Photo Credit: Sgt. Daniel Cole, U.S. Army Europe Public Affairs
NATO Allied Land Command Commanding General Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges (middle right) receives a briefing alongside Rapid Trident's exercise director Ukrainian Army Maj. Gen. Vyacheslav Nazarkin (middle left) and Ukrainian Maj. Gen. Victor Ganushak, acting commander of the Western Operational Command, July 15, 2013, during Hodges' visit at Yavoriv, Ukraine. The purpose of Hodges visit was to gain an understanding of Ukraine's land forces capabilities and to observe multinational training. Rapid Trident 2013 is a U.S. Army Europe-led, multinational field training and command post exercise occurring at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center in the Ukraine, July 8-19, that involves approximately 1,300 troops from 17 nations. The exercise is designed to enhance interoperability between forces and promote regional stability and security.