AVIANO AIR BASE, Italy -- The 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) conducted a heavy drop and airborne personnel jump, March 26, here, where Slovenian Armed Forces trained with the "Herd," in preparation for an upcoming exercise in Slovenia.

Destined Company, of the 2-503rd Infantry Regiment, worked closely with the Slovenians and the 173rd remains committed to working with partnering nations like Slovenia, as a means of strengthening relationships. As part of U.S. Army Europe (USAREUR) the 173rd sharingcontinues to share best practices, which helps to keep this region strong and working together to achieve mutual goals and promote security within Europe. The 173rd IBCT(A), as United States Army Europe - USAREUR's Contingency Response Force, is capable of conducting a full range of military operations.