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US Military Dragoons Take Part in Massive Exercise Near Russian-Georgia Frontier

Roughly 3,300 military officers represented 14 nations, along with U.S. Army Dragoons, participate in the joint and multinational training activity,…

By Brooks Schroth , in Defense News , at July 29, 2019 2:46 AM EDT Tags: , ,

Roughly 3,300 military officers represented 14 nations, along with U.S. Army Dragoons, participate in the joint and multinational training activity, Agile Spirit 19 at the Vaziani Training Area, Georgia.

Agile Spirit 19 is a cooperatively headed activity between the Georgian Defense Forces and U.S. Military Europe, designed to support theater security cooperation and training operations among the 14 associates and partnering nations collaborating.

The exercise is planned to improve joint and multinational readiness, interoperability, mobility and posture of battle credible forces across the European theater, particularly in Georgia. Army personnel taking part in AGS 19 will carry out the live fire, mounted and unmounted training activities as well as realistic field training exercises. This exercise will prepare the personnel on a full spectrum of difficulties. AGS 19 is aimed at bettering multinational cooperation and coordination.

The U.S. Military High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Automobiles, Light Medium Tactical Autos, Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Trucks, Stryker vehicle variants and more participate in the activity at the Vaziani Training Area, situated around 90 km from the Russian border.

It’s worth noting that the Russian troops are even nearer, on its bases in the occupied regions of Georgia.

Occupied regions of Georgia are the fields occupied by Russia after the Russo-Georgian Warfare in 2008. They encompass the areas of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, whose standing is a matter of international conflict.

After the 2008 battle and subsequent Russian military occupation of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, the Russian government considers the regions as sovereign independent states. Russian army bases were set in Abkhazia and South Ossetia.