Albania

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Black Sea Rotational Force: Fire the TOW

12:15 PM7/13/2015
U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Gordon Kwei, anti-tank missile man with Weapons Company, Black Sea Rotational Force, fires the tube-launched, optically tracked, wire-guided anti-tank missile (TOW), while Staff Sgt. Wayne Edmiston, combat correspondent with Black Sea Rotational Force, records it during the combined anti-armor team sustainment training for Exercise Platinum Lion 15-3, July 8 at Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria. The Marines launched 10 TOW missiles fired from M41 Sabers mounted to the turrets of Humvees. Marines with Black Sea Rotational Force and service members from Bulgaria, Romania, the United Kingdom and Albania are conducting the two-week exercise to promote regional cooperation and foster interoperability in order to combat security threats. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Sarah E. Burns)
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SWIFT RESPONSE 16

5:36 PM7/13/2016
U.S. Soldiers of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment prepare for movement during Swift Response 16 training exercise at the Hohenfels Training Area, a part of the Joint Multinational Readiness Center, in Hohenfels, Germany, Jun. 22, 2016. Exercise Swift Response is one of the premier military crisis response training events for multi-national airborne forces in the world. Swift Response 16 includes more than 5,000 Soldiers and Airmen from Belgium, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain and the United States and takes place in Poland and Germany, May 27-June 26, 2016. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Bryan Rankin/Released)
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New Jersey Air National Guard civil engineers conduct Humanitarian and Civic Assistance renovation projects in Albania

11:48 AM7/29/2016
Albanian Army Lt. Col. Ali Mali, Commander of the 1st Infantry Battalion of the Albanian Land Forces, shakes hands with U.S. Air Force Capt. Andrew Matejek, 177th Fighter Wing Civil Engineer, after receiving a plaque from the New Jersey Air National Guard unit with sincere appreciation and gratitude for support during Humanitarian and Civic Assistance renovation projects being completed during the unit's deployment for training to Vau i Dejës, Albania on July 15, 2016. New Jersey and Albania are paired under the National Guard's State Partnership Program and are a proven partnership built upon shared values, experiences and vision. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Andrew J. Moseley/Released)
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New Jersey Air National Guard civil engineers conduct Humanitarian and Civic Assistance renovation projects in Albania

11:49 AM7/29/2016
Distinguished visitors, U.S. Air Force, Army and Navy and Albanian Army land forces military leaders pose for a group photo after an inauguration ceremony marking the completion of renovation of the 12 year school in Mjede, Albania on July 15, 2016. The partial renovation of the school was made possible by the European Commands’ Humanitarian Civic Assistance (HCA) program of the United States Department of Defense. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Andrew J. Moseley/Released)
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New Jersey Air National Guard civil engineers conduct Humanitarian and Civic Assistance renovation projects in Albania

11:50 AM7/29/2016
Distinguished visitors, U.S. Air Force, Army and Navy and Albanian Army land forces military leaders stand, salute and cover their heart during the playing of the National Anthem of the United States of America during an inauguration ceremony marking the completion of renovation of the 12 year school in Mjede, Albania on July 15, 2016. The partial renovation of the school was made possible by the European Commands’ Humanitarian Civic Assistance (HCA) program of the United States Department of Defense. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Andrew J. Moseley/Released)
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Military Leaders Collaborate in Albania to Increase Readiness, Interoperability in the Balkans

10:26 AM9/26/2019
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Special Operations Command Europe Announces Establishment of Forward Deployed Headquarters in Albania

8:00 AM1/7/2022
STUTTGART, Germany – As part of an ongoing effort in enhancing Special Operations Forces capabilities as a keystone for regional stability, US Special Operations Command Europe (SOCEUR) has made the decision to locate a forward-based SOF headquarters, on a rotational basis, in Albania. The location of the forward HQ in Albania will provide increased interoperability with our Albanian allies, important access to transportation hubs in the Balkans and greater logistical flexibility.
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