Exercise Fire Shield 2016 to Begin September 11

Chisinau, Republic of Moldova – Exercise Fire Shield 2016 will begin September 11, 2016.  Fire Shield is a multinational, combined, small unit, artillery training exercise with Moldovan, Romanian, and United States forces.

The exercise takes place 11-24 September, 2016 at the Bulboaca Training Area, Moldova.  The purpose of the exercise is to improve interoperability, explore concurrent training opportunities, and conduct safety training. Fire Shield is part of ongoing military cooperation between U.S. and Moldovan defense forces.

Any Press or Media availability will be managed by the Moldovan Ministry of Defense.