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German troops in Finland. Marching back captured red troops through the streets of Helsingfors. April. 1918

German troops in Finland. The inhabitants of Helsingfors greeting the arrival of troops from the steps of the cathedral. April 1918

German troops in Finland. Sailors going towards Hango to view the city. April 1918

German troops in Finland. Difficult advance on the road from Hango to Helsingfors. May 1918

Camouflage - Ships - S.S. Finland of the Red Star Line in her camouflage coat

German troops in Finland. Red troops, both men and women, ready for deportation from Hango. April 1918

German troops in Finland. Boarding ship at home port. May 1918

German troops in Finland. In battle with red troops on the advance upon Helsingfors. April 1918

German troops in Finland. Bicycle detachment before their departure, on the square in front of the post office at Hango. May 1918

German troops in Finland. Bavarian mountain artillery in position by an observatory in Helsingfors. April 1918

German troops in Finland. Deepsea diving in the harbor of Helsingfors. April 1918

German troops in Finland. In battle with red troops on the advance upon Helsingfors. April 1918

German troops in Finland. German convoy cruiser in the iceladen channel at Hango. May 1918

German troops in Finland. Boarding ship at home port. May 1918

German troops in Finland. Mounted sentry before the residence of General count von der Goltz, commander of the German troops in Finland. April 1918

General count von der Goltz, the Commander of the expeditionary force into Finland. May 1918

German troops in Finland. Loading horses on ship at the home port. May 1918

German troops in Finland. Debarkation at Hango. May 1918

German troops in Finland. Advance of German railway pioneers on the track between Hnago and Helsingfors. April 1918

German troops in Finland. Advancing on the railroad tracks. April 1918

German troops in Finland. Troops wounded in an engagement with red troops are carried back. April 1918

German troops in Finland. Battling with Red troops who are shooting from windows of neighbouring houses (Helsingfors). April 1918

German troops in Finland. German troops entering Helsingfors. April 1918

German troops in Finland. German troops entering Helsingfors. April 1918

German troops in Finland. Deporting red troops at a railway station of the Hango-Helsingfors line. April 1918

German troops in Finland. The landing fleet in the iceladen channel at Hango. May 1918

Portrait Photograph of Yrjö Fredrik Normio, Director of the National Archives of Finland

General Book Collection and Current Periodicals at the U.S. Library at Helskinki, Finland

U.S. Library at Helskinki, Finland

U.S.I.S. Recording Playback Room, Finland

Delegates Seated in Finlandia Hall at the Opening of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE), in Helsinki, Finland

Electrical Engineer Jan Ahlfors Giving President Gerald R. Ford and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger a Briefing in the Control Room during Their Tour of the Icebreaker URHO in Helsinki, Finland

President Gerald R. Ford, Henry Kissinger, and the U.S. Delegation in Finlandia Hall at the Opening of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE), in Helsinki, Finland

President Ford Addressing Delegates during the Plenary Session of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE) in Finlandia Hall in Helsinki, Finland

First Lady Betty Ford and Singer Tony Orlando Dancing in the East Room Following a State Dinner Honoring the President of Finland

After a Bilateral Meeting President Gerald R. Ford and Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev Pose on the Steps of the American Embassy Residence in Helsinki, Finland, Flanked by Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and Soviet Foreign Affairs Minister Gromyko

Susan Ford, First Lady Betty Ford, President Gerald R. Ford, and Jack Ford Singing in the East Room Following a State Dinner Honoring the President of Finland

President Ford Addressing Delegates in Finlandia Hall during the Plenary Session of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE) in Helsinki, Finland

President Gerald R. Ford, Henry Kissinger, and the U.S. Delegation Listening to Discussions in Finlandia Hall during the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE), in Helsinki, Finland

President Gerald R. Ford and Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev Raise Their Glasses in a Toast Following the Signing of the Final Act of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE), in Helsinki, Finland

