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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Can Do Battalion Completes Successful Mission in Ukraine

YAVORIV, Ukraine—The Soldiers of 3rd battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division arrived here in the cold of winter and left here on a chilly summer evening July 9 after successfully completing nearly six months of support to the Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine.
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Rapid Trident 16 concludes with closing ceremony

YAVORIV, Ukraine -- Exercise Rapid Trident 16 concluded today with a closing ceremony held at the parade grounds at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center in Yavoriv, Ukraine.
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California NG and Ukraine; 23 years of partnership

YAVORIV, Ukraine - The relationship between the California National Guard and Ukraine is only two years younger than modern Ukraine.
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Video: Rapid Trident Distinguished Visitors

The exercise is a regional command post and field training exercise that involves about 2,000 Soldiers from 13 different nations, being held at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center in Yavoriv, Ukraine June 27 - July 8, 2016.
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Distinguished Visitor Day at Rapid Trident 16

YAVORIV, Ukraine – The Deputy Commander of U.S. Army Europe Maj. Gen. Timothy McGuire, Ukrainian Army Land Forces Lt. Gen. Ruslan Khomchak, and dignitaries from the other 11 nations participating in Exercise Rapid Trident 16 visited the training site in Yavoriv, Ukraine today.
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Video: Rapid Trident 16 Observe Control and Train

The exercise is a regional command post and field training exercise that involves about 2,000 Soldiers from 13 different nations, being held at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center in Yavoriv, Ukraine June 27-July 8, 2016.
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Building strong bonds in Ukraine

YAVORIV, Ukraine - At most U.S. combat training centers Observer Controller Trainers are as much of the landscape as the trees, they simply come with the territory.
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Video: Rapid Trident Security Operations

As part of Rapid Trident Ukrainian soldiers conduct Security Operations.
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Congressional staff delegation visit U.S. Forces in Ukraine

YAVORIV, Ukraine-Professional staff members from the House Defense Appropriations Committee visited U.S. forces here June 29 th to observe current efforts to develop defense capabilities and NATO interoperability in Ukraine.
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Training kicks off at Rapid Trident 16

YAVORIV, Ukraine - His fingers wove together as he clasped his hands behind his head kneeling in the dirt road, the scene of the crime.
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Video: Rapid Trident Enhanced Maneuver Training

As part of Rapid Trident, the U.S. military works closely with the Ukrainians to train on Traffic Control Points (TCP's), train on Advanced Medical Care, and Movement to Contact during the Enhanced Maneuver Training portion of the exercise.
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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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US, allied and partner nations gather in Ukraine for Rapid Trident 16

YAVORIV, Ukraine-Rapid Trident 16, an exercise involving the U.S., Ukraine and 11 additional NATO and Partnership for Peace nations, officially kicked off at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center here Monday.
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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.