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    Public affairs flexes strategic communication capabilities during DEFENDER 23 [Image 5 of 8]

    Public affairs flexes strategic communication capabilities during DEFENDER 23



    Photo by Eleanor Prohaska 

    21st Theater Sustainment Command

    From r to l: U.S. Army Cpt. Avery Smith, public affairs officer, 7th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment and U.S. Army Maj. James Maskovyak, 405th Army Field Support Brigade, BENELUX Battalion, prepare for media interviews at Mihail Kogălniceanu Air Base, Romania, as Josh Rojas, director of public affairs for Army Support Activity-Black Sea, photographs the scene May 19, 2023. Romanian and U.S. Army public affairs specialists coordinated the media day to showcase U.S. Army and Ally ability to safely, effectively and rapidly transport, issue, and recover identified Army prepositioned stock equipment to forward locations and conduct equipment configuration and handoff area operations while setting conditions for gaining tactical units’ DEFENDER 23 training objectives. Media were given access to subject matter experts and observed 405th the AFSBn-BENELUX issue multi-role bridge equipment to 50th Multi-Role Bridge Company to support the Saber Guardian 23 wet gap crossings that took place in Fecatei and Bordusani, Romania June 5-6, 2023. Joint force and Ally public affairs collaboration during DEFENDER 23 covered diverse and geographically dispersed exercises under tight deadlines. 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. DEFENDER 23 includes more than 7,000 U.S. and 17,000 multi-national service members from more than 20 nations who will participate including, but not limited to: Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, United Kingdom and the United States.



    Date Taken: 05.19.2023
    Date Posted: 06.22.2023 03:23
    Photo ID: 7870147
    VIRIN: 230519-A-TD403-362
    Resolution: 4032x3024
    Size: 4.01 MB

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