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Mr. Bruce Pelka, Industrial Hygienist with the Center for Health Promotion and Preventative Medicine (CHPM) in Europe takes a sample of floor tile from a military dormitory located in Viasani, Georgia. CHPM is performing an environmental health assessment on various sites around Tbilisi, Georgia that will be utilized by members of the US Army (USA) 10th Special Forces Group (SFG) under the Georgia Train and Equip Program (GTEP). GTEP conducted by US Special Operations Command (SOC) Europe is designed to enhance the capability of selected Georgian military units to provide security and stability to the citizens of Georgia and the region

US Army (USA) Captain (CPT) Trina Powell (foreground), a Health Physicist with the Center for Health Promotion and Preventative Medicine (CHPM) in Europe, uses a Radiation Monitor to obtain gamma radiation reading at a storage facility near Viasani, Georgia. CHPM is performing an environmental health assessment on various sites around Tbilisi, Georgia that will be utilized by members of the US Army (USA) 10th Special Forces Group (SFG) under the Georgia Train and Equip Program (GTEP). GTEP conducted by US Special Operations Command (SOC) Europe is designed to enhance the capability of selected Georgian military units to provide security and stability to the citizens of Georgia and the...

US Army (USA) Captain (CPT) Trina Powell, a Health Physicist with the Center for Health Promotion and Preventative Medicine (CHPM) in Europe, uses a Radiation Monitor to obtain gamma radiation reading at a storage facility near Viasani, Georgia. CHPM is performing an environmental health assessment on various sites around Tbilisi, Georgia that will be utilized by members of the US Army (USA) 10th Special Forces Group (SFG) under the Georgia Train and Equip Program (GTEP). GTEP conducted by US Special Operations Command (SOC) Europe is designed to enhance the capability of selected Georgian military units to provide security and stability to the citizens of Georgia and the region

US Air Force (USAF) MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) Brian Brownsberger, Videographer, 786th Communications Squadron (CS) used a video camera to document US Army (USA) Captain (CPT) Trina Powell, a Health Physicist with the Center for Health Promotion and Preventative Medicine (CHPM) in Europe, as she uses a Radiation Monitor to obtain gamma radiation reading from a trench complex near Viasani, Georgia. CHPM is performing an environmental health assessment on various sites around Tbilisi, Georgia that will be utilized by members of the US Army (USA) 10th Special Forces Group (SFG) under the Georgia Train and Equip Program (GTEP). GTEP conducted by US Special Operations Command (SOC) Europe is...

Members of the international media photograph US Army (USA) Soldiers assigned to the 10th Special Group (Airborne) during a Memorial Day Ceremony held at the Georgian Military Training Academy in Tbilisi, Georgia. The Soldiers are deployed as part of the Georgia Train and Equip Program (GTEP)

US Army (USA) Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Robert Waltemeyer, Commander, Georgia Train and Equip Program (GTEP), speaks during a Memorial Day Ceremony held at the Georgian Military Training Academy in Tbilisi, Georgia. The Soldiers are deployed as part of the Georgia Train and Equip Program (GTEP)

US Army (USA) MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) Tony Repasky, 10th Special Forces Group (SFG) (Airborne), presides as part of a multi-national Honor Guard during a Memorial Day Ceremony held at the Georgian Military Training Academy in Tbilisi, Georgia. MSGT Repasky is deployed as part of the Georgia Train and Equip Program (GTEP)

Georgian Army Lieutenant General (LGEN) David Tevzadze, Georgian Minister of Defense, speaks during a Memorial Day Ceremony held at the Georgian Military Training Academy in Tbilisi, Georgia. US Army (USA) Soldiers assigned to the 10th Special Forces Group (SFG) (Airborne) are deployed at Tbilisi, Georgia, as part of the Georgia Train and Equip Program (GTEP)

US Army (USA) STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) John Martin (foreground), 10th Special Forces Group (SFG) (Airborne), part of a multi-national Honor Guard renders a salute as the US and Georgian national anthems are performed during a Memorial Day Ceremony held at the Georgian Military Training Academy in Tbilisi, Georgia. The Soldiers are deployed as part of the Georgia Train and Equip Program (GTEP)

Georgian President Eduard Shevardnadze (left) greets US Air Force (USAF) General Joseph W. Ralston (center), Commander in CHIEF, Unites States European Command (USEUCOM) and Supreme Allied Commander of Europe, National Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), during GEN Ralstons visit to Tbilisi, Georgia, to discuss the Georgia Train and Equip Program (GTEP). GTEP conducted by US Special Operations Command, Europe, is designed to enhance the capability of selected Georgian military units to provide security and stability to the citizens of Georgia and the region

US Air Force (USAF) General Joseph W. Ralston (right), Commander in CHIEF, Unites States European Command (USEUCOM) and Supreme Allied Commander of Europe, National Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), is greeted by US Army Lieutenant Colonel Robert Waltemeyer, Commander of Georgia Train and Equip Program (GTEP), upon his arrival in Tbilisi, Georgia

