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    Know Your Defender 24: Spc. Richard Perkins [Image 1 of 2]

    Know Your Defender 24: Spc. Richard Perkins



    Photo by Staff Sgt. Angela Ohearn 

    221st Public Affairs Detachment

    Spc. Richard Perkins of the 1-150th Cavalry Regiment, West Virginia Army National Guard, works ammo detail during live-fire training for Exercise Immediate Response 24 on May 10, 2024, Mesto Libava, Czech Republic.

    "What I like best about this exercise is the combined forces with NATO allies," Perkins said. "Training together is great. It's really invaluable."

    Perkins also said he's enjoyed seeing a new part of the world, meeting new soldiers and staying up to date with modern technology.

    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)



    Date Taken: 05.10.2024
    Date Posted: 05.16.2024 03:59
    Photo ID: 8399630
    VIRIN: 240510-A-GP509-1111
    Resolution: 5987x3991
    Size: 12.5 MB
    Location: MESTO LIBAVA, CZ

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