The fall phase of the military training "Namejs 2022" takes place in Latvia
From September 5 to 9 October 2022, the fall phase of the military training cycle "Namejs 2022" will take place in Latvia, in order to test and improve the readiness of units to deploy and fulfill national defence tasks both independently and within the framework of the collective defence system.
The aim of the fall stage of the military training cycle "Namejs 2022" is to continue to improve the command and control system of the National Armed Forces, strengthening cooperation between units. Furthermore, to check and improve supply issues and integrate procedures of air, sea and land operations, implementing field tactical training of units and headquarters for hybrid and conventional operations in conflict situations.
Soldiers and National Guardsmen from all units of the National Armed Forces, as well as reserve soldiers and citizens of Latvia, who are taking the reservist military training course, will participate in the autumn stage of the military training cycle "Namejs 2022". NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group Latvia, NATO Force Integration Unit Latvia and Task Force Latvia of the Canadian Armed Forces are also involved in the exercises. Support is provided by the Joint Expeditionary Force, as well as the headquarters of NATO's Multinational Division North. About 8,000 participants will take part in the training.
Within the framework of the "Namejs 2022", military exercises, the Ministry of Defence will also conduct exercise "AMEX 2022" in order to test the readiness of state institutions for military and hybrid crisis.
The military exercises will be conducted in cooperation with the Ministry of Defence and its subordinate institutions, the Ministry of the Interior and its subordinate institutions, the Emergency Medical Assistance Service, as well as several municipalities. In order to strengthen and improve civil-military cooperation, both state and local government institutions, as well as representatives from private sector companies and organizations, will participate in the military exercises, providing various types of support, thereby strengthening the comprehensive state defence system in Latvia.
The military training cycle "Namejs" has been planned in advance and has taken place throughout Latvia since 2014.
The regular conduct of military exercises plays an essential role in maintaining and strengthening the combat capabilities of the National Armed Forces. They must always be at a consistently high level, in order to be ready to quickly respond to potential threats and guarantee the safety of Latvia. At the same time, the National Armed Forces are strengthening cooperation with both state and local government institutions and representatives of various industries. The involvement of these stakeholders in military exercises strengthens the national defence system in Latvia.
In September and October, the National Armed Forces will intensively conduct a cycle of military training, during which soldiers and military equipment of Latvia and allied countries will move along the main and regional roads of Latvia. During the execution of the training tasks, flights of various military aircraft will periodically take place in Latvian airspace, including at low altitudes, as well as combat shooting at ranges.
We invite you to follow the current information about the course of training in various regions of Latvia on the social media accounts of the Latvian Army, as well as on the website of the National Armed Forces www.mil.lv.
The National Armed Forces calls on the citizens to treat the ongoing military exercises with understanding. Their aim is to improve the comprehensive national defence capabilities and strengthen regional security.
Information prepared by:
NBS Joint Headquarters
Operations Planning Department