Exercise Saber Strike





WHAT IS SABER STRIKE?

Saber Strike is a long-standing U.S. Army Europe-led cooperative training exercise that helps facilitate cooperation amongst the U.S., Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and allied and partner nations.

This year's key exercise objective will be training and exercising the NATO Enhanced Forward Presence, or eFP, battle groups with a focus on promoting interoperability with allies and regional partners and improving joint operational capability in a variety of missions.

The exercise will take place in multiple locations throughout Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland May 28-June 24.

Key training events of Saber Strike 17 will include: a convoy by Battle Group Poland from Orzysz, Poland, to southern Lithuania; a maritime prepositioned offload of pre-staged supplies and equipment in Latvia; a Marine amphibious assault in Latvia; two combined arms live fire exercises (one each in Poland and Lithuania); an air assault by the British Royal Marines at the Polish and Lithuanian border; and a river crossing in the same area.

Nations participating in the exercise include Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Slovakia, the United Kingdom and the United States.

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US, NATO wrap up Saber Strike 17

11,000 U.S. and NATO military members from 20 countries prepare to wrap up exercise Saber Strike 17.The exercise took place in various regions in the Baltics and Poland from May 28, and will commence tomorrow, June 24.
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Seven nations, four branches, one mission

PABRADE, Lithuania -- As the sun began to set on the Lithuanian countryside on June 17, the final touches were placed on the camouflage netting designed to conceal the position of the Tactical Action Center, or TAC, of the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division.
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Exercise Iron Wolf ends with a bang

PABRADE, Lithuania - Exercise Iron Wolf, a multinational exercise conducted between NATO Allies and partners and component of Saber Strike 17, ended in Pabrade, Lithuania, during a closing ceremony, June 23.
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Exercise Iron Wolf's last training event

PABERZE AIRFIELD, Lithuania - Lithuanian and U.S. Soldiers participated in the last training event for Exercise Iron Wolf, a component of Saber Strike 17, Jun 21, 2017.
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Secretary General visits NATO battlegroups training together in Lithuania

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg watched two of NATO’s battlegroups train in Lithuania on Tuesday (20 June 2017).
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NATO Nations Join Forces with Reserve Marines and Support Local Orphanage during Saber Strike 17

LIEPAJA, Latvia –Latvian soldiers from Liepaja, Latvia, have partnered with U.S. Marines with the 2nd Civil Affairs Group, Force Headquarters Group, Marine Forces Reserve, and hosted a ‘Big Brother Day’ for the orphans of Liepaja, June 9, 2017.
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Images: Water Crossing

Battle Group Poland U.S. Soldiers and Lithuanian soldiers conduct a movement towards the water crossing demonstration event for distinguished visitors that utilized German and U.K. M3 Amphibious Rigs to form a bridge so other military vehicles can pass over water safely during Saber Strike 2017 near Rukla, Lithuania, June 20, 2017.
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The Secret to Raised Morale in Adazi

ADAZI, Latvia – Marines with Food Service Company, Combat Logistics Regiment 45, 4th Marine Logistics Group, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Reserve, implemented the use of an Expeditionary Field Kitchen during Exercise Saber Strike 17, June 3-14, 2017.
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Images: Saber Strike 2017

Battle Group Lithuania with German soldiers and British Royal Marines use their M3 Amphibious Rigs to form a bridge to allow both the Lithuanian and Polish NATO Battle Groups to cross a water obstacle near Rukla, Lithuania, June 19, 2017 during Saber Strike 17.
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Lithuanian President and NATO Secretary General observe eFP Battle Groups' Training Exercise

RUKLA, Lithuania -- Seven self-propelled amphibious vehicles deliberately maneuvered into Neris River to provide a temporary bridging capability for the Lithuanian Mechanized Infantry Brigade "Iron Wolf" and for Soldiers attached to the Enhanced Forward Presence Battle Groups from Lithuania and Poland during Exercise Iron Wolf 2017.
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NATO allies bridge the Suwalki Gap

RUKLA, Lithuania - In one of the largest combined exercises in Lithuania, NATO's Enhanced Forward Presence Battle Groups maneuvered across the Suwalki Gap to demonstrate freedom of movement throughout Eastern Europe, June 20, 2017.
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Images: NATO Nations Join Forces and Support Local Orphanage

LIEPAJA, Latvia – Latvian Soldiers and U.S. Marines with 2nd Civil Affairs Group, Force Headquarters Group, Marine Forces Reserve come together to successfully host ‘Big Brother Day’ for the local orphanage during Exercise Saber Strike 17 in Liepaja, Latvia, June 9, 2017.
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The Secret to Raised Morale in Adazi

