Dear MILMED COE Community,

We are glad to inform you that we started the preparation for the next iteration of the Vigorous Warrior Multinational Medical Exercise Series, which will be held in spring 2024 in Hungary.

The Vigorous Warrior exercise series is organized by the NATO Centre of Excellence for Military Medicine every two years. It allows participating NATO and partner nations to exercise together in a realistic Article 3 and 5 scenario, providing a unique opportunity to train along civilian assets, and offering nations the ability to exercise experimental doctrinal concepts, train in a multinational environment, and stress their medical assets which include first-responder, field hospital, theatre hospital, and definitive full-capability hospital care.

The next event will be the Main Planning Conference (MPC) and will be held in Budapest and its surroundings from 9 till 11 May 2023. Save the date!

For all administrative details and registration, please contact Lt. Melanie Nacimento at and Lt. Zsófia Rázsó at

Looking forward to having you at the Exercise Specification Conference and working with you.

Vigorous Warrior 22  - Casualty Move 22​ combined Table Top Exercise was successfully conducted from 3 to 9 April, 2022. (Training Audience present from 1 – 9 April) in the Hungarian Defence Forces Recreation, Training and Conference Centre (MH RKKK) Balatonakarattya. 

Due to the pandemic, the 2021 iteration of the Vigorous Warrior Exercise series had to be postponed and the NATO MILMED COE, with its partner the Multinational Medical Coordination Centre/European Medical Command (MMCC/EMC) has decided to host a special, live tabletop exercise, capitalizing on the special expertise of MMCC/EMC in tabletop exercises and NATO MILMED COE’s legacy in running the Vigorous Warrior, with 23 Nations confirmed to participate.

Links related to VW22-CAMO22:



NATO NATO ACT NATO SHAPE NATO Standardization Office Future Forces Forum Military Medicine Forum PTE ÁOK Semmelweis Egyetem MH Egészszégügyi Központ École du Val-de-Grâce