Tag Archives: Black Sea Rotational Force

U.S. Marines Amass Forces, Prepositioned Gear For Saber Strike 16 With NATO Allies

U.S. Marines Amass Forces, Prepositioned Gear For Saber Strike 16 With NATO Allies

A fleet of military vehicles wait pier side in preparation of Exercise Saber Strike 16 in Riga, Latvia, June 4, 2016. The vehicles were transported by a British Roll-On, Roll-Off ship from Norway for the exercise. US Marine Corps photo.

A fleet of military vehicles wait pier side in preparation of Exercise Saber Strike 16 in Riga, Latvia, June 4, 2016. The vehicles were transported by a British Roll-On, Roll-Off ship from Norway for the exercise. US Marine Corps photo.

Ground forces from 13 nations are rehearsing in Latvia and Estonia amassing a large-scale force for a future crisis – from loading prepositioned equipment from caves in Norway onto a ship, to organizing the force in theater, to launching an assault. Read More

Marines Adding Tanks, Artillery to Black Sea Rotational Force to Reassure Against Russian Threat

Marines Adding Tanks, Artillery to Black Sea Rotational Force to Reassure Against Russian Threat

U.S. Marines now have tanks, artillery, and light-armored reconnaissance vehicles in Europe to support NATO allies and international partner countries. US Marine Corps photo.

U.S. Marines now have tanks, artillery and light-armored reconnaissance vehicles in Europe to support NATO allies and international partner countries. US Marine Corps photo.

This post has been updated to correct the type of artillery the Marines are bringing to Bulgaria. The Black Sea Rotational Force’s combined arms company will use the M777 155mm field artillery piece, not the older M198.

The Marines are shaking up their force in Europe, adding a one-of-a-kind Combined Arms Company to the Black Sea Rotational Force to train with local partners and allies on anti-tank capabilities. Read More