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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.

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U.S. Army Europe commander visits exercise Immediate Response 14

POCEK, SLOVENIA -- Commander of the U.S. Army forces in Europe visited the exercise Immediate Response 14 field training site during distinguished visitor's day here on August 27, 2014. More than 150 exercise participants put on four demonstrations including diffusing an explosive ordnance device, response to a mass casualty site, and air and ground medical evacuations during the visit.
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American and Slovenian Soldiers 'putting your life in a friend’s hands'

POSTOJNA, Slovenia - Pfc. Hannah Quaney was not even born yet when her home state Colorado National Guard became a state partner with the nation of Slovenia.
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Building NATO partnerships: 'We see joint as a default'

POSTOJNA, Slovenia - For the almost 1,000 soldiers from 11 nations taking part in Exercise Immediate Response 14, working together is now more the rule than the exception.
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Reserve Marines demonstrate personnel recovery methods to Slovenian soldiers

VIPAVA, Slovenia - During the expected chaos of combat, Marines are unfortunately killed without regard to their rank or military status. The casualties, when pronounced ‘killed in action’ are removed from the battlefield and returned to their respective families by a group of highly trained Marines who specialize in the processing of human remains.
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Immediate Response 14 tests U.S., multi-national EOD, medical skills

POSTOJNA, Slovenia (Aug. 26, 2014) -- The U.S. hosts many field training exercises to simulate scenarios based on actual situations a unit or brigade might face. After a week of academic classes, U.S. service members and multi-national soldiers took the lessons learned from the classroom to respond to disasters in the field as day one of exercise Immediate Response 14 FTX began.
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Immediate Response 14: Regional security through NATO partnerships

POSTOJNA, Slovenia — Soldiers from 11 NATO member and partner nations have gathered here in the Southern Alps of Slovenia for Exercise Immediate Response 14.
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National Incident Management System Course students in Slovenia

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.
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Immediate Response 14 kicks off with team building exercises

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.
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Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and multi nationals kick off Immediate Response 14

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.
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Slovenian Armed Forces begins its main exercise in the Postojna region

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.
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