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Event and DescriptionDatesLocation

KFOR ST IV 19 (NATO)

Conducted to familiarize future Key Leaders of HQ KFOR with their new tasks, the overall situation in KFOR AOR (Area of Responsibility), and to prepare a smooth transition without loss of continuity.


8 - 16 DecemberKosovo

NAPLES RESERVE II 19 (NATO)

To orient and prepare the ORF (Operational Reserve Forces) Battalion's key personnel for a possible operation in the AOO (area of operations). To reinforce KFOR in the AOO coinciding with relevant events, to demonstrate NATO's capability to reinforce the forces in theatre.


1 - 30 DecemberKosovo

RAMSTEIN GUARD 1 20 (NATO)

The NATO Electronic Warfare Force Integration Programme is a means to exercise the NATO designated regional elements of NATO’s Integrated Air and Missile Defence System conducted through the CAOCs (Combined Air Operation Centre) while also including some national systems and assets. It is designed to train Air Command Ramstein and subordinate units on the reporting/ coordination requirements while exposing them to a wide variety of EW (Electronic Warfare) tactics and techniques in a controlled environment.


12 - 16 JanuaryNorway

GRIFFIN FORCE I 2020 (NATO Force Structure Exercise)

EX GRFE I-20 aims to bring together Stand-up VJTF (Very High Readiness Joint Task Force) (Land), HQs, HRN (Host Receiving Nation) and all respective stakeholders in order to initiate logistic planning and preparation process and build a foundation for a continued cooperation between HQ's, HRN, incoming forces and all other enablers.


20 - 22 JanuaryEstonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland

RS (Resolute Support) TE I 20 (NATO)

To train the incoming CSE (Command Staff Element) of the HQ RSM (Resolute Support Mission) and prepare them for operations in Afghanistan. The 4 blocks of training include: Mission Specific Training (MST), Functional Systems Training (FST) and Functional Area Training (FAT), Battle Staff Training (BST) and Two-Tier Mission Rehearsal Exercise (MRE).


21 - 30 JanuaryPoland

DYNAMIC MOVE I 20 (NATO)

To exercise Naval Mine Warfare (NMW) tactics and procedures, the Allied Worldwide Navigational System (AWNIS) and Naval Cooperation and Guidance for Shipping (NCAGS) procedures in order to enhance participants' ability to conduct littoral and amphibious operations.


26 January - 7 FebruaryBelgium

RAMSTEIN GUARD 2 20 (NATO)

The NATO Electronic Warfare Force Integration Programme is a means to exercise the NATO designated regional elements of NATO’s Integrated Air and Missile Defence System conducted through the CAOCs (Combined Air Operation Centre) while also including some national systems and assets. It is designed to train Air Command Ramstein and subordinate units on the reporting/ coordination requirements while exposing them to a wide variety of EW (Electronic Warfare) tactics and techniques in a controlled environment.


9 - 13 FebruaryDenmark

DYNAMIC GUARD I - L20 (NATO)

To maintain the level of proficiency in SNMG1 (Standing NATO Maritime Group) assigned units when not committed in NATO current operations and NRF operations.


10 - 15 FebruaryNorway

BRILLIANT BLAST 20 (NATO)

To provide CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear) W&R (Warning and Reporting) training via Internet.


24 - 29 FebruaryHQ's Static Locations

DYNAMIC MANTA - L 20 (NATO)

To exercise submarine warfare and ASW (Antisubmarine Warfare) war-fighting capabilities for submarines, ASW surface units and maritime aircraft in order to conduct sea control and sea denial related naval tasks in preparation for future collective defence and crisis response operations.


24 February - 7 MarchItaly

NATO ADVISORY LIAISON TEAM PRE-DEPLOYMENT TRAINING (NALT) I 20 (NATO)

Increase advisory proficiency and capability/enhance advisor understanding of capacity building.


1 - 16 MarchKosovo

RAMSTEIN DUST I 20 (NATO)

To exercise the deployment in a simulated NATO-approved operation being able to control air missions, to provide area air surveillance and the production of a Recognized Air Picture (RAP), to execute other tactical control functions under the direction of a CAOC (Combined Air Operation Centre)/DCAOC (Deployable Combined Air Operation Centre) or as an independent Air Command and Control function.


1 March - 21 May (TBD)TBD

RAMSTEIN GUARD 3 20 (NATO)

The NATO Electronic Warfare Force Integration Programme is a means to exercise the NATO designated regional elements of NATO’s Integrated Air and Missile Defence System conducted through the CAOCs (Combined Air Operation Centre) while also including some national systems and assets. It is designed to train Air Command Ramstein and subordinate units on the reporting/ coordination requirements while exposing them to a wide variety of EW (Electronic Warfare) tactics and techniques in a controlled environment.


