Exercise Arrcade Fusion 2015 and Baltic Host 2015
13 Nov 2015
nations are conducting a host national support exercise in Lithuania
for the sixth year in a row named Baltic Host. The exercise is an
Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian annual pre-planned event focusing on
Host Nation Support to incoming allied forces.
year’s exercise is led by Lithuania, and was first conducted in
2009 in Estonia. A
military exercise is traditionally linked to the training event in
order to enable a shared scenario for the participants to
communicate. The scenario helps the host nation planning byNational HNS Steering Committees and test the interaction of NATO
Force Integration Elements, National, and NATO headquarters. Arrcade
Fusion 2015 is that military exercise this year. See
last year’s Baltic Host: http://www.mil.ee/en/news/8251/saber-strike-and-baltic-host-kick-off-in-latvia,-lithuania-and-estonia "It is
a real honour to operate alongside the Lithuanian forces and I
welcome this opportunity today to assure the people and government of
Lithuania that NATO is ready to support its members when needed,”
said Lt. Gen. Tim Evans, commander ARRC.
Host 2015 involves about 350 military personnel and representatives
of civilian institutions from the three Baltic States.
It will be conducted in a peace environment (no article V),
addressing simulated internal and external threats in the region. The
ARRC’s Joint Support Logistic Group deployed already in the
territory of the Joint Staff of Lithuania is participating in order
to help plan national resources for coordination on a regional level. Arrcade
Fusion 2015 and other NATO exercises in the area have meant a great
variety of vehicles and troops have arrived in Lithuania over
the past several weeks. A successful coordination of their work is
challenging and necessary to train.