A Georgian Translator, Tamuna Kopaleishvill (left) assists US Air Force (USAF) MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) Brian Brownsberger, 786th Communications Squadron (CS), with the captioning of video image of activities at the Georgia Train and Equip Program (GTEP), at Tbilisi, Georgia

Georgian Interpreter Natia Chitiani (center) helps US Army (USA) MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) Tony Repasky (foreground), 10th Special Forces Group (SFG), to translate information to Georgian Army Officers attending an exercise in crisis action planning conducted during the Georgia Train and Equip Program (GTEP) at Tbilisi, Georgia

US Army (USA) Captain (CPT) Cecil Marson (foreground left), 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), is assisted by a Georgian Translator, as he instructs Georgian Army Officers attending an exercise in crisis action planning conducted during the Georgia Train and Equip Program (GTEP) at Tbilisi, Georgia

US Army (USA) CHIEF Warrant Officer (COW) Hurley Gilpin (left), 10th Special Forces Group (SFG) (Airborne), instructs Georgian Army Officers attending the Georgia Train and Equip Program (GTEP) on communications during an exercise in crisis action planning conducted at Tbilisi, Georgia by the US Special Operations Command (SOC), Europe

Georgian Army Officers attending the Georgia Train and Equip Program (GTEP) prepare for an exercise in crisis action planning conducted in and around Tbilisi, Georgia by the US Special Operations Command (SOC), Europe

Georgia Army Major (MAJ) Avtandil Datesheideza (center) uses an interpreter to explains the G6 communications working structure to US Army (USA) Sergeant First Class (SFC) Robert Albert, 10th Special Forces Group (SFG) (Airborne), while attending the Georgian Train and Equip Program (GTEP) at Tbilisi, Georgia

US Army (USA) Soldier assigned to the 10th Special Forces Group (SFG) (Airborne), and Georgian Military Officers attending the Georgian Train and Equip Program (GTEP), review situation templates and communications overlays, inside the operations office at Tbilisi, Georgia. GTEP is designed to enhance the capability of selected Georgian military units to provide security and stability to the citizens of Georgia and the region

US Army (USA) Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Robert Waltemeyer, Commander, Georgia Train and Equip Program (GTEP), turns the first shovel of dirt during the Ground Braking Ceremony for the new forward operating base located in Krtsanisi, Georgia. GTEP is designed to enhance the capability of selected Georgian military units to provide security and stability to the citizens of Georgia and the region

Georgian Army Lieutenant Colonel (LTC), Giorgi Surinava, prepares map overlays prior to a briefing on Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield while participating in mission analysis training conducted during the Georgian Train and Equip Program (GTEP). GTEP conducted by US Army Special Operations Command Europe is designed to enhance the capability of selected Georgian military units to provide security and stability to the citizens of Georgia and the region

Georgian Army Lieutenant Colonel (LTC), Giorgi Surinava, conducts a briefing on Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield while participating in mission analysis training conducted during the Georgian Train and Equip Program (GTEP). GTEP conducted by US Army Special Operations Command Europe is designed to enhance the capability of selected Georgian military units to provide security and stability to the citizens of Georgia and the region

An unidentified US Army (USA) Major (MAJ) (center) looks on as USA STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Paul Marshall, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), uses a map to point out improvement made by Georgian Military Officers, at Tbilisi, Georgia, prior to a mission analysis briefing on the Georgia Train and Equip Program (GTEP). GTEP is designed to enhance the capability of selected Georgian military units to provide security and stability to the citizens of Georgia and the region

Georgian Army Lieutenant Colonel (LTC), George Galashvili, conducts a briefing on hazards and risk assessment while participating in mission analysis training conducted during the Georgian Train and Equip Program (GTEP). GTEP conducted by US Army Special Operations Command Europe is designed to enhance the capability of selected Georgian military units to provide security and stability to the citizens of Georgia and the region

US Army (USA) Captain (CPT) Damon McDonald (background right), 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), explains the course of events during a mission analysis training briefing attended by Georgian Military Officers participating in the Georgian Train and Equip Program (GTEP). GTEP conducted by US Army Special Operations Command Europe is designed to enhance the capability of selected Georgian military units to provide security and stability to the citizens of Georgia and the region

Georgian Army Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Petremgvdlishvili (second from left) and US Army (USA) Captain (CPT) Captain Sean Williams (second from right), 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), use a female interpreter to better understand the courses of action during a war-gaming exercise conducted with Georgian Army Officers participating in training as part of the Georgian Train and Equip Program (GTEP) held at Tbilisi, Georgia. GTEP conducted by the US Army European Command is designed to enhance the capability of selected Georgian military units to provide security and stability to the citizens of Georgia and the region

US Army (USA) Captain (CPT) Peltzer, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), mediates a war-gaming exercise conducted with Georgian Army Officers participating in training as part of the Georgian Train and Equip Program (GTEP) held at Tbilisi, Georgia. GTEP conducted by the US Army European Command is designed to enhance the capability of selected Georgian military units to provide security and stability to the citizens of Georgia and the region

