Saber Strike 2013

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. James Adkins, the Adjutant General for the Maryland National Guard, speaks with Estonian Minister of Education, Jaak Aaviksoo and Brig. Gen. Meelis Kiili, Commander of the Estonia Defense League, June 5, 2013, while on a tour of Amari Air Base, Estonia during Saber Strike. Gen. Adkins traveled to Estonia to celebrate 20th anniversary of the state partnership program between the Estonian Military and the Maryland National Guard. Saber Strike 2013 is a U.S. Army Europe-led, multinational, tactical field training and command post exercise occurring in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia June 3-14 that involves more than 2,000 personnel from 14 different countries. The exercise trains participants on command and control as well as interoperability with regional partners and is designed to improve joint, multinational capability in a variety of missions and to prepare participants to support multinational contingency operations worldwide. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Lt. Col. James Doyle)

PHOTO BY: Lt. Col. James Doyle
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