The annual 'Open Spirit' naval exercises in the Baltic Sea are underway with vessels from several different navies operating in Latvian waters.
On August 13 additional soldiers and equipment of the Canadian military arrived at the port of Riga to join those already in place as part of NATO's 'enhanced Forward Presence' (eFP, sic) multinational battlegroup.
A street in the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, Michigan, U.S., has been named after Sergeant Voldemars Ansevics, a Latvian soldier who died in the line of duty while participating in the international military operation in Afghanistan in 2009, according to sargs.lv, the military news portal of the Latvian Defense Ministry.
Latvia's Ministry of Defense is calling for the establishment of an official 'Soldiers' Day' on the national calendar in addition to the existing Lāčplēsis Day on November 11 when people traditionally remember military personnel.
The Latvian Defense Ministry has received an invitation from Belarus to send two military observers to ZAPAD 2017, a military exercise to be held jointly by Russia and Belarus in September this year, the ministry told the LETA news agency August 2.
Latvia's Institute of International Affairs (LIIA) has helped produce a new book on the rising phenomenon of digital warfare and the use of robots, drones and other pieces of equipment in a military context.
Latvia's Defense Ministry issued a stinging rebuke to an Italian photojournalist July 28, accusing him of a "classic provocation" and distributing "misleading information" about the Jaunsardze (Young Guard, Latvia's military cadet organization).
A Russian citizen has been arrested for flying a drone over the Ministry of Defense building, the ministry said July 25.
July 24 sees the start of the 'Baltic bikini 2017' in Latvia, which despite its name is not a politically incorrect beauty pageant but drills involving military and civilian personnel in Liepāja on the west coast.
On July 10 the Latvian National Armed Forces (NBS) turns 98, closing in to a respectable hundred years of age.
The latest in a regular roundup of Kremlin disinformation stories about the Baltic states includes a nice summary of comments by Russia's ambassador to Latvia.
US President Donald Trump publicly endorsed NATO's one-for-all-and-all-for-one mutual defense pact during a keynote speech in Warsaw on Thursday, seeking to ease allies' concerns that the US safety net had frayed.
Latvia's national armed forces (NBS) reported July 6 on the presence of several Russian naval vessels not far from the national border in Latvia's exclusive economic zone of the Baltic Sea.
NATO's Strategic Communications Center of Excellence (STRATCOMCOE) holds a two-day conference at the Latvian National Library July 5 and 6.
NATO's Riga-based Strategic Communications Center of Excellence (STRATCOMCOE for short) is holding a two-day conference this week.
The global ransomware Petya has affected several Latvian retail chains, say cyber security guardians at Cert.lv.
More than a half (59 percent) of Latvia's citizens are in favor of the creation of an EU army, according to the Eurobarometer survey carried out in April this year.
Latvia is considering sending additional forces to Aghanistan as part of the international military presence in the country, according to Defense Minister Raimonds Bergmanis.
Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis met with NATO General secretary Jens Stoltenberg on June 19, in Riga, receiving a briefing on the launch of NATO's enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) and the forthcoming Zapad exercises due to take place in Russia and Belarus, and which have set some security analysts and military personnel speculating about possible incursions.
Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg is paying a visit to Latvia June 19 and used the occasion to insist the alliance had a highly effective defensive system in place.
With the arrival of the first main contingent of Canadian troops in Latvia as part of the NATO enhanced forward presence (eFP), Canadian media has been reporting extensively on the mission.
NATO's reinforcement of Latvia grew by around 400 personnel over the weekend with the arrival of fresh troops from both Canada and Spain.
A fresh batch of Canadian military personnel will leave for Latvia on June 9, Canada's military said in a release June 7.
Surf was up near Ventspils June 6 with US forces putting on a show of their capabilities that included the USS Arlington, a B-52 bomber, hovercraft and amphibious landing vehicles.
The three Baltic Defense Ministers concluded a two-day meeting in Latvia's eastern Latgale region June 2, issuing a communique that contained little that is new but effectively reiterated their joint commitment to regional security.
Members of the public are being warned not be disturbed by the sight of troop and military equipment movements over the next two weeks as the US-led 'Saber Strike 2017' military exercises begin in earnest.
NATO troops are likely to remain stationed in the Baltics and Poland until 2022, Polish President Andrzej Duda said at a summit of the military alliance in Brussels, reported Radio Poland on May 26.
US marines have landed military vehicles on Ventspils beach, according to the National Allied Forces.
Latvia's National Armed Forces said May 23 they had spotted a selection of Russian naval craft in Latvia's exclusive economic zone in the Baltic Sea.