US Army (USA) Captain (CPT) Kelly Smith (foreground), 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), uses a pair of binoculars to take a closer look at the mountainous terrain around Tbilisi, Georgia, before conducting a staff ride with Georgian Army Officers attending the Georgia Train and Equip Program (GTEP) at Tbilisis, Georgia. GTEP conducted by the US Army European Command, is designed to enhance the capability of selected Georgian military units to provide security and stability to the citizens of Georgia and the region

US Army (USA) Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Robert Waltemeyer (right), Commander, Georgia Train and Equip Program (GTEP), uses a large map to discuss driving routes and war-gaming scenarios, with USA Soldiers assigned to the 10th Special Forces Group (SFG) (Airborne) and Georgian Army Officers, before conducting a staff ride to familiarize troops with the terrain around Tbilisi, Georgia. GTEP conducted by the US Army European Command, is designed to enhance the capability of selected Georgian military units to provide security and stability to the citizens of Georgia and the region

US Army (USA) Captain (CPT) Sean Williams, assigned to the 10th Special Forces Group (SFG) (Airborne), sets up an AN/PSC-5 satellite communications radio, on a Russian landmark high in the Caucus Mountains, located in Tabilis, Georgia, while attending the Georgian Train and Equip Program (GTEP). GTEP conducted by the US Army European Command, is designed to enhance the capability of selected Georgian military units to provide security and stability to the citizens of Georgia and the region

Georgian Army Officers attending the Georgian Train and Equip Program (GTEP) and their US Army (USA) Instructors from the 10th Special Forces Group (SFG) (Airborne), pose for a photograph at a Russian landmark high in the Caucus Mountains of Georgia. GTEP conducted by the US Army European Command, is designed to enhance the capability of selected Georgian military units to provide security and stability to the citizens of Georgia and the region

US Air Force (USAF) MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) Brian Brownsberger, 786th Communications Squadron, uses a video camera to document the mountainous country side near a Russian landmark high in the Caucus mountains of Tbilisi, Georgia, during a staff ride with Georgian Military Officers attending the Georgian Train and Equip Program (GTEP). GTEP conducted by US The US Armu (USA) European Command is designed to enhance the capability of selected Georgian military units to provide security and stability to the citizens of Georgia and the region

US Army (USA) Captain (CPT) Kelly Smith (left) and USA CPT Sean Williams, both assigned to the 10th Special Forces Group (SFG) (Airborne), establish an azimuth to align a AN/PSC-5 satellite communications radio, near a large painted mural on a Russian landmark high in the Caucus Mountains, located in Tabilis, Georgia, while attending the Georgian Train and Equip Program (GTEP). GTEP conducted by the US Army European Command, is designed to enhance the capability of selected Georgian military units to provide security and stability to the citizens of Georgia and the region

US Army (USA) Captain (CPT) Kelly Smith (foreground left), 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), uses a map to explain terrain changes for a war-gaming scenario, before conducting a staff ride with Georgian Army Officers attending the Georgia Train and Equip Program (GTEP) at Tbilisis, Georgia. GTEP conducted by the US Army European Command, is designed to enhance the capability of selected Georgian military units to provide security and stability to the citizens of Georgia and the region

Republic of Georgia Military Officers meet to discuss possible scenarios during a Command Post Exercise (CPX) held at Tbilisi, Georgia, during the Georgia Train and Equip Program (GTEP). The CPX is a culmination of 10 weeks of staff training for Republic of Georgia Army Officers. GTEP conducted by the US Army European Command is designed to enhance the capability of selected Georgian military units to provide security and stability to the citizens of Georgia and the region

Three Republic of Georgia Military Officers meet to discuss possible scenarios during a Command Post Exercise (CPX) held at Tbilisi, Georgia, during the Georgia Train and Equip Program (GTEP). The CPX is a culmination of 10 weeks of staff training for Republic of Georgia Army Officers. GTEP conducted by the US Army European Command is designed to enhance the capability of selected Georgian military units to provide security and stability to the citizens of Georgia and the region

US Army (USA) Captain (CPT) Kelly Smith (center), 10th Special Forces Group (SFG) (Airborne), explains logistical support and procedures during a Command Post Exercise (CPX) held at Tbilisi, Georgia, during the Georgia Train and Equip Program (GTEP). The CPX is a culmination of 10 weeks of staff training for Republic of Georgia Army Officers. GTEP conducted by the US Army European Command is designed to enhance the capability of selected Georgian military units to provide security and stability to the citizens of Georgia and the region

US Army (USA) STAFF Sergeant (SSG) Sam Walden (left), 10th Special Forces Group (SFG) (Airborne), documents daily radio frequencies during a Command Post Exercise (CPX) held at Tbilisi, Georgia, during the Georgia Train and Equip Program (GTEP). The CPX is a culmination of 10 weeks of staff training for Republic of Georgia Army Officers. GTEP conducted by the US Army European Command is designed to enhance the capability of selected Georgian military units to provide security and stability to the citizens of Georgia and the region

