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    U.S. Army, Czech Soldiers participate in Culminating Training Event [Image 3 of 9]

    U.S. Army, Czech Soldiers participate in Culminating Training Event

    LIBAVA TRAINING AREA, CZECH REPUBLIC

    05.14.2024

    Photo by Staff Sgt. Angela Ohearn 

    221st Public Affairs Detachment

    U.S. Army combat engineers emplace triple-strand concertina wire to create a defensive obstacle during the Culminating Training Event for Immediate Response 24, May 14, 2024, at the Libava training area, Czech Republic. The exercise combined forces from all three U.S. Army components, including units with U.S. Army Reserve and the Virginia, Kentucky and West Virginia Army National Guard, along with members of the 72nd Mechanized Battalion, 7th Mechanized Brigade, Czech Republic Army to execute multiple training objectives.

    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).

    IMAGE INFO

    Date Taken: 05.14.2024
    Date Posted: 05.16.2024 08:49
    Photo ID: 8408118
    VIRIN: 240514-A-GP509-1117
    Resolution: 6089x4059
    Size: 16.97 MB
    Location: LIBAVA TRAINING AREA, CZ

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