After taking part in exercise Saber Junction 20, U.S. Army AH-64 Apache helicopters assigned to the 1st Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade return to Katterbach Army Airfield in Ansbach, Germany, August 27, 2020. Saber Junction 20 is a 7th Army Training Command-conducted, U.S. Army Europe-directed annual exercise designed to assess the readiness of the U.S. Army's 173rd Airborne Brigade to execute unified land operations in a joint, combined environment, and to promote interoperability with participating allies and partner nations. (U.S. Army photo by Charles Rosemond)
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Saber Junction 20

After taking part in exercise Saber Junction 20, U.S. Army AH-64 Apache helicopters assigned to the 1st Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade return to Katterbach Army Airfield in Ansbach, Germany, August 27, 2020. Saber Junction 20 is a 7th Army Training Command-conducted, U.S. Army Europe-directed annual exercise designed to assess the readiness of the U.S. Army’s 173rd [Read More …]

After taking part in exercise Saber Junction 20, U.S. Army AH-64 Apache helicopters assigned to the 1st Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade return to Katterbach Army Airfield in Ansbach, Germany, August 27, 2020. Saber Junction 20 is a 7th Army Training Command-conducted, U.S. Army Europe-directed annual exercise designed to assess the readiness of the U.S. Army's 173rd Airborne Brigade to execute unified land operations in a joint, combined environment, and to promote interoperability with participating allies and partner nations. (U.S. Army photo by Charles Rosemond)
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AH-64 Apache Flight Formation

After taking part in exercise Saber Junction 20, U.S. Army AH-64 Apache helicopters assigned to the 1st Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade return to Katterbach Army Airfield in Ansbach, Germany, August 27, 2020. Saber Junction 20 is a 7th Army Training Command-conducted, U.S. Army Europe-directed annual exercise designed to assess the readiness of the U.S. Army’s 173rd [Read More …]

U.S. Army aircraft from 1st Battalion, 214th Aviation Regiment, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade sit in a field on Hohenfels Training Area following rains during Saber Junction 20, Aug. 22, 2020. Saber Junction 20 is a 7th Army Training Command-conducted, U.S. Army Europe-directed annual exercise designed to assess the readiness of the U.S. Army’s 173rd Airborne Brigade to execute unified land operations in a joint, combined environment, and to promote interoperability with participating allies and partner nations. This year’s exercise will take place primarily at 7ATC’s Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels Training Areas in Bavaria. U.S. military forces stationed in Europe routinely conduct these types of exercises with allied and partner nations to enhance interoperability and readiness. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Garrick W. Morgenweck)
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Saber Junction 20

U.S. Army aircraft from 1st Battalion, 214th Aviation Regiment, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade sit in a field on Hohenfels Training Area following rains during Saber Junction 20, Aug. 22, 2020. Saber Junction 20 is a 7th Army Training Command-conducted, U.S. Army Europe-directed annual exercise designed to assess the readiness of the U.S. Army’s 173rd Airborne Brigade to execute unified land [Read More …]

U.S. Army Paratroopers assigned to the 173rd Airborne Brigade conduct night operations during Saber Junction 20 on Aug. 20, 2020. Saber Junction 20 is a 7th Army Training Command-conducted, U.S. Army Europe-directed annual exercise designed to assess the readiness of the U.S. Army's 173rd Airborne Brigade to execute unified land operations in a joint, combined environment, and to promote interoperability with participating allies and partner nations. This year's exercise will take place primarily at 7ATC's Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels Training Areas in Bavaria. U.S. military forces stationed in Europe routinely conduct these types of exercises with allied and partner nations to enhance interoperability and readiness. (U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Shawn Pierce)
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173rd Airborne Brigade conduct night operations during Saber Junction 20

U.S. Army Paratroopers assigned to the 173rd Airborne Brigade conduct night operations during Saber Junction 20 on Aug. 20, 2020. Saber Junction 20 is a 7th Army Training Command-conducted, U.S. Army Europe-directed annual exercise designed to assess the readiness of the U.S. Army’s 173rd Airborne Brigade to execute unified land operations in a joint, combined environment, and to promote interoperability [Read More …]

U.S. Army paratroopers assigned to the 173rd Airborne Brigade take cover behind a building during Exercise Saber Junction 20 at the Hohenfels Training Area, Germany, Aug. 20, 2020. Saber Junction 20 is a 7th Army Training Command-conducted, U.S. Army Europe-directed annual exercise designed to assess the readiness of the U.S. Army’s 173rd Airborne Brigade to execute unified land operations in a joint, combined environment, and to promote interoperability with participating allies and partner nations. This year’s exercise will take place primarily at 7ATC’s Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels Training Areas in Bavaria. U.S. military forces stationed in Europe routinely conduct these types of exercises with allied and partner nations to enhance interoperability and readiness. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Thomas Stubblefield)
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Saber Junction 20 – Taking Cover

U.S. Army paratroopers assigned to the 173rd Airborne Brigade take cover behind a building during Exercise Saber Junction 20 at the Hohenfels Training Area, Germany, Aug. 20, 2020. Saber Junction 20 is a 7th Army Training Command-conducted, U.S. Army Europe-directed annual exercise designed to assess the readiness of the U.S. Army’s 173rd Airborne Brigade to execute unified land operations in [Read More …]

