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    Dynamic Front 21 brings together allies and partners and exercise comes to a close



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    7th Army Training Command

    Dynamic Front 21 brings together allies and partners and exercise comes to a close

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – More than 1,800 participants from 15 nations came together for exercise Dynamic Front 21 May 3 -21 in both Grafenwoehr, Germany and Torun, Poland.

    The exercise brings together field artillery units from across the U.S., allied and partner nations to integrate joint fires in a multinational environment while increasing readiness, lethality and interoperability.

    “The training is tough, realistic training with units competing in an environment that is commensurate with what we might expect them to fight in if directed,” said Brig, Gen, Christopher Norrie, commander, 7th Army Training Command. “Units did incredibly well out here working to synchronize indirect fires across the full spectrum of range of operations and capability. Every year Dynamic Front gets more and more complex and as the complexity increases units are integrating indirect fires more efficiently and faster which is a real tribute to everyone that is participating out here and speaks to the importance of the exercise.”

    The Dynamic Front series of exercises is also a venue to train with, and showcase, the Artillery Systems Cooperation Activities – a set of protocols that allow member nations to synchronize their fires capabilities and call fire missions on other member nations’ platforms.

    “ASCA ties our ability to communicate with our multinational partners,” said Lt. Col. Elliott Harris, senior fires support trainer, Joint Multinational Readiness Center. “Nine nations are currently members of the ASCA community and have that ability to share fires missions and pass data across computers related to fires messaging.”

    Harris said the ASCA community is always looking to expand the number of member nations and exercises like Dynamic Front serve as a way to inform and educate interested nations.

    Once interested, nations can become a sponsored-ASCA nation and undergo a series of steps before becoming full-fledged ASCA members.
    Dynamic Front 21 served as the final step for Spain to become a member ASCA nation.

    “Our main objective here is to become a full ASCA member,” said Spanish Capt. Francisco Mateos Ropero, battery commander, Field Artillery Rocket Launcher Regiment N.63, Spanish Field Artillery Command. “To do so, we have to conduct live fires and ensure that we have the capablities to perform live fires from another command and control system.”

    This year’s Dynamic Front is also part of the Fires Shock series of multinational long-range precision fires and joint forcible entry exercises across two continents simultaneously; designed to improve U.S. Army Europe and Africa’s ability to rapidly deploy in support of allies and partner nations.

    “Our ability to project fires anywhere in Europe very quickly is support of U.S. Army Europe and Africa and our combatant commander is an exceptionally important capability for us to use and to exercise so in the act of exercising that we get better, we learn things and we get faster,” said Norrie.



    Date Taken: 05.26.2021
    Date Posted: 05.26.2021 09:07
    Story ID: 397424
    Location: GRAFENWOEHR, BY, DE 

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