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NATO Battlegroup In Latvia Continues Operations

NATO’s enhanced Forward Presence Battlegroup in Latvia, eFP BG LAT, continues operations while working hard to limit the spread of COVID-19.

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NATO’s enhanced Forward Presence Battlegroup in Latvia continues to train together while taking precautions to limit the spread of COVID-19. The multinational battlegroup recently completed two exercises, CRYSTAL ARROW and IRON SPEAR, demonstrating their ability to effectively work together on the battlefield. At Camp Ādaži, where the Canadian-led battlegroup is based, soldiers diligently practice personal hygiene and social distancing. The Latvian forces, in addition to training with their Allies, are preparing to assist civil society in coping with COVID-19, if called upon.

This NATO Multimedia footage, released today, includes shots of battlegroup troops and tanks from CRYSTAL ARROW and IRON SPEAR, and interviews with: Major Gord Elliot, IRON SPEAR Officer In Charge; Lieutenant Colonel Eric Angell, battlegroup commander; and Colonel Sandris Gaugers, commander of Latvia’s mechanised infantry brigade.

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