However, the principle 'Train as You Fight' has a significant meaning
also for the host nations' troops. As important as the Battlegroups' own
interoperability development is, we should not underestimate the
immense value which training with local units has for both parties.
Technical, procedural and human components of interoperability have been and will be one of the greatest challenges for the Battlegroups' training process. On top of that, high-visibility exercises often see significant numbers of reinforcements deployed in order to support the Battlegroups and their respective host nations' brigades (e.g. during 'Iron Wolf' in Lithuania and 'Spring Storm' in Estonia). This allows to conduct interoperability training with capabilities which
are not typical for battalion-level formations and to test the
reception, staging and onward movement and integration processes.
Additionally, Air Land Integration as part of overall Joint Enablement of the enhanced Forward Presence mission supports training of not only specialists such as joint terminal attack controllers, but also entire units in order to utilize air-power potential to a maximum extent.