SABER GUARDIAN




File photo from exercise Saber Guardian 2016. 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.


WHAT IS SABER GUARDIAN?

Exercise Saber Guardian 17 is a U.S. European Command, U.S. Army Europe-led annual exercise taking place in Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria in the summer of 2017. This exercise involves more than 25,000 service members from over 20 ally and partner nations. The largest of the Black Sea Region exercises, Saber Guardian 17 is a premier training event for U.S. Army Europe and participating nations that will build readiness and improve interoperability under a unified command, executing a full range of military missions to support the security and stability of the Black Sea Region. It is deterrence in action.

Some of the more notable aspects of SG17 include: the massing of 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division (3/4ID) from several locations across the Operation Atlantic Resolve area of operation to the exercise joint operations area (JOA) in Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria; and the movement of 2nd Cavalry Regiment (2CR) from Vilseck, Germany, to numerous locations throughout the JOA.

The Black Sea Region exercises for 2017 include numerous U.S., ally, and partner national exercises, with SG17 being the largest. Each is separate and distinct, however many of them contribute to or enable SG17 in various ways. As a whole, these exercises demonstrate the United States and NATO's superior joint and combined capabilities and highlight our collective will to defend against regional aggression.

This exercise is an annual multinational exercise conducted since 2013 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 2017 in the News

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Engineers design next-level network for Saber Guardian 17

MIHAIL KOGALNICEANU, Romania -- For U.S. Army network engineers preparing for exercise Saber Guardian 17, their task was simple: design and maintain a robust, redundant and secure Mission Partner Environment network capable of providing a range of essential voice and data communications services supporting thousands of users from 30 nations operating across several countries in sometimes austere environments.
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2d Cav. Regt. begins their convoy to Saber Guardian 17

TOWER BARRACKS, Germany - Task Force Pioneer, under the command of Regimental Engineer Squadron, 2d Cavalry Regiment departed for Saber Guardian 17 June 27, 2017 from Tower Barracks, Germany.
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"Lightning Ops" forward establishing, monitoring Saber Guardian 17 communications networks

MIHAIL KOGALNICEANU, Romania -- Ahead of the official start of exercise Saber Guardian 17, the 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 2nd Theater Signal Brigade, has established a forward Theater Network Operations Center at Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base, Romania to build and monitor U.S. Army and coalition networks, integrate U.S. forces and partner and ally nations, and troubleshoot any issues.
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Saber Guardian 17: Safety Summit

WIESBADEN, Germany -- Safety officers, commanders and leaders gathered for a safety summit June 20-21 to ensure all safety efforts are synchronized, reporting processes defined and investigation procedures properly understood.
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3/4 ABCT masses, moves to Black Sea Region for Saber Guardian

GRAFENWOEHR TRAINING AREA, Germany - Soldiers of the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, conducted a quick turn-around on equipment maintenance and rail operations here this week to move five battalions to the Black Sea Region for an upcoming series of multinational exercises under Saber Guardian 17.
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Stand-To: Exercise Saber Guardian 2017

The Stand-To is an information paper-based web platform that supports the U.S. Army’s strategic communication objectives.
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Exercise Saber Guardian 2017 to take place in July

WIESBADEN, Germany -- Exercise Saber Guardian 17, a U.S. Army Europe-led, multinational exercise, will take place in Bulgaria, Hungary, and Romania July 11 - 20, 2017.
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Signal Soldiers train, validate "fight tonight" capabilities

WIESBADEN, Germany -- U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 2nd Theater Signal Brigade, deployed to the field to train and validate teams, processes and procedures during exercise Heavy METL II May 4-12, 2017 near Illesheim, Germany.
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Saber Guardian 2016

Saber Guardian 2016 involved approximately 2,800 military personnel from nine nations. The exercise took place July 27-Aug. 7, 2016.


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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Media interested in covering Saber Guardian can contact U.S. Army Europe public affairs specialists Angela Kershner at +49 (0) 611-143-537-0021, or Don Wrenn at +49 (0) 611-143-537-0009 or email SaberGuardianPAO@mail.mil.


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