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NATO Partnership Exercise Scheduled

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, May 3, 1996 – About 70 officers from 24 nations are working side by side May 7 to 16 during Cooperative Zenith, NATO's Partnership for Peace exercise at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., DoD officials said.

The participants will promote interoperability during the exercise focused of search and rescue operations. The exercise will include a symposium on NATO and partnership nations' procedures, equipment and training. Command post training will practice search and rescue concepts and procedures.

About 50 officers will hail from Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan. Also participating are about 20 officers from NATO membersCanada, the Netherlands, Great Britain and United States.

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