Air Insertion Exercise in Poland

Approximately 500 Soldiers of the 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) and attached units, Italian Armed Forces and Israeli Defense Forces conducted airborne insertion exercises of personnel and heavy equipment on Miroslawiec Airfield, Poland, June 8, 2018.  The airborne operations were part of Exercise Swift Response 18 taking place in…

Exercising an Amphibious Assault During BALTOPS

KAIRAI, LTHUANIA (June 4, 2018)  U.S. Marines assigned to 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Members of the Romanian 307th Naval Infantry Battalion conduct an amphibious assault during exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2018 in Kairai, Lithuania, June 4.  BALTOPS is the premier annual maritime-focused exercise in…

Finnish President’s First Visit to NATO

11/14/2016: NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed Finnish President Sauli Niinistö to NATO Headquarters for the first time on Wednesday (9 November 2016). The two leaders discussed the security situation in the Baltic region and how to deepen NATO’s close partnership with Finland. Credit Video: NATO Channel

KC-135s Arriving for BALTOPS

06/08/2015: KC-135R's from the 100th Aerial Refueling Wing, RAF Mildenhall, England arrive in Powidz, Poland during BALTOPS 2015. BALTOPS is an annually recurring multinational exercise designed to enhance flexibility and interoperability, as well as demonstrate resolve of allied and partner forces to defend the Baltic region. Credit:65th Air Base Wing:6/5/15…