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WHAT IS IMMEDIATE RESPONSE?

Immediate Response 16 is a multinational, brigade-level command post exercise utilizing computer-assisted simulations and field training exercises spanning two countries, Croatia and Slovenia.

The exercises and simulations are built upon a decisive action based scenario and are designed to enhance regional stability, strengthen allied and partner nation capacity, and improve interoperability among partner nations. The exercise will occur Sept. 9-23, 2016, and will include more than 1,900 Soldiers and security forces from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Hungary, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Slovenia, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Immediate Response 16 supports the goal of a "Strong Europe" in that militaries and security forces are trained and ready to combine forces to ensure unified security across allied and partner nations. Immediate Response is a preplanned exercise that has occurred annually for the past six years.

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Exercise Immediate Response 16 successfully concludes

EUGENE KAVATERNIC , Croatia -- Over 1,900 military service members and security forces representing 10 countries gathered to successfully close out Exercise Immediate Response 16 Sept. 22.
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International MPs find common language with police procedures

NOVO MESTO, Slovenia -- Although they are geographically an ocean away from one other, military police from the 220th Military Police Company, 193rd Military Police Battalion, Colorado National Guard, integrated with Slovenian, Macedonian and Albanian military police, found that they had much in common while conducting synchronized training during Exercise Immediate Response 16.
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Emergency medical training skills amplified at allied Balkan exercise

Medical Personnel from the 86th Medical Group, stationed at Ramstein Air Base, Germany; C Co., 173rd Brigade Support Battalion (Airborne); and members of the armed forces of Slovenia,Kosovo and Macedonia intensified their emergency trauma care practices together as one team during Exercise Immediate Response 16.
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Croatian mobile infantry shows off Croatia's military might during IR16

SLUNJ, Croatia - Rolling in over 14 tons of steel, soldiers from the Croatian Armed Forces mobile infantry, used their Patria Armored Modular Vehicles to push through Croatia's multifaceted Eugen Kvaternik training range, here, Sept. 13, 2016, as part of exercise Immediate Response 16.
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193rd, Colorado National Guard Military Police Training at IR16

Soldiers from the Colorado National Guard, along with allied and partner nations train on crowd control and refugee management tactics during exercise Immediate Response 16.
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Video: Colorado National Guard MP Training

Military Police from the 228th Military Police Company, 193rd Military Police Battalion, Colorado National Guard, train with Slovenian and Albanian Military Police personnel. The MPs practiced crowd control and refugee management tactics as part of exercise Immediate Response 16.
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Video: 173rd Airborne Brigade Soldiers Visit Slovenian School

Soldiers from the Charlie Company, 173rd Brigade Support Battalion (Airborne) visit a local school and talk to students in Cerklje ob Krki, Slovenia during Exercise Immediate Response 16. Includes soundbites from Sgt. Stephen Meese, medic with C Co., 173rd BSB (Airborne), and Maja Matric, English teacher at Cerklje ob Krki School.
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Humanitarian and disaster relief training at Immediate Response 16

NOVO MESTO, Slovenia -- U.S. Army Soldiers from the 83rd Civil Affairs Battalion, stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, along with soldiers from multinational allies and partner nations received training on humanitarian assistance and disaster relief as part of exercise Immediate Response 16 at Novo Mesto barracks, Slovenia.
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Images: Croatian mobile infantry shows off Croatia’s military might

A soldier from the Croatian Armed Forces stands a top a Patria Armored Modular Vehicle, Sept. 13, 2016, to camouflage the vehicle, while at the Eugen Kvaternik training range in Slunj, Croatia, as part of exercise Immediate Response 16.
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Montenegro Armed Forces, U.S. Minnesota Army National Guard, conduct react to contact drills

SLUNJ, Croatia -- As part of exercise Immediate Response 16, Soldiers from the 1st Infantry Unit, Montenegro Armed Forces and 2nd Battalion, 135th Infantry Minnesota Army National Guard trained on battle drills, Sept. 12, 2016, here.
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Video: Croatian Armed Forces Conduct Task, Occupy an Assembly Area During Immediate Response 16

Cascading in over 14 tons of steel, soldiers from the Croatian Armed Forces mobile infantry used their Patria Armored Modular Vehicles to push through a section of the multifaceted Eugen Kvaternik training range, here, in order to occupy an assembly area as part of exercise Immediate Response 16, Sept. 13, 2016.
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Video: Working with allies during Immediate Response 16

1st Lt. John Lesch, Executive Officer assigned Delta Company, 2nd Battalion 135th Infantry, Minnesota National Guard talks about working and training with allies during exercise Immediate Response 16.
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Images: Minnesota National Guard, Montenegro Armed Forces conduct react to contact drills

Minnesota Army National Guard Soldiers pull security, Sept. 12, 2016, during react to contact drills as part of exercise Immediate Response 16 held at the Croatian Armed Forces training area of Slunj, Croatia.
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Video: 173rd Airborne Brigade Conducts Water Purification at Immediate Response 16

1st Lt. Drake Broussard, assigned to 173rd Airborne Brigade Support Battalion, talks about water purification and the training it takes to ensure its proper application in support of exercise Immediate Response 16.
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Paratroopers fresh ideas provide clean water for Immediate Response 16

BREZICE, Slovenia -- While some Soldiers choose to save lives as medics and infantrymen, others save lives one drop of water at a time.
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Video: Minnesota National Guard participates in Immediate Response 16

Lt. Col Jess Ulrick representing 2nd Battalion, 135th Infantry of the Minnesota National Guard speaks on his unit's involvement in exercise Immediate Response 16 and the relationship the Croatian Armed Forces.
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Video: Immediate Response 16 Opening Ceremony

Exercise Immediate Response held its opening ceremony in Cerklje ob Krki Slovenia. Immediate Response 16 is a multinational, brigade-level command post exercise utilizing computer-assisted simulations and field training exercises spanning two countries, Croatia and Slovenia.
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Photos of Immediate Response

Album of Exercise Immediate Response photos on Flickr.
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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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Immediate Response 2014

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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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