ADAZI, Latvia – Marines with Food Service Company, Combat Logistics Regiment 45, 4th Marine Logistics Group, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Reserve, implemented the use of an Expeditionary Field Kitchen during Exercise Saber Strike 17, June 3-14, 2017.
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eFP Battle Group Poland crosses the Suwalki Gap into Lithuania

RUKLA, Lithuania - Multinational Soldiers with the Enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group Poland completed a two-day tactical road march across sovereign NATO borders and arrived to Rukla, Lithuania, June 18, 2017, as part of Saber Strike 17.
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Ground assault exercise transitions into medevac exercise

SVENTEZERIS, Lithuania - A combined forces exercise transitioned into a medical evacuation exercise with mock injured Soldiers outside Sventezeris, Lithuania, June 18.
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Static Display entertains and shows NATO solidarity

BIRSTONAS, Lithuania -- Soldiers from the Minnesota Army National Guard joined forces with NATO Allies and partnered nations during Exercise Iron Wolf 17 for a static display of military equipment on June 17, 2017 in Birstonas, Lithuania.
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Minnesota Army National Guard, Croatian, Portuguese and Lithuanian soldiers provide medical support during Exercise Iron Wolf 17

PABRADE, Lithuania-- The Minnesota Army National Guard Medical Platoon from HHC 2-136 Combined Arms Battalion, worked alongside medical personnel from the Croatian, Portuguese and Lithuanian Army, in Exercise Iron Wolf, as part of Saber Strike 17, to provide simulated and real-life medical support.
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Air Drop resupplies troops during Exercise Saber Strike 17

PABRADE, Lithuania –With the sun about to set behind the dense Lithuanian wood line, the silhouettes of two soldiers outlined by the glowing sunset could be seen swatting at the swarms of mosquitos, while standing atop a camouflage Mercedes Benz-SUV.
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Beachmasters Group Two Owns the Beach

VENTSPILS, Latvia – Sailors from Beachmasters Group Two and Naval Cargo Handling Battalion One provided mission essential assets to more than 11,000 participants during Exercise Saber Strike 17, June 10, 2017.
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Images: Howitzer Night Fire

Battle Group Poland U.S. Solders conduct a M777A2 Howitzer night live fire in preparation for a combined arms live fire exercise for distinguished visitor during Saber Strike 2017 at Bemowo Piskie Training Area, near Orzysz, Poland, June 16, 2017.
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Saber Strike in Poland enters final phase

BEMOWO PISKIE, Poland- Once the defensive phase line troops retrograded to the north following an attack from a platoon of Polish BMPs, who represented the opposing force, the Enhance Forward Presence Battle Group devised a strategy to conduct a counter-attack to seize a designated objective during a training exercise at Bemowo Piskie Training Area, near Orzysz, Poland, June 15, 2017.
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Distinguished Visitors observe eFP Battle Group Poland's combat power

BEMOWO PISKIE, Poland -- Antoni Macierewicz, Minister of National Defence for Poland; Paul Jones, U.S. Ambassador to Poland; Italian Army Gen. Salvatore Farina, commander of Joint Forces Command Brunssum; U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, commanding general of U.S. Army Europe; and other military delegates visited the Enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group Poland demonstration during Exercise Saber Strike 17 at Bemowo Piskie Training Area, June 16, 2017.
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Pennsylvania and Lithuania State Partnership Program provides mutual benefit

PABRADE, Lithuania -- Approximately 300 Lithuanian soldiers joined 41 U.S. Soldiers from the Pennsylvania National Guard, for joint training in Urban Warfare Operations on June 14, 2017 near Pabrade, Lithuania as part of Exercise Iron Wolf 17.
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Exercise Saber Strike 17 culminates in Latvia

ADAZI MILITARY BASE, Latvia - The official ceremony on the parade field at Adazi Military Base marked the closing of Exercise Saber Strike in Latvia, June 15.
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eFP Battle Group Poland: Transitions to 'Defense' during the Saber Strike 17 FTX

BEMOWO PISKIE, Poland- With a potential enemy threat in the area, British reconnaissance forces maintained continuous surveillance in the forward screen line of the battle group's area of operation while the rest of the troops maneuvered to their defensive phase lines during a training exercise at Bemowo Piskie Training Area, June 14, 2017.
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NATO Force Integration Units play pivotal role in Exercise Saber Strike 17

