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    Mission Readiness

    U.S. Army soldiers assigned to the 251st Engineer Company, Maine Army National Guard out of Norway, Maine are assembling a general-purpose medium tent for a joint exercise with the Finnish Army and 10th Mountain Division near Sodankyla, Finland, May 23, 2024. The 251st Engineer Company is in Finland as a part of Defender Europe 2024. Defender 24 enhances combat readiness amongst participating NATO Allies and partner nations, ensuring their ability to rapidly respond to emerging threats.

    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 photo by Pfc. Gavin Hardy)



    Date Taken: 05.23.2024
    Date Posted: 05.24.2024 03:23
    Photo ID: 8428736
    VIRIN: 240523-A-EJ325-1012
    Resolution: 5292x4480
    Size: 1.97 MB
    Location: FI

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