Exercise Immediate Response 2012
MULTINATIONAL BOOTS ON THE GROUND - U.S. Army Europe’s 2nd Cavalry Regiment Lt. Col. Kendric Robbins leads soldiers from eight different NATO partner nations in performing pushups after the closing ceremonies of the Immediate Response 2012 training event held in Slunj, Croatia, June 9. Click the photo for our Flickr slideshow of all the action.
What is Immediate Response?
Immediate Response 2012 is a multinational tactical field training exercise that involves more than 700 personnel primarily from the U.S. and Croatian armed forces, with contingents from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, and Slovenia. Macedonia and Serbia will send observers to the exercise.
The exercise runs from May 26 to June 10, 2012 in Slunj, Croatia.
Immediate Response is a part of USEUCOM’s joint training and exercise program designed to enhance joint and combined interoperability with allied and partner nations. IR12 supports interoperability between the US Army, US Air Force, Croatian Armed Forces and partner nations and will help prepare participants to operate successfully in a joint, multinational, interagency, integrated environment. A primary objective is to prepare participating nations for increased contributions to ongoing and future NATO operations.
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More than 700 Croatian, U.S. and multinational forces from six other countries concluded two weeks of intensive training at a closing ceremony here June 9.
Laser beams slashed the air, machine guns rattled and smoke wafted through the village as Patria and Stryker Infantry Fighting Vehicles rushed soldiers into a mock village during one of the final missions of Immediate Response 12, a two-week multinational training exercise here.
Heavily forested terrain, steep hills and hot weather haven’t slowed down Soldiers with U.S. Army Europe’s 2nd Cavalry Regiment and their multinational partners during the Situational Training Exercise phase of Immediate Response 2012 here for the past few days. MORE
Immediate Response 12, or IR12, the multinational military exercise between U.S. Army Europe, U.S. Air Force, the Croatian Land Forces and partner militaries from six other Balkan nations, began with an opening ceremony here May 26. MORE
The NATO exercise Immediate Response 2012 will be hosted this year in Croatia, and involves forces from that nation as well as from Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro, Slovenia, Serbia, Slovakia, and the United States. MORE