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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'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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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.