exercise Immediate Response
WHAT IS IMMEDIATE RESPONSE?
Immediate Response 2014 is a trilateral command post and tactical field training exercise that will involve more than 900 personnel primarily from the U.S., Slovenian and Croatian armed forces, with contingents from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, Hungary, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and the United Kingdom.
The exercise is from Aug. 17-30, 2014. IR 14 is a part of U.S. EUCOM’s joint training and exercise program designed to enhance joint and combined interoperability with allied and partner nations.
IR 14 supports interoperability between the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, Slovenian and Croatian Armed Forces and partnered nations and will help prepare participants to operate successfully in a joint, multinational, interagency, integrated environment.
The primary objective is to prepare participating nations for increased contributions to ongoing and future NATO operations.
Immediate Response 2014
POSTOJNA, Slovenia — Soldiers from 11 NATO member and partner nations have gathered here in the Southern Alps of Slovenia for Exercise Immediate Response 14.
VIPAVA, SLOVENIA - How do you fight an enemy that cannot be hurt by any bullet or missile? We know that earthquakes cannot be shot or flood waters flanked by a squad. When soldiers respond to a natural disaster the mission is to preserve life. On a small base in Vipava below an old castle, soldiers learned that the war is not with their fellow man, but Mother Nature itself.
POSTOJNA, Slovenia -- Paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade and their allies from various European nations conducted a physical-fitness competition here in order to promote camaraderie with the start of combined exercise Immediate Response 14 on Aug. 19, 2014.
POSTOJNA, SLOVENIA -- More than 450 participants including U.S. Soldiers, Airmen, and Sailors took part in the opening ceremony for Immediate Response 14 here on August 17, 2014.
This weekend, Postojna will be dressed in military colours. On Sunday, 17 August, a solemn ceremony will open this year’s main exercise of the Slovenian Armed Forces (SAF) Immediate Response – IR14.