US Army (USA) Sergeant First Class (SFC) Bob Krouse (center), 10th Special Forces Group (SFG) (Airborne), assists an unidentified female with formulating a chain of command diagram on the computer, during a Command Post Exercise (CPX) held at Tbilisi, Georgia, during the Georgia Train and Equip Program (GTEP). The CPX is a culmination of 10 weeks of staff training for Republic of Georgia Army Officers. GTEP conducted by the US Army European Command is designed to enhance the capability of selected Georgian military units to provide security and stability to the citizens of Georgia and the region

US Air Force (USAF) General (GEN) Charles R. Holland (center), Commander in CHIEF, US Special Operations Command (SOC), speaks with US Army (USA) Soldiers from the 10th Special Forces Group (SFG) (Airborne) about the importance of the Georgia Train and Equip Program (GTEP), inside the new Georgian National Military Command Center, during a meeting held at Tbilisi, Georgia. GTEP conducted by the US Army European Command is designed to enhance the capability of selected Georgian military units to provide security and stability to the citizens of Georgia and the region

Republic of Georgia President Eduard Shevardnadze (foreground left), speaks with US Air Force (USAF) General (GEN) Charles R. Holland, Commander in CHIEF, US Special Operations Command (SOC), during a meeting held at Tbilisi, Georgia, during the Georgia Train and Equip Program (GTEP). The CPX is a culmination of 10 weeks of staff training for Republic of Georgia Army Officers. GTEP conducted by the US Army European Command is designed to enhance the capability of selected Georgian military units to provide security and stability to the citizens of Georgia and the region

US Ambassador to the Republic of Georgia, The Honorable Richard Miles, speaks at the Graduation Ceremony for the Georgia Train and Equip Program (GTEP), held at Tbilisi, Georgia. GTEP conducted by the US Army European Command is designed to enhance the capability of selected Georgian military units to provide security and stability to the citizens of Georgia and the region

Republic of Georgia President Eduard Shevardnadze, speaks at the Graduation Ceremony for the Georgia Train and Equip Program (GTEP), held at Tbilisi, Georgia. GTEP conducted by the US Army European Command is designed to enhance the capability of selected Georgian military units to provide security and stability to the citizens of Georgia and the region

US Army (USA) Sergeant First Class (SFC) Lynn Davis (left), 10th Special Forces Group (SFG) (Airborne), briefs US Representative The Honorable David Dreier (center) (R-CA), Chairman, US House Committee on Rules, and two other US Congress members on the firing range layout for Phase III of the Georgia Train and Equip Program (GTEP) in Krtsanisi, Georgia. GTEP conducted by the US Army European Command is designed to enhance the capability of selected Georgian military units to provide security and stability to the citizens of Georgia and the region

US Congressman The Honorable John Murtha (D-PA) shakes hands with US Air Force (USAF) Colonel (COL) Marc Felman, Commander, 39th Expeditionary Air and Space Wing after arriving at Incirlik Air Base (AB), Turkey. Congressman Murtha is among a group of US Delegates headed for Krtsanisi, Georgia, to attend a briefing on the Georgia Train and Equip Program (GTEP). Also on hand to greet the Delegates is Italian Air Force Brigadier General (BGEN) Veysi Agar, Commander, 10th Tanker Base (center)

US Army (USA) Soldiers of the Georgia Train and Equip Program (GTEP) arrive in Tbilisi, Georgia aboard a C-5 Galaxy cargo aircraft

A member of the Georgian Commando Battalion inventories equipment issued during the Georgia Train and Equip Program (GTEP) in Tbilisi, Georgia

US Army (USA) STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) John Martin, 10th Special Forces Group, issues equipment to a member of the Georgian military in support of the Georgia Train and Equip Program (GTEP) in Tbilisi, Georgia

US Army (USA) Captain (CAPT) Douglas Gray, an Optometrist, performs an eye examination for a member of the Georgian military in support of the Georgia Train and Equipment Program (GTEP) at the Krtsanisi Training Area, Tbilisi, Georgia

US Army (USA) STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) David Wessies, Optician, performs an eye examination for a member of the Georgian military in support of the Georgia Train and Equipment Program (GTEP) at the Krtsanisi Training Area, Tbilisi, Georgia

Part of the Georgian Train and Equip Program (GTEP), members of the Georgian Army fire their weapons on a live firing range during Tactical Arms training to prepare in defending their boarders against Rebels from near by Chechnya

US Air Force (USAF) General (GEN) Joseph W. Ralston, left, Commander in CHIEF US European Command (USCINCEUR) and Georgian Minister of Defense Lieutenant General (LGEN) David Tevzadze, tour the Georgian Train and Equip Program (GTEP) at Advanced Operating Base 060

