Military Exercises

Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - 06:13
U.S. Air Force Airmen and defense force members from Kenya and Uganda concluded training for the first-ever African Partnership Flight in Kenya here June 29, 2016.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 06:36
Central Accord exercises, currently based in Gabon, are preparing African troops for a variety of challenges presented by peacekeeping missions currently active in Africa.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 06:37
More than 1,300 military and police personnel from the Caribbean, United States, Canada, Britain, France, and Mexico, are in Jamaica for Exercise Tradewinds 2016.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 05:52
After a week in the classroom, the American soldiers and their Central African partners are ready to put into practice what they’ve learned as part of the largest, most complex exercise U.S. Army Africa has ever conducted on the African continent.
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 06:52
The Russian military has kept a low profile since NATO kicked off a massive exercise in the Baltic Sea in early June, the head of 6th Fleet said Wednesday. The Russian navy has had a limited presence around forces participated in the annual BALTOPS exercise that features 17 nations in a show of resolve in a region increasingly threatened by Russian aggression. Vice Adm. James Foggo told reporters Wednesday that the Russians have dispatched two spy ships to monitor the exercise and have had planes fly over participating ships, including Foggo’s flagship, the Mount Whitney, “at altitude,” he added.
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 06:56
Assets from Canada, France, Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados and the United States participated in the joint gunnery exercise, which trains ship crews in the delivery of weapons fire from .50 caliber machine guns and 20MM auto-cannons.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 06:40
Georgia has had to drop out of large-scale NATO military exercises because some of the soldiers slated to go were diagnosed with chicken pox. This might not be a particularly newsworthy development for most countries but for Georgia, whose NATO membership aspirations are the foundation of its foreign policy, the episode has been controversial and embarrassing.
Monday, June 13, 2016 - 06:43
US and Romanian naval vessels begin joint exercises on Monday to enhance NATO’s maritime interoperability on the Black Sea, manoeuvres met with suspicion by Russia. The destroyer USS Porter will drill with the Romanian frigate Queen Maria, and other ships, through Friday, according to the Romanian Navy. The US ship entered the Black Sea last week.
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 06:12
The U.S. Army’s 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment recently completed a validation exercise confirming Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa’s ability to plan and support the East African Response Force mission May 27, 2016, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti.
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 06:08
Twenty-two African partner nations and nine international partners gathered in Naples, Italy for the 2016 Africa Partnership Station Annual Planning Conference held from 3-6 May. The U.S. Naval Forces Africa (NAVAF) hosted the event which enables coastal African participants to build maritime security capacity through security force assistance events and engagements.