WHAT IS SABER GUARDIAN?
Soldiers with U.S. Army Europe and the Bulgarian Land Forces are conducting Saber Guardian 2014 at Novo Selo Training Area in Eastern Bulgaria, March 21- April 4, 2014. Saber Guardian 2014 is a multinational military exercise involving approximately 700 military personnel from twelve participating nations including Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bulgaria, Georgia, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Ukraine, Turkey and the U.S., as well as representatives from NATO.
The exercise is designed to strengthen international agency and military partnering while fostering trust and improving interoperability between NATO and partner nations involved in foreign consequence management and peace support operations with U.S. forces. Saber Guardian 2014 is part of the U.S. Army Europe annual training and exercise program and has been planned for since 2013.
Last year’s iteration of the training exercise was conducted at the Romanian Land Forces Combat Training Center in Cincu, Romania. The training at Saber Guardian 2014 will reinforce USAREUR commitment to increasing regional flexibility, preserving and enhancing NATO interoperability, and facilitating multinational training.
Saber Guardian 2014 in the News
NOVO SELO TRAINING AREA, Bulgaria (April 8, 2014) -- After a week of scenario-driven, computer-based operations, Saber Guardian 2014 officially came to end, April 3. This year's exercise was designed to strengthen international agency and military partnering, and to foster trust while improving interoperability between NATO and partner nations involved in foreign humanitarian assistance operations with U.S. forces.
NOVO SELO TRAINING AREA, Bulgaria (April 1, 2014) -- Soldiers and civilians from the 7th Civil Support Command, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, along with hundreds of additional participants from the United States, Bulgaria and ten other NATO countries, officially marked the beginning of a multinational exercise designed to test the capabilities of allied nations in response to real-world emergencies, here, yesterday.
NOVO SELO, Bulgaria – Soldiers with the 7th Civil Support Command, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, along with service members and civilians from various other units throughout the Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps, participated in a cultural day with soldiers from 11 partner nations prior to the official start of exercise Saber Guardian 14 March 28.
White House fact sheet highlighting the efforts of NATO and the U.S. to include multinational exercises like Saber Guardian.