Exercise Saber Junction






WHAT IS SABER JUNCTION?

Exercise Saber Junction 17 is a U.S. Army Europe-directed exercise designed to assess the readiness of the U.S. Army's Stryker-based 2nd Cavalry Regiment to conduct unified land operations, with a particular emphasis on rehearsing the transition from garrison to combat operations, and exercising operational and tactical decision-making and skills.

The annual exercise will take place primarily at the Army's Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels Training Areas in northeastern Bavaria, from April 25-May 19, 2017. Saber Junction 17 will include nearly 4,500 participants from a variety of units from Albania, Bulgaria, Georgia, Italy, Kosovo, Lithuania, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Ukraine the United Kingdom and the United States.

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Saber Junction 17: Training Stability Every Day

HOHENFELS, Germany--On a sunny afternoon in Kittensee, a town quietly tucked away in the rolling hills of Bavaria, Germany, residents seem to be celebrating. Upbeat music emanates from the patio of a quaint restaurant while several patrons play a board game at the bar.
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Navy SEALs and NATO SOF support 2CR during Saber Junction 17

HOHENFELS, Germany- Naval Special Warfare operators from U.S. Special Operations Command along with NATO Special Operations Forces from Albania, Bulgaria and Lithuania partnered with the U.S. Army’s 2nd Cavalry Regiment during Saber Junction 17 at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany April 25-May 19, 2017.
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Saber Junction 17: Training Can be a Minefield

HOHENFELS, Germany -- As simulated battles rage throughout the wooded hills of the Joint Multinational Readiness Center during exercise Saber Junction 17, few Soldiers notice the curious structure consisting of four waist high tubes attached to a large plate pointing in various directions resting in a field.
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Video: 2CR Gets Graded on Speed of Mobility

Saber Junction 17 is an annual U.S. Army Europe exercise with 4,500 participants from 13 Allied and partner nations. The exercise is designed to assess and certify the readiness of the Army’s 2nd Cavalry Regiment to conduct unified land operations with an emphasis on interoperability.
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Soldiers Undergo Tough Training at Saber Junction 17 Exercise

HOHENFELS, Germany, May 12, 2017 — As a relentless opposing force counters each maneuver, and exercise observers critique every decision, troopers assigned to the Army’s 2nd Cavalry Regiment undergo tough training at the Saber Junction 17 exercise held at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center here.
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'Shadow' UAV Scans the Skies During Exercise in Germany

HOHENFELS, Germany, May 12, 2017 — "Shadow is airborne at this time," Army Sgt. Phillip Marlowe said over the radio, as he announced the successful launch of a RQ-7B Shadow Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System during the Saber Junction 17 exercise at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center here, May 10.
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38th Infantry Leads the Pack at Saber Junction

HOHENFELS, Germany--Deep behind enemy lines, as a battle continues between NATO forces and a foreign aggressor, a downed pilot evades capture by opposing forces. Within 24 hours, she is rescued by a group of U.S. special operation forces, who are quickly responding to the recovery mission issued by their higher command.
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UK tankers hold the line at Saber Junction 17

HOHENFELS, Germany -- In an overcast and densely wooded forest, drenched in rain and lush with green vegetation, a herd of black-forest deer dash across a gravel road.
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2CR Finds New Path to Saber Junction 17

VELBERG, Germany -- On a grassy, flower-covered hill in Bavaria, five M777 155mm Howitzers and their support vehicles stand out in the pastoral scene despite their camouflage.
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Saber Junction 17 Tests High-Speed Movement to Combat Operations

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany (May 4, 2017) -- Tuesday was a big day with a lot of moving pieces for the Army's 2nd Cavalry Regiment (2CR) as the unit executed an assessed-tactical convoy from Vilseck to the Hohenfels Training Area (HTA) during part of its certification process in Saber Junction 17.
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212th Combat Support Hospital Key Player in Saber Junction 17

HOHENFELS, Germany -- The 212th Combat Support Hospital arrived at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center's Hohenfels Training Area to execute readiness training and provide medical support for 2d Cavalry Regiment during multinational exercise Saber Junction 2017, April 25 through May 19.
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212th CSH Opens Their Doors to Bavarian Visitors

HOHENFELS, Germany -- Soldiers of the 212th Combat Support Hospital, from Kaiserslautern, Germany, held an open house at their field hospital in Hohenfels, Germany to display their capabilities and procedures to host nation emergency responders, May 1.
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Images: 173rd Airborne Brigade album on Flickr

Collection of photos from the 173rd Airborne Brigade's participation in exercise Saber Junction 2017.
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Images: Saber Junction 17 Airborne Operation Czech Republic

Sky Soldiers from C Company, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade conducted a joint airborne operation and airfield seizure with the Czech Republic Army during a joint field exercise as a part of Exercise Saber Junction 17 in Mimon, Czech Republic April 17, 2017.
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