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National Army Service Members Participate in “Peace Shield 2017”

CHISINAU, June 23, 2017 — About 200 service members from the 22nd Peacekeeping Battalion and “Moldova” Brigade participate in the exercise “Peace Shield 2017” organized at the Training center of “Moldova” Brigade from Balti, within June 19-23, 2017.

According to commander of the exercise, LTC Serghei Iliciuc, the exercise’s goal is to train the staff of the 22nd Peacekeeping Battalion on planning and organizing peacekeeping operations within a multinational contingent.

The source mentioned that, during the exercise, the units of the 22nd Peacekeeping Battalion carry out the self-assessment in compliance with the Operational Capabilities Concept (OCC).

The service members are tested on carrying out missions in an international theatre of operations, such as: patrol, convoy and escort, search of civilians’ body and search the vehicles at the checkpoints, ensure the security of strategic facilities, as well as medical evacuation and first aid.

The OCC is a cooperation tool within the Partnership for Peace Program designed to implement Western standards in the training and evaluation of National Army units for participation in multinational peacekeeping operations. The National Army joined OCC in 2007.

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