July 15, 2016
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.