8 - 12 MarchItaly

KFOR ST I 20 (NATO)

Conducted to familiarize future Key Leaders of HQ KFOR with their new tasks, the overall situation in KFOR AOR (Area of Responsibility), and to prepare a smooth transition without loss of continuity.


10 - 18 MarchBosnia and Herzegovina

TRIDENT JUPITER 19 - 2 (NATO)

TRJU19 is Article 5 high intensity operation exercises to train the NRF (NATO Response Force) package and evaluate the NRF20 Component Commands planning and conducting a force entry operation, involving appropriate regional NATO C2 and NNEs (non-NATO entities).


24 March - 2 AprilEurope

BRILLIANT JUMP I 20 (NATO)

To test the activation of the VJTF (Very High Readiness Joint Task Force), the collaborative deployment planning, and the readiness and mounting functions for the VJTF.


13 - 24 AprilNetherlands

RAMSTEIN GUARD 4 20 (NATO)

The NATO Electronic Warfare Force Integration Programme is a means to exercise the NATO designated regional elements of NATO’s Integrated Air and Missile Defence System conducted through the CAOCs (Combined Air Operation Centre) while also including some national systems and assets. It is designed to train Air Command Ramstein and subordinate units on the reporting/ coordination requirements while exposing them to a wide variety of EW (Electronic Warfare) tactics and techniques in a controlled environment.


20 - 24 AprilHungary, Slovenia

RAMSTEIN ALLOY 20 1 (NATO)

To promote NATO and PfP coordination, enhance relations between air forces in the region and develop interoperability, to exercise rotational Baltic Air Policing (BAP) Quick Reaction Alert (Intercept)(QRA(I)) and regional partner air forces.


20 - 22 AprilLithuania

DYNAMIC MERCY - L20 (NATO)

To exercise through peacetime live and synthetic SAR (Sea Air Rescue) scenarios essential cross-region cooperation/interaction between military and civilian Rescue Coordination Centres and mobile SAR units.


29 April - 11 MayBaltic Sea

RAMSTEIN GUARD 5 20 (NATO)

The NATO Electronic Warfare Force Integration Programme is a means to exercise the NATO designated regional elements of NATO’s Integrated Air and Missile Defence System conducted through the CAOCs (Combined Air Operation Centre) while also including some national systems and assets. It is designed to train Air Command Ramstein and subordinate units on the reporting/ coordination requirements while exposing them to a wide variety of EW (Electronic Warfare) tactics and techniques in a controlled environment.


3 - 7 MayBelgium

RS KLT I 20 (Resolute Support Key Leader Training I 20) (NATO)

To prepare Key Leaders for their role and responsibilities prior to their deployment to RSM (Resolute Support Mission), including team building.


6 - 14 MayThe Netherlands

RAMSTEIN ALTERNATE 20 (NATO)

To exercise the procedures and ensure the ability of CAOC (Combined Air Operation Centre) personnel to conduct daily ops missions in accordance with the concept of Operations for Alliance Air Command and Control (AIR C2 CONOPS).


11 - 14 MayGermany

DYNAMIC MASTERMIND (DYMD) Tier1 (NATO)

Train and verify NATO ASW (Anti-submarine Warfare), command, control, coordination and liaison to keep sufficient Maritime Situational Awareness in the underwater domain in NATO Area of Responsibility.


11 - 15 MayUnited Kingdom

RAMSTEIN GUARD 6 20 (NATO)

The NATO Electronic Warfare Force Integration Programme is a means to exercise the NATO designated regional elements of NATO’s Integrated Air and Missile Defence System conducted through the CAOCs (Combined Air Operation Centre) while also including some national systems and assets. It is designed to train Air Command Ramstein and subordinate units on the reporting/ coordination requirements while exposing them to a wide variety of EW (Electronic Warfare) tactics and techniques in a controlled environment.


17 - 21 MayPortugal

STEADFAST FOUNT 20 (NATO)

Practice and validate NATO Response Force movement planning/deployment procedures and provide training and practical use of ADAMS software.


18 - 22 MayBelgium

DACIAN LANCER 20 (NFS Exercise)

To maintain the operational capacity of HQ MND-SE regarding the planning and execution of joint and multinational military operations while deployed.


18 - 22 MayBulgaria and Romania

DYNAMIC MONARCH - L20 (NATO)

To train and demonstrate that NATO, in participation with others submarine operating nations, can co-operate in life saving operations from a distressed submarine, including all medical aspects involved in a submarine disaster.


18 May - 30 June (TBD)TBD

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