Exercise Saber Strike





WHAT IS SABER STRIKE?

Saber Strike is a long-standing U.S. Army Europe-led cooperative training exercise designed to improve joint interoperability through a range of missions that prepare the 13 participating nations to support multinational contingency operations. The exercise - taking place from May 27-June 22 in multiple locations throughout Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania - serves as an effective proving ground for units to validate their ability to assemble rapid-reaction forces and deploy them on short notice where needed.

Saber Strike 16 features allied and partner-nation ground forces conducting live-fire, command post, and cyber/electronic warfare training, plus the integration of U.S. close-air support with multinational ground forces. Leading up to the exercise, the 2nd Cavalry Regiment will demonstrate U.S. land forces' dynamic presence throughout the region, exhibiting freedom of movement during a 2,200-kilometer tactical road march, called Dragoon Ride II, from Germany to Estonia.

Participating nations this year include Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, as well as Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Norway, Poland, Slovenia, the United Kingdom and the United States.

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'Stilwell' Soldiers fuel Marines' Saber Strike success

ADAZI TRAINING AREA, Latvia -- "Task Force Stilwell" Soldiers quite literally fueled Marine success during the run-up to Saber Strike '16.
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Images: Radar Concealed

The Field Artillery Squadron Radar section of 2nd Cavalry Regiment, stationed out of Vilseck, Germany, take a moment to pose for a group picture in front of their concealed area of operation during Saber Strike 16 at Tapa Training Area, Estonia, June 19, 2016.
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Video: Shadow UAS deployment

An Unmanned Aerial Systems deployment platoon from 2nd Cavalry Regiment deploy and land an RR-7 Shadow UAV from Tapa Training Base, Estonia in support of Exercise Saber Strike 2016.
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Video: Javelins Fly at Saber Strike 16 in Estonia

Soldiers with the 2nd Cavalry Regiment fire FGM-148 Javelin anti-tank missiles during the combined arms live fire training exercise for Saber Strike 16 at the Estonian Defense Forces central training area near Tapa, Estonia on June 19, 2016.
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Rehearsals Key to Saber Strike Success

Commanders and staff of the U.S. Army 34th Infantry Division, the Estonian 1st Infantry Brigade and the U.S. 2nd Cavalry Regiment conducted a Combined Arms Rehearsal for Saber Strike in Tapa, Estonia on June 15, 2016.
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Video: Red Bulls Plan for Saber Strike Success

What does it take to coordinate the efforts of a division's worth of Soldiers and Airmen in an effective multinational operation like ‪‎Saber Strike in Estonia?
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Multinational Team Rehearses Saber Strike

Commanders and staff of the U.S. 34th Infantry Division, the Estonian First Infantry Brigade and the U.S. 2nd Cavalry Regiment conducted a Combined Arms Rehearsal for Saber Strike in Tapa, Estonia on June 15, 2016.
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Tennessee National Guard Brings Firepower to Saber Strike

A C-17 Globemaster III from the 164th Airlift Wing, Tennessee Air National Guard, arrived at Tallinn Airport, Estonia, June 14, 2016.
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Images: Cold load training during Saber Strike 16

Spc. Benjamin Jackson, a UH-60 Helicopter Repairer assigned to Alpha Company, 3rd Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, provides guidance to Latvian soldiers during cold load training at Adazi Military Base, Latvia, June 16.
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Images: US, Finland conduct combined STX training

U.S. Army Sgt. Ryan Steiner, a native of Columbus, Ohio, a team leader with Eagle Troop, 2nd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, stationed out of Vilseck, Germany, looks through a scope of an M4 semi-automatic machine gun, during a combined squad training exercise with the Finnish Soldiers of the Armoured Reconnaissance Platoon at the Tapa Training Area, Estonia, June 15, 2016.
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Red Bulls Begin Saber Strike

