Offices of Defense Cooperation

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EUCOM builds partner capacity by executing security assistance and security cooperation programs through 40 Offices of Defense Cooperation that work with their respective host nations, in close partnership with U.S. Embassy country teams and under U.S. ambassador direction.

Security assistance and cooperation includes, but is not limited to:

  • Foreign military sales of U.S. defense equipment
  • Services and training, the management of the Foreign Military Financing
  • International Military Education and Training grant funding
  • Combating Terrorism Fellowship Program
  • Section 1206/1207 funding
  • Global Peace Operations Initiative
  • Counter-Threat Reduction and Warsaw Initiative Funding

Additionally, this staff oversees military-to-military programs and play a key role in the National Guard State Partnership Program. Within the framework of the Ambassador's Mission Performance Plan and the command's Theater Security Strategy, this staff strengthens bilateral security relationships, enhances partner capacity and promotes effective civil-military relations.

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VAZIANI TRAINING AREA, Republic of Georgia-In front of a color detail with the national colors of America and the Republic of Georgia and the unit colors of the U.S. Marine Corps and Georgian military, Maj. Eric J. Andersen, executive officer Black Sea Rotational Force 11 and Kent, Wash., native,  â?forms the troops for the opening ceremony of Exercise Agile Spirit 2011, marking the official start of what is scheduled to be an annual training event with the partner nation. Marines with Alpha Company of Anti-Terrorism Battalion, and 4th Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion deployed to Georgia for their annual training to supplement the Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force deployment of BSRF-11, to conduct counterinsurgency and peacekeeping operations training at Vaziani Training Area. , Cpl. Tatum Vayavananda

International Cooperation

CAIRO, EGYPT (March 15, 2011) -- Egyptian families emerge from an Air Force C-130J after their flight from Djerba Zarzis Airport in Tunisia. These Egyptian citizens are among tens of thousands who have fled conflict in Libya to Tunisia, where a humanitarian
crisis is unfolding. This C-130J, flown by the 37th Airlift Squadron from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, is part of a contingent of aircraft from the 37th AS and the 26th U.S. Marine Expeditionary Unit that are transporting the evacuees home. The airlift is part of a broader U.S. government effort led by the Department of State to assist with the crisis. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Brendan Stephens/Released)

Helping People

Capt. Barbara Bujak, physical therapist at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, speaks in her native tongue, Polish, with members of Multinational Battle Group East's Polish Contingent and European Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo. Bujak, who was born in Poland, moved to the U.S. at age 11 and joined the U.S. Army five years ago. Bujak's temporary assignment at Camp Bondsteel allowed her to experience a familiar ceremony in a new location.

Military-to-Military Engagement Program

VAZIANI TRAINING AREA, Georgia — Troops from Georgia, the United States, Armenia, Azerbaijan and the Ukraine stood together, here, for the last time on July 30, at the closing ceremony of this year's Immediate Response exercise.  During the exercise troops conducted hundreds of live-fire and situational training exercises; combat lifesaver classes; and Improvised Explosive Device training.  Immediate Response is an annual bilateral security cooperation exercise conducted between the U.S. and NATO and coalition partners.  The purpose of this year's exercise was to increase the cooperation and partnership between U.S. and Georgian forces while preparing the Georgian Military for operations in Iraq. (Department of Defense photo by Army Capt. Bryan Woods)

Partnership for Peace

SPP Soldiers

National Guard State Partnership Program

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia — Navy Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Alexandra Arroyo, assigned to the U.S. 7th Fleet command ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19), draws pictures with Russian navy cadet Arthur Stun, Logistics Specialist Seaman Sergio Torres and local children at the Vladivostok children's cancer ward May 7. Blue Ridge sailors will be engaged in a number of community outreach events in Vladivostok and will march with members of the Russian military during a parade to commemorate the 65th anniversary of Victory Day, a national holiday in Russia. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Brian A. Stone)

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