Free to fight: 173rd Airborne Brigade, Estonian Scouts Battalion conduct Operation Steadfast Javelin II training mission at abandoned Estonian prison
An Estonian Defense Forces soldier from Company C, Single Scouts Infantry Battalion aims his Galil rifle at Estonian army soldiers role-playing as insurgents Sep. 4 at Murru Vangra, an abandoned prison in Rummu, Estonia. The Estonian Scouts Battalion rehearsed with American paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade in preparation for a night raid training mission at the prison. The raid was part of Steadfast Javelin II, a NATO exercise involving more than 2,000 troops from nine nations conducting various training missions across Estonia, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland.