11 June 2002
NATO and Partner Nations
Conduct Field Training
Exercise "Cooperative Best Effort 2002"
Exercise Cooperative Best Effort 2002 (CBE 2002) will take
place in T'bilisi, Georgia from 17-28 June 2002.
Personnel from six NATO and nine Partner nations will form
a multinational battalion that will train and improve their
interoperability through the exchange of light infantry skills
in a peace support operations scenario. In addition to the military
training tasks, a multinational medical facility will be established
as part of the exercise to offer medical care to the local population.
Participating NATO nations in the exercise are: Canada, Greece,
Hungary, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States of
America. The Partner Nations involved in CBE 2002 are: Armenia,
Austria, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Lithuania, Moldova,
Romania, and Ukraine.
CBE 2002 is the main annual field training exercise at a multinational
small unit level in the Southern Region held in the framework
of the Partnership for Peace program. It is one of a series
aimed at fostering understanding and interoperability between
NATO and Partner nations and improving effectiveness in the
field. It is designed to enhance military interoperability through
a variety of peace support operation tasks, providing basic
knowledge of the conduct of such operations and serving as an
important building block to higher-level land exercises.
CBE 02 is scheduled by the Commander-in-Chief, Allied Forces
Southern Europe (CINCSOUTH), Admiral Gregory G. Johnson, and
will be executed by the Commander, Joint Command Southeast (COMJCSOUTHEAST),
General Oktar Ataman, as part of the yearly programme of Southern
Region training activities conducted in 2002.
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