Romanian Minister of National Defense Mihnea Ioan Motoc commands an M1A2 Abrams tank during his visit to the opening day of Exercise Saber Guardian 2016. The multinational exercise is taking place at the Romanian Land Forces Combat Training Center in Cincu, Romania through Aug. 7.
WHAT IS SABER GUARDIAN?
Exercise Saber Guardian 2016 will be held July 27-Aug. 7, 2016 at the Romanian Land Force Combat Training Center (RLF-CTC) in Cincu, Romania. This year approximately 2,700 personnel from 11 nations will participate.
This exercise is an annual multinational exercise that rotates among Romania, Bulgaria and Ukraine. The exercise is part of U.S. European Command's Joint Exercise Program designed to enhance joint combined interoperability with allied and partner nations.
Saber Guardian is part of the U.S. Army Europe's annual training and exercise program and has been conducted since 2013.
Last year's exercise was combined with Exercise Rapid Trident and was held at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center near Yavoriv, Ukraine.
Saber Guardian 2016 in the News
CONSTANTA, Romania - Soldiers from the 1st Combined Arms Battalion, 64th Armored Regiment used Bradley and tank simulators, 14 July 2016, to conduct vital training prior to participating in Exercise Saber Guardian later this month.
MIHAIL KOGALNICEANU AIR BASE, Romania -- Logisticians from the 16th Sustainment Brigade's 18th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion struck a "Warhammer" blow on behalf mission readiness, forging a path to success in Saber Guardian '16, a multinational exercise slated to begin later this month.
CINCU, Romania -- In November of 1990, as the United States and its allies were preparing for war with Iraq, Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Ernest T. Cook Jr. said, "Logistics is the hard part of fighting a war."
CONSTANTA, ROMANIA– A Rail Mounted Gantry Crane lifts a Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck (HEMTT) onto a rail car at the Port of Constanta, June 23, 2016.
CONSTANTA, ROMANIA– A group of Palletized Load System (PLS) Heavy High Mobility Trucks wait to be lifted onto a railhead at the Port of Constanta, June 23, 2016.
CONSTANTA, Romania -- The Port of Constanta is busy as usual. Cargo is coming in, cargo is going out. After all, Constanta is the fourth largest port in Europe. However, this time, a different type of cargo is at the port; military vehicles from the United States.
Saber Guardian 2015 in the News
Saber Guardian 2015 was combined with Rapid Trident 2015. For videos, photos and news, visit www.eur.army.mil/RapidTrident.
Saber Guardian 2014 in the News
Saber Guardian 2014 involved approximately 1,300 personnel from 15 countries. The exercise took place Sept. 15-26, 2014.
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