Ministry of National Defence
Information and Public Relations Directorate
No.120 - 14 April 2017
Ceremony marking the arrival to Romania of the US rotational detachment and the DVD of Justice Eagle 17 Exercise
On Thursday, April 20th, starting 11.00, at the Secondary Combat Training Center from Smārdan, Galaži County, there will be a ceremony to mark the arrival of the first American rotational detachment that is part of the US European Reassurance Initiative (ERI) as well as the DVD of Justice Eagle 17 Exercise.
Romanian officials and representatives of the US Embassy to Romania and of the USAREUR will attend the ceremony.
The distinguished visitors will witness a live fire exercise conducted with M1A2 “Abrams” and TR-85 M1 “Bizonul” tanks, M2A3 “Bradley” and MLI-84 M “Jderul” Fighting Vehicles, 155 mm M109A6 “Paladin” artillery system and 152 mm howitzers, supported by MiG-21 LanceR aircraft and IAR 330 – Puma helicopters.
There will be a military armament and equipment exhibition after the exercise and also opportunities for interviews and press statements.
The mass-media representatives must confirm their participation by e-mail, at firstname.lastname@example.org, until Wednesday, April 19th, 12.00, and provide the following data: their full name and contact data (phone number and e-mail address), the name of the institution they represent, passport or identity card serial number, press permit number as well as the vehicles registration number.
The journalists willing to participate in the event will be expected on Thursday, April 20th, at the Secondary Combat Training Center from Smārdan between 9.45 and 10.15 a.m.
Point of contact: colonel Florin Jipa, cell phone number 0722 380 145.