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RILEY XANTEN

Exercise RILEY XANTEN is named after a World War II battle in which The Canadian Armed Forces used their ability to operate in cold conditions to eliminate German soldiers west of the Rhine River. Operating efficiently in cold weather climates can still be a deciding factor in mission accomplishment today, so Marines and Canadian soldiers trained over the three-day period in various mountain warfare tactics and procedures.

Riley Xanten Articles
Reserve Marine Pursues Education in Fitness February 9, 2017
1/25 Improves Cold Weather Operations, Integrates with Canadian Armed Forces February 7, 2017
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Cpl. Tevfik Ozkaynak (left), a rifleman with Company C, 1st Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division and Sgt. Lee Gugino (right), a squad leader, observe objective points on a map while on a reconnaissance patrol during exercise Riley Xanten II, in Burwash, Ontario, Feb. 3-5, 2017. During the exercise, the Marines joined soldiers from the Canadian Armed Forces to exchange knowledge and increase proficiency in cold weather tactics, survival skills, shelter building, ice fishing, and more. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Sara Graham/released)
Marines with Company C, 1st Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, use snow shoes to patrol the rough terrain of Burwash, Ontario, during exercise Riley Xanten II, Feb. 3-5, 2017. During the exercise, the Marines joined soldiers from the Canadian Armed Forces to exchange knowledge and increase proficiency in cold weather tactics, survival skills, shelter building, ice fishing, and more. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Sara Graham/released)
Sgt. Joe Lombardi, squad leader, Company C, 1st Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, drills a hole into ice to obtain food at exercise Riley Xanten II, in Burwash, Ontario, Feb. 3-5, 2017. During the exercise, the Marines joined soldiers from the Canadian Armed Forces to exchange knowledge and increase proficiency in cold weather tactics, survival skills, shelter building, ice fishing, and more. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Sara Graham/released)
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