April 20 (UPI) -- U.S. Army soldiers and their Canadian counterparts recently completed a series of military training exercises during Exercise Warfighter in Washington.
The training event took place between April 4 and April 11, and focused on improving interoperability between mechanized units. Exercises simulated complex combat operations against near-peer enemies, and focused on command and control aspects of warfare.
"Conducting the exercise in a simulated environment allowed us to refine our command and control processes and procedures in a safe training environment while synchronizing our warfighting strategies and tactics with our U.S. Army ally," said Canadian commander Col. Bill Fletcher in a press release.
Canadian personnel commended their U.S. partners following the event, noting many similarities in how missions are planned and coordinated.
"Integration along the lines of what we accomplished sets us up for success domestically and internationally," he added.
Canada recognizes the United States as its most important military ally. The two countries regularly exchange security information and jointly participate in military exercises.