170421trilateralGeneral Mercier, Commander at NATO’s Allied Command Transformation, joined colleagues from the United States Air Force, the Royal Air Force and the French Air Force to witness a cutting-edge, high-level exercise: The Trilateral Exercise Initiative.

Held annually in Virginia, this exercise features the F-22 Raptor, the F-35 Lightning II, the Eurofighter and the Rafale and develops interoperability between Allies.

Though not a NATO exercise, it is a tangible demonstration that the partnership between Europe and North America continues to ensure peace, freedom and prosperity on both sides of the Atlantic.

NATO nations represent half of the world’s economic and military power. As NATO’s home in North America, Allied Command Transformation is both a symbol and instrument of the transatlantic bond and works to continuously position the Alliance to counter the security challenges of the future.