Embassy News 2012
Armenian Troops Depart for Training in Germany
August 15, 2012
Yerevan, Armenia - On August 15, the U.S. Embassy joined Armenian members of the Armenian Peace Keeping Brigade at Zvartnots Airport to send off 116 Armenian peacekeepers who will train alongside American, Romanian and Ukrainian soldiers in Germany. The Armenian personnel will train for three weeks and are expected to return to Armenia on September 4.
In Germany, the Armenian peacekeepers will prepare for their upcoming tours in Kosovo, where they will be based at the U.S. Bondsteel Military Base, near the city of Urosevac, and serve for 6-month rotations. In Kosovo, the peacekeepers will be responsible for conducting patrols, checkpoint security, riot and crowd control, and convoy activity. The joint Armenian-U.S. peacekeeping brigade in Kosovo is underwritten by a Memorandum of Understanding between the Armenian Ministry of Defense and the U.S. Army in Europe.