Norwegian F-16s Fly with RAF Typhoons in Baltic Air Policing Role

05/27/2015: NATO Baltic air policing flight over Lithuania as seen in May 2015. Norwegian Air Force F -16 fighter jets fly alongside Typhoon fighters from RAF while they fulfill their Baltic air policing role. Credit: Natochannel:5/21/15 According to an RAF story published on May 13, 2015: RAF Typhoon jets operating…

Baltic Battalion Prepares for NATO Response Force

04/22/2015: The Baltic Battalion -- not to be confused with the Battalion of the same name formed in the 1990’s – is a new initiative combining Estonian, Latvia and Lithuanian forces. In 2014, the battalion began preparations for the 2016 rotation of the NATO Response Force (NRF) and is due…

Canadian and US Soldiers Train in Latvia With Latvian Soldiers

03/04/2015: Working with Latvian partners, Canadian and American soldiers experience winter conditions, training to spot enemy positions and call in indirect fire support at Adazi training grounds in Latvia, as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve. Credit:Natochannel:2/26/15

Resuming Atlantic Resolve Training in Eastern Europe

01/13/2015: Soldiers from the 3rd Squadron, 2d Cavalry Regiment arrive in Latvia for Operation Atlantic Resolve to live and train with NATO partners and allies. Credit:2nd Cavalry Regiment:1/12/15 According to an article by Cheryl Pellerin published January 12, 2015 on the DoD website: U.S. Army troops resumed Operation Atlantic Resolve…

The Soviet Legacy: Why Latvia Worries About Today’s Russia

10/25/2014: NATO Review looks inside the KGB prison where Latvians were locked up, tortured or killed. In this video, Latvians discuss how they were affected by Soviet occupation. Latvians are concerned with the prospects of history being repeated.  Credit: Natochannel:10/16/14 See the discussion by a Latvian researcher of the Russian way…

Steadfast Javelin II Canadian Air Assault

09/10/2014: Night vision footage of Royal Canadian Regiment soldiers loading into U.S. Army CH-47 Chinook helicopters and conducting an air assault operation. Steadfast Javelin II is a NATO exercise involving over 2,000 troops from 10 nations, and takes place across Estonia, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland. The exercise focuses on…

Steadfast Javelin II Exfiltration Operation: Inserting Canadian Forces into the Baltics

09/10/2014: A C-130H Hercules aircrew from the 142nd Airlift Squadron, Delaware Air National Guard, transports U.S. and Royal Canadian Army paratroopers for an airfield seizure operation at Lielvarde Air Base, Latvia as part of Steadfast Javelin II, September 5, 2014. Steadfast Javelin II is a NATO exercise involving over 2,000…