MIL OSI Translation. Government of the Republic of France statements from French to English –
Source: Republic of France in French The French Republic has issued the following statement:
It is 6 am, alarm clocks are already ringing in the Rukla military camp, the headquarters of the Enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) in Lithuania.
Like every morning since the arrival of the Lynx 7 detachment at the beginning of July, these are short strides for athletes. For Lieutenant Xavier, head of the infantry section of the 5th Dragoon Regiment (5th RD), “sport is essential to maintain good physical condition. We have the opportunity to take advantage of the sports facilities with several weight rooms, volleyball courts or even a running course. Sport allows both to decompress and to continue an adapted training in order to leave in three months with an excellent level ”.
Shower then breakfast in the tent reserved for the 300 French soldiers: pilots, infantrymen, horsemen, gendarmes, doctors, mechanics, logisticians, transmitters… The rule to be respected, for the camp major, Chief Warrant Officer Thierry, “is that before each meal, each soldier rubs his hands with hydroalcoholic gel, wears a mask and is served by a small detachment of French soldiers, carefully respecting the barrier gestures as we also do in France ”.
Around 8 am, the Superior National Representatives of each nation making up the Battle Group meet for the “commanders update meeting”. A meeting to discuss upcoming exercises and maneuvers, the specific needs for each of them, while allowing exchanges between the 8 nations that make up the eFP. As the meeting continued, everyone else was at their post in the various departments, workshops and cells of the LYNX 7 detachment, served by the 5th Dragon Regiment, the 503rd Train Regiment, the 53rd Signal Regiment and the 2nd Regiment of equipment. There are many experts there in each of the specialties, including logistics, maintenance, information and communication systems.
Further on, the instructions continued, “as part of the continuity of operational training […] in order to continue strengthening the various skills of the soldier” recalls Lieutenant Timothy, platoon leader at 5th RD. In the evening, each section, platoon, small detachment assembles for the day’s orders the next day. Then, the soldiers disperse in their rooms to make contact with their families or to rest, meet in small groups to play cards or in the multinational hearth to discuss, meet and discover other soldiers from other nations. This will make their interoperability in the field more concrete.
Decided by the heads of state and government at the Warsaw summit in 2016, NATO’s Enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) posture allows Allies to deploy, in limited numbers, military forces in countries Baltic and Poland. This non-permanent commitment aims to further strengthen the Alliance’s defense posture through a deterrent device, of a purely defensive nature, according to a collectively validated plan. In this context, France is committing to Lithuania in 2020 a system built around 300 French soldiers and an S-GTIA made up of 5 Leclerc tanks, 14 VBCIs and 5 VABs. This Lynx mission is integrated into a battalion commanded by Germany.
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