(Edited to remove registration information since the deadline has passed)
WIESBADEN, Germany -- Soldiers with U.S. Army Europe and the Ukrainian Land Forces will conduct Rapid Trident 2014 at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center, Yavoriv, Ukraine, Sept. 15-26.
Rapid Trident 2014 is a U.S. European Command Joint Exercise Program multinational training exercise designed to promote regional stability and security, strengthen international military partnering, and foster trust while improving interoperability between NATO and partner nations. Rapid Trident is an annual exercise the U.S. and Ukraine have conducted together as part of partnered military training dating back to 1995. The last Rapid Trident exercise was held in July 2013 and follow-on planning for this year's iteration of the exercise began shortly thereafter.
This year, approximately 1,300 military personnel from 15 nations including Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Canada, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Norway, Poland, Romania, Spain, and the U.S., as well as representatives from NATO, will participate in the exercise. Rapid Trident 2014 will train participants in military tactics during situational training exercises and a culminating field training exercise.
Members of the media were invited to attend select events during the exercise but the registration deadline for media ended Sept. 12.
About us: U.S. Army Europe is uniquely positioned in its 51 country area of responsibility to advance American strategic interests in Europe and Eurasia. The relationships we build during more than 1,000 theater security cooperation events in more than 40 countries each year lead directly to support for multinational contingency operations around the world, strengthen regional partnerships and enhance global security.