Exercise Saber Junction 2012







WHAT IS SABER JUNCTION?

Saber Junction 2012, the U.S. Army Europe’s premier training event, is a large-scale, joint, multinational, military exercise involving thousands of personnel from 19 different nations and hundreds of military aircraft and vehicles. It is the largest exercise of its kind that U.S. Army Europe has conducted in more than 20 years.

Saber Junction is hosted by U.S. Army Europe’s Joint Multinational Training Command and Joint Multinational Readiness Center at Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels Training Areas, Germany, Sept. 30 - Oct. 30, and will facilitate the U.S. Army’s 2nd Cavalry Regiment as they train with more than 1,800 foreign personnel from 18 partner nations in Unified Land Operations and interoperability.

The exercise highlights the U.S. Army’s Decisive Action Training Environment, which prepares U.S. and multinational Soldiers for land operations through the simultaneous combination of offensive, defensive and stability operations appropriate to the mission and the environment, and to promote interoperability with partner nations.  

Saber Junction 2012 will see the use of jets, helicopters, Main Battle Tanks, Infantry Fighting Vehicles, Stryker Combat Vehicles, and more than 200 wheeled vehicles and 90 tracked vehicles.

Multimedia about Saber Junction

U.S. Army Europe Commander Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling (foreground) and USAREUR Deputy Commander Maj. Gen. James Boozer (right of Hertling) accompany the President of the Republic of Bulgaria, Rosen Asenov Plevneliev (right of Boozer), to exercise Saber Junction at Ubungsdorf on Germany's Hohenfels Training Area, Oct. 19. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Brooks Fletcher, U.S. Army Europe Public Affairs)

Interagency participation key element in Decisive Action Training Environment

Today's Army doctrine notes that strategic success in current and future operations requires fully integrating the efforts of interagency and multinational partners with the U.S. military in “Unified Land Operations.”
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U.S. Army Europe Commander Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling (foreground) and USAREUR Deputy Commander Maj. Gen. James Boozer (right of Hertling) accompany the President of the Republic of Bulgaria, Rosen Asenov Plevneliev (right of Boozer), to exercise Saber Junction at Ubungsdorf on Germany's Hohenfels Training Area, Oct. 19. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Brooks Fletcher, U.S. Army Europe Public Affairs)

Spotlight: Decisive Action Training Environment

HOHENFELS, Germany -- Saber Junction 2012, the U.S. Army Europe's premier training event, is a large-scale, joint, multinational, military exercise involving thousands of personnel from 19 different nations and hundreds of military aircraft and vehicles. It is the largest exercise of its kind that U.S. Army Europe has conducted in more than 20 years.
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U.S. Army Europe Commander Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling (foreground) and USAREUR Deputy Commander Maj. Gen. James Boozer (right of Hertling) accompany the President of the Republic of Bulgaria, Rosen Asenov Plevneliev (right of Boozer), to exercise Saber Junction at Ubungsdorf on Germany's Hohenfels Training Area, Oct. 19. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Brooks Fletcher, U.S. Army Europe Public Affairs)

Saber Junction Soldiers simulate mechanized warfare

HOHENFELS, Germany -- Saber Junction, the largest exercise of its kind that U.S. Army Europe has conducted in 20 years, entered its second phase this week and saw USAREUR's  2nd Cavalry Regiment train its ability to conduct an area defense against a modern armored enemy as part of its Decisive Action Training Environment rotation at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany, Oct. 25.
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U.S. Army Europe Commander Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling (foreground) and USAREUR Deputy Commander Maj. Gen. James Boozer (right of Hertling) accompany the President of the Republic of Bulgaria, Rosen Asenov Plevneliev (right of Boozer), to exercise Saber Junction at Ubungsdorf on Germany's Hohenfels Training Area, Oct. 19. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Brooks Fletcher, U.S. Army Europe Public Affairs)

Review of future training areas underway

British Forces News has learned that a review is under way into the future training area needs of the British Army as it prepares to reduce its full-time strength by a fifth. It will consider the long-term future use of the US Army’s Hohenfels and Grafenwoehr facilities in southern Germany.
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U.S. Army Europe Commander Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling (foreground) and USAREUR Deputy Commander Maj. Gen. James Boozer (right of Hertling) accompany the President of the Republic of Bulgaria, Rosen Asenov Plevneliev (right of Boozer), to exercise Saber Junction at Ubungsdorf on Germany's Hohenfels Training Area, Oct. 19. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Brooks Fletcher, U.S. Army Europe Public Affairs)

VIDEO: Bulgarian President visits exercise Saber Junction; Land Forces Commander awarded Legion of Merit

