The 2nd Vidzeme Brigade of the Home Guard will hold military exercise "Strong Vulture"
From 16 to 22 October, the Ādaži Military Training Area will host the 2nd Vidzeme Brigade of the Home Guard military exercise "Strong Griffin", which aims to test the ability of the brigade's infantry units to integrate indirect fire support in the execution of tasks. The exercise will conclude with a combined arms live-fire exercise, which is close to real combat tasks. This is the first time that such a high-complexity exercise will be conducted at the level of an Home Guard brigade.
Soldiers and NCOs from all sub-units of the 2nd Vidzeme Brigade of the Home Guard will take part in the exercise, conducting live-fire exercises with weapons such as self-propelled howitzers, mortars and other weapon systems. "Strong Vulture" will provide an opportunity to test the ability of infantry unit commanders to plan, synchronise firepower in a combat environment, applying the principles of manoeuvre and tactics.
The 25th Combat Support Battalion of the 2nd Vidzeme Brigade of the Home Guard plays a special role in the conduct of the military exercises, concentrating combat support elements such as self-propelled howitzers and anti-tank missile systems. The battalion is one of the newest units of the National Armed Forces and the exercise "Strong Vulture" will demonstrate the battalion's combat capabilities.
During the week-long exercise, the Engineer Company of the 2nd Vidzeme Brigade of the Home Guard will create anti-mobility obstacles and provide survival training. The Adazi military training ground will provide an exclusive opportunity for the company to test its military engineer capabilities in a combat environment.
Colonel Kaspars Miezītis, Commander of the 2nd Vidzeme Brigade of the Home Guard, says: "Strong Vulture is a large, energetic, multi-day exercise.
It demonstrates teamwork to the brigade personnel, synchronising the unit in time and space."
Infantry Battalion with headquarters in Gulbene, 27th Infantry Battalion with headquarters in Cesis, 31st Infantry Battalion with headquarters in Aluksne and 54th Combat Support Battalion with headquarters in Ogre.
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Attention residents!During the training from 16 to 22 October, both training and live ammunition and illumination projectiles will be used at the Adazi training ground during daylight and dark hours.The National Armed Forces urge you to treat the ongoing military exercises with understanding.Information prepared by
2nd Vidzeme Brigade of the Home Guard