Uzbekistan, United States Conduct Joint Crisis Response Drills

Tashkent, Uzbekistan – The National Guard together with other Uzbek security forces hosted a joint crisis response exercise with U.S. Central Command from Feb. 24 – March 2, 2020 in order to strengthen security cooperation and improve interoperability.

Uzbek and U.S. military personnel participated in exercise Invincible Sentry 2020 at military training areas, and other locations approved by the Uzbek side. Some U.S. personnel also participated remotely from MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida.

“Our military cooperation with Uzbekistan is based on mutual respect and common interests,” said U.S. Ambassador Daniel Rosenblum. “Training programs and joint response exercises such as Invincible Sentry show the depth and breadth of our security partnership with Uzbekistan.”

Exercise Invincible Sentry was an opportunity for both Uzbek and American participants to improve operational effectiveness when confronted with unfamiliar challenges, and to enhance interoperability between our militaries. Combined military training such as Invincible Sentry was an ideal way to prepare partner forces to operate together when needed. The U.S. military participates in more than 80 exercises with partner nations each year in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility.