U.S. Marines arrive in Norway in January 2017. (Ned Alley/Scanpix/via REUTERS) Up to 700 U.S. Marines are welcome for training on rotation at Værnes Air.
Norway shares a 122-mile border with Russia and the new location at Setermoen will bring US Marines about 250 miles from that border. Russian officials have previously protested Norway’s decision to host US Marines. The US military.
Norway Wants to Double US Marines and Deploy Them Closer to Russia – Since last year, 330 U.S. Marines have been deployed on rotation at Vaernes in.
Norway wants to double US troops and deploy them closer to Russia – Since last year, 330 US Marines have been deployed on rotation at Værnes in the.
US to double number of Marines in Norway amid Russia tensions – Norway shares a 122-mile border with Russia and the new location at Setermoen.
First and foremost, the increase will affect the number of US marines stationed in.