Photo Credit: Sgt. Daniel Cole, U.S. Army Europe Public Affairs
NATO Allied Land Command Commanding General Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges meets with Ukrainian soldiers, July 15, 2013, during his visit to Exercise Rapid Trident 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.