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WHAT IS IMMEDIATE RESPONSE?

Immediate Response 15 is a multinational, brigade-level exercise utilizing computer-assisted simulations and field training exercises in Croatia and Slovenia.

The exercises and simulations are built upon a scenario designed to enhance regional stability, strengthen partner capacity and improve interoperability between partner nations. The exercise will run Sept. 9-22, 2015, and will include more than 1,400 soldiers from Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Slovenia, the U.S. and the United Kingdom.

Immediate Response 15 supports the goal of a "Strong Europe" in that partner nations are trained and ready to combine forces to ensure unified security across allied nations. Immediate Response is a preplanned exercise that has occurred annually for the past five years.

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IR 2015 Brings Slovenians, British, and Albanian Soldiers Together

POSTOJNA, Slovenia – Slovenia hosted Albanian and U.K. Soldiers for Situational Training Exercises (STX) as part of the multinational exercise Immediate Response 2015 near Postnojna, Slovenia, Sept. 13, 2015.
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Slovenians visit Immediate Response 15 training site

POSTOJNA, Slovenia - The Slovenian Armed Forces opened Immediate Response 15 by opening the doors of their largest and main training site Pocek to the local civilian population on Sept. 10, 2015.
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Video: Immediate Response 15 - Outside The Box

Immediate Response 15 is a multinational, brigade-level exercise utilizing computer-assisted simulations and field training exercises in Croatia and Slovenia. The exercises and simulations are built upon a scenario designed to enhance regional stability, strengthen partner capacity and improve interoperability between partner nations.
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Video: Immediate Response 15

Immediate Response 15 is a multinational, brigade-level exercise utilizing computer-assisted simulations and field training exercises in Croatia and Slovenia. The exercises and simulations are built upon a scenario designed to enhance regional stability, strengthen partner capacity and improve interoperability between partner nations.
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Video: Immediate Response 15

Immediate Response 15 is a multinational, brigade-level exercise utilizing computer-assisted simulations and field training exercises in Croatia and Slovenia. The exercises and simulations are built upon a scenario designed to enhance regional stability, strengthen partner capacity and improve interoperability between partner nations.
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USAREUR’s Grizzly Bears, Extending a Paw of Friendship at Immediate Response 15

SLUNJ, CROATIA—Soldiers from nine nations arriving to take part in Exercise Immediate Response 15 were warned to be careful of a local breed of snake that is seen in the training area which could be very dangerous. They were not warned that Grizzly Bears would also be roaming the terrain because these Grizzlies were known to be very friendly.
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Immediate Response 15, NATO partners working shoulder to shoulder for regional security

SLUNJ, CROATIA---Exercise Immediate Response 15 is one of U.S. Army Europe’s largest training events in the Western Balkans and for the countries that participate. This exercise is a critical part of enhancing regional security.
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EMEDS training prepares medics, supports interoperability

VIPAVA ARMY BASE, Slovenia -- The medical portion of Immediate Response 15, the 13-day multinational, tactical field exercise, kicked off Sept. 9.
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Exercise Immediate Response 15, USAREUR’s Sky Soldiers Support Regional Security in Southern Europe

SLUNJ, CROATIA - The theme of Exercise Immediate Response 15 is “Strength through Partnership.” Soldiers from nine nations have gathered in Slovenia and Croatia to show NATO resolve to support regional security and stability in Southern Europe.
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Immediate Response 15, “Strength Through Partnership,” Soldier by Soldier

SLUNJ, Croatia — “A year ago I would have never believed I would be leading American and foreign Soldiers.”
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Sky Soldiers, allies kick off Immediate Response 15

SLUNJ, Croatia - More than 1400 participants from Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, the United Kingdom and the United States took part in the opening ceremony for Immediate Response 15, here on Sept. 9, 2015. -- This is a caption. This is a caption. This is a caption. This is a caption. This is a caption. This is a caption. This is a caption. This is a caption.
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Immediate Response 2015 begins in Croatia and Slovenia

POSTOJNA, Slovenia - More than 1,400 participants, including U.S. service members, took part in two opening ceremonies held for the multinational exercise Immediate Response 15.
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Preparations for this year's main SAF exercise reach their final phase

In order to ensure proper planning and preparation of this year's exercise, 32 SAF members (members of HQ, 10th Motorised Battalion and Combat Support Battalion of the 1st Brigade, Training Centre, Information and Communications System Unit, Logistics Brigade and Informatics and Communications Service) attended the Final Planning Conference organised by Croatian Army Command in Karlovac.
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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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