Israeli and U.S. Officers Simulate Battle:
IDF, EUCOM Finish Four Day Joint HQ Exercise
(IsraelNN.com) The Israel Defense Force and the U.S. military's European Command (EUCOM) completed a four day joint headquarters exercise. The exercise, one of a series named codenamed "Juniper Falcon," served to tighten cooperation between the two armies in times of emergency.
The exercise took place at the IDF's Aviv camp in Ramat Aviv. The Israeli team was led by Brig. Gen. Yossi Heiman, head of the Division for Strategic Planning and Foreign Relations in the Planning Directorate. The U.S. team was headed by Marine Brigadier General Mark Brilakis, deputy director for Operations Directorate, EUCOM Plans and Operations Center.
The Juniper Falcon Planning Conference was held at Giebelstadt, Germany in August 2000. Participants included the 69th Air Defense Artillery Brigade.
Israeli, US officers stage 4-day training exercise
The Israeli military said Thursday that around 200 US and Israeli officers had staged a computer-based battle simulation designed to improve coordination between the two countries' armed forces.
The four-day exercise, codenamed "Juniper Falcon" was part of a standing agreement between the two strategic allies to hold regular joint training to boost "interoperability, understanding and cooperation," a military statement released on Thursday said. (AP)