TAPA ARMY BASE, Estonia - Soldiers of the Minnesota National Guard's 34th Red Bull Infantry Division joined units from 14 countries to support the Saber Strike 16 exercise taking place from May 27-June 22 throughout Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
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Army 241st Birthday celebrated during Saber Strike 16 in Estonia

TAPA, Estonia -- Senior Army leaders gathered in the Tapa Army Base dining facility, for a cake-cutting ceremony in celebration of the Army's 241th birthday, during Saber Strike 16, here on June 14, 2015.
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Images: Saber Strike 16 demonstrates cooperative tactics

Saber Strike is a cooperative training exercise led by U.S. Army Europe spanning from May 27 through June 22 in locations throughout Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, featuring 13 participating nations.
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US, Latvian air forces partner for Saber Strike 16

Pilots from the 37th Airlift Squadron fly over Riga, Latvia, June 10, 2016. U.S. armed forces and Latvian airmen will participate in Saber Strike 16; a long-standing, U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff-directed, U.S. Army Europe-led cooperative-training exercise, which has been conducted annually since 2010.
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Airmen kick off Saber Strike with European partners

U.S. Airmen joined more than 4,500 military members from 13 different NATO countries as they kicked off exercise Saber Strike 16 June 12, 2016.
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Allied and partner nations unite in Saber Strike 16

TAPA TRAINING BASE, Estonia – A wave of unity took place as Allied and partner nations from 13 different countries joined together for the opening ceremony of Saber Strike 16 at Tapa Training Base in Estonia, June 13, 2016.
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Strategic Airlift Capability to Support Exercise Saber Strike 2016

The Heavy Airlift Wing (HAW), the operational unit of the 12-nation Strategic Airlift Capability (SAC), supports Exercise Saber Strike 2016. Approximately 10,000 military personnel from 13 countries, including seven SAC member nations, participate in the exercise, which takes place in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania from 30 May to 22 June.
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Naab River Crossing

The 2nd Cavalry Regiment and Panzer brigade 12 will conduct a deliberate tactical crossing of the Naab River with 60 combat and support vehicles in the vicinity of Weiden, Germany June 1, 2016.
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Thirteen nations gather for Saber Strike 16

TAPA, ESTONIA -- Approximately 10,000 personnel from 13 countries will participate in the U.S. Army Europe-led joint, multinational exercise "Saber Strike 16," taking place in multiple locations in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania from May 30 to June 22.
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Intel community collaborates at USAREUR, 4ID rehearsal

BAUMHOLDER, Germany -- The 4th Infantry Division Mission Command Element hosted a rehearsal of concept drill to provide military intelligence practitioners within U.S. Army Europe an opportunity to collaborate and synchronize collection efforts in support of three major upcoming multinational exercises in eastern Europe.
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2CR conducts staff exercise to validate TOC layout

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Regiment Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 2d Cavalry Regiment set up a Tactical Operation Center and Tactical Command Post March 8 -10, 2016 in the Grafenwoehr training area near Rose Barracks in order to conduct a two-week staff exercise.
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FA Squadron, 2CR gets a lift from 12th Combat Aviation Brigade

ROSE BARRACKS, Germany -- Having a military unit that can effectively move from one location to another, set up shop and complete missions can be the difference between a successful mission or a failed one.
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Saber Strike 16 and Dragoon Ride II April 13, 2016

Soldiers with the Regiment will conduct Dragoon Ride II, a vehicle road march using Stryker Combat Vehicles and support vehicles from Rose Barracks, Germany, to Tapa, Estonia, May 27 through June 15, 2016.
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Saber Strike 2015

Saber Strike 2015 spanned multiple locations in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland, and involved approximately 6,000 personnel from 13 countries. The exercise took place from June 8-19, 2015.


Saber Strike 2014

Saber Strike 2014 spanned multiple locations in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, and involved approximately 4,500 personnel from 10 countries. The exercise took place from June 9-20, 2014.


Saber Strike 2013

Saber Strike 2013 spanned multiple locations in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia and involved approximately 2,000 personnel from 14 countries. The exercise took place June 3-14, 2013.