28 July, 2011


Georgian-American military trainings

From July 18 to August 1 on Vaziani training ground within the frame of Agile Spirit military training about one thousand Georgian and American militaries will master neutralization of simulated rebels and peaceful operations…On July 18 international military training s.v.

Agile Spirit has started on Vaziani training ground where the 4th infantry brigade of Georgian Armed Forces is deployed.


According to the official information the aim of the training is to extend coordination of the military units, assist them in

sharing their own abilities and mutual strengthening during operations against rebels and in peaceful operations. It seems that the American marines are tasked to train the personnel of the 4th infantry brigade before sending them to Afghanistan.

In September of 2009 the American marines began training of the 3rd infantry brigade personnel at the Krtsanisi training center to participate in ISAF operations in Afghanistan. From April to November of 2010 31st battalion of 3rd infantry brigade trained by American marines was in Afghanistan. On rotation, it was substituted by 32nd battalion that in its turn was substituted by 33rd battalion in the spring of 2011.

Up-to-date the 33rd battalion is still in Helmand province of Afghanistan and in autumn it’s time for their substitution.

The 3rd infantry brigade has no more infantry battalions and for this reason it’s likely that the 4th infantry battalion will take the mission of the 3rd battalion upon themselves. By the way one parallel can be drawn here. By the end of July, 2008 multinational military training took place in which about one thousand Americans took part. The training ended at the beginning of August and in several days Russian-Georgian war ensued.

It’s hard to say in advance whether the American marines will teach the Georgian militaries on the Vaziani training ground how to use reconnaissance ‘crow’ in combat operations but it must be said that it wouldn’t be bad.

One month prior to coming to Georgia on June 22-26 the representatives of ‘Black Sea 11th Rotation Forces’ together with militaries of Bulgaria and Serbia held military training on one of the training grounds of Bulgaria.

The underway military training on Vaziani training ground headed by ‘Black Sea 11th Rotation Forces’ is of the broadest scale within one year and it doesn’t seem to be the last.

The USA Marine corps has planned to train its reservists together with militaries of south-eastern Europe, Caucasus and Black Sea region partner countries – Georgia, Azerbaijan, Romania, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Albania, Greece, Monternegro and Croatia.

Today the aim of these trainings is to retrain the military contingent of those partner countries (as unified military training) that participate in the ISAF operations in Afghanistan.

But when the Afghan epopee ends (in 2014, as planned, or later), the Black Sea 11th Rotation Forces’ will presumable have seriously settled in the Black Sea region, concretely in Romania and its very likely that by that time the Americans will pick up additional places of dislocation in Bulgaria and even in Georgia and it obviously will be followed by sharp reaction on part of Russian authorities, another Black Sea country.


