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NATO battlegroup wraps up 1000 km cycle tour across Estonia

Personnel from NATO’s enhanced forward presence battlegroup in Estonia recently wrapped up a 1,000 km cycle tour across the country. The tour, called “NATO Velo”, began on 17 June in Tallinn with around 50 NATO soldiers and officers from 10 Allied nations.
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NATO briefs on forward presence at OSCE Forum for Security Co-operation

At a virtual meeting of the OSCE’s Forum for Security Co-operation (FSC) on Wednesday (27 January 2021), senior officials from NATO Headquarters and Allied governments briefed on the history, evolution and future of NATO’s forward presence in the eastern and south-eastern part of the Alliance.
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Meet Captain Boris, who stands ready to defend his Ally, Lithuania

Captain Boris serves in the Régiment de Marche du Tchad, a French Army infantry regiment made up of marine forces that contributes to NATO’s enhanced forward presence in Lithuania. There, he commands around one hundred infantry troops.
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NATO Allies practise close air support in Lithuania

Troops from NATO’s enhanced Forward Presence Battlegroup in Lithuania are training together with British and Spanish pilots from the Alliance’s Baltic Air Policing mission. The training, which began on Monday (11 May 2020) and wraps up this week, provides an opportunity to improve close air support and air crew procedures and skills.
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NATO Allies wrap up exercise Engineer Thunder 2019

Engineer Thunder 2019, a major Lithuanian-led exercise, wrapped up in Pabrade on Friday (13 September 2019). The exercise, which began on 4 September, mobilised troops from NATO’s enhanced forward presence battlegroup in Lithuania, as well as combat engineers from Latvia, Poland and the United States.
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French troops join NATO battlegroup in Estonia

Around 300 French soldiers have joined NATO’s enhanced Forward Presence battlegroup in Tapa, Estonia. On Thursday (16 May 2019), a ceremony took place in Tapa to mark the transfer of authority from Belgium to France.
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NATO battlegroup exercises in Lithuania

NATO’s multinational battlegroup in Lithuania began exercise Eager Leopard in Pabrade on Wednesday (17 April 2019). The exercise mobilises around 650 troops, including Czech, Dutch, German and Norwegian forces. It provides an opportunity for the battlegroup to enhance its readiness, testing its ability to deploy troops and equipment.
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Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group visits the Black Sea

NATO’s countermine group 2 pulled into the Black Sea on Tuesday (19 February 2019) for a routine programme of port visits and exercises. As part of their patrol, the group will participate in exercise Poseidon, an annual mine countermeasures drill hosted by Romania and Bulgaria.
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NATO forces conduct cold weather training in Lithuania

Dutch and Czech forces from one of NATO’s battlegroups in the eastern part of the Alliance are taking part in cold weather training in Lithuania. This month, soldiers are learning how to survive in extreme weather conditions.
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Eight Allies join forces in Romania for Exercise SCORPIONS FURY 18

Around 1,800 troops from NATO Allies Bulgaria, Canada, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Romania and Spain are taking part in the Romania-led exercise SCORPIONS FURY 18 from 5 to 16 November.

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