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Soldiers build MacGyver style antennas in Latvia

ADAZI, Latvia -- Paratroopers and Latvian Soldiers learned to operate each other's radios and create improvised antennas during a land-navigation exercise in Adazi, Latvia, July 1.

Latvian soldiers with 2nd Company, 2nd Battalion, and U.S. Army paratroopers with 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, based at Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, learned to build antennas from raw materials and studied the differences and similarities between Latvian and American radio equipment.

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