VILNIUS, Lithuania—During the opening of Exercise Iron Wolf 17, the execution phase of operations in Lithuania for Saber Strike 17, a small group of NATO troops worked behind the scenes, paving the way for more than 2000 troops to be moved into the area and integrated into operations with other allied and partnered countries.
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U.S. Army celebrates 242nd birthday with allied forces

SSG Klee Smith cuts a cake in honor of the U.S. Army 242nd birthday June 14, 2017 in Pabrade, Lithuania. Croatian, Norwegian, Lithuanian, German, Portuguese and Army National Guard forces from Pennsylvania and Minnesota also joined them during the celebration during Exercise Iron Wolf 17.
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Images: U.S. Army celebrates birthday during Exercise Saber Strike 17

1st Sustainment Brigade out of Fort Riley, Kansas celebrates the Army's 242nd birthday in Vilnius, Lithuania during Operation Saber Strike 17. Saber Strike 17 is a multinational, U.S. Army Europe-led exercise designed to enhance interoperability among Allies and regional partners.
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JMSC supports Saber Strike's Combat Readiness Evaluation

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- The 7th Army Training Command's Joint Multinational Simulation Center (JMSC) hosted Saber Strike's Combat Readiness Evaluation (CREVAL), June 6-14, 2017.
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US Airmen exit Chinook at new heights

LIELVARDE AIR BASE, Latvia - U.S. Airmen from 435th Contingency Response Group, from the 435th Air Ground Operations Wing, Ramstein Air Base, Germany jump from a CH-47 Chinook, at Lielvarde Air Base, Latvia, June 10.
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Chief of the US National Guard Bureau visits service members during Exercise Saber Strike

ADAZI MILITARY BASE, Latvia - U.S. Air Force Gen. Joseph Lengyel, Chief of National Guard Bureau and member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, visited National Guard service members at Adazi, June 10.
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eFP Battle Group Poland kicks off FTX during Saber Strike 17

BEMOWO PISKIE, Poland- NATO Soldiers assigned to Enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group Poland conducted their final pre-combat checks and pre-combat inspections before convoying to their designated area of operations for a multinational Field Training Exercise as part of Saber Strike 17 in Bemowo Piskie, Poland June 13, 2017.
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Minnesota Guardsmen Welcome Director of the Army National Guard and Croatian Partners during Exercise Saber Strike 17

PABRADE, Lithuania--Lt .Gen. Timothy J. Kadavy, director of the Army National Guard, with Maj. Gen. Timothy P. McGuire, deputy commanding general of U.S. Army Europe, met with Minnesota Army National Guard soldiers during Exercise Saber Strike 17, June 10, 2017.
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Images: Field Training Begins

Battle Group Poland U.S. Soldiers prepare for a tactical movement to the field during Saber Strike 2017, at Bemowo Piskie Training Area near Orzysz, Poland, June 13, 2017.
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435 CRG practice like they play in Saber Strike 17

LIELVARDE AIR BASE, Latvia -- A U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules roars overhead as a pallet of equipment is pushed from the back, plummeting to the ground before it’s mad decent is softened by the whoosh of a deploying parachute. A strong wind whips dandelion seeds into the air and the C-130 is forced to land instead of dropping 435th Contingency Response Group paratroopers onto the grassy field as well.
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Images: Exercise Iron Wolf 17 begins with opening ceremony

A U.S. Soldier and his Lithuanian counterpart hoist the Iron Wolf flag at the Opening Ceremony of Exercise Iron Wolf as part of Saber Strike 17, June 12, 2017, near Pabrade, Lithuania.
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US Soldiers hone explosive capabilities at Saber Strike 17

BEMOWO PISKE, Poland - U.S. Soldiers from Alpha Troop, Regimental Engineer Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, could be heard shouting over and over, “fire in the hole” during several iterations of an urban breaching training exercise as part of Saber Strike at Wyrebly Range, Poland June 7, 2017.
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Images: Battle Group Poland U.S. medics conduct search and rescue training

Battle Group Poland U.S. medics prepare to move a casualty during search and rescue training conducted near the Bemowo Piskie Training Area during Saber Strike 17 June 9.
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Images: Battle Group Poland Mechanical Breach Training

A U.S. Army engineer assigned to Battle Group Poland uses a mine detector to look for a buried object during mechanical breaching training near Bemowo Piskie Training Area, Poland, June 9, 2017.
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TF Phoenix provides air support for Saber Strike live-fire

