NATO conducts largest medical exercise
26 NATO Allies and 13 partners are currently participating in exercise Vigorous Warrior 2019, NATO’s largest medical exercise in its history. Held in Romania, the exercise brings together more than 2,500 participants and offers a unique opportunity to test medical responses to military incidents, from small arms fire to radiation exposure.
“Vigorous Warrior 19 is NATO's biggest military-medical exercise so far. It allows all 39 participating NATO and partner nations to exercise together in a realistic Article 3 and 5 scenario, provide a never-before-seen opportunity to train along civilian assets, and the experiences we gather during the exercise will inform NATO's medical realm for years to come,” said Colonel Dr. Laszlo Fazekas, Director of the NATO Centre of Excellence for Military Medicine.
The Vigorous Warrior exercise series is organised by the NATO Centre of Excellence for Military Medicine together with a different host nation every two years.