The mission of Novo Selo Range is to provide training sessions for tanks and reconnaissance troops, as well as to host various tests with chemical and biological weapons. The base is split according to the temporary tenant units that inhabit it and the training type.
Novo Selo Range is one of the most popular and largest military bases in Bulgaria that are operated by the NATO forces. From all the NATO nations sending troops for training on site, the Americans represent the highest population. The second nation with most troops at the base is obviously Bulgaria. The military facility is located close to the Sliven area, in the eastern side. It is very close to the Black Sea and represents an extremely important strategical map on the US military bases map, especially since the United States of America don’t see the Black Sea as a very secure place. That is because the waters are shared by more countries and only a few of them are among the US allies. At the same time, another mission of the base is to increase the NATO popularity in the area. The closest similar base to this one is Bezmer and is operated by the Air Force. This means the two facilities often conduct common operations when needed. All the similar co-bases are run by the Americans under the strict regulations of the Bulgarian government. The Defense Cooperation Agreement also included the total number of potential American troops that could be hosted on the Bulgarian territories. It was signed in 2006.
Minted in nickel and given antique silver finish, this keychain is imbued with bold colorful enamel on the obverse and a photo insert of snowy mountains on the reverse.
Each keychain measures 1 1/2 inch (39mm) in diameter.
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