GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- U.S. Army Europe and the German Bundeswehr will co-host the Strong Europe Tank Challenge at Grafenwoehr Training Area, May 10-12, 2016.

The award ceremony is scheduled for May 13, 2016.

This is the first Europe-wide tank challenge taking place at Grafenwoehr Training Area since 1991.

Six NATO nations are scheduled to take part in the Strong Europe Tank Challenge -- each sending a tank platoon to vie for first place. The participating nations are: Denmark, Germany, Italy, Poland, Slovenia and the United States.

Each team will be tested on offensive and defensive operations as well as tasks including vehicle identification, battle damage assessment, mounted orienteering and more.

The Strong Europe Tank Challenge fosters military partnership while promoting NATO interoperability.