Multinational Recovery Training Supports NATO Interoperability
1 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Polish Polish 3rd Surface to Air Missile Brigade soldiers work on a winch while recovering a stuck missile launcher. A multinational training event was coordinated between the 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, the Polish 3rd Surface to Air M... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Multinational Recovery Training Supports NATO Interoperability
2 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – The lead Polish maintenance officer addresses the entire multinational recovery team and informs them about each of the events in the exercise. A multinational training event was coordinated between the 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, the ... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Multinational Recovery Training Supports NATO Interoperability
3 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – The lead Polish maintenance officer converses with an American member of the recovery team on best practices for vehicle recovery. A multinational training event was coordinated between the 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, the Polish 3rd Su... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Multinational Recovery Training Supports NATO Interoperability
4 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Members of the British 19th Tank Transporter Squadron recover an American HMMWV. A multinational training event was coordinated between the 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, the Polish 3rd Surface to Air Missile Brigade, and the British 19th... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Multinational Recovery Training Supports NATO Interoperability
5 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – American members of the multinational recovery team recover a stuck LMTV. A multinational training event was coordinated between the 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, the Polish 3rd Surface to Air Missile Brigade, and the British 19th Tank T... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Multinational Recovery Training Supports NATO Interoperability
6 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A Polish member of the multinational recovery team secures an engineering vehicle, just moments after it was winched onto the trailer. A multinational training event was coordinated between the 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, the Polish 3r... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL

Ustka, Poland -- A multinational training event was coordinated between the 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, the Polish 3rd Surface to Air Missile Brigade, and the British 19th Tank Transporter Squadron in order to validate the ability of these units to interoperate during the recovery of non-mission capable of wrecked vehicles from June 6 to 7.

In a true testament to multinational interoperability service members from the 10th AAMDC, the Polish 3rd SAM Brigade, and the British 19th Tank Transporter Squadron were able to coordinate the recovery of a variety of vehicles originating from a multitude of nationalities through the collaboration of recovery personnel and assets from each of the units involved.

"Once we had the joint recovery plan coordinated, we knew it was time to test them." explained Chief Warrant Officer 2 Chris Dulaney, the 5th Battalion, 7th Air Defense Artillery Regiment's maintenance officer, "We had them recovering some really large assets which forced collaboration."

On the evenings of both the 6th and the 7th the multinational recovery teams received word that they were needed to recover a variety of assets. The team was then required to move out to the recovery site, confirm the location of the downed vehicles, evaluate the vehicles, and then move the vehicles to their appropriate areas for maintenance.

"It's really great getting to work with both these guys [Americans and Polish]," state Cpl. Leigh Hitchen, a section commander for the 19th Tank Transporter Squadron, "It's not something you get to do all the time."

Both iterations were executed flawlessly by the multinational recovery team, an obvious result of the hard work and communication that occurred between these three nations.

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