Latvian troops will join 'Agile Spirit' exercises in Georgia

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Latvian troops will be among  around 2,500 personnel taking part in a Georgian Defense Forces and U.S. Army Europe and Africa cooperatively-led, joint multinational exercise occurring July 26 through Aug 6 in Georgia

Dubbed 'Agile Spirit', the brigade-level exercise will incorporate a simulated command post exercise, field training, and joint multinational, battalion-level combined arms live-fire exercises.

"Agile Spirit 2021 enhances U.S., Georgian, allied and regional partner forces’ readiness and interoperability in a realistic training environment," said a release from the US Army.

First conducted in Georgia in 2011, Agile Spirit was initially an annual U.S. Marine Forces Europe exercise between U.S. and Georgian military forces. Beginning in 2018, Agile Spirit transitioned to a biennial U.S. Army Europe and Africa exercise, part of U.S. European Command’s Joint Exercise Program, executed in odd number years.

Approximately 2,500 military personnel from 15 allied and partner forces will participate from the following nations: Georgia (host nation), Estonia, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Italy, and Azerbaijan.

Of the military personnel, about 700 are U.S. service members, around 1,600 are Georgian personnel, and approximately 250 are from other participating nations.

The footage below is from the last Agile Spirit exercise in 2019.

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