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    U.S. Army, Czech Soldiers and Civilians celebrate Victory in Europe Day [Image 2 of 8]

    U.S. Army, Czech Soldiers and Civilians celebrate Victory in Europe Day

    HRANICE, CZECH REPUBLIC

    05.08.2024

    Photo by Staff Sgt. Angela Ohearn 

    221st Public Affairs Detachment

    A Czech child sits in the driver’s seat of a U.S. Army vehicle during a Victory in Europe celebration with U.S. Army Soldiers alongside their Czech allies May 8, 2024, in Hranice, Czech Republic. This public event included a ceremony of soldiers from both armies followed by an opportunity for civilians to interact with displays of military equipment.

    DEFENDER is the Dynamic Employment of Forces to Europe for NATO Deterrence and Enhanced Readiness, and is a U.S. European Command scheduled, U.S. Army Europe and Africa conducted exercise that consists of Saber Strike, Immediate Response, and Swift Response. DEFENDER 24 is linked to NATO’s Steadfast Defender exercise, and DoD’s Large Scale Global Exercise, taking place from 28 March to 31 May. DEFENDER 24 is the largest U.S. Army exercise in Europe and includes more than 17,000 U.S. and 23,000 multinational service members from more than 20 Allied and partner nations, including Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Georgia, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Staff Sgt. Angela O’Hearn).

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    IMAGE INFO

    Date Taken: 05.08.2024
    Date Posted: 05.16.2024 03:59
    Photo ID: 8396467
    VIRIN: 240508-A-GP509-1112
    Resolution: 6708x4462
    Size: 12.73 MB
    Location: HRANICE, CZ

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