Photograph of President Gerald R. Ford and Members of the American Delegation Taking a Break at the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe in Helsinki, Finland

President Gerald R. Ford Meeting with Western Leaders in the British Embassy Garden in Helsinki, Finland

Wine Glasses Used by President Gerald Ford and Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev of the Soviet Union, at Their Meeting in Helsinki, Finland

Photograph of President Gerald R. Ford Signing the Final Act of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe as It is Passed Among European Leaders for Signature in  Finlandia Hall in Helsinki, Finland

Singer Tony Orlando and First Lady Betty Ford Dancing following a State Dinner Honoring President Kekkonen of Finland

Photography of President Gerald Ford and First Lady Betty Ford Dancing Together after a State Dinner for the President of the Republic of Finland

President Gerald R. Ford and Chief of Protocol Shirley Temple Black Standing Together at a State Dinner Honoring the President of Finland

First Lady Betty Ford Shaking Hands with an Unidentified Woman in the Receiving Line at a State Dinner Honoring President Kekkonen of Finland

President Gerald R. Ford and First Lady Betty Ford Dancing While Tony Orlando Sings following a State Dinner Honoring President Kekkonen of Finland

Table Settings and Decorations Featuring American Indian Pottery Set Up in the Tent on the South Lawn of the White House for a State Dinner Honoring President Kekkonen of Finland

Susan Ford, First Lady Betty Ford, President Gerald R. Ford, and Jack Ford Singing Along with Tony Orlando following a State Dinner Honoring President Kekkonen of Finland

President Gerald R. Ford and President Urho Kekkonen of Finland Examining a Medal Kekkonen Presented to Ford in the Oval Office

Pianist George Shearing Performing in the East Room during the Entertainment Portion of a State Dinner Honoring President Kekkonen of Finland

STS060-111-008 - STS-060 - Earth observations during STS-60 mission

Artwork: "Transporting wounded by Reindeer Sled," Finland, 1944. Artist: Emil Rizek. Catalog Number: G.W.I.5843.47. US Army Art Collection

Artwork: "Midnight Sun", Finland, 1944, watercolor, 21-1/4" x 31". Artist: Kranz. Catalog Number: G.W.1.4107.47. US Army Art Collection

Three soldiers from Finland look at the Post Exchange Catalog. The Soldiers of Finland came to US Army Camp Able Sentry to buy items at a small PX

Artwork: "Soldiers Load a Pack Mule". - Artist: Emil Rizek, Finland, 1943. Catalog Number: G.0.1.5838.47

Finland soldiers guard the area of the meeting of the Joint Civilian Commission. They are sitting on top of an SISU (XA-180) IFOR (implementation Force) armored personnel carrier at a checkpoint situated in the Nordic Polish Brigade area of operation near the town of Doboj, Bosnia-Herzegovina on March 26, 1996 during Operation Joint Endeavor

Finnish Army soldiers, Finland Army Construction Battalion, offload OSCE (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe) provided polling kits from the back end of a Greek Army Steyr 680 M (4x4) 4500 kg Truck inside a warehouse. These polling kits are for the upcoming elections to be held in Doboj, Bosnia-Herzegovina, during Operation Joint Endeavor. Operation Joint Endeavor is a peacekeeping effort by a multinational Implementation Force (IFOR), comprised of NATO and non-NATO military forces, deployed to Bosnia in support of the Dayton Peace Accords

STS085-718-065 - STS-085 - Earth observations taken from orbiter Discovery during STS-85 mission

STS085-718-064 - STS-085 - Earth observations taken from orbiter Discovery during STS-85 mission

STS085-718-063 - STS-085 - Earth observations taken from orbiter Discovery during STS-85 mission

An Estonian soldier provides security while an US Air Force C-5 Galaxy unloads Marine Corps equipment and supplies at the airport. The multinational exercise is conducted in the spirit of NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) initative. More than 2600 military personnel from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the USA will participate in the second PfP land exercise conducted in the Baltic region. While this exercise will conduct training along peacekeeping/humanitarian assistance mission standards, significant US Navy and Marine Corps capabilities never exercised in Europe will be performed including the use of equipment from the US Marine Corps Norway ...

