Ministry of National Defence
Information and Public Relations Directorate
No.77 - 20 April 2015
Minister Dușa and General Bradshaw at the DV Day of Exercise Wind Spring 15
The Minister of National Defence, Mircea Dușa, and General Sir Adrian Bradshaw, NATO's Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe will attend the Distinguished Visitors’ Day of international exercise Wind Spring 15, organized on Tuesday, April 21, in Smârdan firing range, Galați County, at 14.30 hrs.
General Bradshaw will make a two-day official visit to our country, over April 21 and 22.
Media representatives are expected to arrive on Tuesday, April 21, between 12.30 and 13.00, at the access point of Smârdan firing range. Person of contact LTC Vali Roman, phone: 0740.097. 440.
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Exercise Wind Spring 15, conducted in Smârdan firing range, Galați County and the Air Administrative Center in Mihail Kogălniceanu (CAAMK), Constanța County, over 16 April 16 to 30 brings together 2,200 armed troops and military equipment from Great Britain, the Republic of Moldova, Romania and the USA.
The aim of the exercise is to train jointly, in a unitary concept, troops from NATO member or partner countries, to maintain the operational capacity of structures and to meet specific NATO and EU interoperability and standardization requirements.
Wind Spring 15 includes command exercises, live shooting, solving complex tactical situations.
The exercise is one of a series of joint training exercises conducted both at home and abroad within operation „Atlantic Resolve”, meant to demonstrate the reassuring measures adopted by the North-Atlantic Council to ensure regional stability and security, especially in the present security climate on the eastern flank of NATO.