Exercise Rapid Trident





WHAT IS RAPID TRIDENT?

Rapid Trident is a regional command post exercise and field training exercise focused on peacekeeping and stability operations to ensure a safe and secure environment within the operating environment. The exercise is being held at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center (IPSC) in Yavoriv, Ukraine. The exercise will be conducted July 20-31, 2015.

Saber Guardian/Rapid Trident supports interoperability among Ukraine, the U.S., NATO and Partnership for Peace member nations. This year, 18 countries are taking part in the exercise with participation of approximately 1,800 personnel.

In preparation for the field training exercise, training audiences will undergo one week of situational training exercises that focus on 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, Estonia, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Norway, Poland, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Turkey and the U.S. The Rapid Trident exercise comes at the explicit request of the Ukrainian government and military.

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'Multi-National Brigade' direct Rapid Trident 15 from international TOC

L'VIV, Ukraine - By sight and sound, it looks like a standard Army tactical operations center with maps, computers and communication equipment, but the team working there is anything but ordinary. The battle captain is Canadian, the intelligence officer is Polish, the operations officer is Ukrainian and other key personnel represent nations across Europe. This is the TOC for Rapid Trident 15.
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Saber Guardian/Rapid Trident complete multinational training in Ukraine

YAVORIV, Ukraine -- Approximately 1,800 soldiers from 18 different, NATO and partner, countries concluded the 12-day long multinational exercises Saber Guardian/Rapid Trident July 31, 2015, with a ceremony honoring the participants from each country at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center here.
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Combined intel cell keeps SGRT 15 leaders 'in the know'

L'VIV, Ukraine - In the sea of a bustling tactical operations center, they are the calm center. Armed with cool concentration, facts from the field, diligence and determination, this team provides a vital asset to more than 1,800 U.S. and coalition armed forces from 18 nations. They are the Multi-National Brigade intelligence cell.
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Saber Guardian joins Rapid Trident in Ukraine

YAVORIV, Ukraine -- Approximately 1,800 Soldiers, from 18 different nations, came together here to train in the 12-day multinational exercises Saber Guardian and Rapid Trident July 20-31, 2015.
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Rapid Trident moves to the field

YAVORIV, Ukraine -- Members of the 18-nation exercise Rapid Trident 2015 are transitioning to their two-day field training today, July 29, 2015, at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center near Yavoriv, Ukraine.
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Video: Saber Guardian CPX begins at Rapid Trident

Today marked the beginning of CPX Saber Guardian Linked to Exercise Rapid Trident.
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Dignitaries visit Rapid Trident 2015

YAVORIV Ukraine - An international delegation of distinguished dignitaries highlighted by Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, commander U.S. Army Europe, Ukrainian Minister of Defense Stepan Poltorak and United States Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey R. Pyatt visited the multinational exercise Rapid Trident 2015 at the at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center near Yavoriv, Ukraine, July 24, 2015.
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US, Ukraine, Romania and Bulgaria train together at Rapid Trident 2015

YAVORIV, Ukraine -- Under the hot Ukrainian sun Soldiers from the U.S., Ukraine, Romania and Bulgaria rehearsed reacting to contact as part of their situational training during the multi-national exercise Rapid Trident 2015 at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center, here, July 21, 2015.
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Video: Saber Guardian/Rapid Trident 2015

More than 150 Soldiers of the 18th Military Police Brigade stand with about 400 U.S. Soldiers and Marines during the opening ceremony of Saber Guardian/Rapid Trident 2015 near L’viv, Ukraine.
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Video: Opening Ceremony

Opening ceremony from Rapid Trident 2015 at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center July 20, 2015.
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Rapid Trident 2015 begins in Ukraine

YAVORIV, Ukraine -- The "Warriors" of Rapid Trident 2015 began their multi-national exercise at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center, here, with an opening ceremony July 20, 2015.
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409th Contracting Support Brigade supports Rapid Trident 14

Soldiers from the 409th Contracting Support Brigade were in Yavoriv, Ukraine, to provide contracting support for Rapid Trident 14, Sept. 15-26.
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Video: The USAREUR Soldiers Chorus performs Lorde's "Royals"

The United States Army Europe Soldiers Chorus Performs "Royals" by the artist "Lorde" at the Taras Shevchenko monument in downtown L'viv, Ukraine.
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Video: Secretary of the Army, John McHugh, at Rapid Trident 2014

John McHugh, Secretary of the Army gives remarks during a press conference given during his visit to Rapid Trident 2014 near L'viv Ukraine.
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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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