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US, Bulgarian Military Personnel Begin Joint Exercise in Romania.

US and Bulgarian military personnel began an exercise in the host country of Romania on May 18, according to Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren.

Exercise Platinum Eagle 2015 is a multinational exercise at Babadag Training Area, Romania, designed to demonstrate the capabilities of NATO allies in Eastern Europe, Warren said, as cited by the US Department of Defense.

Approximately 150 US Marines and sailors from the Black Sea Rotational Force will participate in the preplanned, annually scheduled exercise, which concludes May 28, he said.

a[Platinum Eagle events] will consist of basic infantry skills, advanced marksmanship, company-level command and control and the use of anti-armor weapons systems,a the colonel said.

The Black Sea Rotational Force is a contingent of US Marines and sailors in the Black Sea, Balkans and Caucasus regions that maintain proven partnerships, build military capacity, promote regional security and provide the capability for rapid crisis response as directed by US European Command and US Marine Corps Forces Europe and Africa, officials said.

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Date:May 19, 2015
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