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Media Day at Exercise PLATINUM EAGLE-17.1

On February 28, the Secondary Center for Combat Training „Smârdan”, Galați County, will host the Media Day of Exercise „Platinum Eagle 17.1”

„Platinum Eagle 17.1” brings together 500 troops from Bulgaria, Montenegro, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, the USA and Ukraine.

The Romanian Armed Forces are represented by 100 soldiers of the 2nd Infantry Battalion „Călugăreni”, the 1st „Argedava” Mechanized Brigade, 15 JTAC (air controllers for heading positions) and 30 Navy soldiers of the 307th Infantry Marines Battalion.

Journalists interested in attending the activity are requested to send the information needed for accreditation (name and family name, ID number and series, press ID, name of the media organization they represent, phone number and car registration number) at e-mail address:, by Monday, February 27, 15.00 hrs.
They are expected at the Training Center on Tuesday, February 28, between 9.00 and 9.30.
Person of contact: LTC Cosmin Balaban, GSM: 0722.671.722.

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The main goal of „Platinum Eagle 17.1” is to train jointly, in a unitary way, the participating units, in order to maintain the operational capacity and increasing interoperability, by exercising command and control procedures and shooting exercises.

The Black Sea Rotational Force 17 is an annual drill led by US Marine Forces Command deployed in Europe and Africa, being held in the Black Sea, in the Balkans and the Caucasus region. It is meant to increase the level of interoperability by trainng soldiers jointly for the participation in peacekeeping and counter-insurgency operations.

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