U.S. Army Europe conducts exercise Saber Junction
Soldiers from the Italian Airborne Brigade Folgora use a smoke grenade to conceal themselves as they advance into a mock terrorist training camp on Hohenfels Training Area, Germany, as a part of a previous Saber Junction, Oct. 28, 2012. Saber Junction is a large-scale, joint, multinational, military training event with U.S. Soldiers and more than 1,800 multinational forces.

WIESBADEN, Germany (Aug. 25, 2014) -- Exercise Saber Junction, one of U.S. Army Europe's premier training events, is scheduled to take place from today through Sept. 11, at several locations throughout Europe.

The exercise will include participation from 16 different nations, more than 5,800 personnel, and is designed to prepare U.S. and multinational Soldiers for decisive and sustainable land operations.

Saber Junction will feature a number of dynamic events designed to challenge the participants including airborne operations, conventional warfare scenarios as well stability and defensive operations, and support of civil authorities operations.

Multinational partners participating in this exercise include the following NATO allies: Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, United Kingdom, and the United States; and the following NATO Partnership for Peace nations: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, and Sweden.

This exercise demonstrates U.S. Army Europe's commitment to the collective security of the nation's NATO allies, and support for the United States' partners in Europe.

All media outlets desiring to cover the military exercise and its activities are requested to contact the Saber Junction Public Affairs Officer; Todd Oliver, U.S. Army Europe Public Affairs, at e-mail: Todd.g.oliver.civ@mail.mil, phone: (+49)151-400-33094.

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About us: U.S. Army Europe is uniquely positioned in its 51 country area of responsibility to advance American strategic interests in Europe and Eurasia. The relationships we build during more than 1,000 theater security cooperation events in more than 40 countries each year lead directly to support for multinational contingency operations around the world, strengthen regional partnerships and enhance global security.

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