US Army (USA) Major (MAJ) Dave Grosso, right, Commander of the Georgian Train and Equip Program (GTEP), escorts US Air Force (USAF) General (GEN) Joseph W. Ralston, left, Commander in CHIEF US European Command (USCINCEUR) and Georgian Minister of Defense, Lieutenant General (LGEN) David Tevzadze, on a tour of the Advanced Operating Base 060

At Advanced Operating Base 060, US Air Force (USAF) General (GEN) Joseph W. Ralston, Commander in CHIEF US European Command (USCINCEUR), greets military members from the 6th Special Operations Squadron (SOS), Hurlbert Field, Florida, deployed to the Georgian Train and Equip Program (GTEP)

US Air Force (USAF) General (GEN) Joseph W. Ralston, left, Commander in CHIEF US European Command (USCINCEUR), presents a coin to US Army (USA) Postmaster SPECIALIST Brian Gardner, right, while touring the Georgian Train and Equip Program (GTEP) Advanced Operating Base 060, escorted by US Army (USA) Major (MAJ) Dave Grosso, GTEP Commander

Part of the Georgian Train and Equip Program (GTEP), members of the Georgian Army fire their weapons during Tactical Arms training to prepare in defending their boarders against Rebels from near by Chechnya

US Air Force (USAF) Sergeant (SGT) David Rodriguez, from the 44th Signal Battalion, Mannheim, Germany, briefs General (GEN) Joseph W. Ralston, Commander in CHIEF US European Command (USCINCEUR), as he tours the Georgian Train and Equip Program (GTEP), at an Advanced Operating Base 060 Signal Center

Part of the Georgian Train and Equip Program (GTEP), members of the Georgian Army fire their weapons on a live firing range during Tactical Arms training to prepare in defending their boarders against Rebels from near by Chechnya

As part of the Georgian Train and Equip Program (GTEP), members of the Georgian Army pause for a weapons briefing during a Tactical Arms training in order to defend their boarders against Rebels from near by Chechnya

US Air Force (USAF) General (GEN) Joseph W. Ralston, right, Commander in CHIEF US European Command (USCINCEUR), pauses for a interview with USAF Still Photographer Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Joe Springfield, during his tour of the Georgian Train and Equip Program (GTEP), at Advanced Operating Base 060

US Army (USA) STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Sean Keller, left and Sergeant First Class (SFC) Ralph DeBlasio, from the 10th Special Operations Group (SOG), Fort Carson, Colorado, coordinate training at a range in support of Air Mobile Operations (AMO), Basic and Advanced Rifle Marksmanship during the third Phase of the Georgia Train and Equip Program (GTEP)

US Army (USA) STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Sean Keller, left and Sergeant First Class (SFC) Ralph DeBlasio, from the 10th Special Operations Group (SOG), Fort Carson, Colorado, coordinate training at a range in support of Air Mobile Operations (AMO), Basic and Advanced Rifle Marksmanship during the third Phase of the Georgia Train and Equip Program (GTEP)

US Army (USA) STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Sean Keller, from the 10th Special Operations Group (SOG), Fort Carson, Colorado, instructs at a range in support of Air Mobile Operations (AMO), Basic and Advanced Rifle Marksmanship during the third Phase of the Georgia Train and Equip Program (GTEP)

US Air Force (USAF) MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) Allen K. Brown, with the 6th Special Operations Squadron (SOS), Hurlburt Field, Florida and a Georgian Maintenance Officer, trouble shoot a failed stabilizer bar damper from a Georgian UH-1H Iroquois helicopter, in support of the Georgia Train and Equip Program (GTEP)

Georgian Army Soldiers flank and engage silhouette targets during their first live-fire squad maneuver training in support of the Georgia Train and Equip Program (GTEP)

US Army (USA) Sergeant (SGT) Daniel Roxbury, with the 10th Special Forces Group (SFG), Fort Carson, Colorado, manages and supplies Base Camp 060, in support of the Georgia Train and Equip Program (GTEP)

Georgian Army Soldiers gather 7.62 mm ammunition rounds for their AK-47s, during their first live-fire squad training, in support of the Georgia Train and Equip Program (GTEP)

US Air Force (USAF) MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) Allen K. Brown, with the 6th Special Operations Squadron (SOS), Hurlburt Field, Florida and a Georgian Maintenance Officer, trouble shoot a failed stabilizer bar damper from a Georgian UH-1H Iroquois helicopter, in support of the Georgia Train and Equip Program (GTEP)

A smoke grenade is thrown to identify the general direction enemy fire is coming from, during the third phase of the Georgia Train and Equip Program (GTEP)

US Army (USA) Sergeant First Class (SFC) Radoslaw Szczepanski, with the 10th Special Forces Group (SFG), from Fort Carson, Colorado and Georgian Interpreter Tamuna Kopaleishvili observe and instruct as Georgian Army Soldiers train and enter the third phase of the Georgia Train and Equip Program (GTEP)

A Georgian Army Soldier takes aim at enemy Soldiers during contact, part of the third phase of the Georgia Train and Equip Program (GTEP)

