SABER GUARDIAN





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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U.S., Eastern European Partners Conduct Training in Bulgaria

SHABLA, Bulgaria, July 27, 2017 — Ukraine joined with the United States, Bulgaria, and Serbia this month to bolster defenses and strengthen security across the greater Black Sea region in a five-day, live-fire combat training exercise at the Shabla Air Defense Firing Range here.
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U.S., European Partners Participate in Novo Selo Training Exercise

NOVO SELO, Bulgaria, July 27, 2017 — As an Army tank specialist, Pfc. Brody Henscheid of the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, has been in many drills with other U.S. tank crews.
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Medical Brigade demonstrates interoperability with Romania during Saber Guardian 17

MIHAIL KOGALNICEANU AIR BASE, Romania -- Macedonian Army Capt. Ace Karajovanoski utilized the VHF Falcon II radio to communicate with U.S helicopters, July 16.
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US, Romanian engineers support tactical river crossing

ROMNICU VALCEA, Romania - Freedom of movement is essential for the 2d Cavalry Regiment to complete its mission and assist in the deterrence of adversarial forces throughout Europe. That makes convoy operations a major training objective for the Regiment.
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Black Swan 17 brings special operations forces into Saber Guardian

SZOLNOK, Hungary - The men patrolled their compound surrounded by the thick, green bush common throughout the area, alert for any signs of trouble. Carrying Ak-47 rifles and joking quietly, they stood as dangerous warnings to any that would-be intruders.
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Task Force Knighthawk positions aviation assets in Romania

MIHAIL KOGALNICEANU AIR BASE, Romania - Aviators with the 2-10 Assault Helicopter Battalion, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, completed their two-day mission after flying fifteen UH-60 Black Hawks from Plovdiv, Bulgaria, into Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base, Romania, July 24-25, 2017.
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US, Allied forces celebrate Tobruq Legacy success

MIHAIL KOGALNICEANU AIR BASE, Romania - American forces along with select NATO members came together to celebrate the third annual iteration of Tobruq Legacy at Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base, Romania on July 22, 2017.
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Sky Soldiers execute 'Swift Response' in Romania

CAMPIA TURZII, Romania -- Italian, Romanian and paratroopers with the 54th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade, conducted heavy equipment, containerized delivery system and personnel airborne operations July 21-22, 2017, in Campia Turzii, Romania.
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7ATC trainers provide expertise during SG 17

BEZMER, Bulgaria -- "Without the Observer, Coach/Trainers (OC/T) from the Joint Multinational Readiness Center (JMRC), you lack the outside point of view," said Sgt. 1st Class Megan Brown, as she watches paratroopers fall from the pink overcast sky at dusk, July 19.
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US Army Strykers cross borders as show of force in Europe

RUSE, Bulgaria – A traffic delay tends to bring out the worst in drivers: glares, rude gestures and other sordid activities.
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Saber Guardian 17 strengthens multinational force to create a Strong Europe

NOVO SELO, Bulgaria (July 19, 2017) — Learning how to communicate and work effectively with an individual from another country would be a daunting task for many.
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2d Cav. Regt. convoy crosses Romanian and Bulgarian border

RUSE, Bulgaria - Task Force War Eagle under the command of 1st Squadron, 2d Cavalry Regiment crosses the border from Romania to Bulgaria July 18, 2017 in continuation of their vehicle convoy called Dragoon Guardian.
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Disbanding a 'Riot' during Brave Warrior 17

VARPALOTA, Hungary — Eight nations participated in a riot control demonstration during Exercise Brave Warrior 17 at Varpalota, July 20.
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Multinational paratrooper drop draws all eyes to the sky

BEZMER AIRBASE, Bulgaria (July 18, 2017) – All eyes went to the sky as 500 military paratroopers dropped from wave after wave of C-130 aircraft during Operation Swift Response, July 18, at the Bezmer Air Base in Bulgaria as part of Exercise Saber Guardian 17 (SG17).
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US, Romanian forces have a blast over Black Sea

