Held in Ādaži, exercise Winter Shield provided ready and postured, combat-credible forces through multinational training and security cooperation activities.
This exercise in an outstanding opportunity for us to really demonstrate the interoperability we have; to be able to take Latvians, Americans, Czechs, Spanish and many others that all work together,
the Canadian Army Lieutenant Colonel John Benson, Commander NATO eFP Battlegroup Latvia, stated.
Winter Shield saw Allies performing multiple tasks which all worked towards improving tactical and technical proficiency during day and night operations. Apart from troops operating within the enhanced Forward Presence framework, the exercise was attended by soldiers with the U.S. 1st Infantry Division.
The ability to rapidly surge combat-ready forces into and across the theater is critical to be able to project forces at a moment's notice to support the Alliance.