A U.S. Army Soldier assigned to Scout Platoon, 2nd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment kneels during dismounted reconnaissance patrol training near Bemowo Piskie Training Area, Poland, Aug. 27, 2020. Soldiers were tested on their abilities to navigate terrain, react to contact, and report information during night and day missions. (U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Justin W. Stafford)
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2/2 Scouts conduct training

A U.S. Army Soldier assigned to Scout Platoon, 2nd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment kneels during dismounted reconnaissance patrol training near Bemowo Piskie Training Area, Poland, Aug. 27, 2020. Soldiers were tested on their abilities to navigate terrain, react to contact, and report information during night and day missions. (U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Justin W. Stafford)

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon, assigned to the 480th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, supports Polish Armed Forces Day at Warsaw, Poland, August 15, 2020. The U.S. and Polish partnership is critical in light of growing security challenges, and opportunities to fly and work together help to strengthen this relationship. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Chanceler Nardone)
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Polish and U.S. aircraft support Polish Armed Forces Day

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon, assigned to the 480th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, supports Polish Armed Forces Day at Warsaw, Poland, August 15, 2020. The U.S. and Polish partnership is critical in light of growing security challenges, and opportunities to fly and work together help to strengthen this relationship. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Chanceler Nardone)

U.S. Army Sgt. Anthony Lukens, assigned to Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, guides an M1 Abrams Main Battle Tank to a fueling station during Phase II of DEFENDER-Europe 20, Drawsko Pomorskie Training Area, Poland, July 20, 2020. DEFENDER-Europe 20 was designed as a deployment exercise to build strategic readiness in support of the U.S. National Defense Strategy and NATO deterrence objectives. In response to COVID-19, DEFENDER-Europe 20 was modified in size and scope. Phase I of the modified DEFENDER-Europe 20 was linked to exercise Allied Spirit, which took place at Drawsko Pomorskie Training Area, Poland, June 5-19 with approximately 6,000 U.S. and Polish Soldiers. In phase II of the modified DEFENDER-Europe 20, a U.S.-based combined arms battalion will conduct an emergency Deployment Readiness Exercise to Europe July 14-Aug. 22. (U.S. Army photo by Jason Johnston.)
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U.S. Soldiers Prepare Tanks Ahead of Exercise in Poland

U.S. Army Sgt. Anthony Lukens, assigned to Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, guides an M1 Abrams Main Battle Tank to a fueling station during Phase II of DEFENDER-Europe 20, Drawsko Pomorskie Training Area, Poland, July 20, 2020. DEFENDER-Europe 20 was designed as a deployment exercise to build strategic readiness in support of the U.S. National Defense Strategy and [Read More …]

A U.S. Army Soldier assigned to Iron Troop, 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment stands on top of a Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicle during the alert, marshal and deploy phase of Bull Run 12 in Bemowo Piskie Training Area in Poland, June 21, 2020. The Bull Run 12 exercise tested the readiness and interoperability of enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group Poland and the Polish military. (U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Justin W. Stafford)
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3/2 Iron Troop kicks off Bull Run 12

A U.S. Army Soldier assigned to Iron Troop, 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment stands on top of a Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicle during the alert, marshal and deploy phase of Bull Run 12 in Bemowo Piskie Training Area in Poland, June 21, 2020. The Bull Run 12 exercise tested the readiness and interoperability of enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group Poland [Read More …]

A U.S. Army Soldier, assigned to 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, looks out from a Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicle during a wet gap crossing rehearsal for Bull Run 12 in Jaglowo, Poland, June 19, 2020. The Bull Run 12 exercise tested the readiness and interoperability of enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group Poland and the Polish 15th Mechanized Infantry Brigade. (U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Justin W. Stafford)
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eFP Battle Group Poland conducts Bull Run 12 bridging operation rehearsal

A U.S. Army Soldier, assigned to 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, looks out from a Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicle during a wet gap crossing rehearsal for Bull Run 12 in Jaglowo, Poland, June 19, 2020. The Bull Run 12 exercise tested the readiness and interoperability of enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group Poland and the Polish 15th Mechanized Infantry Brigade. (U.S. [Read More …]