TAPA, Estonia — A combined arms live-fire exercise for Saber Strike resulted in a large scale, offensive attack by utilizing the resources of multiple branches of the U.S. military, the British and Estonia Mechanized Infantry and British tanks on a range at Tapa, June 10.
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Images: Polish and Slovakian forces unite during Exercise Saber Strike

ADAZI, Latvia — Latvian Land Forces Soldier, Private Rolands Miglins, an infantryman with 2nd Infantry Battalion, peers through binoculars, June 4.
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US Soldiers provide air transportation during Exercise Saber Strike

ADAZI, Latvia - U.S. Soldiers provide air transportation and medical support with the U.S. Marines Corps Reserves participating as casualties, during Saber Strike 17 at the Adazi Military Base, Latvia Jun 8.
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Images: Saber Strike 17 DV Day

U.S Army National Guard Maj. Michael Nysse, 3rd Battalion, 157th Field Artillery operations officer, speaks to crowd of U.S and NATO distinguished visitors during exercise Saber Strike 17 at Adazi Military Base, Latvia, June 8, 2017.
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Norwegian STX lane tests three nations during Exercise Saber Strike

ADAZI, Latvia — During a situational training exercise lane for Saber Strike, countries are collectively demonstrating their capabilities at the Adazi Military Base, June 4, 2017.
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Images: Combat Casualty Care Training - Batch 2

Battle Group Poland U.S. Soldiers practice a variety of combat casualty care tasks such as how to control bleeding, treat fractures and evacuate casualties using various buddy-carrying and litter techniques near the Bemowo Piskie Training Area during Saber Strike 17 June 9, 2017.
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Images: Combat Casualty Care Training - Batch 1

Battle Group Poland U.S. Soldiers practice a variety of combat casualty care tasks such as how to control bleeding, treat fractures and evacuate casualties using various buddy-carrying and litter techniques near the Bemowo Piskie Training Area during Saber Strike 17 June 9, 2017.
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US, NATO JTACs work together during Saber Strike 17

Great Britain Royal Marine joint terminal attack controllers call in military aircraft during exercise Saber Strike 17 at Adazi Military Base, Latvia, June 5, 2017.
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US military demonstrates combined arms capabilities with NATO Allies during Exercise Saber Strike

ADAZI MILITARY BASE, Latvia - A combined arms live-fire exercise for Saber Strike resulted in a large scale, offensive attack by utilizing the resources of multiple branches of the U.S. military, the Italian Mechanized Infantry and Polish tanks on a range at Adazi Military Base, June 9.
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Images: US military demonstrates combined arms capabilities with NATO Allies during Exercise Saber Strike

ADAZI MILITARY BASE, Latvia – M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System, fired by U.S. Army National Guard 3rd Battalion, 157th Field Artillery Regiment, 169th Fires Brigade, Colorado Army National Guard, shoots through the sky in a demonstration at Adazi Military Base, Latvia, June 9.
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US military conducts amphibious assault in Latvia during Baltic Operations

VENTSPILS, Latvia - U.S. Marine Reserve units from the 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, and Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division and 4th Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, Force Headquarters Group, Marine Forces Reserve seized the Ventspils beach from defending forces, portrayed by Latvian Soldiers, in an exercise during Baltic Operations, June 6.
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Images: Amphibious Assault during Baltic Operations

VENTSPILS, Latvia – Latvian national guardsman from the 46th Infantry Battalion, National Guard 4th Brigade, readies his weapon from a hidden position in preparation for the simulated amphibious assault, Ventspils, June 6.
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Multinational forces integrate capabilities during combined arms exercise

BEMOWO PISKE, Poland -- "Wet, wet, wet" echoed across the gun line when British reconnaissance forces relayed a fire mission to a U.S. Fires Direction Center during a Fire Support Coordination Exercise at Land Forces Field Training Center, June 6, 2017.
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US Soldiers support UK British Royal Marines during Exercise Saber Strike

ADAZI MILITARY BASE, Latvia - U.S. Soldiers from 10th Combat Aviation Brigade based out of Lielvarde provided a CH-47 Chinook and Black Hawk helicopter for hot/cold load training to approximately 100 U.K.'s British Royal Marines at helicopter pads on Adazi Military Base, June 2.
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Images: Small Arms Range

Battle Group Poland Romanian soldiers fire his 5.45 mm automatic rifle during a small arms range conducted near the Bemowo Piskie Training Area during Saber Strike 17 June 6.
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Images: Saber Strike 2017

Polish troops watch as the Polish national flag is raised during the Saber Strike opening ceremony at Bemowo Piskie Training Area, Bemowo Piskie, Poland, June 5, 2017.
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Video: Marine Minute

