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Romania, U.S. host multi-national exercise to strengthen allied partnerships

US Marine Corps News

By 2nd Lt. Kathleen OBrien | May 6, 2016

Forces from Romania, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Moldova, the United Kingdom and the United States will conduct a multi-lateral exercise to improve readiness and strengthen NATO alliances.

U.S. Marines and sailors of the Black Sea Rotational Force are scheduled to participate in Platinum Eagle at Smardan Training Area, Romania, beginning May 9, 2016.

Platinum Eagle is an annual exercise where multi-national troops will conduct integrated attacks in order to increase cooperation and combat power between the United States and their NATO allies and partners.

The Black Sea Rotational Force is a semi-annual rotation of Marines and Sailors based in Romania to respond to a broad range of military operations in the U.S. European Command area of responsibility.

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