NATO’s Budapest-based Centre of Excellence for Military Medicine (MILMED COE) was one of the co-organisers of the 2019 Vigorous Warrior, the largest military medical exercise in the history of the alliance, held in Romania in the first half of April. Some 2,500 soldiers from 26 NATO member states and 13 partner states participated in the exercise held at the base at Cincu (Nagysink) in central Romania and other venues.
Hungary co-organised a rescue drill held in the Bucharest metro in the early hours of Friday. According to the script, participants had to rescue 200 civilians from the metro tunnel after a series of blasts. The Romanian ambulance service and volunteers also helped in the operation. MILMED COE cooperates with a host country to organise Vigorous Warrior exercises biannually. This year’s drills focused on humanitarian missions and rescue missions on water, air and land.