Approximately 400 U.S. Marines and 200 Ukrainian soldiers will participate in
Exercise AUTUMN ALLIES 95 to promote interoperability in peacekeeping
operations from September 11 - 25 at Camp LeJeune, N.C.
The 1st Battalion 6th Marines and a Ukrainian Naval Infantry Company will
participate in the training, which is being conducted in the spirit of the
Partnership for Peace program. Units will train to improve peacekeeping
operations in a cooperative United States-Ukrainian effort. They will conduct
realistic small-unit and individual training, while developing a better
understanding about the challenges involved in performing multinational
AUTUMN ALLIES 95 is designed to foster cooperation between the United States
and the Ukraine. The Marines and Ukrainian Naval Infantry training will
include convoy operations, urban patrolling, checkpoint operations and vehicle
searches. Marines and Ukrainian Naval Infantry will operate side-by-side
during all training. U.S. and Ukrainian translators will be used to facilitate
Partnership For Peace is a NATO Program initiated in January 1994 by the U.S.
Warsaw Initiative. It is designed to improve security and stability in the
European and Atlantic area through enhanced cooperation and common action with
partner countries from Central and Eastern Europe. The U.S. Atlantic Command's
goal is to help improve the interoperability of partner nations with United
States' and NATO forces.
For more information, contact the Consolidated Public Affairs Office, Camp
LeJeune, N.C., at (910) 451-5655.