US and Macedonian troops have started a joint 14-day military excercise in Macedonia aimed at strengthen the operational readiness of Macedonian Army engineers as well as of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defence units.
The joint exercise held at the country's Krivolak base will also strengthen the interoperability between the two armies.
Soldiers from Company B, 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division conduct urban assault training at Hohenfels Army base during the multi-national training exercise, Combined Resolve II (U.S. Army photo by Capt. John Farmer, 1st BCT, 1st CD Public Affairs).
Macedonia, US boost military ties
A military training partnership with the US aims to help Macedonia meet NATO standards.
Macedonian troops conduct an exercise at the Krivolak training centre northeast of Skopje. [AFP]
In an effort to hasten its accession to NATO, Macedonia plans to conduct joint military exercises with the United States.