Noble Partner 2016 Ends Successfully (May 24)

6 Georgian, American, and British soldiers successfully concluded the three week-long multinational Noble Partner 2016 exercise at Vaziani Training Area outside Tbilisi. Air cover, live tank firing, infantry movements, and the simulated extraction9 (1) of wounded personnel by helicopter were featured during the culmination of the exercise.  Ambassador Kelly attended the closing of Noble Partner 2016, along with Lt. General Ben Hodges, Commander of US Army Europe, and Dr. Michael Carpenter, Deputy A
ssistant Secretary of Defense for defense policy for Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia. In his remarks, Ambassador Kelly highlighted that Noble Partner is “truly a noble partnership between countries on both sides of the Atlantic who are united in the common cause of peace and security.”