U.S. and allied soldiers attending Exercise Agile Spirit 2021 salute during a ceremony July 26, 2021, at Senaki Air Base, Georgia. Agile Spirit 21 promotes regional stability and security, while increasing readiness, strengthening partner capabilities and fostering trust. This combined training opportunity greatly improves interoperability among participating allies and partners.
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The Georgia Defense Force Honor Guard stands at attention during the opening ceremony for Exercise Agile Spirit 2021 at Senaki Air Base on July 26, 2021. Agile Spirit provides vital opportunities, not only for multiple U.S. services to work together, but also for integrated, total force training with U.S. Reserve and National Guard units and our partner nations’ militaries to 
ensure interoperability.
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U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. Steven Phoenix, the senior enlisted advisor with the 110th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 78th Troop Command, Georgia Army National Guard, salutes during the opening ceremony of Exercise Agile Spirit 2021, July 26, 2021, at Senaki Air Base, Georgia.  Agile Spirit provides vital opportunities, not only for multiple U.S. services to work together, but also for integrated, total force training with U.S. Reserve and National Guard units and our partner nations’ militaries to ensure interoperability.
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Georgia Army National Guardsmen with the Marietta-based 110th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion and the 122nd Tactical Support Detachment participated in Exercise Agile Spirit 21 Opening Ceremony at Senaki Air Base in the country of Georgia on July 26, 2021.

The purpose of the exercise is to assure sustainment for the United States, Georgian Armed Forces and regional partners' interoperability in peacekeeping and support operations.

U.S. and allied soldiers participating in Exercise Agile Spirit 2021 stand at attention during the opening ceremony July 26, 2021, at Senaki Air Base, Georgia. Agile Spirit 21 promotes regional stability and security, while increasing readiness, strengthening partner capabilities, and fostering trust. Agile Spirit provides vital opportunities, not only for multiple U.S. services to work together, but also for integrated, total force training with U.S. Reserve and National Guard units and our partner nations’ militaries to ensure interoperability.
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The Georgian Defense Force Honor Guard stands at attention during the opening ceremony for Exercise Agile Spirit 2021 at Senaki Air Base, July 26, 2021. Agile Spirit provides vital opportunities, not only for multiple U.S. services to work together, but also integrated, total force training with U.S. Reserve and National Guard units and our partner nations’ militaries to ensure interoperability.
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Agile Spirit is a joint multinational exercise under the U.S. European Command's Joint Exercise Program, held at the Vaziani Training Area, Orpholo, Georgia, and Senaki Air Base, Georgia, July 26-Aug. 6. Agile Spirit promotes readiness, partnerships and interoperability throughout the theater of operations.

"Many of the units present here have worked together before either in training or deployed environments," said U.S. Army Col. Kris Marshall, co-exercise director of Agile Spirit 21. "The ability to reconnect and continue to build readiness and strengthen the relationships will hone our skills to work as part of a coalition."

Approximately 2,800 total military personnel from 15 allied and partner nations are participating in Agile Spirit 21. About 800 are U.S. service members, while an estimated 1,950 personnel hail from allied and partner countries. This is the 10th iteration of Agile Spirit.

Military personnel in Agile Spirit 21 are conducting a simulated brigade-level command post exercise, a computer-assisted exercise, a battalion-level combined level fire exercise, and a field training exercise executed in multiple locations within Georgia.

Agile Spirit is the second overseas training exercise for Georgia Army National Guardsmen this year. Last month units from the Macon-based 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team and the Fort Benning-based 648th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade participated in African Lion 21 in Morocco, Africa.

"I think the best benefit of our Guardsmen participating in Agile Spirit 21 is the opportunity to work side by side with their peers from allied nations," said Sgt. Maj. Steven Phoenix, 110th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion senior enlisted advisor. "I think that it's a huge benefit to our Soldiers because they're excited and motivated every single day."