An US Air Force forklift operator places a pallet of Marine Corps equipment onto an Estonian Army truck at the airport. Baltic Challenge '97 is a multinational exercise conducted in the spirit of NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) initative. More than 2600 military personnel from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the USA will participate in the second PfP land exercise conducted in the Baltic region. While this exercise will conduct training along peacekeeping/humanitarian assistance mission standards, significant US Navy and Marine Corps capabilities never exercised in Europe will be performed including the use of equipment from the US Marine Corps Norway ...

A P-19 Aircraft Rescue Firefighting Vehicle is driven off the Maritime Prepositioning Ship (MPS) MV Villars at the port facility. The Villars brought equipment stored in Norway under the Norway Air-Landed Marine Expeditionary Brigade (NALMEB) Prepositioning Program. More than 2600 military personnel from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the USA will participate in the second Partnership for Peace land exercise conducted in the Baltic region. While this exercise will conduct training along peacekeeping/humanitarian assistance mission standards, significant US Navy and Marine Corps capabilities never exercised in Europe will be performed including the use of...

An RT-4000 forklift is off loaded from the Maritime Prepositioning Ship (MPS) MV Villars at the port facility. The Villars brought equipment stored in Norway under the Norway Air-Landed Marine Expeditionary Brigade (NALMEB) Prepositioning Program. More than 2600 military personnel from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the USA will participate in the second Partnership for Peace land exercises conducted in the Baltic region. While this exercise will conduct training along peacekeeping/humanitarian assistance mission standards, significant US Navy and Marine Corps capabilities never exercised in Europe will be performed including the use of equipment from ...

Lance Corporal . B. Baldwin checks off serial numbers of vehicles being offloaded from the MV Villars, at the port facility in Paldiski, stonia. The Villars had brought equipment stored in Norway under the Norway Air-Landed Marine xpeditionary Brigade (NALMB) program to stonia for BALTIC CHALLNG '97. BALTIC CHALLNG is a multinational exercise conducted in the spirit of NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) initiative. More than 2600 military personnel from Denmark, stonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the US, will participate in the second "in the spirit of PfP" land exercises conducted in the Baltic region. Co-Commanders for the exercise being held in Paldiski,...

A Marine from 8th Motor Transport Battalion backs off a M923 5-ton cargo truck from the MV Villars at the port facility in Paldiski, a. The Villars had brought equipment stored in Norway under the Norway Air-Landed Marine Expeditionary Brigade (NALMEB) program to a for BALTIC CHALLENGE '97. BALTIC CHALLENGE is a multinational exercise conducted in the spirit of NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) initiative. More than 2600 military personnel from Denmark, a, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the US, will participate in the second "in the spirit of PfP" land exercises conducted in the Baltic region. Co-Commanders for the exercise being held in Paldiski,...

COL. D. L. Andrews, US Marine Corps Reserve (right), COL. Oscar Mark, Estonian Defense Forces (center), and an unidentified Estonian soldier discuss exercise issues at the port facility. Colonels Andrew and Mark are Co-Commanders for the exercise. Baltic Challenge '97 is a multinational exercise conducted in the spirit of NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) initiative. More than 2600 military personnel from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the USA will participate in the second PfP land exercise conducted in the Baltic region. While Baltic Challenge '97 will conduct training along peacekeeping/humanitarian assistance mission standards, significant US Navy ...

A RT-4000 forklift tows a M149A1 Water Trailer out from the hold of the MV Villars at Paldiski, Estonia. The Villars had brought equipment stored in Norway under the Norway Air-Landed Marine Expeditionary Brigade (NALMEB) program to Estonia for BALTIC CHALLENGE '97. BALTIC CHALLENGE is a multinational exercise conducted in the spirit of NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) initiative. More than 2600 military personnel from nmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the US, will participate in the second "in the spirit of PfP" land exercises conducted in the Baltic region. Co-Commanders for the exercise being held in Paldiski, Estonia are Colonel Oscar Mark, Estonian...

A Marine guides a M923 5-ton truck with a 400-gallon water tank attached off the Maritime Prepositioning Ship (MPS) MV Villars at the port facility. The Villars brought equipment stored in Norway under the Norway Air-Landed Marine Expeditionary Brigade (NALMEB) Prepositioning Program. More than 2600 military personnel from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the USA will participate in the second Partnership for Peace land exercise conducted in the Baltic region. While this exercise will conduct training along peacekeeping/humanitarian assistance mission standards, significant US Navy and Marine Corps capabilities never exercised in Europe will be performed ...

An RT-4000 forklift is offloaded from the the MV Villars at the port facility in Paldiski, Estonia. The Villars had brought equipment stored in Norway under the Norway Air-Landed Marine Expeditionary Brigade (NALMEB) program to Estonia for BALTIC CHALLENGE '97. BALTIC CHALLENGE is a multinational exercise conducted in the spirit of NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) initiative. More than 2600 military personnel from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the US, will participate in the second "in the spirit of PfP" land exercises conducted in the Baltic region. Co-Commanders for the exercise being held in Paldiski, Estonia are Colonel Oscar Mark, Estonian...

Two Estonian civilian women, operate the "Camp Exchange" at the base camp. Baltic Challenge '97 is a multinational exercise conducted in the spirit of NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) initiative. More than 2600 military personnel from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the USA will participate in the second PfP land exercise conducted in the Baltic region. While this exercise will conduct training along peacekeeping/humanitarian assistance mission standards, significant US Navy and Marine Corps capabilities never exercised in Europe will be performed including the use of equipment from the US Marine Corps Norway Air-Landed Marine Expeditionary Brigade ...

An AN-TSC 93B (Tactical Satellite Communication System) provides sattelite communications out of the Paldiski, Estonia base camp, during Baltic Challenge '97. This system is operated by 6th Communications Battalion, based out of New York City , New York. Baltic Challenge '97 is a multinational exercise conducted in the spirit of NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) initiative. More than 2600 military personnel from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the U.S.A., will participate in the second "in the spirit of PfP" land exercises conducted in the Baltic region. Co-Commanders for the exercise being held in Paldiski, Estonia are Colonel Oscar Mark, Estonian ...

An aircrew from a US Air Force C-5, pushes a pallet of supplies onto a K-Loader at the Tallin, Estonia Airport. These Marine Corps supplies will be used during BALTIC GE '97. BALTIC GE is a multinational exercise conducted in the spirit of NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) initiative. More than 2600 military personnel from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the US, will participate in the second "in the spirit of PfP" land exercises conducted in the Baltic region. Co-Commanders for the exercise being held in Paldiski, Estonia are Colonel Oscar Mark, Estonian Defense Forces and Colonel D. L. Andrews, US Marine Corps Reserve. While BALTIC...

Shown here is the rear of the shower system and water bladders set up at the II MEF Fwd base camp in Paldiski, Estonia during BALTIC CHALLENGE '97. BALTIC CHALLENGE is a multinational exercise conducted in the spirit of NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) initiative. More than 2600 military personnel from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the US, will participate in the second "in the spirit of PfP" land exercises conducted in the Baltic region. Co-Commanders for the exercise being held in Paldiski, Estonia are Colonel Oscar Mark, Estonian Defense Forces and Colonel D. L. Andrews, US Marine Corps Reserve. While BALTIC CHALLENGE will conduct training along...

