PRISTINA, Kosovo – Exercise Silver Sabre 2017-1, took place today, April 13th, in Camp
Pomazatin and Camp Vrelo. This Bi-annual KFOR led exercise was conducted for
KFOR Units along with Kosovo Police (KP), European Union Rule of Law in Kosovo
(EULEX), the Kosovo Security Force (KSF) and the Emergency Management
Agency (EMA) to test their readiness and interoperability while working within each
unit's particular mandate. Today was the culmination of two weeks of training by all
The Commanders intent was to ensure that this year's exercise, built on the
experiences and learning from Silver Sabre 2016-2, should raise the tempo and
insert new training events that would test the skills of all participants.
The exercise began with an address by COMKFOR, Major General Giovanni Fungo,
who stressed the importance of the ongoing excellent cooperation between KFOR
and the other participating organisations and how interoperability and a common
understanding of each other's systems and procedures was essential.
In attendance at today's exercise along with COMKFOR, were distinguished guests
and media, who witnessed first-hand the high level of professionalism that was
evident during this dynamic phase of the exercise.