From 25th November to 6th of December 2019 a delegation of five officers from SEEBRIG HQ participated in the Response Cell for the EXCON to execution phase of “EURASIAN STAR 19” Exercise, conducted by NRDC-Tur in the wider area of Istanbul, Na-7.
The team was composed by: COL STOJANOVSKI Vladimir/Na-5, LTC NTANTALIS Fotios/Na-3, LTC GEORGILAS Stavros/Na-3, LTC POULIOS Nikolaos/Na-3 and MAJ KOROVESHI Olgert/Na-1. The contribution of SEEBRIG HQ personnel was highly appreciated for the involvement and professionalism in conducting planned battle-rhythm.
On 5th of November, COMSEEBRIG BG Tudorică PETRACHE participated in the distinguished visitors’ (DV) day of the exercise. The DV Day was also attended by delegations from the NATO Command and Force Structure, by SHAPE/NMRs, by high ranking Armed Forces and Law Enforcement Officers, as well as by Consul Generals and accredited Defense Attaches in Turkey.
Between 27th of October and 09th of November a team from SEEBRIG HQ participated to execution of Maple Arch 19 Exercise, conducted by LITPOLUKR BDE HQ in Zhitomir, Ukraine.
The team was composed from: NA-2 LTC. KOLEV Ruslan and NA-6 CPT. Cpt. ZLOTEA Adrian.
During this phase SEEBRIG team supported MA 19 HICON as augmentees in S3 of the brigade.
SEEBRIG HQ contribution was high appreciated because of the level of involvement for conducting planned battlerhytm. Also the members of the team conducted several activities in order to improve MDMP process at BN level and to provide lessons learned and after action report at a high standard.
Participation to this execution phase was constructive because SEEBRIG HQ personnel assimilated new information about BDE HQ conducting operations processes and procedures.
Cooperation between LITPOLUKRBDE and SEEBRIG was enhanced and generated mutual thrust in future common projects.
From 30th of September to 4th of October 2019, in National Military Training Center “Charalitsa”/Na-2, SEEBRIG took part as Primary Training Audience (PTA) in the Multinational Distributed Computer Assisted Exercise (CAX)/Command Post Exercise (CPX) “BALKAN BRIDGES 2019” (BB19). The purpose of the exercise was to improve and enhance the interoperability between the members of “Bucharest 9 (B9) Initiative” Armed Forces and their capabilities to adequately apply NATO procedures and comprehensive approach to any security concerns and risks related to a regional crisis in a joint environment.
In the exercise BB19, SEEBRIG played the role of “Multinational Brigade Alpha (MNBDE A)” and its HQ was augmented by military personnel from all 6 SEEBRIG nations and also from 3 member nations of South-East Europe Defense Ministerial Process (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Serbia). Under the command of MNBDE A there were SEEBRIG Affiliated Units which participated as Secondary Training Audience (STA) or as Response Cell (RC) located in Na-2 and at the simulation centers of their nations.
Distinguished guests (DCHODs, Military Attaches and other observers) from all the participated nations visited the exercise area and they were briefed about the concept of the exercise and main events, during the DV Day which took place on 3rd of October 2019.
The exercise was a great opportunity for SEEBRIG HQ to verify and review the SOPs in conducting Peace Support Operations, Disaster Relief Operations, Humanitarian Assistance and also to increase visibility among B9 Initiative and SEDM members.
SEEBRIG is grateful to all the participated nations, organizations and staff that took part in BB19 Exercise and especially to host nation which provided in a perfect way all the necessary means starting with the planning phase until the successful completion of the exercise.
On 5th of July 2019, COMSEEBRIG BG Tudorică PETRACHE participated in the distinguished visitors’ (DV) day of the Exercise “GORDIAN KNOT 2019” which was conducted from 25th June to 5th of July 2019 in the wider area of Thessaloniki. The DV Day was also attended by delegations from the NATO Command and Force Structure, by representatives from countries with which Greece has a military co-operation program, by high ranking Armed Forces and Law Enforcement Officers, as well as by accredited Defense Attaches in Greece.
SEEBRIG participated with a delegation of five officers in the Response Cell for the EXCON of the exercise and their contribution was very appreciated.
SEEBRIG took part in SABER GUARDIAN 2019 (SAGN 19) CPX/CAX, conducted in HQ MND-SE barracks between 03-07 June 2019. 4 SEEBRIG personnel participated in exercise as augmentees for 2nd Na-2 MECH BDE HQ. SAGN 19 is Na-6 portion of US Army Europe sponsored exercise series known as the Black Sea and Baltic Region Exercise. Na-6 Land Forces operated as HQ Multinational Corps (MNC), as the primary training audience. Under MNC, HQ MND-SE and 2 (BGR) Mech BDE formed Secondary Training Audience
Chief of G5 Section and G1 Plan Officer took part in CRP for Exercise EAST19 which was held in the premises of HQ NRDC-T in Istanbul, Na-7. Phase IIIB “Course of Action Development” was conducted in the period from 11 to 15 March 2019. SEEBRIG delegation attended several meetings and working groups during the COAs Development.
On 20th of February 2019, COMSEEBRIG BG Tudorică PETRACHE participated in the distinguished visitors day of the Exercise "COOPERATIVE RESOLVE 2019" (CR19) which was conducted from 07 to 23 February 2019 at the Exercise Control Centre/Na-7 Land Forces TRADOC, with participants and observers from Na-7, USA, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Qatar, Sudan, Pakistan, Na-6, SEEBRIG HQ and Na-7 Governmental and Non-Governmental Organizations.
From 16th to 17th JAN 2019 the Exercise Specification Conference (ESC) for the Multinational Distributed Computer Assisted Exercise (CAX) / Command Post Exercise (CPX) “BALKAN BRIDGES 2019” (BB19) took place in Nation 2 ski resort Borovets. The SEEBRIG delegation was consisted of SEEBRIG’s ofﬁcer of primary responsibility (OPR), G3 Training Officer, LTC Fotious Dadalis, Chief of G3 section LTC Burgehan Taskoyan and Chief of G5 section LTC Nikolay Parvanov.
On 27th of November 2018 COMSEEBRIG Brigadier General Tudorică PETRACHE participated in the distiguished visitors day of South-Eastern Europe Simulation 2018 Exercise, which was conducted from 26th to 29th of November 2018 at the Multinational Joint Warfare Center in Istanbul, Na7.
On Thursday, 22nd of November COMSEEBRIG Brigadier General Tudorică Petrache participated to the European Union Hybrid Exercise Multilayer 18 (PACE) Distinguished Visitors Day. The EU HEX-ML 18 is a large scale EU exercise in crisis management which involves relevant civil and military authorities.
The overall aim of the workshop, that was organized by the Civil-Military Cooperation Center of Excellence (CCOE), was to strengthen cooperation between military and civilian spheres by enhancing mutual trust and confidence between NATO, its partners and other international and local actors. The participants were civilian and military experts from different organizations with different backgrounds from conflict areas, but also with analytical skills to identify synergies and challenges that are of common interest in order to improve cooperation at a large scale and contribute to a comprehensive approach. SEEBRIG HQ was represented by LTC Daniel NATU, Chief G9 (CIMIC).
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