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    364th ESC in final stages for Exercise Anakonda 16

    364th in final stages for Exercise Anakonda 16

    Photo By Maj. Marvin Baker | U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers with the 364th Expeditionary Sustainment Command set up...... read more read more



    Story by Timothy Hale  

    U.S. Army Reserve Command

    SZCZECIN, Poland - It has been a very busy month for the men and women of the U.S. Army Reserve’s 364th Expeditionary Sustainment Command.

    From offloading hundreds of pieces of equipment, to setting up their tactical operations center, the 364th, based in Marysville, Washington, is the largest U.S. Army Reserve contingent participating in Exercise Anakonda 16.

    Anakonda 16 is a Polish-led, joint multinational exercise taking place throughout Poland from June 7-17.

    The exercise involves more than 25,000 participants from 24 nations and is a premier training event for U.S. Army Europe and our Allied partners.

    In addition to U.S. and Polish forces, military members from Albania, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, and the United Kingdom, are participating in Anakonda 16.

    The exercise will combine the capabilities of the active Army, U.S. Army Reserve, and National Guard in multiple scenarios leveraging air assault, airborne operations, armor, combat aviation, conventional and air defense artillery, engineering, and medical assets, alongside Allied partners.

    The 364th ESC is the theater-opening unit, charged with setting the stage for the exercise and all the participating units.

    “We’ve been here since May 9 and it’s been very busy. We had to be here before the other subordinate units arrived this way it will be easier for them to get settled and ready for the exercise,” said Maj. Marvin Baker, 364th ESC public affairs officer.

    “We are the theater opening unit for all the maneuver units that are coming, to include 1st Armored Brigade Combat, 3d Infantry Division; 82nd Airborne Division, 173rd Airborne Brigade, 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, other units already in Germany, National Guard units coming from the U.S. and all of our Allied partners from 24 nations,” Baker said.

    In addition to the 364th ESC, other U.S. Army Reserve units participating in Anakonda 16 are: 469th Quartermaster Company, Mountain View, California; 483rd Quartermaster Company, Marysville, Washington; 328th Adjutant General Company, Fort Sam Huston, Texas; 236th Transportation Company, Decatur, Illinois; 592nd Ordnance Company, Billings, Montana; 716th Quartermaster Company, Jersey City, New Jersey; 129th Transportation Company, New Century, Kansas; 361st Engineer Company, Macon, Georgia, and the 380th Transportation Company, Riverside, California.

    The U.S. has been participating in Anakonda exercises since their inception in 2012 at the request of Poland. Held every other year, U.S. involvement demonstrates a commitment to both Poland and NATO.

    Anakonda 16 also validates the requirements set by the NATO Wales Summit in September 2014 and sets conditions for success at the NATO biannual summit that will be held in Warsaw in July.



    Date Taken: 05.20.2016
    Date Posted: 05.20.2016 10:34
    Story ID: 198629
    Location: SZCZECIN, PL 
    Hometown: MARYSVILLE, WA, US

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