MIHAIL KOGALNICEANU AIR BASE, Romania - US Army Soldiers from Company C, 2nd Battalion 263rd Air Defense Artillery, 263rd Army Air & Missile Defense Command, demonstrated their air defense live fire capabilities at Capu Midia Training Area, Romania on July 19, 2017.
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Paratroopers depart Papa Air Base

PAPA AIR BASE, Hungary - Eight C-130 Hercules bearing 449 paratroopers departed Papa Air Base to conduct airborne operations into Bezmer, Bulgaria, July 18.
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"Road Runners" support Saber Guardian 17 with help from U.S. Army Reservists

CINCU, Romania - The 515th Transportation Company "Road Runners" from Baumholder, Germany teamed up with the 325th Transportation Company out of Taunton, Massachusetts to provide bulk and retail fuel support to combat and sustainment forces during United States Army Europe's premier summer exercise, Saber Guardian 17.
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3ABCT changes command to close Romania exercise

3ABCT changes command to close Romania exercise

CINCU, Romania - After the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, led a six-nation live-fire exercise that provided a powerful show of firepower and unity to close out Getica Saber 17, the "Iron Brigade" became the first U.S. Army brigade to change command in Romania.
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3ABCT combines forces with 6 nations during Getica Saber firepower display

3ABCT combines forces with 6 nations during Getica Saber firepower display

CINCU, Romania - Soldiers of the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, teamed up with counterparts from six nations during a fire support coordination exercise and combined arms live-fire exercises during Getica Saber 17 at the Cincu Joint National Training Center, Romania, July 8-15.
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2nd Cav. Regt. conducts River Crossing with NATO Counterparts during Dragoon Guardian

2nd Cav. Regt. conducts River Crossing with NATO Counterparts during Dragoon Guardian

VALCEA, Romania - In the 'wee hours of the night' Soldiers from different NATO countries executed an integrated, synchronized, deterrence-oriented training exercise designed to improve interoperability and the combat readiness of the participating nations' armed forces.
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Partnerships forged during mass casualty exercise at Saber Guardian 17

Partnerships forged during mass casualty exercise at Saber Guardian 17

MIHAIL KOGALNICEANU AIRBASE, Romania (July 16, 2017)— Service members from nearly a dozen NATO nations came together to mend and care for wave after wave of Soldiers who were exhibiting mock injuries on July 16 at Mihail Kogalniceanu Airbase, Romania.
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Ribbon-cutting ceremony recognizes importance of ERI projects in Romania

Ribbon-cutting ceremony recognizes importance of ERI projects in Romania

MIHAIL KOGALNICEANU, Romania -- Senior U.S. and Romanian leaders gathered here July 17 to celebrate current and long-term infrastructure projects at the Army's Black Sea hub.
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Air Defense Artillery Regiment completes 2,300km mounted road march

Air Defense Artillery Regiment completes 2,300km mounted road march

CAPU MIDIA, Romania -- Late in the evening on June 24, Battery D, 5th Battalion 7th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, stationed at Baumholder, Germany, embarked on a nine day road march that would span more than 2,300 km, approximately 897 miles, and five countries.
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Army Signal Soldiers innovate communications solution to enable mission command

Army Signal Soldiers innovate communications solution to enable mission command

RAMNICU VALCEA, Romania -- U.S. Army Signal Soldiers assigned to the 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 2nd Theater Signal Brigade, found an innovative solution to provide a critical communications and network link to the 648th Maneuver Enhancement Battalion, Georgia National Guard, enabling mission command for a river crossing during exercise Saber Guardian 17, July 16-18, 2017.
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US, Romanian forces build bridge at Bordusani

US, Romanian forces build bridge at Bordusani

BORDUSANI, Romania - Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 2nd Cavalry Regiment successfully completed a crossing of the Danube River with Romanian Allies at Bordusani, Romania on July 16, 2017.
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US medical Soldiers help manage the unexpected

US medical Soldiers help manage the unexpected

MIHAIL KOGALNICEANU AIR BASE, Romania - US Army Soldiers with the 212th Combat Support Hospital, 30th Medical Brigade, brought their unique talents to a mass casualty exercise at Mihail Kogalnicenau Air Base, Romania on July 16, 2017.
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Semper Gumby: MSU-E Soldiers help out at NSTA clinic while learning new jobs

