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    Joint port operation receives first aircraft for Defender 23 [Image 1 of 5]

    Joint port operation receives first aircraft for Defender 23



    Photo by Natalie Weaver 

    21st Theater Sustainment Command

    U.S. Army Sgt. Nick Suits, hazmat non-commissioned officer, 5th Battalion, 159th Aviation Regiment, 244th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade, operates a forklift to offload equipment container for Defender 23 at Naval Station Rota, Spain, April 6, 2023.

    DEFENDER 23 is a U.S. Army Europe and Africa led exercise focused on the strategic deployment of continental United States-based forces, employment of Army Prepositioned Stocks, and interoperability with Allies and partners. Taking place from 22 April to 23 June, DEFENDER 23 demonstrates USAREUR-AF’s ability to aggregate U.S.-based combat power quickly in Eastern Europe, increase lethality of the NATO Alliance through long-distance fires, build unit readiness in a complex joint, multi-national environment, and leverage host nation capabilities to increase USAREUR-AF’s operational reach.



    Date Taken: 04.06.2023
    Date Posted: 04.12.2023 04:10
    Photo ID: 7730146
    VIRIN: 230406-A-NH708-034
    Resolution: 6720x4480
    Size: 1.37 MB
    Location: ROTA, ES

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