participating nations including France.