Enhanced Forward Presence Battlegroup Lithuania deploy to Ex IRON WOLF
RUKLA, Lithuania - The
Brigade-size Field Training Exercise IRON WOLF began with the deployment of
the entire eFP Battlegroup in Lithuania to the Lithuanian Armed Forces military
training area Pabrade, 150 km from their garrison town of Rukla.
On Nov. 6, 2018 at
09.00h, 10 convoys with approximately 350 vehicles – 32 of them on tracks –
moved on two different roads towards Pabrade. The largest single movement of
military vehicles Lithuania has seen for years. The last vehicles arrived in
Pabrade on Nov. 7 at 06.00h.
About 1,400 soldiers
from 6 nations were on the move with all their equipment. The first objective
of the exercise was therefore achieved; proving that the battlegroup is capable
of deploying all their assets to a designated area somewhere away from their
garrison within less than 24 hours.
Lithuania joins their partners participating in the exercise, including the
Lithuanian Great Duchess Birute Uhlan Battalion of the Iron Wolf Brigade. eFP Battlegroups from Estonia, Latvia and
Poland as well as units from other countries are participating. In total 14
nations with about 3,500 soldiers are taking part.
Wolf" is an international exercise designed to evaluate the readiness of
each NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battlegroup Lithuania rotation as well as
one of the brigade's Lithuanian battalions to plan and conduct military
operations. The exercise concludes on Nov. 19.
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