Semper Gumby: MSU-E Soldiers help out at NSTA clinic while learning new jobs

NOVO SELO TRAINING AREA, Bulgaria - At work or during off time, a group of Army Reserve Soldiers from the Medical Support Unit - Europe stayed very busy during Exercise Saber Guardian 17.
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Saber Guardian: USAR civil affairs paves the way for Dragoons

Saber Guardian: USAR civil affairs paves the way for "Dragoons"

PLOIEȘTI, Romania - The roar of military engines rumble the streets during the morning workday. These large vehicles are greeted by waves and cheers from children, families and locals as they park in the city center.
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Getica Saber 17 ends with 'Iron Brigade' demonstration of firepower

Getica Saber 17 ends with 'Iron Brigade' demonstration of firepower

CINCU, Romania - The President of Romania Klaus W. Iohannis, Romania's Minister of Defense Adrian Tutuianu, Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army Gen. James McConville and many other distinguished visitors, came together to observe NATO Allies and partners demonstrate the lethality of their ground and air forces to rapidly respond to any potential adversary.
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Active, Guard and Reserve Soldiers make Saber Guardian facilities ready for action

Active, Guard and Reserve Soldiers make Saber Guardian facilities ready for action

NOVO SELO, Bulgaria - It's show time for the Black Sea Area Support Team.
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Balkan Medical Task Force joins Saber Guardian 17

Balkan Medical Task Force joins Saber Guardian 17

At its core the BMTF will be a deployable Multinational Medical Unit (MMU) with a mission of supporting crisis response operations.
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Lights, camera, moulage

Lights, camera, moulage

This mass casualty medical training was part of exercise Saber Guardian 17 (SG17), an annual multinational exercise held in the Black Sea region as part of the U.S. European Command Joint Exercise Program. The participating nations for the event were Bosnia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia and Former Republic of Macedonia.
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Gen. James C. McConville visits Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria

Gen. James C. McConville visits Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria

Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. James C. McConville shakes hands with Command Sgt. Maj. Bryan Bell, senior enlisted advisor for the 277th Aviation Support Battalion, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, during his visit Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria, for an operational overview of exercise Saber Guardian 17, July 14.
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Commo Soldiers keep everyone communicating

Commo Soldiers keep everyone communicating

NOVO SELO TRAINING AREA, Bulgaria - The Soldiers of the 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion kept the communications running throughout Saber Guardian for the 21st Theater Support Command's Forward Command Post.
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Civil Affairs Team builds relationships during Saber Guardian

Civil Affairs Team builds relationships during Saber Guardian

SLIVEN, Bulgaria - A diverse team of civil affairs professionals met with police officials Wednesday to talk about how the increased presence of American Soldiers during Saber Guardian 17 would affect the town.
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Distinguished Visitors observe Multinational Engineer Capabilities during Resolute Castle

Distinguished Visitors observe Multinational Engineer Capabilities during Resolute Castle

CINCU, Romania - U.S. Ambassador to Romania Hans Klemm, Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, commanding general of U.S. Army Europe, and many other military delegates visited multinational engineer Soldiers while deployed in support of Resolute Castle 17 at the Joint National Training Center in Cincu, Romania July 14, 2017.
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From Germany to the Black Sea: Liaison officers synchronize tactical, strategic communication

From Germany to the Black Sea: Liaison officers synchronize tactical, strategic communication

WIESBADEN, Germany - Liaison officers at a strategic satellite communications facility in Germany are proving to be a vital link for enabling communications and mission command for thousands of U.S. and multinational soldiers who are participating in exercise Saber Guardian 17 across Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania.
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10th CAB and Bulgarian Air Force find readiness during search and rescue training

10th CAB and Bulgarian Air Force find readiness during search and rescue training

PLOVDIV, Bulgaria - Aviators from A Company, 2-10 Assault Helicopter Battalion, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, and the Bulgarian Air Force planned and executed a combat search and rescue (CSAR) training during exercise Saber Guardian 17 in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, on July 11.
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International Help Desk assists Saber Guardian 17 computer, network users

