Eastern Accord 2016 is a two-week exercise that brings 9 partner nations together in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Every morning the participants arrive at the Tanzanian Peacekeeping Training Center and participate in a series of academic classes and planning sessions in preparation for the culminating command post exercise. They represent military staffs from each participating nation and they live and work side-by-side not only to share their best military practices but also to strengthen cross-cultural relationships. Participants are organized into a multinational headquarters staff that works together in a notional peacekeeping operation scenario. The annual, combined, joint Eastern Accord exercise brings these multiple partner nations together to practice and demonstrate proficiency in conducting peacekeeping operations together.
By U.S. Army Africa video by Cpt. Jason Welch, U.S. Army AfricaJul 15, 2016