An AN-TSC 93B (Tactical Satellite Communication System) provides sattelite communications out of the Paldiski, Estonia base camp, during Baltic Challenge '97. This system is operated by 6th Communications Battalion, based out of New York City , New York. Baltic Challenge '97 is a multinational exercise conducted in the spirit of NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) initiative. More than 2600 military personnel from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the U.S.A., will participate in the second "in the spirit of PfP" land exercises conducted in the Baltic region. Co-Commanders for the exercise being held in Paldiski, Estonia are Colonel Oscar Mark, Estonian ...

Shown here is the shower system at the II MEF Fwd, base camp in Paldiski, Estonia, during BALTIC CHALLENGE '97. BALTIC CHALLENGE is a multinational exercise conducted in the spirit of NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) initiative. More than 2600 litary personnel from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the US, will participate in the second "in the spirit of PfP" land exercises conducted in the Baltic region. Co-Commanders for the exercise being held in Paldiski, Estonia are Colonel Oscar Mark, Estonian Defense Forces and Colonel D. L. Andrews, US Marine Corps Reserve. While BALTIC CHALLENGE will conduct training along peacekeeping/humanitarian assistance...

A rear view of an AN/TSC-93B (Tactical Satellite Communication System). This system is operated by 6th Communications Battalion, New York City, NY and is providing satellite communications out of the base camp. Baltic Challenge '97 is a multinational exercise conducted in the spirit of NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) initiative. More than 2600 military personnel from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the USA will participate in the second PfP land exercise conducted in the Baltic region. While this exercise will conduct training along peacekeeping/humanitarian assistance mission standards, significant US Navy and Marine Corps capabilities never exercised...

An interior shot of an AN/TSC-93B (Tactical Satellite Communication System). This system is operated by the 6th Communications Battalion, New York City, NY and is providing satellite communications for the base camp. Baltic Challenge '97 is a multinational exercise conducted in the spirit of NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) initiative. More than 2600 military personnel from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the USA will participate in the second PfP land exercise conducted in the Baltic region. While this exercise will conduct training along peacekeeping/humanitarian assistance mission standards, significant US Navy and Marine Corps capabilities never ...

Marines with Bravo Company, 1ST Battalion 25th Marines, conduct close combat ining at the Paldiski, Estonia base camp, in preparation for BALTIC CHALLENGE '97. BALTIC CHALLENGE is a multinational exercise conducted in the spirit of NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) initiative. More than 2600 military personnel from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the US, will participate in the second "in the spirit of PfP" land exercises conducted in the Baltic region. Co-Commanders for the exercise being held in Paldiski, Estonia are Colonel Oscar Mark, Estonian Defense Forces and Colonel D. L. Andrews, US Marine Corps Reserve. While BALTIC CHALLENGE will conduct...

US Marines with the II Marine Expeditionary Force, Forward (II MEF FWD) mainbody, descend the plane at the airport enroute for the base camp. Baltic Challenge '97 is a multinational exercise conducted in the spirit of NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) initiative. More than 2600 military personnel from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the USA will participate in the second PfP land exercise conducted in the Baltic region. While this exercise will conduct training along peacekeeping/humanitarian assistance mission standards, significant US Navy and Marine Corps capabilities never exercised in Europe will be performed including the use of equipment from the...

Colonel T.S. Woodson, Commander of II Marine Expeditionary Force, Forward, debarks the plane at the Tallin, Estonia Airport on his way to the base camp at Paldiski, Estonia for Baltic Challenge '97. Baltic Challenge '97 is a multinational exercise conducted in the spirit of NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) initiative. More than 2600 military personnel from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the U.S.A., will participate in the second "in the spirit of PfP" land exercises conducted in the Baltic region. Co-Commanders for the exercise being held in Paldiski, Estonia are Colonel Oscar Mark, Estonian Defense Forces and Colonel D.L. Andrews, U.S. Marine Corps ...

