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DIRECTOR OF THE EXERCISE:
Lieutenant general MAREK TOMASZYCKI – OPERATIONAL COMMANDER OF THE POLISH ARMED FORCES

 

MANAGEMENT OF THE EXERCISE:
OPERATIONAL COMMAND OF THE POLISH ARMED FORCES, US ARMY EUROPE (USAREUR), GENERAL COMMAND OF THE POLISH ARMED FORCES, ALLED LAND COMMAND IN IZMIR (LANDCOM), MULTINATIONAL CORPS NORTHEAST (MNC-NE).

 

 

DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF THE EXERCISE:
Brigadier general SŁAWOMIR WOJCIECHOWSKI – DEPUTY COMMANDER OF OPERATIONAL COMMAND OF THE POLISH ARMED FORCES  

 

DIRECTOR OF THE EXERCISE FOR COALITION FORCES:
Lieutenant general FREDERIC BENJAMIN (BEN) HODGES – COMMANDER OF UNITED STATES ARMY EUROPE  (USAREUR)

 

DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF THE EXERCISE FOR TACTICAL AND FIRE OPERATIONS:
Lieutenant general MIROSŁAW RÓŻAŃSKI - GENERAL COMMANDER OF THE POLISH ARMED FORCES

 

 

 

ANAKONDA-16 is so far the greatest and the most important exercise of the Polish Armed Forces.Within the training undertaking multilevel, complex exercises on multinational size will be realized. From 7 to 17 June this year, at all kinds of field training areas, 31.000 soldiers will conduct the training, which means that the ANAKONDA – 16  Exercise will be one of the greatest exercises carried out in Poland  within 25 years.

 

 The exercises is being prepared according to the rule of the division of commands on so called „Force User” and „Force Provider”. According to this rule, The General Command of the Polish Armed Forces as „Force Provider” organizes training and prepares soldiers to run the exercises. Whereas, the second one – Operational Command of the Polish Armed Forces as „Force User”, conducts the operation, develops tactical tasks, develops the exercises and carries out the command over them

 

There will participate 31.000 soldiers in the maneuvers, in the four military components: land, air, navy and special Forces. This makes 12.000 Polish soldiers who will be carrying out the exercises within two corpses, three divisions (two Polish and one American), twelve brigades and a number of air-bases, regiments, flotillas and other subunits. At different stages of training, the key roles are put on Multinational Corps Northeast  and  Allied Land Command in Izmir. Among the foreigners taking part in the exercise, the most numerous will be the Army of the United States, which will send to Poland around 14.000 soldiers. 

 

 

About 3.000 vehicles of different type will be at the disposal of soldiers, including Leopard 2A4 and 5 tanks, armored personnel carriers ROSOMAK, about 105 aircraft, including F-16 Fighting Falcons and 12 naval vessels Within last 10 years, the ANKONDA exercise has evolved from the  typically military undertaking, through the exercise employing national non-military sector, then regional non-military sector, to the allied exercise where NATO member countries actively took part in.    

 

Seeing international safety and security changes in regional and global dimension, the exercises such as ANKONDA-16, have the unique meaning.  This can be confirmed by the  participation of national contingents of more than half of NATO member countries in the exercise.   

 

The ANAKONDA exercise, since its beginning, which is organized in a two-year period since 2006, is prepared and conducted by Operational Command of the Polish Armed Forces. In previous editions: 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014 there were nearly 50.000 soldiers altogether.

 

Chosen episodes within Anakonda 16 exercise:


6 June
Opening ceremony of the exercise at National Defense University in Warsaw.
Detailed information available at: LTC Piotr WALATEK, +48 607 388 937, rzecznik.do@mon.gov.pl; do@wp.mil.pl

7 June
About 2 thousand parachutists from Poland, USA and Great Britain will carry out the airborne operation near Toruń.
Detailed information available at: CPT Marcin GIL, +48 693 357 110, rzecznikprasowy@6bpd.mil.pl

8 June
Multinational engineering battalion will built the crossing on the Vistula River will be covered by around 300 vehicles, on the way to Baltic countries (within SABER STRIKE exercise), in Chełmno.
Detailed information available at: LT Przemysław LIPCZYŃSKI, +48 727 014 318, lipczynski.p@gmail.com

9 June
Anti-aircraft and antimissile defence subunits will carry exercises combined with shooting at field training area in Ustka.
Detailed information available at: CPT Dariusz KUROWSKI +48 519 039 047

10 June
At night both Polish and American airborne Forces will make an assault using 35 helicopters to it.


11 June
Subunits of chemical forces and military medical services will counteract threats connected with the use of weapon of mass destruction as well as conduct evacuation.
British battalion will march and cross the Odra River in Biała Góra near Krosno Odrzańskie.
Detailed information available at: LT Bartłomiej PĘDZIK, +48 727 016 530, bartek6594@gmail.com
 
13 June
Multinational engineering battalion will present its capabilities in Chełmno.
Detailed information available at: LT Przemysław LIPCZYŃSKI, +48 727 014 318, lipczynski.p@gmail.com

 
14 June
Observer’s Day in Land Forces Field Training Area in Wędrzyn (with participation of military diplomatic corps).
Detailed information available at: CPT Tomasz PIERZAK, +48 601 066 829, oficerprasowy25bkpow@gmail.com

 
15 June
After having transferred the responsibility to other unit, the mechanized battalion will march and cross the Vistula River near Chełmno.
Detailed information available at: LT Przemysław LIPCZYŃSKI, +48 727 014 318, lipczynski.p@gmail.com


16 June
DVDay in Land Forces Training Centre in  Drawsko Pomorskie – Land Forces Training Centre Drawsko.
Detailed information available at: LTC Marek PIETRZAK, +48 727 401 293, mpietrzak@mon.gov.pl
 
17 June
The closing ceremony of the exercise at National Defense University in Warsaw.

Detailed information available at: LTC Piotr WALATEK, +48 607 388 937, rzecznik.do@mon.gov.pl; do@wp.mil.pl

 

 

 

 

More information about exercise:

 

EX Anakonda-16 website: www.anakonda.do.wp.mil.pl

 

Armed Forces Operational Command: www.do.wp.mil.pl


 

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