SKOPJE, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia* -- The Defence Attaches Association and the NATO Advisory Team advisor on force structure and training from NATO Liaison Office Skopje visited a survival exercise being conducted by the Special Operations Regiment Rangers Battalion on the hills of the mountain Nidje, June 19, 2017.
Nidje is located in the southern part of the host nation, and its peaks cross over the border between the the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia* and Greece.
The members of the rangers battalion from the Special Operations Regiment showcased to the visitors tasks such as the making of improvised ovens and fire pits, providing medical assistance when one is poisoned with herbs or animal venom, use of camping equipment in the field, and which wild herbs and mushrooms can be consumed as food.
This type of specialized training is attained regularly with the members of the regiment in order to train them for execution of tasks in all type of terrain conditions while using natural resources available at the time.
*Turkey recognizes the Republic of Macedonia with its constitutional name
Story and photo by NATO Advisory Team