No. 02-06

01 October2002


NATO and partner countries will join together in a major exercise called Co-operative Adventure Exchange 2002 (CAE 02). The exercise will take place at the Yavoriv Training Centre in Western Ukraine from 7 to 18 October 2002. CAE 02 aims to improve the interoperability of Allied Command Europe Mobile Forces, Land (AMF(L)) with other headquarters and units from NATO and partner nations, at the same time promoting common understanding of deployment, organisation, employment and redeployment of a multinational formation in a fictitious UN-mandated Nato-led peace support operation.

Military personnel will participate from eleven NATO nations: Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Normay, Poland, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America and from six partner nations: Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Moldova, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia', and Ukraine.

AMF(L) is the Supreme Allied Commander Europe's immediate land reaction force. On deployment to the exercise area it will come under the command of Joint Command Southeast based in Izmir, Turkey, one of NATO's Joint Sub-Regional Commands. The exercise will include live fire exercises, field training and command post training, integrating infantry, reconnaissance troops, artillery, engineers, helicopters, aircraft and logistic elements.



A press Information Centre will be established in the Sputnyk Hotel in L'viv, Ukraine
from 03-18 October 2002.
(Tel:+380 322 91 7031 ; Fax:+380 322 91 7032)

There will be opportunities for the media to visit the training exercise every day.

Prior to the exercise, information can be obtained from Lieutenant Colonel Hutsulyack (Ukranian ARMY), Western Operational Command, L'viv, Ukraine.
(Tel/Fax: +380 322 741267)

Or, Major Beckman (US Army), Public Information Office, Joint Command Southeast,
Izmir, Turkey.
(Tel: +90 232 448 4848/2008, Fax: +90 232 448 4495, e-mail: [email protected])

'Turkey recognises the Republic of Macedonia with its constitutional name.


Headquarters Joint Command Southeast
Public Information Office
Şirinyer/Izmir / Turkey
Tel: +90-232-4484848/2005/2007
Fax: +90-232-4484495
e-Mail: [email protected]