WIESBADEN, Germany -- Saber Strike 17 is this year's iteration of a long-standing U.S. Army Europe-led cooperative training exercise.

The key exercise objective will be training and exercising the NATO Enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) Battle Groups with a focus on promoting interoperability with allies and regional partners and improving joint operational capability in a variety of missions.

The exercise will take place in multiple locations throughout Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland May 28-June 24.

The Multinational Corps North East (MNC-NE) will be featured as a command and control element for multinational operations. The eFP battle groups stationed in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland are part of the ongoing commitment by the U.S. and NATO allies and partners to deter aggression throughout Europe.

Key training events of Saber Strike 17 will include: a convoy by Battle Group Poland from Orzysz, Poland, to southern Lithuania; a maritime prepositioned offload of pre-staged supplies and equipment in Latvia; a Marine amphibious assault in Latvia; two combined arms live fire exercises (one each in Poland and Lithuania); an air assault by the British Royal Marines at the Polish and Lithuanian border; and a river crossing in the same area.

The Saber Strike exercises help facilitate cooperation amongst the U.S., Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and our allied and partner nations. Nations participating in the exercise include Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Slovakia, the United Kingdom and the United States. The exercise will be held in multiple locations throughout Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland.

For more information regarding Saber Strike 17 or to inquire about media coverage opportunities, please contact Capt. Jason Koontz at +49 (0) 611-143-537-0029 or jason.p.koontz.mil@mail.mil.


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