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. This year's exercise will be the validation phase for the Ministry of Defense unit undergoing training under the Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine program. The exercise is being held at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center (IPSC) in Yavoriv, Ukraine, and will be conducted June 27-July 8, 2016.

Rapid Trident supports interoperability among Ukraine, the U.S., NATO and Partnership for Peace member nations. This year, 14 countries are taking part in the exercise with participation of approximately 2,000 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 Ukraine, United States, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Georgia, Great Britain, Moldova, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Romania, Sweden and Turkey. The Rapid Trident exercise comes at the explicit request of the Ukrainian government and military.

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Video: Rapid Trident Opening Ceremony

Rapid Trident is an exercise aimed at building interoperability among Ukraine, the U.S., NATO allies, and other Partnership for Peace nations.
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