Other Stories
System of Javelins already in Georgia
The first stage of the purchase of the system of Javelins has been successfully completed.
New wave of Georgian soldiers sent for NATO Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan
One hundred Georgian soldiers from the 4th mechanized brigade has been sent to Afghanistan
Trade in Strategic Goods: Global security, National Interests and Economic Development Prospects
On 30 January 2016 twelve MEDEVAC armoured medical evacuation vehicles built by the Delta State Military Scientific-Technical Centre
Security Assistance Beyond the Battlefield: Helping Georgia Care for its Wounded Warriors – US State Department
The US Department of State has published an article about Georgian soldiers on its official blog.
One does not look a gift Iroquois in the mouth…
Georgia’s Defense Ministry has confirmed that in 2018, the U.S. is going to transfer ownership of two modernized UH-1 Iroquois (a.k.a. Huey) helicopters
All right, we might shoot down a Russian helicopter. What next?
Violation of Georgian airspace by a Russian drone and then a helicopter that came from the occupied Tskhinvali region has caused quite a resonance in our society.
Afghan War 2.0 Featuring Syria and... Georgia?
In the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib, Bashar Assad’s army is planning a land offensive together with its Russian allies.
Turkish-Russian Deadlock
How Would a Military Confrontation Between Turkey and Russia Affect Georgia’s Security?
Alexander Kartveli – A Pioneer of American Aviation
Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Gharibashvili and his sons have recently visited the Georgian National Museum.
Sell Georgian Weaponry – Strengthen the Country!
Georgia does not only produce foodstuffs and clothes, it can also produce technologically complex products that have
Georgia is waiting for a signal from the west - Georgia's Defense Minister's article on WST
The Wall Street Journal has published an article about Georgia's aspirations to NATO, written by Defense Minister
Welcome back! - Georgian soldiers' heartwarming reunion with their families after mission in Afghanistan
On October 19, a section of the 4th infantry brigade of 43rd battalion has returned from Afghanistan to Georgia.
“We will turn Russia’s time in Syria into another Grozny!” - An exclusive interview with Abdurahman Al-Shishani
After four years of armed conflict in Syria, a new player has emerged on the stage – Russia.
‘What Russia has done is but an episode in the unfolding drama in the Middle East’
Based on previous experiences with Russia and its numerous past attempts to use the Pankisi factor as a pretext
“Smile-a” Should Have Been an Envoy of Peace”
On September 22nd, another Georgian soldier died in Afghanistan on the ISAF mission.
Georgian Armed Forces about to wave gamblers, junkies and drunkards goodbye
The latest tragedy befell the Georgian army on September 1, at Norio boot camp. A soldier from the First Infantry Brigade
Can the American tanks make it in time to defend Tbilisi?
In case of the next military crisis, Russia will do its best to impede NATO
DELTA to the Rescue!
State Military Scientific-Technical Centre DELTA has announced its intention to set up a remotely piloted operations center in order to carry out rescue
Russia resumes the Railroad Ruse
Up to 500 Russian soldiers and 50 vehicles are working on restoring the railroad in the occupied region of Abkhazia
 Russian soldiers working on restoration of the Abkhazian railway
Russian Deputy Defense Minister Dmitry Bulgakov said Russian soldiers are working on putting the railway of Abkhazia back into order
Does Georgia need military conscription?
In mid-July, a certain bill was registered in Parliament. In the case of its approval, a considerable part of the Georgian
The so-called Caucasian Governance of the Islamic state has a new emir
On July 25 it was announced that so-called Caucasian Governance of the Islamic State has another new Emir. Abu Muhammad al Qadar
NATOCHANNEL.TV Reporter preparing a TV story about Georgian soldiers
NATOCHANNEL.TV Reporter Jeff Holden is preparing a TV story about the NATO project “Georgia IV” in the Georgian village of Skra.
"Gaumarjos to them for their selfless service..." - Ambassador Norland meets heroic Georgian veterans
U.S. embassy to Georgia has posted a photo on its Facebook page taken at the formal reception dedicated to celebration
ISIS Foothold in the Caucasus and What it Means for Georgia
Last week, the terrorist organization, the so-called Islamic State, became unusually active. It carried out bloody attacks in Kuwait and Tunisia
GEL Exchange Rate
Other Stories
Georgian soldier Vasil Kulijanashvili has been killed in Afghanistan during performing his duties within the framework
Footage of Giorgi Antsukhelidze getting tortured during the August War has shaken Georgia to the core.
Youtube channel “How they do it?” has published a video, titled “The Georgian-Chechen friendship on Ukrainian soil”, depicting
A company of Georgian infantry performed a training assault exercise while being evaluated by NATO monitors.
Website Грузия (Georgia) has recently published a video featuring Georgian volunteers currently fighting in Shirokino, Ukraine, explaining
Levan and Zezva, Georgian soldiers deployed in Afghanistan, express their longing for the homeland by singing.
To be a Ceremonial Guardsman in the United States Air Force you have to maintain bearing at all times, even if you have a rubber chicken in front of your face.
A video named "Ukraine, Georgia is with you" has recently been published on Youtube. It features footage of Georgian combatants fighting along their Ukrainian brethren.
Sports competitions were held at the Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan. Military servicemen of the 51st Battalion of V Infantry Brigade of the Georgian Armed Forces
Georgian military cadets Besarion Gorjoladze and Soso Makaridze have tragically perished in a car accident that occurred on an icy road in New Jersey.
GEL Exchange
November 2019
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30