Bulgaria Hosts Live Fire Strike Back 2019 Exercises

Bulgaria is hosting multinational joint military exercise Strike Back 2019 at Novo Selo Training Area June 6-20. U.S. Embassy Charge d ’Affairs Justin Friedman represented the U.S. Mission to Bulgaria at Strike Back 2019 today as a battalion demonstrated live artillery and mortar fire exercises.  Bulgaria is hosting Albanian, Greek, North Macedonian, and U.S. troops for Strike Back 2019 to increase capabilities and interoperability with allies and partners.  Strike Back 2019 is part of a series of national and multinational exercises conducted in May and June 2019 in the Balkan and Black Sea regions under the guidance and with the support of the U.S. Army European Command.