Georgian Army Soldiers patrol open fields in search of possible aggressors in their third phase of training in support of the Georgia Train and Equip Program (GTEP)

Once an enemy has been located this squad of Georgian Army Soldiers takes a defensive stance to "Lock and Load", in support of the Georgia Train and Equip Program (GTEP)

US Army (USA) Sergeant First Class (SFC) Jeff Baughman, with the 10th Special Forces Group (SFG), Fort Carson, Colorado, instructs Georgian Army Soldiers on the dangers of conducting live-fire ambushes and maintaining muzzle control, in support of the Georgia Train and Equip Program (GTEP)

US Army (USA) Sergeant First Class (SFC) Jeff Baughman and USA MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) Anthony Repasky, both with the 10th Special Forces Group (SFG), Fort Carson, Colorado, observe Georgian Army trainees conduct an ambush in support of the Georgia Train and Equip Program (GTEP)

US Air Force (USAF) General (GEN) Richard B. Myers, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of STAFF (JCS), is met upon his arrival in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia by USA Major (MAJ) David Grosso, Commander of the Georgia Train and Equip Program (GTEP). GTEP is a flexible, time phased training initiative that builds upon a strong military-to-military relationship developed between the US and the Republic of Georgia since the end of the Cold War, and further underscores US support for the Republic of Georgia's sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity

A US Air Force (USAF) C-17A Globemaster III, McChord Air Force Base (AFB), Washington (WA), with a crew from the 14th Airlift Squadron (AS), Charleston AFB, South Carolina (SC), taxies to the red carpet after landing in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia. American military members are meeting with top military officials and the Georgian President to discuss the Georgia Train and Equip Program (GTEP). GTEP is a flexible, time phased training initiative that builds upon a strong military-to-military relationship developed between the US and the Republic of Georgia since the end of the Cold War, and further underscores US support for the Republic of Georgia's sovereignty, independence and...

US Air Force (USAF) General (GEN) Richard B. Myers (right), Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of STAFF (CJCS), is met upon his arrival in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia, by General Lieutenant Joni Pirtskhalaishvili, CHIEF of the General STAFF for the Republic of Georgia. GEN Myers is meeting with top military officials and the Georgian President to discuss the Georgia Train and Equip Program (GTEP). GTEP is a flexible, time phased training initiative that builds upon a strong military-to-military relationship developed between the US and the Republic of Georgia since the end of the Cold War, and further underscores US support for the Republic of Georgia's sovereignty, independence and...

US Air Force (USAF) General (GEN) Richard B. Myers (right), Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of STAFF (JCS), and Georgian General Lieutenant Joni Pirtskhalaishvili, CHIEF of the General STAFF for the Republic of Georgia, salute during the playing of the American and Georgian national anthems. Both will meet with top military officials to discuss the Georgia Train and Equip Program (GTEP). GTEP is a flexible, time phased training initiative that builds upon a strong military-to-military relationship developed between the US and the Republic of Georgia since the end of the Cold War, and further underscores US support for the Republic of Georgia's sovereignty, independence and territorial...

US Air Force (USAF) General (GEN) Richard B. Myers (right), Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of STAFF (JCS), renders a salute during the playing of the American and Republic of Georgia national anthems at the Georgian Ministry of Defense. GEN Myers arrived in the Republic of Georgia to meet with top military officials to discuss the Georgia Train and Equip Program (GTEP). GTEP is a flexible, time phased training initiative that builds upon a strong military-to-military relationship developed between the US and the Republic of Georgia since the end of the Cold War, and further underscores US support for the Republic of Georgia's sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity

The Honorable Richard Miles (center), US Ambassador to the Republic of Georgia, introduces US Air Force (USAF) General (GEN) Richard B. Myers (right), Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of STAFF (JCS), to Georgian President Eduard Shevardnadze. General Myers is meeting with top Georgian military officials and President Shevardnadze to discuss the Georgia Train and Equip Program (GTEP). GTEP is a flexible, time phased training initiative that builds upon a strong military-to-military relationship developed between the US and the Republic of Georgia since the end of the Cold War, and further underscores US support for the Republic of Georgia's sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity

US Air Force (USAF) General (GEN) Richard B. Myers (right), Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of STAFF (JCS), sits across from Republic of Georgia President Eduard A. Shevardnadze along with other top officials to discuss the Georgia Train and Equip Program (GTEP). GTEP is a flexible, time phased training initiative that builds upon a strong military-to-military relationship developed between the US and the Republic of Georgia since the end of the Cold War, and further underscores US support for the Republic of Georgia's sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity

US Air Force (USAF) General (GEN) Richard B. Myers (right), Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of STAFF (JCS), and Republic of Georgia General Lieutenant Joni Pirtskhalaishvili, CHIEF of the General STAFF for the Republic of Georgia, walk down the red carpet upon arrival at the Georgian Ministry of Defense complex. They are here to meet with top Georgian military officials to discuss the Georgia Train and Equip Program (GTEP). GTEP is a flexible, time phased training initiative that builds upon a strong military-to-military relationship developed between the US and the Republic of Georgia since the end of the Cold War, and further underscores US support for the Republic of Georgia's...

