Riga, June 6, 2016 – Ambassador Nancy Pettit will visit Latgale today to participate in U.S.-NATO Dragoon Ride II events with Latvian Minister of Defense Raimonds Bergmanis and Daugavpils Mayor Jānis Lāčplēsis in Daugavpils. She will also visit Silmala to help launch a renovation project funded by the United States European Command (USEUCOM), in partnership with U.S. Embassy Riga, Latvian National Armed Forces and Rēzekne Regional Council. On Tuesday, Ambassador Pettit will tour other parts of Latgale and meet with local leaders in Rezekne and Ludza.
Dragoon Ride II is a vehicle road march using Stryker Combat Vehicles and support vehicles from Rose Barracks, Germany, to Tapa, Estonia, May 27 through June 15. The convoy will demonstrate the ability to rapidly move a regiment-sized convoyed along two routes and through six countries, covering more than 2,400 kilometers.