A crane aboard the Maritime Prepositioning Ships (MPS), Steam Ship (SS) SGT MATEJ KOCAK (T-AK 3005), removes dunnage from literage which is about to be dropped overboard and taken to shore for use during BALTIC CHALLENGE '97. BALTIC CHALLENGE is a multinational exercise conducted in the spirit of NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) initiative. More than 2600 military personnel from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the S, will participate in the second "in the spirit of PfP" land exercises conducted in the Baltic region. Co-Commanders for the exercise being held in Paldiski, Estonia are Colonel Oscar Mark, Estonian Defense Forces and Colonel D. L. Andrews,...

Sailors maneuver lighters in the water after being off loaded from the Maritime Prepositioning Ship (MPS) SGT. Matej Kocak (T-AK-3005) at the port. Baltic Challenge '97 is a multinational exercise conducted in the spirit of NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) initiative. More than 2600 military personnel from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the USA will participate in the second PfP land exercise conducted in the Baltic region. While Baltic Challenge '97 will conduct training along peacekeeping/humanitarian assistance mission standards, significant US Navy and Marine Corps capabilities never exercised in Europe will be performed including the use of ...

Various soldiers hit the court for a friendly game of basketball during sports day while conducting BALTIC CHALLENGE '97. BALTIC CHALLENGE is a multinational exercise conducted in the spirit of NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) initiative. More than 2600 military personnel from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the US, will participate in the second "in the spirit of PfP" land exercises conducted in the Baltic region. Co-Commanders for the exercise being held in Paldiski, Estonia are Colonel Oscar Mark, Estonian Defense Forces and Colonel D. L. Andrews, US Marine Corps Reserve. BALTIC CHALLENGE will conduct training along peacekeeping/humanitarian...

GUNNERY Sergeant T. E. Hogan gives a brief of his P-19 Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting vehicle to an Estonian firefighter, at a picnic hosted for the citizens of Paldiski, Estonia during BALTIC CHALLENGE '97. Over 4000 local citizens attended the event hosted by the American Embassy and the Coca-Cola company. The picnic was setup and prepared by US Marines. BALTIC CHALLENGE is a multinational exercise conducted in the spirit of NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) initiative. More than 2600 military personnel from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the US, will participate in the second "in the spirit of PfP" land exercises conducted in the Baltic region....

Soldiers from various countries compete in a tug of war as part of Sports Day. Baltic Challenge '97 is a multinational exercise conducted in the spirit of NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) initiative. More than 2600 military personnel from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the USA will participate in the second PfP land exercise conducted in the Baltic region

Mr. Imre Lipping, Deputy CHIEF of Mission, at the US Embassy in Tallinn, speaks to American Marines, Soldiers, and Sailors to welcome them to Estonia. Baltic Challenge '97 is a multinational exercise conducted in the spirit of NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) initiative. More than 2600 military personnel from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the USA will participate in the second PfP land exercise conducted in the Baltic region

The Lead singer of an Estonian band sings and plays banjo to entertain all of the multinational troops participating in and observing Sports Day. This event is taking place so all the different participants can get to know each other before the actual exercise begins. Baltic Challenge '97 is a multinational exercise conducted in the spirit of NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) initiative. More than 2600 military personnel from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the USA will participate in the second PfP land exercise conducted in the Baltic region

MAJ. M. A. Brilakis (right), G-3 for II Marine Expeditionary Force, Forward (II MEF FWD), gives a tour of Camp Muffler to MAJ. GEN. Johannes Kurt (left), CHIEF of Estonian Defense Forces. Baltic Challenge '97 is a multinational exercise conducted in the spirit of NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) initiative. More than 2600 military personnel from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the USA will participate in the second PfP land exercises conducted in the Baltic region. While this exercise will conduct training along peacekeeping/humanitarian assistance mission standards, significant US Navy and Marine Corps capabilities never exercised in Europe will be ...