International Help Desk assists Saber Guardian 17 computer, network users

NOVO SELO TRAINING AREA, Bulgaria - Users in Europe are familiar with the Army Enterprise Service Desk - Europe and Africa, otherwise known as 119, for helping to resolve computer and network issues.
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President of Romania visits US, Allied forces

President of Romania visits US, Allied forces

MIHAIL KOGALNICEANU AIR BASE, Romania - President of Romania Klaus Iohannis took a tour of Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base, Romania on July 13, 2017 to witness how combined NATO forces have been working together lately, as well as to thank them for their efforts.
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American Dream leads a National Guard Soldier to serve in native country

American Dream leads a National Guard Soldier to serve in native country

CINCU, Romania - One National Guard Soldier uprooted her life for the chance to "pursue happiness" when she decided to leave her family and her life in Europe for a new journey in the United States.
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Soldiers build communication network with multinational partners

Soldiers build communication network with multinational partners

NOVO SELO, Bulgaria - U.S. Army Cpt. Jean-Claude D. Johnson, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado, has spent a month building the computer and phone network during this exercise.
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Army Signal Soldiers support Bulgarian-led multinational brigade at Saber Guardian 17

Army Signal Soldiers support Bulgarian-led multinational brigade at Saber Guardian 17

NOVO SELO TRAINING AREA, Bulgaria - U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the 86th Expeditionary Signal Battalion are providing communications and network support to a Bulgarian-led multinational brigade at Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria, enabling a command post exercise as part of exercise Saber Guardian 17.
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Romanian, US forces launch Exercise Tobruq Legacy

Romanian, US forces launch Exercise Tobruq Legacy

MIHAIL KOGALNICEANU AIR BASE, Romania - Against the backdrop of screaming fighter jets, American and Romanian soldiers came together to formally open the third annual iteration of Exercise Tobruq Legacy at Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base, Romania on July 12, 2017.
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U.S., Romania honor fallen WWII Soldiers

U.S., Romania honor fallen WWII Soldiers

SINAIA, Romania - Troops from 1st Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, Vilseck, Germany, and Romanian Land Forces soldiers honor fallen American Soldiers from World War II in a commemoration ceremony, July 11 at Eagles of Freedom Plaza, Sinaia, Romania.
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1st Cavalry DIVARTY takes lead during Exercise Getica Saber 17

1st Cavalry DIVARTY takes lead during Exercise Getica Saber 17

CINCU, Romania - 1st Cavalry Division Artillery took lead for the initial phase of the fire support coordination exercise Getica Saber 17, from July 10-12, 2017, at the Joint National Training Center in Cincu, "Red Team" demonstrated combined capabilities alongside their U.S., Romanian and National Guard counterparts.
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Russian inspection team observes US training, capabilities

Russian inspection team observes US training, capabilities

NOVO SELO TRAINING AREA, Bulgaria - The U.S. Army hosted a Russian inspection team to observe exercise Saber Guardian training activities here, July 11.
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US Soldiers conduct tactical road march across Hungarian-Romanian Border

US Soldiers conduct tactical road march across Hungarian-Romanian Border

Hungarian/Romanian Border - Soldiers and vehicles from the 2nd Cavalry Regiment, Vilseck, Germany, move across the Hungary/Romania border to continue Exercise Dragoon Guardian, July 10, 2017.
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U.S. Army Reserve civil affairs soldiers meet with Romanian civil authorities

IMAGES: U.S. Army Reserve civil affairs soldiers meet with Romanian civil authorities

PLOIEșTI, ROMANIA - Soldiers of 457th Civil Affairs Battalion, 361st Civil Affairs Brigade, meet with the prefect of Ploiești, Romania; July 11, 2017; to prepare for a 2nd Calvary Regiment static display the next day during exercise Saber Guardian
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10th AAMDC Arrives in Romania

10th AAMDC Arrives in Romania

Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base, Romania - After a 38-hour bus ride from its home in Kaiserslautern, Germany, the 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command arrived at Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base in Romania July 8.
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IMCOM team blazes trail for garrison operations in Black Sea region

