Ukrainian soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 95th Separate Airmobile Brigade secure a drop zone in preparation for a U.S. Air Force C-130 to drop supplies for Ukrainian army units taking part in Exercise Rapid Trident 2017 at the Yavoriv Combat Training Center on the International Peacekeeping and Security Center in Western Ukraine. After the supplies land, the 1st of the 95th soldiers retrieve the supplies.
Rapid Trident is an annual, multinational exercise involving approximately two thousand personnel from 14 nations. The exercise is composed of a multinational, brigade-level, computer-assisted command post exercise integrated with a battalion-level field training exercise and platoon-level situational training exercises. The exercise will also include integrated, aeromedical evacuation and tactical airlift and airdrop training. Rapid Trident 2017 supports joint combined interoperability among Ukraine, the U.S., and allied and partner nations. (Video by Sgt. Anthony Jones and Capt. Kayla Christopher, 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team)