A PT-91 Twardy Main Battle Tank crew from the Polish Land Forces prepares for a training iteration during exercise Allied Spirit at Bucierz range, Drawsko Pomorskie Training Area, Poland, June 13, 2020. Approximately 6,000 U.S. and Polish Soldiers are taking part in the exercise. The modified exercise will test a division-sized unit's ability to conduct a deliberate water crossing, integrate with alliance capabilities, and establish a common intelligence operation picture. The exercise, modified in response to COVID-19, operates in accordance with the guidance directed by the DoD and host nations. All U.S. Soldiers and civilians involved in the exercise completed a 14-day quarantine and were tested for COVID-19 upon arrival with additional health screenings if necessary. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Andres Chandler)
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Exercise Allied Spirit

A PT-91 Twardy Main Battle Tank crew from the Polish Land Forces prepares for a training iteration during exercise Allied Spirit at Bucierz range, Drawsko Pomorskie Training Area, Poland, June 13, 2020. Approximately 6,000 U.S. and Polish Soldiers are taking part in the exercise. The modified exercise will test a division-sized unit’s ability to conduct a deliberate water crossing, integrate [Read More …]

A British Army Soldier, assigned to Legion Troop, moves to another position during a reconnaissance exercise, which included U.S. Army Soldiers from 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, that culminated in a raid on a simulated target at Bemowo Piskie Training Area, Poland, June 10, 2020. The exercise enhanced interoperability between both contingents and strengthened partnerships in Battle Group Poland. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Justin W. Stafford)
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British Legion Troop and 3/2 Soldiers conduct an exercise together in Poland

A British Army Soldier, assigned to Legion Troop, moves to another position during a reconnaissance exercise, which included U.S. Army Soldiers from 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, that culminated in a raid on a simulated target at Bemowo Piskie Training Area, Poland, June 10, 2020. The exercise enhanced interoperability between both contingents and strengthened partnerships in Battle Group Poland. (U.S. [Read More …]

Polish and U.S. soldiers prepare to exit the water after a river crossing using a Swimming Self-Propelled Carrier PTS at Drawsko Pomorskie Training Area, Poland, June 13, 2020. Exercise Allied Spirit, a Defender-Europe 20 linked exercise, originally scheduled for May, takes place at Drawsko Pomorskie Training Area, Poland, June 5-19, 2020. Approximately 6,000 U.S. and Polish soldiers are taking part in the exercise. The modified exercise will test a division-sized unit's ability to conduct a deliberate water-crossing, integrate with alliance capabilities and establish a common intelligence operational picture. The exercise, modified in response to COVID-19, operates in accordance with the guidance directed by DoD and host nations. All U.S. Soldiers and civilians involved in the exercise completed a 14-day quarantine and were tested for COVID-19 upon arrival with additional health screenings if necessary. For more information about Allied Spirit and DEFENDER-Europe, visit www.eur.army.mil/DefenderEurope.(U.S. Army Photo by Richard Herman)
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Defender Europe 20 Plus – Rehearsal Part II

Polish and U.S. soldiers prepare to exit the water after a river crossing using a Swimming Self-Propelled Carrier PTS at Drawsko Pomorskie Training Area, Poland, June 13, 2020. Exercise Allied Spirit, a Defender-Europe 20 linked exercise, originally scheduled for May, takes place at Drawsko Pomorskie Training Area, Poland, June 5-19, 2020. Approximately 6,000 U.S. and Polish soldiers are taking part [Read More …]

U.S. Soldiers assigned to Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion, 67th Armored Regiment, maneuver over an obstacle in an M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tank during exercise Allied Spirit at Drawsko Pomorskie Training Area, Poland, June 10, 2020. Exercise Allied Spirit is a Defender-Europe 20 linked exercise involving approximately 6,000 U.S. and Polish soldiers. The modified exercise will test a division-sized unit's ability to conduct a deliberate water crossing, integrate with alliance capabilities and establish a common intelligence operational picture. The exercise, modified in response to COVID-19, operates in accordance with the guidance directed by DoD and host nations. All U.S. Soldiers and civilians involved in the exercise completed a 14-day quarantine and were tested for COVID-19 upon arrival with additional health screenings if necessary. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Randis Monroe)
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Exercise Allied Spirit at Drawsko Pomorskie Training Area, Poland

U.S. Soldiers assigned to Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion, 67th Armored Regiment, maneuver over an obstacle in an M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tank during exercise Allied Spirit at Drawsko Pomorskie Training Area, Poland, June 10, 2020. Exercise Allied Spirit is a Defender-Europe 20 linked exercise involving approximately 6,000 U.S. and Polish soldiers. The modified exercise will test a division-sized unit’s ability [Read More …]