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    173rd Airborne Assault Swift Response 21 Bulgaria [Image 5 of 7]

    173rd Airborne Assault Swift Response 21 Bulgaria



    Photo by Kevin Payne 

    Training Support Activity Europe           

    U.S. Army Spc. Trashon Marshall and Spc. Aaron Smith, BEB C Co, 173rd Airborne Brigade, assemble and operate a Tampa Microwave VSAT after a nighttime airborne assault from Hungary into Cheshnegirovo Air Base, Bulgaria as part of Swift Response 21, Cheshnigirovo, Bulgaria, 11 May, 2021. Swift Response 21 is a linked exercise of DEFENDER-Europe 21, which involves special operations activities, air assaults, and live-fire exercises in Estonia, Bulgaria, and Romania, demonstrating airborne interoperability among NATO allies. DEFENDER-Europe 21 is a large-scale U.S. Army-led exercise designed to build readiness and interoperability between the U.S., NATO allies, and partner militaries. This year, more than 28,000 multinational forces from 26 nations will conduct nearly simultaneous operations across more than 30 training areas in more than a dozen countries from the Baltics to the strategically important Balkans and Black Sea Region. Follow the latest news and information about DEFENDER-Europe 21, visit (US Army photo by Kevin Sterling Payne)



    Date Taken: 05.11.2021
    Date Posted: 05.13.2021 09:59
    Photo ID: 6642792
    VIRIN: 210511-A-DT978-0062
    Resolution: 8256x5504
    Size: 37.11 MB
    Location: BG

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