October 16 sees the start of the annual 'Silver Arrow' military exercises, Latvia's largest of the year.
Latvia's Defence Ministry was quick to point out October 10 that the budget submitted to Saeima will see the country's commitment to defense spending hitting the NATO recommended minimum of 2% of GDP, as previously planned.
NATO's busy cinematographic department has another one-reel feature ready to roll, this time telling the story of a deep-sea bomb disposal expert named Edgars.
The United States Army on October 4 posted a short film to its official YouTube channel showing its soldiers and those of allied NATO countries performing live-fire drills in Latvia as part of exercise 'Bayonet Shield'.
The first batch of a total 47 self-propelled howitzers bought by Latvia from Austria arrived on Latvian soil October 1, the Defense Ministry said October 2.
Latvia's state mobile company, Latvijas Mobilais Telefons (LMT), together with the Defense Ministry and the Riga Technical University, has come up with a prototype app that allows identification of enemy troops and military equipment, LMT president Juris Binde told Latvian Television September 21.
The Latvian parliament, the Saeima, on September 21 formally approved the participation of the Netherlands in the Riga-based NATO Strategic Communications Center of Excellence (NATO STRATCOMCOE)
With the start of the so-called 'active' phase of Russia and Belarus' ZAPAD military drills just across the Latvian border, the Security Police are reminding the public that they can report any suspicious activity involving potential little green men.
Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs said September 14 that while the ZAPAD military exercises being conducted just across the border by Russia and Belarus are not expected to turn into genuine military conflict, they could spawn other attempts to test NATO's resolve.
While international attention is focused on the threat posed by the ZAPAD 2017 military exercises being conducted by by Russia and Belarus along the borders of the Baltic states, Latvia's armed forces on September 9 identified a more imminent, clear and present danger to national security: mushroom pickers.
F-16 jets of the Belgian Air Force got an early scramble when they were called to conduct an intercept over the Baltic Sea within hours of taking over Baltic Air Policing duties in Ämari, Estonia on September 5.
The NATO Strategic Communications Center of Excellence in Riga (STRATCOMCOE) has produced a report suggesting a large amount of social media traffic in the Baltic states, in both Russian and English, is produced by automatically-operated accounts or 'bots'.
The international mine clearance and ordnance disposal exercise Open Spirit 2017 has resulted in disposal of 58 explosive remnants of war found in the Baltic Sea, the Latvian Defense Ministry said.
While international media may be all a-flutter about the large ZAPAD military exercises being conducted by Russia and Belarus close to the borders of the Baltic states, Latvia continues to host other smaller but no less important NATO drills.
On August 29 the government decided to raise the wages of Latvian soldiers and officers by €50. They will be paid €520 a month starting October 1.
When he's not planning a pincer movement or checking everyone has their berets on straight, there's nothing Latvia's Chief of Defense likes more than a nice bit of Abstract Expressionism.
NATO's Canadian-led battlegroup in Latvia is now fully operational, and the Canadian Armed Forces have settled in.
Latvian researcher Mārtiņš Kaprāns has produced another excellent summary of the various lies and half-truths directed in Latvia's direction during the last few weeks.
Latvia has signed a deal with Denmark to buy an unspecified quantity of Stinger ground-to-air missiles from Denmark.
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.