U.S. and Slovenian militaries celebrate community day
1 / 9 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A Slovenian local sits in a U.S. Army vehicle at a community engagement event June 8, 2019 in Divaca, Slovenia. The event showcased both the U.S. and Slovenian militaries' equipment and included static displays and live demonstrations. U.S. Army phot... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
U.S. and Slovenian militaries celebrate community day
2 / 9 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Visitors tour static displays of U.S. Army and Slovenian armed forces equipment at a community engagement event June 8, 2019 in Divaca, Slovenia. The event showcased both militaries' vehicles, aircraft and equipment and included live demonstrations. ... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
U.S. and Slovenian militaries celebrate community day
3 / 9 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A child explores static displays of U.S. Army and Slovenian armed forces equipment at a community engagement event June 8, 2019 in Divaca, Slovenia. The community day followed exercise Astral Knight 19, a joint air and missile defense exercise. U.S. ... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
U.S. and Slovenian militaries celebrate community day
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U.S. and Slovenian militaries celebrate community day
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6 / 9 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A U.S. military police officer with the 220th Military Police Company of the Colorado National Guard helps a young visitor try on a tactical vest at a community engagement event June 8, 2019 in Divaca, Slovenia. The event showcased both the U.S. and ... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
U.S. and Slovenian militaries celebrate community day
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U.S. and Slovenian militaries celebrate community day
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DIVACA, Slovenia-- U.S. Soldiers and Slovenian armed forces personnel co-hosted a community engagement event June 8, 2019 in Divaca, Slovenia.

The event showcased both militaries' equipment, vehicles and aircraft and allowed the Slovenian public to ask questions, watch live demonstrations and flyovers, and even try on tactical gear.

The community day followed the closing of exercise Astral Knight 19, a multinational combined exercise designed to test integrated air and missile defense capabilities.

"It's been fulfilling," said Sgt Mark Lapham, a Patriot Fire Control Enhanced Operator/Maintainer with the 5th Battalion 7th Air Defense Artillery Regiment. "It's nice to know that we are involved in the bigger picture and the bigger scheme of things with other air defenders from other countries."