Exercise Rapid Trident





WHAT IS RAPID TRIDENT?

Rapid Trident 2014 is a Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff directed, EUCOM scheduled, USAREUR conducted, Ukrainian led Situational and Field Training Exercise held at the International Peace Keeping and Security Center (IPSC) in Yavoriv, Ukraine. The exercise will be conducted September 15-26, 2014.

Rapid Trident supports interoperability among Ukraine, US, NATO and Partnership for Peace member nations. 15 countries are taking part in the exercise with participation of approximately 1,300 personnel. RT14 will consist of a multinational battalion-level field training exercise.

In preparation for the field training exercise, training audiences will undergo one week of situational training exercises that focus on field training exercise key tasks such as countering improvised explosive devices, convoy operations and patrolling. The exercise will feature a combined, internationally staffed battalion focused on peacekeeping and stability operations.

Participating nations' forces include Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Canada, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Norway, Poland, Romania, Spain, and the U.S. The Rapid Trident exercise comes at the explicit request of the Ukrainian government and military.

Rapid Trident 2014 in the News

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Secretary of the Army John McHugh witnesses Rapid Trident 2014

YAVORIV, Ukraine -- U.S. Army Europe and Ukrainian Land Forces welcomed the Secretary of the U.S. Army John McHugh and senior military officials and dignitaries from several nations to Rapid Trident 2014 here, Sept. 19.
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Stand-To! Exercise Rapid Trident

STAND-TO! is the "Official Focus of the U.S. Army," contains a daily focus of news, information, and context for today's Army. It has a mission focus of providing a broad, objective view of the Army and current Army operations, doctrine and programs.
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Video: Opening Ceremony-Remarks by Col. Alexander Sivak

Exercise Co-Director, Ukrainian Colonel Alexander Sivak gives a speech at the opening ceremony for Rapid Trident 2014, near L'viv Ukraine.
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Video: Opening Ceremony-Remarks by Col. Alfred Renzi

Exercise Co-Director, U.S. Colonel Alfred Renzi gives a speech at the opening ceremony for Rapid Trident 2014, near L'viv Ukraine.
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Video: Rapid Trident Opening Ceremony

U.S. Army Europe and the Ukrainian Military kicked off Exercise Rapid Trident on September 15, 2014, at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center near L’viv, Ukraine.
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Rapid Trident 2014 begins in Ukraine

YAVORIV, Ukraine- Soldiers from 15 nations began two weeks of collective training in a ceremony September 15 at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center here to mark the official start of Rapid Trident 2014.
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U.S. Army Europe announces U.S. participation in exercise Rapid Trident in Ukraine

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.
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RT14 IN THE NEWS

Video: In Ukraine
Bild; 09/22/2014



US, NATO policies push world to brink of new Cold War - Duma Speaker
Armenian News Network; 09/20/2014



Video: Во Львовской области продолжаются международные военные учения (in Ukrainian)
Status Press; 09/20/2014



US troop presence at Ukrainian exercise sends message to Russia
Stars and Stripes; 09/19/2014



US Troop Presence at Ukrainian Exercise Sends Message to Russia
Military.com; 09/19/2014



Video: "Rapid Trident-2014". Украинско-американские тактические учения (in Ukrainian)
Telegraf; 09/19/2014



Video: NATO Manoever
Bild; 09/19/2014



Video: Ukraine Manoever
Bild; 09/19/2014



Photo Gallery: Rapid Trident exercise takes place in Ukraine, a country at war
Stars and Stripes; 09/18/2014



Annual Military Exercise Takes on New Meaning for Ukraine Troops
Voice of America; 09/18/2014



Photos: Rapid Trident NATO military exercises in Ukraine
Mercury News; 09/17/2014



Image Library: Exercise in Ukraine
Getty Images; 09/17/2014



Mit Blick auf die Ukraine würde Clausewitz weinen (in German)
Die Welt; 09/16/2014



Video news bulletin (in Polish)
TV Poland; 09/16/2014



„Oni mają M16, my kałasznikowy”. Ukraińcy ćwiczą z NATO (in Polish)
TV Poland; 09/16/2014



US and NATO troops begin military exercises in Ukraine
Euronews; 09/15/2014



Video: American troops arrive in Ukraine
CNN International; 09/15/2014



Radio Program: Newsday
BBC World Service; 09/16/2014



US-Led Military Exercises Begin In Western Ukraine As Fighting Rages In The East
Business Insider; 09/15/2014



US and NATO troops begin Ukraine military exercise
BBC; 09/15/2014



Rapid Trident 2014 exercise officially opens at Yavoriv military range in Lviv Oblast
Kyiv Post; 09/15/2014



Ukraine launches joint NATO exercise as fighting continues in east
Stars and Stripes; 09/15/2014



US sending 200 troops for drills in Ukraine says Pentagon
The Economic Times; 09/04/2014



Here Are The 200 'Sky Soldiers' The US Is Sending To Military Exercises In Ukraine
Business Insider; 09/04/2014



Canada joining exercises on ground in Ukraine
Toronto Sun; 09/03/2014



US ground troops to train in Ukraine next week
Stars and Stripes; 09/03/2014



British troops set to join Ukraine military exercise
The Telegraph; 09/02/2014



US, allies to stage exercises in West Ukraine as battles rage in East
Reuters; 09/02/2014



Hagel cites well-grounded concerns that Russia could invade Ukraine
Stars and Stripes; 08/06/2014



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