* Mods, this forum seemed most appropriate, feel free to move it if necessary.
I've been skeptical about people claiming they are seeing unusual military activity, so I spent a few hours looking into it. I want to share what I
found. Those who have noticed these things aren't going crazy and I believe my findings support the concern people are feeling. It's either the
coincidence of all time, September is THE MONTH for exercises for everyone on Earth, or there IS something very serious in the wind and we'll be the
last to know. I stopped at what I gave here, but not for lack of more to list. I had to call it somewhere though, and this list is detailed enough to
give the global aspect of what is going on out there. I hope this format is easy to read...there was so much that all falls in the same time frame,
again..this seemed the best approach.
Description: Frontier Sentinel
Dates: Sept 20 - Oct 5
Area of Event: United States, Great Lakes Region
Nations Participating: United States and Canada
Organizations: Coast Guard, Homeland Security, U.S./ Canadian Military
Comments: 2,500 personnel and assorted water, air and land based assets.
Description: Emergency Readiness Exercise
Dates: Sept 21 - 23
Area of Event: United States, Fort Campbell, Kentucky and surrounding area
Organizations: Fort Campbell, Clarksville/Oak Grove Police, Montgomery/Stewart/Trigg County Sheriff's Offices, and other local emergency
Comments: Part of a 3 year cyclic training plan for Army posts across the nation
Description: Green Flag West
Dates: Sept 9 - 23
Area of Event: United States, Southern Nevada, Fort Irwin, California.
Organizations: Air Force, Army
Comments: Regular scheduled exercises occur several times a year under this name
Description: South American Military Exercise (UNASUR 1)
Dates: Sept 6 - 9
Area of Event: Argentina
Nations Participating: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela
Organizations: Defense Ministries and Armed Forces from listed nations
Comments: Touted as First joint exercise of the UNASUR (Union of South American Nations)
Description: Defenders of the Skies of Velayat
Dates: Sept 7 - 17
Area of Event: Iran, North West section.
Organizations: Iranian Air Force
Comments: F-4, F-5, SU-24, MiG 29 and Saeqeh Fighters involved with assorted transport planes.
Description: Union Shield 2011/Center 2011
Dates: Sept 16 - 22
Area of Event: Russian Training Centers in Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan
Nations Participating: Russia and Belarus and Ukraine
Organizations: Army an Air Forces of both nations. Ukrainian Airmobile Company.
Comments: 7,000 Russian and 5,000 Belarusian Troops. 50 Aircraft and 100 Tanks. (Approx)
Description: Natural Fire 11
Dates: Sept 11 - 21
Area of Event: Zanzibar, Tanzania
Nations Participating: Uganda, Kenya, Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania and the United States.
Organizations: EAC (East African Community) contributions consist of Officers for the exercise.
Comments: Appears to be a largely table top exercise aimed as Disaster, Counter-Terrorism and Security Operations.
Description: Azerbaijan Exercises
Dates: Week of Sept 19 - 23 (Approx)
Area of Event: Nakhichevan Autonomous Republic
Organizations: Army, Air Force
Comments: Limited Details
Northern Coasts 2011 (NOCO/DANEX)
Dates: Sept 12 - 23
Area of Event: Western Baltic Sea
Organizations: Naval assets from Norway, Denmark, Germany, Sweden and others
Nations Participating: Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Germany and NATO command elements.
Comments: First combination or NOCO and DANEX exercises. Also combines smaller exercises this year.
Description: Adequate Response 2011
Dates: Sept 12 - 30
Area of Event: Ukraine
Organizations: All elements of the Ukrainian Armed Forces
Comments: Forces include 9,500 troops, 2,300 weapons systems or platforms to include 71 Aircraft and 40 ships.
edit on 20-9-2011 by Wrabbit2000 because: Corrected URL on NOCO/DANEX details. Better site.