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Visit by Lieutenant General Tim Radford, Commander of Allied Rapid Reaction Corps

On 22nd of May, the Baltic Defence College (BALTDEFCOL) had the honour to host Lieutenant General Tim Radford, Commander of Allied Rapid Reaction Corps (ARRC). The aim of the visit was to strengthen cooperation with the College and to contribute to the education of BALTDEFCOL students.
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Higher Command Studies Course on Introducing Estonia Trip

During the last weekend, the students of Higher Command Studies Courses (HCSC) embarked on a cultural and historical adventure in Narva area. On Saturday, 18th of May, on the way to Narva, they made a first stop at Iisaku Observation Tower,.a 28 meters high tower situated 122 meters above sea level on Tärivere hill - the highest natural point in Ida-Viru County. After that, they visited the Kuremäe Convent, the only functioning Russian Orthodox nunnery in Estonia (nearly 100 nuns are living there) that has the healing saint spring (knows as a “holy spring”), a hotel for pilgrims and the old oak on the cemetery which is said to be the witness of the miracle of the appearing of the Mother of God.
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Exercise Joint Resolve 2019 half-way complete

The first Combined Joint Staff Exercise Joint Resolve 2019 conducted by the Baltic Defence College (BALTDEFCOL) and the War Studies University (WSU) in Warsaw, Poland is half-way complete.
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Visit by Mr Sven Sakkov, Director of International Centre for Defence and Security

Mr Sven Sakkov, Director of International Centre for Defence and Security (ICDS) visited the Baltic Defence College (BALTDEFCOL) on 9th of May 2019. The aim of the visit was to enhance existing cooperation and share newest developments and practises in the fields of Defence and Security.
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Combined Joint Staff Exercise Joint Resolve 2019

The Baltic Defence College (BALTDEFCOL) and the War Studies University (WSU) in Poland conduct the 1st Combined Joint Staff Exercise Joint Resolve 2019 (JR19).
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Visit by Major General Flemming Mathiasen, Commander of Headquarters Multinational Division North

On 2nd of May 2019, the Baltic Defence College (BALTDEFCOL) hosted Major General Flemming Mathiasen, Commander of the newly established Headquarters Multinational Division North (HQ MND N).
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Our Legacy and Heroes

Commodore (retired) Hans Helseth of the Royal Norwegian Navy has been Senior Mentor at our Higher Command Studies Course (HCSC) for the last two years. In a discussion with a Latvian student of the current HCSC, Colonel Ilmārs Lejiņš, Commodore Helseth mentioned that his grandfather had received a Latvian medal for saving a ship’s crew, sometime before the Second World War. This led to a road of many discoveries for both our Latvian colleagues and for Commodore Helseth himself. It turned out that his grandfather had received the Order of the Three Stars from the President of Latvia and that a dramatic rescue action had taken place, none of which anyone knew much about. To find out what exactly happened and why the Senior Mentor’s grandfather received the highest state award in Latvia, I invited Commodore Helseth to share his memories and knowledge.
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