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    Platinum Wolf 2019 Opening Ceremony

    Platinum Wolf 2019 Opening Ceremony

    Photo By Sgt. 1st Class Chad Menegay | Soldiers of the 838th Military Police Company out of Youngstown, Ohio...... read more read more



    Story by Staff Sgt. Chad Menegay 

    196th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

    SOUTH BASE, Serbia—About 500 Soldiers represented by 10 countries gathered for the Platinum Wolf 2019 opening ceremony June 3 at South Base in Serbia.

    “The objective of the exercise is to enhance the interoperability and mutual understanding among the members of the partner nations’ Armed Forces at a tactical level during the execution of a peace support operation in a multinational environment,” said Serbian Ground Forces Brig. Gen. Slobodan Stopa, the 4th Army Brigade Commander.

    80 members of the Ohio National Guard’s 838th Military Police Company will take part in the multinational peacekeeping exercise, as well as six Soldiers from the Alabama Army National Guard.

    Soldiers at Platinum Wolf 2019 will participate in about 10 training exercises including: detention operations, crime scene investigations, Military Operations on Urban Terrain, Crowd and Riot Control, patrolling, and Traffic Control Point/Vehicle Check Point.

    Countries represented are: Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Hungary, Italy, Romania, North Macedonia, Slovenia, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America.

    The two-week exercise will take place June 3-18 at Serbia’s South Base, a training center designed by Ohio Army National Guard personnel, and the Borovac Training Area.

    As part of Department of Defense’s State Partnership Program, the Ohio National Guard has had a state partnership with Serbia since 2006. The Ohio National Guard on average, conducts more than 20 exchanges with Serbia each year, including Platinum Wolf.



    Date Taken: 06.04.2019
    Date Posted: 06.04.2019 03:28
    Story ID: 325227
    Location: SOUTH BASE, RS

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