first published on October 29, 2018 by Will
US sailors and Marines arrived in Iceland to participate in NATO’s Trident Juncture exercise and proceeded to drink the capital city of Reykjavík almost completely out of beer.
A force of approximately 7,000 sailors and Marines stormed the local bars, and within hours the establishments were completely out of beer. The taverns put in emergency orders with large alcohol distributors who then brought in employees to work round-the-clock to meet the service members’ insatiable demand for the frothy brew.
What’s even more impressive is that no service members were reported for legal infractions as a result of the several day beer binge. That’s incredible.
Trident Juncture is an annual NATO military exercise, however, this year’s exercise is being described as the largest NATO drill conducted since the Cold War. Militaries from 31 nations are taking part in the training operation which stretches from Iceland down to the Baltic Sea.
It’s not a coincidence that NATO decides to hold their largest military drill one month after Russia conducted Vostok18, which was their largest drill in 40 years. Approximately 300,000 Russian troops took part in the exercise and were joined by several thousand Chinese troops as well.
The following video shows Marines training in Iceland during Trident Juncture 2018