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“Dragoon Pioneer 2017” Exercise Starts in Bulboaca

CHISINAU, July 24, 2017 — The Moldovan-American exercise “Dragoon Pioneer 2017” started today at the National Army Military training base from Bulboaca.

The exercise is conducted within July 24-August 5, 2017 and brings together over 140 engineers from the National Army and the North Carolina National Guard (United States of America).

According to Chief of General Staff of “Codru” Engineer Battalion, Maj. Gheorghe Banu, “Dragoon Pioneer 2017” aims to provide joint training for the engineer units and to increase the level of interoperability between the two armies.

The National Army participates in the exercise with 70 service members from the Engineer Battalion, the 22nd Peacekeeping Battalion, as well as Brigades 1, 2 and 3 of the National Army and with special vehicles.

The Moldovan-American exercise “Dragoon Pioneer 2017” is organized in the Republic of Moldova for the second year in a row.

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