The us military has completed a joint teaching “Winter camp” in Estonia
TALLINN, March 6 — RIA Novosti, Nikolai Adashkevich. A company of infantry of the first battalion of the 68th armored regiment of the US army participated in the joint winter exercise Talvelaager (“Winter camp”), which took place in Estonia from February 27 to March 5, reported on Monday the press service of the Main staff of the Estonian defence Forces.
The exercise was attended by 1,700 soldiers. International troops practiced maneuvers of attack and defense in winter conditions. The Estonian side were involved in the personnel of the first and second infantry brigades of the defence Forces and members of paramilitary voluntary militia”, Kaitseliit” (“Union of defense”) included in the structure of the Ministry of defence of Estonia.
According to the commander of the United States Marines captain Edward Bachar, Estonian soldiers are very motivated, tireless and quickly acquire new knowledge. “I’m glad we were able to cooperate during the exercises,” added Bachar.
Soldiers of the infantry company of the first battalion of the 68th armored regiment of the US army arrived in Estonia in early February. The armament of the company consists of four M1A2 Abrams tanks and 15 infantry fighting vehicles Bradley.
They replaced a company of the 503rd infantry regiment 173rd airborne brigade, arriving in Estonia in the rotation in September 2016. The placement of troops and equipment is part of a new phase of operation Atlantic Resolve — the mission aims to support NATO allies, primarily in the Baltic States and Poland.