Defender Europe 21 officially began today with an opening ceremony at the port in Durres, Albania. This year's exercise will involve more than 28,000 multinational forces from 26 nations conducting nearly simultaneous operations across more than 30 training areas in a dozen countries. Visit the DE21 homepage to find out more.
Click HERE to watch a video of the ceremony.
To read a transcript of Gen. Wolters' remarks, click HERE.