Defense Flash News:
Frisian Flag 2018 Coalition Forces
Video by Staff Sgt. Rebecca Long
Regional Media Center (RMC) Europe & AFN Europe
Title: Frisian Flag 2018
Producer: SSgt Rebecca Long, [email protected]
Type: News Package
Lead: Frisian Flag is a premier multi-national
exercise. Six countrie including the United States,
participated this year at Leeuwarden, Netherlands. SSGT Rebecca Long
shows us how this strengthens coalitions.
Run time: 00:01:17;43
Date Created: 11 April 2018
Frisian Flag is a multi-national exercise that takes place in Leeuwarden, Netherlands. It strengthens coalition teams and enhances total force integration.
Col George Downs:
Coalition teams are critical to success, we don’t go to war anymore without a coalition in place. And so it’s critical that we continue to maintain these relationships, to improve these relationships; because in future conflicts we will certainly be going to war as a coalition. We’re all unique, we all have a little bit different ways of doing things and so we can learn a lot from our coalition partners by taking part in exercises such as Frisian Flag.
This exercise simulates real world events in a safe training environment.
Maj Bart Vandebergh:
Frisian Flag is important because it allows us to train with each other as we would probably operate in an actual coalition mission. So, because we don’t actually train on a daily basis, with this many aircraft, Frisian Flag allows us to actually get that needed training to be able to.
Frisian Flag strengthens our alliances and demonstrates the United States commitment to a stable Europe.
Reporting from Leeuwarden, Netherlands, I’m SSgt Rebecca Long.
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