site.btaBulgarian-US Exercise Thracian Sentry 2023 to Be Held June 12-30
Bulgaria is hosting the international joint readiness exercise Thracian Sentry 2023 on June 12-30, the Defence Ministry said. It is part of the events marking the 30th anniversary of the start of partnership between the Bulgarian Defence Мinistry and the Tennessee National Guard.
The participants include personnel from the Bulgarian Air Force and Joint Forces Command and from the Tennessee Army and Air National Guard. Up to five aircraft (C-130, C-17, C-21) will be deployed at Bezmer Air Base.
Bulgarian and American personnel will develop and improve combat medical care, aircraft fire rescue, joint operations, logistics and sustainment.
Joint exercises, various forms of training and the sharing of experience with the Tennessee National Guard enhance the capabilities and interoperability of the Bulgarian Armed Forces in the collective defence system.
About 70 American servicemen from the Tennessee National Guard will arrive at Sofia Airport on June 11 by military aircraft and will stay in Bulgaria until the end of Thracian Sentry 2023.