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Soldiers assigned to the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division pull an ahkio sled packed with cold-weather survival gear while training at the Black Rapids Training Site near Fort Greely, Alaska, in 2013.

Soldiers assigned to the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division pull an ahkio sled packed with cold-weather survival gear while training at the Black Rapids Training Site near Fort Greely, Alaska, in 2013. (U.S. Army photo)

Soldiers assigned to the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division pull an ahkio sled packed with cold-weather survival gear while training at the Black Rapids Training Site near Fort Greely, Alaska, in 2013.

Soldiers assigned to the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division pull an ahkio sled packed with cold-weather survival gear while training at the Black Rapids Training Site near Fort Greely, Alaska, in 2013. (U.S. Army photo)

The weak winter sun struggles to warm up a frozen landscape near Black Rapids Training Site, Alaska.

The weak winter sun struggles to warm up a frozen landscape near Black Rapids Training Site, Alaska. (Seth Robson/Stars and Stripes)

Military professionals from around the globe will train together in extremely cold and mountainous environments in Alaska.

The event, hosted by U.S. Army Alaska, will take place March 21-24 at Black Rapids Training Site, part of the Northern Warfare Training Center near Fort Greely, an Army statement said.

Participants will ski, snowshoe, pull ahkio sleds, set up Arctic tents and operate snow machines, among other activities, the statement said. Each nation will give a presentation on its relevant training, standards and methods for operating in cold weather and mountainous terrain.

Stateside participants include representatives from the Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center, the 5th Ranger Training Battalion, the 10th Mountain Division, the 1st Special Forces Group Advanced Skills Company; the 10th Special Forces Group and the Alaska National Guard.

Joining the U.S. forces will be the Canadian Forces Land Advanced Warfare Center; the Chilean Army Mountain School; the Finnish Jaeger Battalion; the German Gebirgsjager Mountain and Winter Warfare School; Great Britain’s 24 Commando; the NATO Mountain Warfare Center of Excellence in Italy; the Slovenian Multinational Centre of Excellence for Mountain Warfare; and the Swedish Winter Warfare School.

U.S. Army Alaska is the Army’s only conventional force trained and equipped for extremely cold weather.

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