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    U.S. Army, Czech Soldiers participate in Culminating Training Event [Image 5 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 Staff Sgt. Jeff Clements, a mass communications noncommissioned officer with the Virginia National Guard, listens for enemy fire while his infantry company overwatches a defensive obstacle during the Culminating Training Event for Immediate Response 24, May 14, 2024, at the Libava training area, Czech Republic. U.S. Soldiers alongside the Czech Republic Army acted as the opposing force for the infantry and engineer units during the training.

    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: 8408121
    VIRIN: 240514-A-GP509-1119
    Resolution: 6240x4160
    Size: 12.52 MB
    Location: LIBAVA TRAINING AREA, CZ

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