U.S. Soldiers in August to Participate in Two Military Exercises in Latvia

Riga, August 5, 2016 – U.S. soldiers will take part in two military exercises in August together with the Latvian Home Guard.

Joint military exercise Rušonica 2016 will take place in Rēzekne County August 4-7. American soldiers from the U.S. Army’s 3rd Infantry Division from Georgia that are currently deployed to Latvia as part of Atlantic Resolve will train with the Latvian National Guard 35th Logistics Battalion’s high-readiness company and 34th Artillery Battalion.

National Guard military exercise Strong Guard 2016 (Lielais zobens 2016) will take place in Tukums County August 8-14. American troops from the Michigan National Guard will train with Latvian National Guard Region One’s five battalions and Lithuanian National Guard.