A Romanian soldier assigned to the 2nd Infantry Battalion Calugareni, 1st Brigade Argadava fires a Dragunov sniper rifle during Exercise Saber Junction 20 at the Hohenfels Training Area, Germany, Aug. 20, 2020. Saber Junction 20 is a 7th Army Training Command-conducted, U.S. Army Europe-directed annual exercise designed to assess the readiness of the U.S. Army’s 173rd Airborne Brigade to execute unified land operations in a joint, combined environment, and to promote interoperability with participating allies and partner nations. This year’s exercise will take place primarily at 7ATC’s Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels Training Areas in Bavaria. U.S. military forces stationed in Europe routinely conduct these types of exercises with allied and partner nations to enhance interoperability and readiness. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Thomas Stubblefield)
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Saber Junction 20 – Sniper Support

A Romanian soldier assigned to the 2nd Infantry Battalion Calugareni, 1st Brigade Argadava fires a Dragunov sniper rifle during Exercise Saber Junction 20 at the Hohenfels Training Area, Germany, Aug. 20, 2020. Saber Junction 20 is a 7th Army Training Command-conducted, U.S. Army Europe-directed annual exercise designed to assess the readiness of the U.S. Army’s 173rd Airborne Brigade to execute [Read More …]

U.S. Army paratroopers assigned to 2nd Battalion, 503rd Parachute Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade build vehicular obstacles with C-wire in a controlled area on Aug. 15, 2020 as part of Exercise Saber Junction 20 at the Joint Multinational Training Center in the Hohenfels Training Area, Germany from Aug. 10 to Aug. 26, 2020. Saber Junction 20 is a 7th Army Training Command-conducted, U.S. Army Europe-directed annual exercise designed to assess the readiness of the U.S. Army's 173rd Airborne Brigade to execute unified land operations in a joint, combined environment, and to promote interoperability with participating ally and partner nations. For more information, go to https://www.dvidshub.net/feature/SaberJunction The 173rd Airborne Brigade is the U.S. Army's Contingency Response Force in Europe, providing rapidly deployable forces to the United States European, African and Central Command areas of responsibility. Forward deployed across Italy and Germany, the brigade routinely trains alongside NATO allies and partners to build partnerships and strengthen the alliance. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. John Yountz)
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Building obstacles

U.S. Army paratroopers assigned to 2nd Battalion, 503rd Parachute Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade build vehicular obstacles with C-wire in a controlled area on Aug. 15, 2020 as part of Exercise Saber Junction 20 at the Joint Multinational Training Center in the Hohenfels Training Area, Germany from Aug. 10 to Aug. 26, 2020. Saber Junction 20 is a 7th Army [Read More …]

U.S. Army paratroopers assigned to the 173rd Airborne Brigade take off in V-22 Ospreys with support from the Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 263 to infiltrate the Joint Multinational Readiness Center Hohenfels Training Area on Aug. 10, 2020 as part of Exercise Saber Junction 20. Saber Junction 20 is a 7th Army Training Command-conducted, U.S. Army Europe-directed annual exercise designed to assess the readiness of the U.S. Army's 173rd Airborne Brigade to execute unified land operations in a joint, combined environment, and to promote interoperability with participating ally and partner nations. For more information, go to https://www.dvidshub.net/feature/SaberJunction The 173rd Airborne Brigade is the U.S. Army's Contingency Response Force in Europe, providing rapidly deployable forces to the United States European, African and Central Command areas of responsibility. Forward deployed across Italy and Germany, the brigade routinely trains alongside NATO allies and partners to build partnerships and strengthen the alliance. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. John Yountz)
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Load for infil

U.S. Army paratroopers assigned to the 173rd Airborne Brigade take off in V-22 Ospreys with support from the Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 263 to infiltrate the Joint Multinational Readiness Center Hohenfels Training Area on Aug. 10, 2020 as part of Exercise Saber Junction 20. Saber Junction 20 is a 7th Army Training Command-conducted, U.S. Army Europe-directed annual exercise designed to [Read More …]

U.S. Army paratroopers assigned to 4th Battalion, 319th Field Artillery Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade fire an artillery weapon during a field training exercise in Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, August 3, 2020 in preparation for Exercise Saber Junction 20, taking place later this month. The 173rd Airborne Brigade is the U.S. Army's Contingency Response Force in Europe, providing rapidly deployable forces to the United States Europe, Africa and Central Command areas of responsibility. Forward deployed across Italy and Germany, the brigade routinely trains alongside NATO allies and partners to build partnerships and strengthen the alliance. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Ryan Lucas)
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Preparation for Exercise Saber Junction 20

U.S. Army paratroopers assigned to 4th Battalion, 319th Field Artillery Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade fire an artillery weapon during a field training exercise in Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, August 3, 2020 in preparation for Exercise Saber Junction 20, taking place later this month. The 173rd Airborne Brigade is the U.S. Army’s Contingency Response Force in Europe, providing rapidly deployable forces [Read More …]