US Army kicks off Combined Resolve X
By Staff Sgt. Kathleen V. Polanco
April 5, 2018 1 / 4 Sgt. Shane Outlaw, a CH-47 Chinook helicopter crewmember assigned to Company B, 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, looks out over the Hohenfels Training Area in Germany during a local area orientation flight, Jan 16, 2018. Aviators of the battalion are familiarizing themselves with the training area to be prepared for the support they will provide during the upcoming Allied Spirit VIII exercise. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Gregory T. Summers / 22nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) VIEW ORIGINAL 2 / 4 Pvt. Bryson Tesler, an infantryman assigned to Company B, 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas, pulls security after pushing enemy opposition forces into the hills during an Allied Spirit VIII training exercise Jan. 25, 2018 at Hohenfels Training Area, Germany. Tesler is part of about 4,100 troops from 10 nations participating in Allied Spirit VIII, a multinational exercise that tests involved units' readiness and interoperability. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Shelton Smith / 22nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) VIEW ORIGINAL 3 / 4 Sgt. Antonio Bornilla, a firing control specialist with Battery C, 1st Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas, inspects the track on his vehicle during training at Hohenfels, Germany Jan. 22, 2018. Bornilla is among 4,100 troops from 10 nations participating in Allied Spirit VIII, a multinational training exercise designed to test participants' readiness and capabilities. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Dustin D. Biven / 22nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) VIEW ORIGINAL 4 / 4 A M1 Abrams tank from 5th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, fires a round during a Combined Arms Live Fire Exercise (CALFEX) at Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, Mar 26, 2018.
U.S. Army photo by Spc. Hubert D. Delany III / 22nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment
GRAFENWOEHR, Germany (April 5, 2018) -- Nearly 3,700 service members from 13 allied and partner nations will participate in exercise Combined Resolve X at the 7th Army Training Command's Grafenwoehr Training Area in southeastern Germany, April 9-May 12, 2018. Combined Resolve is a U.S. Army Europe exercise designed to give the rotational combat brigades a graded culminating event before they return to the U.S.
The rotational combat brigades participating in this exercise are the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team (2nd ABCT), 1st Infantry Division from Fort Riley, Kansas; and the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade (1st ACB), 1st Air Cavalry Division from Fort Hood, Texas.
While focusing on building readiness for all participants in a joint, multinational environment, this year's exercise will also serve as the assessment exercise for the U.S. Army's future concepts and capabilities. This is the first time the Joint Modernization Command from Fort Bliss, Texas, will conduct the Joint Warfighter Assessment in Europe.
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