The Swedish Army's Motorcycle team performs dangerous stunts on ramps as part of Sports Day. Baltic Challenge '97 is a multinational exercise conducted in the spirit of NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) initiative. More than 2600 military personnel from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the USA will participate in the second PfP land exercise conducted in the Baltic region

CPL. O'Donaghue, Bravo Company, 1ST Battalion, 25th Marines, US Marine Corps Reserve, cammies up a face of a young Estonian boy during a picnic. The picnic, hosted for over 4000 local citizens by the American Embassy and the Coca-Cola Company, was setup and prepared by US Marines. Baltic Challenge '97 is a multinational exercise conducted in the spirit of NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) initiative. More than 2600 military personnel from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the USA will participate in the second PfP land exercise conducted in the Baltic region. While this exercise will conduct training along peacekeeping/humanitarian assistance mission ...

Citizens of Paldiski, Estonia mingle during a picnic hosted for them during Baltic Challenge '97. Over 4000 local citizens attended the event hosted by the American Embassy and the Coca-Cola company. The picnic was setup and prepared by U.S. Marines. Baltic Challenge '97 is a multinational exercise conducted in the spirit of NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) initiative. More than 2600 military personnel from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the U.S.A., will participate in the second "in the spirit of PfP" land exercises conducted in the Baltic region. Co-Commanders for the exercise being held in Paldiski, Estonia are Colonel Oscar Mark, Estonian Defense ...

An American Marine takes part in a weight lifting contest, an event of Sports Day. Baltic Challenge '97 is a multinational exercise conducted in the spirit of NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) initiative. More than 2600 military personnel from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the USA will participate in the second PfP land exercise conducted in the Baltic region

A sailor from Beachmater Unit-2, (Little Creek, Virginia), guides off a M929A2 dump truck from a Literage section during an instream itime Prepositioning Ship offload, in Padliski, Estonia during BALTIC CHALLENGE '97. BALTIC CHALLENGE is a multinational exercise conducted in the spirit of NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) initiative. More than 2600 military personnel from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the US, will participate in the second "in the spirit of PfP" land exercises conducted in the Baltic region. Co-Commanders for the exercise being held in Paldiski, Estonia are Colonel Oscar k, Estonian Defense Forces and Colonel D. L. Andrews, US...

A piece of lighterage brings ashore the second load of equipment from the SS SGT. Matej Kocak, a US Marine Corps Maritime Prepositioning Ship during an in stream off load. Baltic Challenge '97 is a multinational exercise conducted in the spirit of NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) initiative. More than 2600 military personnel from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the USA will participate in the second PfP land exercise conducted in the Baltic region. While this exercise will conduct training along peacekeeping/humanitarian assistance mission standards, significant US Navy and Marine Corps capabilities never exercised in Europe will be performed including ...

A D7 bulldozer pushes a 3 piece section of lighterage off the beach during an in stream Maritime Prepositioning Ship (MPS) off load. This lighter delivered four (4) pieces of equipment from the SS SGT. Matej Kocak (not shown) during Baltic Challenge '97. Baltic Challenge '97 is a multinational exercise conducted in the spirit of NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) initiative. More than 2600 military personnel from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the USA will participate in the second PfP land exercise conducted in the Baltic region. While this exercise will conduct training along peacekeeping/humanitarian assistance mission standards, significant US Navy ...

Private First Class B. W. Robinson scans a LOGMARS (Logistics Application for the Marking and Reading of Symbols) label from a piece equipment brought off of the Steam Ship (SS) SGT Matej Kocak (T-AK 3005). The scanning of these labels, and the data contained within, can be transmitted up through the levels of command, allowing anyone to get a quick snapshot of what equipment is ashore during a Maritime Prepositioning Ship (MPS) offload. This offload took place during BALTIC CHALLENGE '97. BALTIC CHALLENGE is a multinational exercise conducted in the spirit of NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) initiative. More than 2600 military personnel from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia,...