US Air Force (USAF) General (GEN) Richard B. Myers (left), Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of STAFF (JCS), answers questions during an interview with USAF First Lieutenant (1LT) Jemal Singleton, Georgia Train and Equip Program (GTEP) Public Affairs. General Myers is touring the Georgia Train and Equip Program (GTEP) complex and training grounds along with meeting top military officials and the Georgian President to discuss GTEP. GTEP is a flexible, time phased training initiative that builds upon a strong military-to-military relationship developed between the US and Georgia since the end of the Cold War, and further underscores US support for Georgia's sovereignty, independence and...

US Air Frce (USAF) General (GEN) Richard B. Myers, Chairman f the Jint Chiefs f STAFF (JCS), is intrduced t Republic f Gergia (GEO) Captain (CAPT) Mamuka Balakhadze, Gergian Cmmand Battalin Cmmander, during a tur f the Advanced Operatinal Base fr the Gergia Train and Equip Prgram in Krtsanisi, Republic f Gergia. General Myers is turing the Gergia Train and Equip Prgram (GTEP) cmplex and training grunds alng with meeting tp military fficials and the Gergian President t discuss GTEP. GTEP is a flexible, time phased training initiative that builds upn a strng military-t-military relatinship develped between the US and the Republic f Gergia since the end...

US Army (USA) STAFF Sergeant (SSG) Daniel Cornell (right), Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge (NCOIC), 7th Signal Brigade Communications Package, Mannheim, Germany, explains the basic installation of all communications at the Advanced Operational Base in Krtsanisi, Republic of Georgia, to US Air Force (USAF) General (GEN) Richard B. Myers, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of STAFF (JCS). General Myers is touring the Georgia Train and Equip Program (GTEP) complex and training grounds along with meeting top military officials and the Georgian President to discuss GTEP. GTEP is a flexible, time phased training initiative that builds upon a strong military-to-military relationship developed...

US Air Force (USAF) General (GEN) Richard B. Myers, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of STAFF (JCS), saluted by the Republic of Georgia, Georgian Commando Battalion's Primary STAFF during a tour of the Advanced Operational Base for the Georgia Train and Equip Program in Krtsanisi, Republic of Georgia. General Myers is touring the Georgia Train and Equip Program (GTEP) complex and training grounds along with meeting top military officials and the Georgian President to discuss GTEP. GTEP is a flexible, time phased training initiative that builds upon a strong military-to-military relationship developed between the US and the Republic of Georgia since the end of the Cold War, and further...

Republic of gia, Company Sergeant Gocha Mushkudiani, 2nd Company, gian Commando Battalion, loads live ammunition for his Kalashnikov AK-47, prior to a daylight raid attack exercise at a training range in Vasiani, Republic of gia. 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) is in the Republic of gia conducting the gia Train and Equip Program, which will enhance the gian soldiers abilities in various battlefield techniques. GTEP is a flexible, time phased training initiative that builds upon a strong military-to-military relationship developed between the US and the Republic of gia since the end of the Cold War, and further underscores US support for the Republic of...

US Air Force (USAF) General (GEN) Richard B. Myers, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of STAFF (JCS), is introduced to the lead tactical trainer for 1ST Company, Georgian Commando Battalion, US Army (USA) Sergeant First Class (SFC) Radoslaw Szezepanski, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), during a tour of the Advanced Operational Base for the Georgia Train and Equip Program in Krtsanisi, Republic of Georgia. General Myers is touring the Georgia Train and Equip Program (GTEP) complex and training grounds along with meeting top military officials and the Georgian President to discuss GTEP. GTEP is a flexible, time phased training initiative that builds upon a strong military-to-military...

At the Advanced Operational Base for the Georgia Train and Equip Program in Krtsanisi, Republic of Georgia, US Air Force (USAF) General (GEN) Richard B. Myers (center), Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of STAFF (JCS), and General Lieutenant David Tevzadze, Georgian Minister of Defense, speak to international press after a memorial dedication ceremony honoring the victims of the September 11th terrorist attack. General Myers is touring the Georgia Train and Equip Program (GTEP) complex and training grounds along with meeting top military officials and the Georgian President to discuss GTEP. GTEP is a flexible, time phased training initiative that builds upon a strong military-to-military...

US Air Force (USAF) General (GEN) Richard B. Myers (center), Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of STAFF (JCS), and General Lieutenant David Tevzadze, Republic of Georgia Minister of Defense, speak at a dedication ceremony. A memorial dedication ceremony held to honor all of the victims of the September 11th terrorist attack in New York and the Pentagon is conducted outside of the Advanced Operational Base for the Georgia Train and Equip Program in Krtsanisi, Georgia. General Myers is touring the Georgia Train and Equip Program (GTEP) complex and training grounds along with meeting top military officials and the Georgian President to discuss GTEP. GTEP is a flexible, time phased training...

