Updated: 19-Jun-2002 Week of 17-23 June 2002

17 June 2002

Exercise Cooperative Best Effort 2002

A NATO peace support exercise is currently taking place in T'bilisi, Georgia, 17- 28 June. Personnel from six NATO and ten Partner countries are training to improve interoperability and effectiveness in the field, while learning light infantry skills from each other and exchanging basic knowledge on the conduct of such operations.

In addition to the military facet of the exercise, a multinational medical facility has been fed into the scenario to provide medical assistance to the local population. This annual field exercise is scheduled by the Commander-in-Chief, Allied Forces Southern Europe (CINCSOUTH), Admiral Gregory G. Johnson, and is being executed by the Commander, Joint Command Southeast (COMJCSOUTHEAST), General Oktar Ataman.

Additional information:
  • IMS Exercise Announcement: NATO and Partner Nations Conduct Field Training Exercise "Cooperative Best Effort 2002" - 11 June 2002