U.S. Army Maj. Gen. James Adkins, The Adjutant General, Maryland NationalGuard and Estonian Brig. Gen. Meelis Kiili, Commander of the Estonia Defense League prepare to cut an anniversary cake at Alu Manor in Raplamaa, Estonia is the site for the 20th anniversary celebration state partnership program between the Estonian Military and the Maryland National Guard on June 4, 2013. Maj. Gen. Adkins traveled to Estonia to celebrate this accomplishment during Sabre Strike 2013. 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 Staff Sgt. Benjamin Hughes)
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