IMCOM team blazes trail for garrison operations in Black Sea region

MIHAIL KOGALNICEANU AIR BASE, Romania -- The marching drum beats quickly at two Army forward operating sites located in Eastern Europe.
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Saber Guardian 17 kicks off with opening ceremony

NOVO SELO TRAINING AREA, Bulgaria -- Troops, distinguished visitors and members of the media gathered July 11 to take part in the opening ceremony of Saber Guardian 2017 at the Novo Selo Training Area in Bulgaria.
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National Guard engineers, 3ABCT artillery on same azimuth as exercises converge

CINCU, Romania - U.S. Army National Guard engineers and active-duty field artillery Soldiers from U.S. Army Europe's regionally allocated land force for Operation Atlantic Resolve navigated their way to combined training as multinational exercises converged in the Romanian countryside.
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US Soldiers rehearse for critical real-world medical emergencies in Romania

CINCU, Romania -- Soldiers with the 1st Cavalry Division Artillery, the 4th Battalion, 319th Field Artillery Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, the 5th Battalion, 113th Field Artillery Regiment, the North Carolina National Guard, and the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, executed a training exercise to rehearse their procedures for casualty evacuations and medical evacuations at the Joint National Training Center in Cincu, Romania, July 8, 2017.
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Aviation brigade convoys 1,200 miles across Europe for Saber Guardian 17

NOVO SELO TRAINING AREA, Bulgaria-- The image that comes to mind when picturing one of U.S. Army's aviation brigades is one inevitably filled with helicopters.
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US Soldiers rehearse for critical real-world medical emergencies in Romania

US Soldiers rehearse for critical real-world medical emergencies in Romania

CINCU, Romania -- Soldiers executed a training exercise to rehearse their procedures for casualty evacuations and medical evacuations at the Joint National Training Center in Cincu, Romania, July 8, 2017.
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Movement control operations in Atlantic Resolve

Movement control operations in Atlantic Resolve

POZNAN, Poland -- The 330th Transportation Battalion is one of two Movement Control Battalions supporting Atlantic Resolve.
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Georgia National Guard Soldiers of the 648th MEB in Europe for Saber Guardian 17

Georgia National Guard Soldiers of the 648th MEB in Europe for Saber Guardian 17

RAMNICU VALCEA, Romania - More than 150 Georgia Army National Guard Soldiers from the Columbus-based 648th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade are in Romania for exercise Saber Guardian 17.
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West Point Cadets "Drive to Glory" with the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade

The 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, from Fort Drum, NY, is currently forward deployed to the EUCOM Area of Operations in support of Atlantic Resolve 2.0, and is the first aviation brigade to execute the new rotational unit concept.
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Signal Soldiers enable mission command for Saber Guardian 17 river crossing

Signal Soldiers enable mission command for Saber Guardian 17 river crossing

RAMNICU VALCEA, Romania - U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to 2nd Theater Signal Brigade are setting up and validating signal equipment to provide communications and network support for a day and night river crossing taking place July 16-18, 2017 near Ramnicu Valcea, Romania, as part of exercise Saber Guardian 17.
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NATO Allies and Partners kick off Getica Saber 17

NATO Allies and Partners kick off Getica Saber 17

CINCU, Romania- NATO Allies and partners stood shoulder-to-shoulder to initiate the multinational training exercise Getica Saber 17 during the official opening ceremony at Joint National Training Center, July 7, 2017.
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10th CAB medics hone crucial skills during Saber Guardian 17

Images: 10th CAB medics hone crucial skills during Saber Guardian 17

NOVO SELO, Bulgaria - A flight surgeon instructs combat medic specialists from Headquarters Support Company, 277th Aviation Support Battalion, on proper suture techniques at Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria, on July 7.
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Sgt. Hercules monitors the network at Saber Guardian 17

Meet your Army: Sgt. Hercules monitors the network at Saber Guardian 17

RAMNICU VALCEA, Romania - Nobody thinks about their network connection until it goes down, but in the Army where communications are essential to enabling mission command, someone is always monitoring the health and status of the network.
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10th CAB Soldiers pull security outside their base of operations during Saber Guardian 17

Images: 10th CAB Soldiers pull security outside their base of operations during Saber Guardian 17