Corporal Annika Moody talks about Exercise Saber Strike 17.
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Multinational Battle Group kicks off Saber Strike 17 in Poland

BEMOWO PISKE, Poland- NATO Allies and partners with Battle Group Poland inaugurated their training portion of the multinational exercise Saber Strike 17 during the official opening ceremony at Bemowo Piskie Training Area June 5, 2017.
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US Soldiers delivering equipment for Saber Strike Exercise

PABRADE, Lithuania - U.S. and Lithuanian soldiers transported equipment from Klaipeda to Pabrade, Lithuania as a part of the Reception, Staging and Onward Movement phase of Exercise Saber Strike from June 2-3, 2017.
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Images: US Soldiers rolling into Saber Strike

Lithuanian safety workmen strap down an M2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle to the rail-head during the Reception, Staging and Onward Movement phase of Exercise Saber Strike.
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Saber Strike 17 Opens in Latvia

ADAZI MILITARY BASE, Latvia - The official ceremony in the parade field at Adazi marked the beginning of Saber Strike in Latvia, June 3.
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Video: Saber Strike 17 Successfully Employs MPF Operations

Saber Strike 17 is the seventh iteration of a long-standing U.S Army Europe-led cooperative training exercise designed to enhance interoperability among allies and regional partners in the Baltic region and Poland from May 23-June 24, 2017.
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Images: Off-Loading 3

VENTSPILS, Latvia- Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 25, Combat Logistics Regiment 45, 4th Marine Logistics Group, Marine Forces Reserve conduct the off-loading of trucks and Howitzers during exercise Saber Strike 17 in Ventspils, Latvia, May 28, 2017.
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Video: Saber Strike Pier Offload

Active and Reserve Marines from Combat Logistics Regiment 45 and Combat Logistics Battalion 25 conduct Pier Offload Operations in the Ventspils Pier in Latvia as Saber Strike 17 continues.
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Video: Saber Strike begins

The U.S. and NATO allies are kicking off a major exercise.
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U.S. bomber mission underway in European theatre

RAF FAIRFORD, U.K. – B-52H Stratofortresses from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., and approximately 800 Air Force Global Strike Airmen deployed to RAF Fairford, United Kingdom, to support a number of exercises with joint partners and NATO Allies June 2.
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Media advisory: Exercise Saber Strike 17

WIESBADEN, Germany -- Saber Strike 17 is this year's iteration of a long-standing U.S. Army Europe-led cooperative training exercise.
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Video: Saber Strike 17 Kicks Off

Saber Strike 17 kicks off this year by conducting instream offloads with tactical equipment, vehicles and storage units from Maritime Prepositioning Ships in the Baltic Sea to Ventspils, Latvia, May 23-24, 2017.
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NATO Nations Assert Capabilities

VENTSPILS, Latvia – Saber Strike 17 kicks off this year with troops and vehicles coming ashore with tactical landing crafts from Maritime Prepositioning Ships in the Baltic Sea to Ventspils, Latvia, May 23-24, 2017.
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Images: Off-Loading 2

VENTSPILS, Latvia— U.S. Sailors with Navy Cargo Handling Battalion One, conduct the off-loading of a dozer and tanks during exercise Saber Strike 17 in Ventspils, Latvia, May 24, 2017.
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Images: Off-Loading

VENTSPILS, Latvia—U.S. Sailors with Navy Cargo Handling Battalion One, conduct the off-loading of tanks during exercise Saber Strike 17 in Ventspils, Latvia, May 23, 2017.
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Images: Saber Strike 17 Kicks Off

VENTSPILS, Latvia-U.S. Sailors with Navy Cargo Handling Battalion One, conduct the off-loading of tanks during exercise Saber Strike 17 in Ventspils, Latvia, May 23, 2017
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Saber Strike 17: Extending NATO's operational reach with bulk water production

The U.S. Army with NATO allies and partners will demonstrate how it can successfully employ military capabilities over distance and duration during Exercise Saber Strike 17, May 24-June 24, in Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.
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Saber Strike 2016

Saber Strike 2016 spanned multiple locations in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, and involved more than 10,000 personnel from 13 countries. The exercise took place from May 30-June 19, 2016.


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.


 

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NATO stages 1st-ever war games in Baltic ‘weak spot’ to defend from ‘Russia threat’
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NATO war game defends Baltic weak spot for first time
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Poland plans Trump-era defense spending splurge, critics say 'unrealistic'
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Vejonis: US presence in Baltic region has been and will be significant
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