Exercise Rapid Trident 2011 boasts multi-national airborne operations

July 8, 2011

U.S. Army Europe Public Affairs

HEIDELBERG, Germany ­- Rapid Trident 2011 is a U.S. Army Europe led, multi-national exercise scheduled for July 25 – Aug. 5 at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center in Yavoriv, Ukraine. It is designed to promote regional stability and security, strengthen international military partnering and foster trust while improving interoperability between participating nations.

Rapid Trident 11 involves approximately 1,600 personnel and will consist of multi-national airborne operations, a situational training exercise and a field training exercise.  In addition to the U.S. Army Europe and Ukraine, participants include: Latvia, Belarus, Moldova, Slovenia, Canada, Poland, Serbia, the UK, Lithuania, Estonia, California and Utah National Guard and U.S. Air Force Europe.

Rapid Trident supports interoperability among Ukraine, the United States, NATO and Partnership for Peace member nations. This exercise will help prepare participants to operate successfully in a joint, multinational, integrated environment with host- nation support from civil and governmental agencies.

Rapid Trident is a part of U.S. European Command’s Joint Training and Exercise Program, designed to enhance joint combined interoperability with allied and partner nations.

The exercise also supports Ukraine’s Annual National Program to achieve interoperability with NATO and commitments made in the annual NATO-Ukraine work plan.

Media day for Rapid Trident 11 is scheduled for July 28, where interested outlets will have the opportunity to see a multi-national airborne operation and various training events. Please RSVP to DLPAOP&P@eur.army.mil or +49 (0) 6221-57-6753 by July 24.