Posts tagged as exercise

BALTOPS 2021 Maritime-Focused Exercise In The Baltic Region Has Kicked Off

Monday, June 7, 2021

The 50th Baltic Operations (BALTOPS 50) exercise, the premier maritime-focused exercise in the Baltic Region, kicks off today, June 6 involving air and maritime assets from 18 NATO Allies and partner nations in live training events. “This year, we celebrate the 50th BALTOPS, an exercise that sets the foundation of interoperability across the Alliance,” said U.S. Vice Adm. Gene Black, commander, Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO and commander, U.S.…

Summer Shield NATO training exercise in Latvia for US – Latvian and Polish troops

Monday, June 7, 2021

According to information published on June 1, 2021, NATO Allies have conducted the multinational military training exercise Summer Shield in Latvia with the aim to enhance joint capabilities in conducting combat operations, including air and ground coordination. Key participants of the exercise in the Ādaži training area included detachments of the Latvian Mechanised Brigade reinforced by NATO’s enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group (eFP BG) Latvia and a U.S. detachment equipped…

Soldiers raid Bulgarian sunflower oil factory during NATO exercise

Thursday, June 3, 2021

The owner of a small sunflower oil factory in Bulgaria has accused US soldiers of illegally storming his facility during a NATO military exercise last month. Marin Dimitrov told reporters on Wednesday that he had filed a lawsuit against those responsible for the May 11 incident. Swift Response 2021 was a US Army-led multinational exercise held across Estonia, Bulgaria and Romania and involving more than 7,000 paratroopers from 10 NATO…

DEFENDER-Europe 21 – defensive drills of offensive nature

By Jonas Dringelis on Friday, May 21, 2021

Since 2014 the number of deployed troops in the Baltic region has been constantly increasing. NATO has found the good excuse “not to break” the Vienna Document 2011 on Confidence- and Security-building Measures which formally imposes restrictions on military activities in Europe. At the same time, NATO deploys troops in the region on a “rotating basis” and conducting large-scale exercises. This year, U.S. and NATO are conducting large-scale multinational exercise…

Lithuanian “Smart Griffin” with American accent

By Kasparas Jankauskas on Thursday, October 1, 2020

Smart Griffin – 2020 exercise (Sumanus Grifonas 2020), organized by the Motorised Infantry Brigade “Žemaitija”, has begun at the training ground in the Klaipeda region (Kairiai). The Ministry of Defence of Lithuania reports that it will last until October 2. Smart Griffin 2020 is the first exercise in a new military training cycle that begins this fall. Its purpose is to train the “Žemaitija” battalions in planning defensive actions in…

Woman claims she got the body of her dreams by DOUBLING the amount she eats

Friday, June 12, 2020

A PERSONAL trainer has revealed the exercise secrets she swears by for sculpting her amazing figure – including eating more. Lauren Simpson used to weigh just 50kg, surviving on 1,000 calories-a-day, and admits she took her “obsession” with fitness too far. Writing on Instagram, the Aussie 29-year-old said under-eating led to “horrible” skin, violent mood swings and brittle hair. She said: “I was that girl who was scared of carbs. I…

NATO’s “Crystal Arrow” exercise started in Latvia

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

International military exercise “crystal arrow – 2020”, which is attended by 2.5 thousand NATO troops, started on Monday in Latvia, said in a press release of the Ministry of defence of the country. “International military exercises “crystal arrow-2020″ began in Latvia. They will last until March 13. Attended by about 2.5 thousand soldiers of NATO”, – stated in the press release of the Ministry of defense. The exercises are held…

Estonia holds NATO Parliamentary Assembly cyber crisis exercise

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Estonia led a strategic cyber exercise for members of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly in Brussels on Wednesday, aimed at enacting a realistic cyber incident with a view to finding possible solutions. “One of the aims of Estonia’s cyber diplomacy is to increase, together with our allies and partners, the know-how on cyberspace and related threats,” said Heli Tiirmaa-Klaar, Estonian Ambassador at Large for Cyber Security, according to a foreign ministry…

Over a thousand Defence League and other personnel in weekend exercise in Estonia

Friday, November 29, 2019

Around a thousand volunteer Defence League (Kaitseliit) personnel are taking part in a training exercise over the weekend. Exercise Orkaan (Hurricane) is being organized by the West Estonia defense district, BNS reports, and will also bring personnel from the Kalev Infantry Battalion, Naiskodukaitse, the women’s arm of the Defence League, volunteers from the Latvian volunteer corps Zemessardze, the Police and Border Guard Board (PPA). “Protecting our family and our home…

Huge military exercise in Lithuania details revealed

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

NATO and U.S. Army Europe forces will conduct “forcible entry” combat exercises in Lithuania, Georgia and Poland to prepare rapid response attack units for the possibility of war on the European continent. The Army’s 82nd Airborne division will drop into hostile territory to lead air assaults in as many as five attack operations across three allied countries of enormous strategic significance to NATO forces. “Having our troops and allies involved…