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    U.S. Army, Czech Soldiers participate in Culminating Training Event [Image 6 of 9]

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



    Photo by Staff Sgt. Angela Ohearn 

    221st Public Affairs Detachment

    U.S. Army Pvt. Jayce Neal, left, a combat engineer with the 119th Engineer Company (Sapper), West Virginia National Guard, listens to instructions given by his team leader, U.S. Army Sgt. Zackery Eckenrod, right, a combat engineer in the same unit, as they lay under cover in the fighting position they dug earlier that day during the Culminating Training Event for Immediate Response 24, May 14, 2024, at the Libava training area, Czech Republic. During the CTE, combat engineers emplaced obstacles and built fighting positions to exercise their tactical skill sets alongside their infantry counterparts as they waited for enemy contact.

    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: 05.14.2024
    Date Posted: 05.16.2024 08:49
    Photo ID: 8408122
    VIRIN: 240514-A-GP509-1120
    Resolution: 6240x4160
    Size: 13.92 MB

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