The Bulgarian Military Police and the US National Guard Begin a Joint Exercise

NOVO SELO, Bulgaria ( – The international exercise Beyond the Horizon 2019 of the Military Police Service will be held from today (May 13th) to May 16th, 2019 at Novo Selo Training Area. Servicemen and personnel from Bulgaria (Military Police Service and National Service for Protection), the National Guard of the United States –  state of Tennessee, Romania, Ukraine, Northern Macedonia and Armenia will participate, learned

The military-police exercise will be opened on May 13 in the range of ​​the training area. During Strike Back 2019, the servicemen will improve their capabilities in vehicle inspection actions at a built checkpoint outside of an inhabited locality; searching for underwater incriminated objects; VIP security, ambush response and evacuation on an alternative route to a safe place; as well as clearing a building with hostage-taking terrorists in it.

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 “For Bulgaria, the cooperation with the United States in the field of security and defence is of strategic importance. Both sides enjoy excellent relations not only on a bilateral basis, but within NATO,” Chief of Defence General Andrei Botev said at a meeting with the Adjutant General of the Tennessee National Guard Major General Jeffrey Holmes held at the end of last week.

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Major General Jeffrey Holmes stressed that the bilateral cooperation between the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Bulgaria and the US National Guard – Tennessee, was one of the first to be started in 1993. “This tradition continues with me and my colleagues,” he said. “I can say that my soldiers and officers are always extremely pleased with the opportunity to train and work with their colleagues from the Bulgarian side. I look into the future with hope we to continue developing our joint partnership“ said Adjutant General of the Tennessee National Guard.

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Translator editor: Monika Evgenieva
Source: MoD