YAMBOL, Bulgaria - B Company, 277th Aviation Support Battalion, allows a vehicle to pass through the entry control point at Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria, on July 7.
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Command changes hands of key ABCT logistics unit in Romania

Command changes hands of key ABCT logistics unit in Romania

CINCU, Romania - The 64th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, conducted a change of command ceremony as the logistical unit prepares for multinational exercise Getica Saber 17, at Cincu Joint National Training Center, Romania, July 6.
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Flawless execution by US, Hungary crossing river

GYOR, Hungary - U.S. and Hungarian forces conducted a tactical bridge and water crossing of the Danube River at Gyor, July 5.
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Cooperation for security

Speaking on the Distinguished Visitors’ Day (DV Day) of Szentes Axe 2017, a national exercise enabling the United States Army Europe (USAREUR)-led multinational Exercise Saber Guardian 2017, the MoD Parliamentary State Secretary emphasized that “this cooperation among NATO member countries is all about security.
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US, Hungary conduct tactical river crossing during Szentes Axe 2017

GYOR, Hungary - U.S. and Hungarian forces conducted a tactical bridge and water crossing of the Danube River at Gyor, July 5.
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Video: Szentes Axe 2017 River Crossing

Soldiers of 1st Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment trained with Soldiers of the Ohio National Guard and engineers of the Hungarian Defense Forces to work on Freedom of movement and crossing the Danube river. As part of Exercise Saber Guardian 2017, NATO nations and partners have come together throughout the Baltics to help increase interoperability.
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Ohio National Guard builds bridges in Hungary

Images: Ohio National Guard builds bridges in Hungary

GYOR, Hungary - A PMP Floating Bridge is operated by the Hungarian Defense Force and 837th Brigade Engineer Battalion, U.S. Army National Guard from Ohio, during exercise Szentes Axe 17, July 4, 2017.
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Images: US, Hungary conduct tactical river crossing during Szentes Axe 2017

GYOR, Hungary — A PMP floating bridge, employed by 837th Brigade Engineer Battalion, Ohio National Guard, and 37th Engineer Regiment, Hungarian Ground Forces, connect to span across the Danube River in a rehearsal for a tactical bridging and river crossing in Gyor, July 4.
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21st TSC, 7th MSC set stage for Saber Guardian 17

NOVO SELO, Bulgaria - The 7th Mission Support Command and elements from the 21st Theater Sustainment Command arrived July 1 at Novo Selo Training Area in support of a multinational exercise in Eastern Europe.
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Army Signal teams keep Saber Guardian supplies, personnel rolling along

SIBIU, Romania -- Two small Signal teams operating remotely in northern Romania are providing the communications and network support necessary to keep Soldiers and supplies moving during exercise Saber Guardian 17.
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86th ESB sharpens expeditionary skills at Saber Guardian 17

CINCU, Romania -- The 86th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 11th Signal Brigade, recently deployed from Fort Bliss, Texas to Romania and Bulgaria to augment 2nd Theater Signal Brigade with additional tactical signal assets and capability for exercise Saber Guardian 17.
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Army Signal Soldier re-enlists in Romania, gets ride of his life

MIHAIL KOGALNICEANU, Romania -- U.S. Army Spc. Jumoke Robinson stood on the flightline at Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base, Romania, June 30, 2017, raised his right hand and re-enlisted in the Army, then flew over the Black Sea on his first ever ride in a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter.
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64th BSB tunes up Soldiers' maintenance skills for Getica Saber

64th BSB tunes up Soldiers' maintenance skills for Getica Saber

CINCU, Romania - The 64th Brigade Support ("Mountaineer") Battalion recently established operations in Cincu, Romania, for participation in Getica Saber 17 alongside three other 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division battalions and land and air forces from five other nations.
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Iron Brigade tanks roll into Romania for Getica Saber

Iron Brigade tanks roll into Romania for Getica Saber

CINCU, Romania - A loud rumble can be heard not too far away, the ground shaking. As the noise grows louder, people in the nearby Romanian villages look out their windows and show their excitement as U.S. tanks roll by.
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Saber Guardian Infographic

Infographic outlining exercise Saber Guardian.
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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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