GRAFENWÖHR, Germany (April 23, 2015) -- The U.S. Army will exercise its regionally-aligned forces to Europe at the Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels training areas during Exercise Combined Resolve IV, May 1 - June 26.

Combined Resolve is a series of bi-annual U.S. Army Europe exercises designed to train participants to function together in a multinational and integrated environment and to train U.S. Army rotational forces in Europe to be more flexible, agile and better able to operate alongside allies and partners in the region.

The exercise will feature more than 4,700 participants from 10 NATO allies including Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Italy, Latvia, Romania, Slovenia, the United States, and three partner nations of Moldova, Montenegro and Serbia.

The 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division (Raiders), stationed on Fort Stewart, Georgia, is the U.S. Army's regionally-aligned brigade to Europe and will participate in Combined Resolve IV as the primary U.S. Army's training unit. The 4th Infantry Division Mission Command Element will provide higher command and control functions for the exercise.

The brigade will use the European Activity Set during the exercise, a combined-arms set of tanks, infantry fighting vehicles and military equipment pre-positioned in Grafenwoehr to outfit U.S. Army units rotating into Europe for training or operational missions.

The first phase of the exercise will take place in Hohenfels and focus on maneuver training. Units will then transition to the Grafenwoehr Training Area to conduct live-fire training. Combined Resolve IV will culminate with a combined-arms, live-fire exercise featuring live, virtual and constructive training techniques.