Saber Strike 16 and Dragoon Ride II

By 2d Cavalry Regiment Public AfairsApril 13, 2016

Saber Strike 16 and Dragoon Ride II
Dragoons from the 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment hoist a banner for Poland during a public event March 24, regarding Dragoon Ride, an 1,800 km road march across five allied borders, a capstone event of 2CR's latest participation in Operation Atla... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL

The 2nd Cavalry Regiment will participate in Saber Strike 16/Dragoon Ride II from May 27 through June 22, 2016.

Soldiers with the Regiment will conduct Dragoon Ride II, a vehicle road march using Stryker Combat Vehicles and support vehicles from Rose Barracks, Germany, to Tapa, Estonia, May 27 through June 15, 2016. The convoy will demonstrate the ability to rapidly move a regiment-sized convoyed along two routes and through six countries; covering more than 2,400 kilometers.

Throughout the 17-day movement, 2CR is scheduled to stop in each country along the route to conduct multinational training exercises with their allied forces, including tactical river crossings with German forces near Weiden an der Oberpfalz, Germany, and Polish forces near Torun, Poland. Joint field exercises will occur in Czech Republic, Poland, Lithuania and Latvia.

Saber Strike 16 in conjunction with Dragoon Ride II provides the opportunity to combine assets and units from 13 nations, for a total of 10,000 Soldiers to demonstrate NATO's strength, Alliance interoperability and freedom of movement, and to assure allied citizens of U.S. commitment to Article 5.

Saber Strike is a long-standing U.S Army Europe-led cooperative training exercise. This year's exercise objectives will focus on promoting interoperability with regional partners and improving joint operational capability in a variety of missions to prepare the participating nations and units for future operations. Participating nations include Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, as well as the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Norway, Poland, Slovenia, United Kingdom, and the United States. The exercise will be held in multiple locations throughout

Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

For more information on the exercise, contact the lead exercise PAO from 4th Infantry Division MCE, Capt. Scott Walters,, +49 (0)6783-6-9351 or +49 (0)152-5695-9951.