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    Public affairs flexes strategic communication capabilities during DEFENDER 23 [Image 7 of 8]

    Public affairs flexes strategic communication capabilities during DEFENDER 23



    Photo by Eleanor Prohaska 

    21st Theater Sustainment Command

    Josh Rojas, director of public affairs for Army Support Activity-Black Sea and U.S. Army Cpt. Avery Smith, public affairs officer, 7th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, respond to reporters’ questions during a media day at Mihail Kogălniceanu Air Base, Romania, May 19, 2023. Romanian and U.S. Army public affairs specialists coordinated the event 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. 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: 7870177
    VIRIN: 230519-A-TD403-549
    Resolution: 2352x3013
    Size: 1.46 MB

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