U.S. Marines Rescue French Simulated Downed Pilot

01/28/2016
01/28/2016: U.S. Marines with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa extract a notional French downed pilot during a tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel exercise, Dec. 7 near Albacete, Spain. TRAP exercise was a part of a month-long Tactical Leadership Programme Flying Course, designed to train fighter jet pilots from…

NATO’S Quick Deployable Command Center

01/01/2016
01/01/2016: The Allied Rapid Reaction Corps (ARRC) is NATO’s quick deployable command centre. The ARRC is usually based in Gloucester UK, however it is seen deployed in Lielvarde, Latvia on exercise Arrcade Fusion. Commanded by Lieutenant General Tim Evans, the exercise tests the ARRC’s ability to set up a large headquarters…

Trident Juncture at Sea

11/02/2015
11/02/2015: NATO warships have lined up to within just a few hundred feet of each other and taken part in a complicated group exercise for Exercise Trident Juncture 15. The movement was captured by Royal Navy photographers as part of Officer of the Watch Maneuvers – a difficult task that tests…

Trident Juncture 2015 Overview

11/02/2015
11/02/2015: Russian Observers visited a training area in Teulada during the NATO Exercise Trident Juncture 2015. LTC Yuri Praskovin, the Inspector Team Leader, COL Valentin Barykin, LTC Oleg Lozhkyn and 1st LT Yuri Sukhanov attended. Turkish F16 fighter pilots conduct training sorties from the Los Llanos airbase, as part of…

Netherlands Maritime Forces Conduct Amphibious Landing Training

10/29/2015
10/29/2015: The Royal Netherlands Navy is preparing for participation in the NATO Response Force (NRF) by conducting amphibious landing training off the coast of Spain as part of Exercise Trident Juncture 2015. The Netherlands is commanding an amphibious task force during the exercise, consisting of a maritime staff aboard the…

Trident Juncture Kicks Off LIVEX

10/23/2015
10/23/2015: The live portion of Trident Juncture – NATO’s biggest exercise in over a decade, kicks off today. Portuguese “Fuzileiros” Marines and U.S. Marines put forces ashore in a beach in Pinheiro da Cruz from the USS Arlington in an amphibious assault training exercise. Meanwhile in San Gregorio, Spain, the Baltic…