Photo Credit: U.S. Air Force photo by Technical Sgt. Burt Traynor
A Latvian soldier relays commands to his troops, June 5, 2013, during a situational training exercise as part of Saber Strike, in Adazi, Latvia. Saber Strike 2013 is a U.S. Army Europe-led, multinational, tactical field training and command post exercise occurring in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, June 3-14, that involves more than 2,000 personnel from 14 different countries. The exercise trains participants on command and control as well as interoperability with regional partners and is designed to improve joint, multinational capability in a variety of missions and to prepare participants to support multinational contingency operations worldwide. The exercise also features the integration of U.S. close air support with partner nation ground forces and the demonstration of U.S. Expeditionary Medical Support capability. The countries and units represented include: Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Poland, Romania, NATO's Multinational Corps Northeast, U.S. Army Europe, U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Joint Multinational Training Command, Joint Multinational Simulation Center, Joint Multinational Readiness Center, 5th Signal Command, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, the United States Army and Air National Guard, and U.S. Army Cadet Command. Norway and Sweden will send observers.