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling, commander, U.S. Army Europe, hosted Bulgarian President Rosen Asenov Plevneliev, as he observed Bulgarian Special Forces in action and participated in a ceremony at which the Bulgarian Land Forces Commander, Maj. Gen. Stefen Vasilev, received the Legion of Merit Award. MORE

U.S. Army Europe Commander Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling (foreground) and USAREUR Deputy Commander Maj. Gen. James Boozer (right of Hertling) accompany the President of the Republic of Bulgaria, Rosen Asenov Plevneliev (right of Boozer), to exercise Saber Junction at Ubungsdorf on Germany's Hohenfels Training Area, Oct. 19. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Brooks Fletcher, U.S. Army Europe Public Affairs)

Bulgarian President visits exercise Saber Junction; Land Forces Commander awarded Legion of Merit

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- The President of the Republic of Bulgaria visited the Joint Multinational Readiness Center at Hohenfels Training Area to observe Bulgarian Special Forces training during exercise Saber Junction, Oct 19. MORE

Elements of U.S. Army Europe's 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment enter the village Schalkenthan, near Grafenwoehr, Germany, during Saber Junction 2012, Oct. 15, 2012. Saber Junction trains U.S. personnel and 1,800 multinational partners from 18 nations.

'Saber Junction' tests U.S., partners' interoperability

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- At the Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels training areas, and on more than 1,300 square miles in between them, the 2nd Cavalry Regiment is engaging a complex enemy in the exercise dubbed Saber Junction. MORE

Saber Junction is the 2nd Decisive Action Training Environment exercise in Europe and the first to feature the Stryker-based 2nd Cavalry Regiment.

Former Sergeant Major of the Army visits 2nd Cavalry Regiment

Hours before starting the Decisive Action Training Event rotation, the 2nd Cavalry Regiment was visited by Sgt. Maj. of the Army (Ret.) Kenneth O. Preston Oct. 12 at the Vilseck Army Airfield, Germany. MORE

Saber Junction is the 2nd Decisive Action Training Environment exercise in Europe and the first to feature the Stryker-based 2nd Cavalry Regiment.

VIDEO: Saber Junction 2012

Saber Junction is the 2nd Decisive Action Training Environment exercise in Europe and the first to feature the Stryker-based 2nd Cavalry Regiment. MORE

Saber Junction reflects post-Afghanistan training model

Saber Junction reflects post-Afghanistan training model

An exercise under way in Germany – the largest in more than two decades in terms of the training area committed, the scope of operations and the number of participants – is providing a template for the way U.S. ground forces will incorporate the lessons from Iraq and Afghanistan as they train for future operations. MORE

During the U.S. Army in Europe’s exercise Saber Junction spanning the month of October, 2nd Cavalry Regiment Soldiers and their international counterparts will engage the battle-hardened opposing force provided by Joint Multinational Readiness Center. MORE

PHOTOS: Part II - From REFORGER to Saber Junction… A look at Army in Europe: past and present

During the U.S. Army in Europe’s exercise Saber Junction spanning the month of October, 2nd Cavalry Regiment Soldiers and their international counterparts will engage the battle-hardened opposing force provided by Joint Multinational Readiness Center. MORE

U.S. Army Europe's Saber Junction 2012 provides the 2nd Cavalry Regiment and international Soldiers the ability to train in a sophisticated, complex and real-time battle environment among Bavarian hillside, which is reminiscent of Return of Forces to Germany (REFORGER), an exercise that spanned almost 40 years. MORE

PHOTOS: From REFORGER to Saber Junction… A look at Army in Europe: past and present

U.S. Army Europe's Saber Junction 2012 provides the 2nd Cavalry Regiment and international Soldiers the ability to train in a sophisticated, complex and real-time battle environment among Bavarian hillside, which is reminiscent of Return of Forces to Germany (REFORGER), an exercise that spanned almost 40 years. MORE

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VIDEO: Maneuver Rights Areas

U.S. Army Europe's Saber Junction exercise is the 2nd Decisive Action Training Environment rotation to take place in Europe and the first to include the expanded Maneuver Rights Areas adjacent to the Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels training areas in northeastern Bavaria. MORE

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SJ12 IN THE NEWS

Saber Junction builds international cooperation
Army.mil; 11/9/2012



Review of future training areas underway
BFBS; 10/22/2012



Saber Junction 2012
discovermilitary.com; 10/16/2012



Saber Junction in operation (translated from German)
Der neue Tag, 10/16/2012



U.S. Army Europe Returns to Force-on-Force Training
Defense News, 10/11/2012



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