Exercise Rapid Trident





WHAT IS RAPID TRIDENT?

Rapid Trident is an annual, multinational exercise that serves as the validation for Ukraine's Ministry of Defense unit currently undergoing at the Ukrainian-led Combat Training Center, under the advisement of allied and partner nations. This year's exercise will take place Sept. 8-23, 2017, at the International Peacekeeping Security Centre near Yavoriv, Ukraine.

Rapid Trident 17 involves approximately 1,800 personnel from 14 nations, including Bulgaria, Canada, Estonia, Italy, Georgia, Lithuania, Moldova, Norway, Poland, Romania, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

It supports joint combined interoperability among Ukraine, the U.S., and allied and partner nations.

The exercise is focused on peacekeeping and stability operations to ensure a safe and secure environment. It is composed of a multinational, brigade-level, computer-assisted command post exercise, integrated with a battalion-level field training exercise and a platoon-level situational training exercise.

The exercise will also include integrated air and ground training near Starokonstantinov, Ukraine, with a focus on aeromedical evacuation, tactical airlift/airdrop, logistics planning and equipment preparation.

The Rapid Trident exercise series is held at the request of the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense.

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California NG, Ukrainian Forces maintain partnership program

YAVORIV, Ukraine – Soldiers with the California Army National Guard are deployed to the International Peacekeeping Security Centre in Yavoriv, Ukraine, to support their Ukrainian partners while participating in Rapid Trident 17.
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Video: Rapid Trident 2017 - Airdrop Resupply

Airmen at the International Peacekeeping Security Center in Ukraine drop supplies to soldiers in the field as part of Rapid Trident 2017.
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Rapid Trident 2017: Tactical Airdrop Operations

Soldiers from the Ukrainian army's 1st Battalion, 95th Separate Airmobile Brigade engage opposing force role players in order to secure a drop zone, in preparation for supplies to be air dropped by a U.S. Air Force C-130 during Exercise Rapid Trident 2017 at the Yavoriv Combat Training Center on the International Peacekeeping and Security Center in Western Ukraine, on Sept. 20.
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Ukrainian soldiers engage 'enemy' threats during FTX

YAVORIV, Ukraine - Bunkered in defensive fighting positions, Ukrainian soldiers with the 1st Battalion, 95th Airmobile Brigade and the 1st Mechanized Battalion, 30th Mechanized Brigade grasped their weapons to engage "enemy" forces during a field training exercise in Yavoriv, Ukraine, Sept. 19, 2017.
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Video: Rapid Trident 2017 - Observer-Controller-Trainers

Soldiers from the Joint Multinational Readiness Center and the Oklahoma Army National Guard serve as Observer-Controller-Trainers in Ukraine as part of Rapid Trident 2017.
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Video: Rapid Trident 2017 - Field Training Exercise

Soldiers at the International Peacekeeping Security Center in Ukraine take to the field as Rapid Trident 2017 continues.
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Classroom course improves training capabilities

YAVORIV, Ukraine -- Ukrainian soldiers with the 1st Battalion, 95th Airmobile Brigade and the 1st Mechanized Battalion, 30th Mechanized Brigade had the unique opportunity to attend a military decision making process course, Sept. 9-12, 2017, as part of Rapid Trident 17.
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Video: Rapid Trident 2017 - Command Post Exercise

Soldiers at the International Peacekeeping Security Center in Ukraine conduct a Command Post Exercise as part of Rapid Trident 2017.
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Ukrainian and Californian Military Share Logistical Training at Rapid Trident 2017

Located in the heart of the fertile, gently rolling landscape that makes up much of western Ukraine sits the small village of Starokonstantinov.
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Video: Rapid Trident 2017 - New Simulation Center

The International Peacekeeping Security Center in Ukraine has opened a new state of the art facility during Rapid Trident 2017 to improve its training abilities.
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Ukrainian Simulation Centre opens with Multinational visitors

YAVORIV, Ukraine - Ukraine's Minister of Defence and General of the Army, Stepan Poltorak; California National Guard's Brig. Gen. Kelly Fisher; and many other international military delegates gathered around the Simulation Centre to officially open the new training facility as part of Rapid Trident 17 Sept. 15, 2017.
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Video: Rapid Trident 2017 - Distinguished Visitors Day

Soldiers at the International Peacekeeping Security Center in Ukraine welcomed distinguished visitors to officially open a new training facility and see demonstrations of their combat capabilities during Rapid Trident 2017.
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Food and Fuel: Logisticians keep Rapid Trident 2017 running

This September, 14 nations are gathered together in Western Ukraine at the Yavoriv Combat Training Center to participate in Exercise Rapid Trident-2017, a two-week exercise designed to test and build Ukraine’s interoperability with NATO allies and partners.
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Multinational Soldiers execute defensive operations during STX

YAVORIV, Ukraine - During a situational training exercise lane, as part of Rapid Trident 17, multinational military forces integrated assets and capabilities to secure a strategic area of operation Sept. 13, 2017, at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center in Yavoriv, Ukraine.
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Video: Situational Training Exercise Lanes

Soldiers at the International Peacekeeping Security Center in Ukraine conducted Situational Training Exercise lanes as part of Rapid Trident 2017.
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Taking Flight with Rapid Trident

The exercises began in 1993, formerly called Peace Shield, in order to assist the very young former Soviet state of Ukraine to join the United Nations.
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Video: Rapid Trident 2017 - Opening Ceremony

NATO Allies and partners gathered at the International Peacekeeping Security Center in Ukraine for the opening ceremony of Rapid Trident 2017.
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US, NATO member nations and partners kick off Rapid Trident 17

YAVORIV, Ukraine - Marie Yovanovitch, U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine; Col. David Jordan, commander of the 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team and the Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine program; and other Ukrainian dignitaries came together to formally open Exercise Rapid Trident 17 in Yavoriv, Ukraine, Sept. 11, 2017.
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Video: Rapid Trident 2017 - Equipment and Personnel Arrive in Ukraine

NATO Allies and partners arrived at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center in Ukraine for exercise Rapid Trident 2017.
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US assets arrive to IPSC in support of Rapid Trident 17

YAVORIV, Ukraine -- National Guard Soldiers deployed to Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine received equipment from 7th Army Training Command in support of exercise Rapid Trident 17, Sept. 8, 2017.
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Nations to Partner for Exercise Rapid Trident 17 in Ukraine

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany (Aug. 14, 2017) -- Exercise Rapid Trident 2017 will take place Sept. 8-23, 2017, at the International Peacekeeping Security Centre near Yavoriv, Ukraine.
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Rapid Trident 2016 in the News

Rapid Trident 2016 involved approximately 2,000 personnel from 13 countries. The exercise took place from June 27-July 8, 2016.



Rapid Trident 2015 in the News

Rapid Trident 2015 involved approximately 1,800 personnel from 18 countries. The exercise took place July 20-31, 2015.



Rapid Trident 2014 in the News

Rapid Trident 2014 involved approximately 1,300 personnel from 15 countries. The exercise took place Sept. 15-26, 2014.



Rapid Trident 2013 in the News

Rapid Trident 2013 involved approximately 1,300 personnel from 17 countries. The exercise took place July 8-19, 2013.



Rapid Trident 2012 in the News

Rapid Trident 2012 involved approximately 1,400 personnel from 16 countries. The exercise took place July 16-27, 2012.



Rapid Trident 2011 in the News

Rapid Trident 2011 involved approximately 1,600 personnel from 13 countries.

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