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American Army Exercises Together in Severe Cold Weather

American Army Exercises Together in Severe Cold Weather


small-unit support vehicle it’s the best
way to get around in this town it’s negative 20 degrees fahrenheit in black
Rapids Alaska as US soldiers head out to meet this international group of cold
weather experts the downdraft from the chinook helicopter about negative seven the reason they’re exposing themselves
to such brutal temperatures cooperation as global of tensions shifts to the
Arctic US Army Alaska invited cold region and mountaineering experts from
the US and 11 other countries to their northern warfare training center usually
every time somebody new comes here freezing here how do you work here how
do you survive out here and do this this is the Army aviators course designed to
give pilots a fighting chance at survival if their aircraft goes down
it’s just one of many taught here because there’s a lot that can go wrong
in this kind of cold you’re doing a small task like putting on skis and snow
shoes so you take off your gloves and you touch that cold metal and at
negative 40 that’s what temperature of the metal is
and you can easily get contact frostbite and your fingers will instantly turn
white but the country is attending this event
we’re already experts in cold and mountain operations which meant the u.s.
learned as much as it taught it’s an excellent system you can fix it also for
downhill and for going uphill you losing it knowing your skis is critical because
as a soldier you may have to fight on them even countries you wouldn’t expect
to be in the snow need to know the Australian Army has got a global
response so we’ve been partners with the American forces and all sorts of cold
and pretty miserable parts of the world you look back as far as Korea
we were fighting alongside American forces in conditions that probably and
are quite pretty similar to this there were demonstrations of Arctic
tents and snowshoes but the real value came from everyone just being in the
same room coal was it fair and that’s your sort of quote on your thick muscle
I still don’t I think I’m okay you’re gonna stop talking face to face to each
other we can kind of see how who we are in reality so sorry greenie no you gotta
eat Erica you’ve committed but like you said it gives us more chance to
understand how other nations are thinking to emphasize the importance of
the event army chief of staff general odierno’s stopped by because simply we
want to make sure that whoever our adversaries are that they understand no
matter where you are or how harsh it is we can get you a special thank you to
Canada Australia Denmark Finland Norway Mongolia Sweden Germany Japan Nepal
United Kingdom as well as attendees from the United States Army mountain warfare
school and Jericho Vermont and the US Marine Corps mountain warfare training
center in Bridgeport California petty officer Glenn slaughter black Rapids
Alaska


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