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GySGT. R. M. Cooper, (Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA) catches the back blast water spray from a roof turret on an AS32P19A Aircraft Rescue Firefighting Vehicle at the Bjugn Cave Facility while performing an operations check on the vehicle. GySGT. Cooper's parent command is 2nd Maintenance Battalion, 2D Force Service Support Group (FSSG), but he is currently attached to the Norway Air-Landed Marine Expeditionary Brigade/Offload Preparation Party, (NALMEB/OPP), II Marine Expeditionary Force, Forward, (II MEF FWD). This item is being prepared for shipment to Estonia for use in Baltic Challenge 97, a Partnership for Peace exercise. The U.S. Marine Corps has equipment stored in Norway as part of ...

GySGT. R. M. Cooper, (Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA) catches the back blast water spray from a roof turret on an AS32P19A Aircraft Rescue Firefighting Vehicle at the Bjugn Cave Facility while performing an operations check on the vehicle. GySGT. Cooper's parent command is 2nd Maintenance Battalion, 2D Force Service Support Group (FSSG), but he is currently attached to the Norway Air-Landed Marine Expeditionary Brigade/Offload Preparation Party, (NALMEB/OPP), II Marine Expeditionary Force, Forward, (II MEF FWD). This item is being prepared for shipment to Estonia for use in Baltic Challenge 97, a Partnership for Peace exercise. The U.S. Marine Corps has equipment stored in Norway as part of ...

 
 
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[Complete] Scene Caption: GySgt. R. M. Cooper, (Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA) catches the back blast water spray from a roof turret on an AS32P19A Aircraft Rescue Firefighting Vehicle at the Bjugn Cave Facility while performing an operations check on the vehicle. GySgt. Cooper`s parent command is 2nd Maintenance Battalion, 2D Force Service Support Group (FSSG), but he is currently attached to the Norway Air-Landed Marine Expeditionary Brigade/Offload Preparation Party, (NALMEB/OPP), II Marine Expeditionary Force, Forward, (II MEF FWD). This item is being prepared for shipment to Estonia for use in Baltic Challenge 97, a Partnership for Peace exercise. The U.S. Marine Corps has equipment stored in Norway as part of the NALMEB Prepositioning Program. The NALMEB program contains equipment and 30 days of supplies to support a 13,000 person Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF). The Government of Norway is the on site "contractor", and provides storage, maintenance facilities, services, and security. This gear is stored in a series of 6 caves located in the Trondheim region of central Norway.

Subject Operation/Series: Baltic Challenge '97

Base: Bjugn

Country: Norway (NOR)

Scene Camera Operator: SSGT. M. T. Huff

Release Status: Released to Public
Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

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30/06/1997
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The U.S. National Archives
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