GRAFENWÖHR, Germany (Sept. 21, 2015) -- The U.S. Army will exercise its regionally-aligned forces to Europe at the Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels training areas during Exercise Combined Resolve V, Sept. 22 through Nov. 21.
Combined Resolve is a series of U.S. Army Europe exercises designed to train participants to function together in a multinational and integrated environment and train U.S. Army rotational forces to Europe to be more flexible, agile and better able to operate alongside allies and partners in the region.
Combined Resolve V will feature more than 4,600 participants from 10 NATO allies including Albania, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Slovenia, and the United States, and three partner nations - Georgia, 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 V as the primary U.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 exercise will include gunnery certification, maneuver training, and live-fire training. Combined Resolve V will culminate with a combined-arms, live-fire exercise featuring live, virtual and constructive training techniques.