Global Thunder is an annual, USSTRATCOM sponsored command-level, command post field training exercise designed to train and exercise USSTRATCOM Headquarters, Sub unified Command, Joint Functional Component Commands (JFCC) or equivalent task forces, service components and other assigned units in all USSTRATCOM mission areas.
The Georgia Vigilant Guard 2017 exercise is sponsored by United States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) in conjunction with National Guard Bureau (NGB). The exercise provides the Georgia National Guard with an opportunity to improve cooperation and relationships with its local, state and regional civilian, military and federal partners in preparation for emergencies and response to all-hazards...
California and Nevada National Guard personnel will host Vigilant Guard 2016 (17-1), a large-scale exercise in southern California and Nevada to test the emergency-response capabilities across both regions. The exercise will emphasize joint, interagency cooperation in executing the Regional Response Plan and Dual-Status Commander processes.
Mangusta is an annual Italian Army exercise which has included a US component since 2015. US Soldiers will conduct Italian Army Basic Airborne Refresher Training at the Italian Army Airborne School in Pisa as a prerequisite to jumping from Italian aircraft.
The Shock series of exercises are directed by the USAREUR CG and they can take place anywhere in theater. They are no-notice Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercises (EDRE) designed to test a unit's ability to respond and conduct operations with little or no advanced warning.