Republic of Georgia (GEO) Junior Sergeant Guram Sconkadze, 2nd Company, Georgian Commando Battalion positions an M18A1 Claymore mine during a live fire ambush exercise at a training range in Vasiani, Republic of Georgia. The 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) is in the Republic of Georgia conducting the Georgia Train and Equip Program, which will enhance the Georgian soldiers abilities in various battlefield techniques. GTEP is a flexible, time phased training initiative that builds upon a strong military-to-military relationship developed between the US and the Republic of Georgia since the end of the Cold War, and further underscores US support for the Republic of Georgia's...

Republic of Georgia (GEO) members of 2nd Company, Georgian Commando Battalion fire their Kalashnikov AK-47 assault rifles at an objective during a live fire ambush exercise at a training range in Vasiani, Republic of Georgia. The US Army (USA) (Airborne) is in the Republic of Georgia conducting the Georgia Train and Equip Program, which will enhance the Georgian soldiers abilities in various battlefield techniques. GTEP is a flexible, time phased training initiative that builds upon a strong military-to-military relationship developed between the US and the Republic of Georgia since the end of the Cold War, and further underscores US support for the Republic of Georgia's sovereignty,...

Republic Georgia (GEO) members 2nd Company, Georgian Commando Battalion fire their Kalashnikov AK-47 assault rifles at an objective during a live fire ambush exercise at a training range in Vasiani, Republic Georgia. The 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) (in background) is in the Republic Georgia conducting the Georgia Train and Equip Program, which will enhance the Georgian soldiers abilities in various battlefield techniques. GTEP is a flexible, time phased training initiative that builds upon a strong military-to-military relationship developed between the US and the Republic Georgia since the end the Cold War, and further underscores US support for the Republic...

US Marine (USMC) Lieutenant (LT) Mark Fisher, Mountain Warfare Training Center, California (CA), takes some time for physical training (PT) on the helicopter pad at the Advanced Operational Base in Krtsanisi, Republic of Georgia (GEO). The responsibility for the Georgia Train and Equip Program will be transferring from Special Operations Command Europe to Marine Forces Europe. GTEP is a flexible, time phased training initiative that builds upon a strong military-to-military relationship developed between the US and Georgia since the end of the Cold War, and further underscores US support for Georgia's sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity

Night vision photo Republic Georgia (GEO) Lieutenant Besiki Lobzhanidza, 2nd Company, Georgian Commando Battalion firing his Kalashnikov AK-47 assault rifle at an objective during a night live fire raid exercise at a training range in Vasiani, Republic Georgia. The US Army (USA) (Airborne) is in the Republic Georgia conducting the Georgia Train and Equip Program, which will enhance the Georgian soldiers abilities in various battlefield techniques. GTEP is a flexible, time phased training initiative that builds upon a strong military-to-military relationship developed between the US and Georgia since the end the Cold War, and further underscores US support for the Republic...

Night vision photo of Republic of Georgia members of the 2nd Company, Georgian Commando Battalion acting as a security team move into position during a night live fire raid exercise at a training range in Vasiani, Republic of Georgia. The US Army (USA) (Airborne) is in the Republic of Georgia conducting the Georgia Train and Equip Program, which will enhance the Georgian soldiers abilities in various battlefield techniques. GTEP is a flexible, time phased training initiative that builds upon a strong military-to-military relationship developed between the US and Georgia since the end of the Cold War, and further underscores US support for the Republic of Georgia's sovereignty,...

US Army (USA) Major (MAJ) David Grosso, left, Commander of the Georgia Train and Equip Program (GTEP), sits with the Honorable Richard Miles, second from left, US Ambassador to Georgia (GEO), along with Montana Senator Mr. Conrad Burns and Maryland Representative Mr. Roscoe Bartlett, right, upon their arrival at the Advanced Operational Base (AOB) 060 in Krtsanisi, Georgia and enjoy breakfast together

At the Advanced Operational Base (AOB) 060 in Krtsanisi, Georgia (GEO), US Army (USA) Major (MAJ) David Grosso, right, Commander of the Georgia Train and Equip Program (GTEP), tours the Honorable Richard Miles, left, US Ambassador to Georgia, Montana Senator Conrad Burns, second from left and Pennsylvania Representative Mr. Curt Weldon

US Air Force (USAF) STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Collin Brantz, 10th Special Forces Group (SFG) and Tom Gabor, a site manager for the Anteon Corporation, perform battlefield simulations during a Command Post Exercise (CPX), part of the Georgia Train and Equip Program (GTEP) in Tbilisi, Georgia (GEO)

Georgian Colonel (COL) Gocha Shavgulidze, CHIEF of Engineering, reviews operation plans during a Command Post Exercise (CPX) as part of the Georgia Train and Equip Program (GTEP) in Tbilisi, Georgia (GEO)

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