Nations to Partner for Exercise Rapid Trident 18 in Ukraine
By Ms. Lacey Justinger (USAREUR)
August 3, 2018 1 / 5 A member of the Ukrainian National Guard provides rear security for his BTR-3 armored personnel carrier while his unit conducts a mounted patrol as part of the field training exercise portion of Exercise Rapid Trident 2017 at the Yavoriv Combat Training Center on the International Peacekeeping and Security Center in Western Ukraine, on Sept. 18, 2017. VIEW ORIGINAL 2 / 5 Soldiers from Turkey, Romania, Poland and Norway stand in formation in preparation for an opening ceremony marking the official beginning of Exercise Rapid Trident 2017 at the Yavoriv Combat Training Center on the International Peacekeeping and Security Center in Western Ukraine on Sept. 11, 2017. VIEW ORIGINAL 3 / 5 Lt. Col. Ty Shepard, California National Guard and a representative of U.S. Embassy-Kyiv, briefed Ukrainian Col. Marat Utiushev, head of the Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance department of the Ukrainian Armed Forces and other Ukrainian service members during the Command Post Exercise as part of Rapid Trident 17, Sept. 14, 2017, at the International Peacekeeping Security Center in Yavoriv, Ukraine. This portion of the exercise is designed to train unit commanders and their staff. The CPX uses simulated events to exercise their communication channels with higher headquarters and any subordinate units. VIEW ORIGINAL 4 / 5 U.S. National Guard Soldiers salute the American Flag during the National Anthem as part of the official opening ceremony for Exercise Rapid Trident 17 in Yavoriv, Ukraine, Sept. 11, 2017. Rapid Trident 17 will provide participating nations with the opportunity to improve theater security cooperation within Eastern Europe, enhance interoperability amongst NATO member nations and partners, and to combine capabilities to operate in joint, multinational and integrated security operations. VIEW ORIGINAL 5 / 5 VIEW ORIGINAL
GRAFENWOEHR, Germany (Aug. 3, 2018) -- Exercise Rapid Trident 2018 will take place Sept. 3-15, 2018, at the Yavoriv Combat Training Center, Ukraine.
Rapid Trident is an annual, multinational exercise involving approximately 2,270 personnel from 14 nations.
The exercise is composed of:
• a multinational, brigade-level, computer-assisted command post exercise, that is
• integrated with a battalion-level field training exercise, and
• a platoon-level situational training exercise.
This exercise supports joint combined interoperability among the partner militaries of Ukraine and the United States, as well as Partnership for Peace nations and NATO allies.
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