US Embassy’s Thompson praises cooperation of multinational forces in military exercises in Romania

US Embassy’s Thompson praises cooperation of multinational forces in military exercises in Romania

The collaboration between Romanian and American armed forces in military exercises is an example for both countries, Charge d’affaires ad interim Dean Thompson of the US Embassy in Romania asserted on Tuesday, at the firing range of the Romanian Marines Battalion of Babadag. He was there on the Distinguished Visitors Day of the Platinum Eagle 15 multinational training module.

Thompson pointed out the troops were trained to fight in real combat; he voiced his highest appreciation for the Romanian, Bulgarian and American troops for working together and for supporting each other in a beautiful example of collaboration.

Platinum Eagle 15 is a part of the training within the Black Sea Rotational Force (BSRF). More than 750 soldiers of Bulgaria, Romania and the United States participate to increase their professional capabilities and the interoperability.

“It is a unique exercise, as it gathers all categories of forces — land, air and naval. The exercises planned for this year will continue; they are welcome, as some of them were long overdue. The commanders told me there was no Danube River crossing mission on a pontoon bridge since 2008,” Defence Minister Mircea Dusa declared. More…