The “Golfo 21” training activity conducted by assets of the Army's “Serenissima” lagoon regiment in the Venice lagoon, aimed at training personnel in the management of emergency and crisis situations, ended in recent days. Specifically, the evacuation of civilian personnel from a country affected by a situation of instability and social violence, such as to threaten the safety and security of fellow countrymen present, was simulated.
Il command for operational forces north of the Army, in order to verify the achievement of the required objectives in terms of operational readiness, adaptability and effectiveness of use, wanted to test the unit through an exercise activity characterized by a high level of adherence to the reality of employment and by a increasing degree of complexity.
The activity, carried out in full compliance with environmental regulations and in compliance with the measures for the containment of the contagion from COVID-19, had the aim of verifying, according to predefined standards, the maintenance of the ability to intervene in complex situations, such as the NEOs (Non Combatant Evacuation Operations), as part of the activities of preparing the unit, as a force with high operational readiness, for the need Joint Rapid Response Forces (JRRFs).
Modern military operations, in fact, increasingly require the armed forces to operate in an integrated and rapid way to maintain the international security framework, through the use of these specialized assets.
The "Serenissima" lagoon regiment, the only infantry unit of the Army with an amphibious connotation, is the maneuvering piece of the "Pozzuolo del Friuli" cavalry brigade, Force Provider of the Army component of Capability Basket area of National Projection Screening Capacity (CNPM).