NEWS | Sept. 17, 2014

Exercise Regional Cooperation 2014 Kicks Off

By U.S. Central Command News Release

September 17, 2014

Release #20140917

TAMPA, Fla. - U.S. Central Command, the Armed Forces of the Republic of Tajikistan, and forces from other partner nations, will conduct a command-post exercise at Camp Edwards located on Joint Base Cape Cod, Massachusetts, September 17-24, 2014.

Exercise Regional Cooperation 2014, which has been conducted annually since 2004, includes five different nations and more than 200 participants. Preparations for the exercise began in mid-July, 2013. The last exercise was held July 8-18, 2013 in Garmisch, Germany.

The exercise provides participating nations with the opportunity to promote cooperation and interoperability among participating forces, build functional capacity, practice peacekeeping operations and enhance readiness.

Questions about Exercise Regional Cooperation 2014 may be directed to the Exercise Public Affairs Support Element at (727) 675-8270 or dawn.l.collazo.civ@mail.mil.