COMBINED RESOLVE II
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Combined Resolve I, Nov. 2013What is Combined Resolve?

Combined Resolve II is a U.S. Army Europe-led, multi-national exercise at the Joint Multinational Training Command's Hohenfels and Grafenwoehr Training Areas (Germany), May 15-Jun. 30, 2014. More than 4,000 military members from 15 NATO and European partner nations will focus on maintaining and enhancing interoperability during unified land operations in a decisive action training environment. Participating nations include Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Georgia, Hungary, Kosovo, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia and the United States.

Training the European Rotational Force

Combined Resolve II marks the first major combat training center rotation for the European Rotational Force (ERF). The ERF consists of a combined arms battalion of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division (1/1 CD) – the U.S. Army’s brigade combat team Regionally Aligned Force for Europe. 1/1 CD personnel are scheduled to deploy at least twice in 2014 to Europe from their home at Ft. Hood, Texas, to participate in training with allied and partner-nation forces. The 1/1 CD will also serve as the U.S. contingent of the NATO Response Force (NRF). In addition to Combined Resolve, the ERF is also scheduled to participate in NATO-led exercises in France (Rochambeau) and Latvia (Saber Strike).

European Activity Set M1A2 Abrams tanks arrive in Grafenwoehr, January 2014

European Activity Set

Combined Resolve II will also mark the first use of the European Activity Set (EAS).  The EAS is a battalion-sized set of U.S. Army vehicles and equipment pre-positioned at the Grafenwoehr Training Area for the use of the European Rotational Force.  The EAS includes the most up-to-date equipment in the Army inventory, including the M1A2 Sep v2 Abrams tank and the M2A3 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle.  The 1/1 CD combined arms battalion will draw the EAS equipment in Grafenwoehr, and use it for training or contingency operations while deployed as the European Rotational Force.  The EAS ensures the ERF can rapidly and efficiently deploy, and ensures U.S. allies and partners are training alongside the full spectrum of U.S. Army systems in Europe.

Army Stand-To
Army Stand-To: Combined Resolve II
Inspecting the EAS
Fact Sheet: Operation Atlantic Resolve
Inspecting the EAS
Fact Sheet: EAS Major Equipment
Inspecting the EAS
Fact Sheet: EAS Major Equipment
Inspecting the EAS
Fact Sheet: JMTC Trifold
Combined Resolve II
Combined Resolve II culminates with live-fire exercise at the Grafenwoehr Training Area
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Combined Resolve II the first time Romanian tanks have left the country since WWII
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Mechanized Infantry practice live-fire maneuvers during Combined Resolve II in Grafenwoehr
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Father, son reunite during Combined Resolve II at the Hohenfels Training Area
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Hot chow,cold grunts: a recipe for morale during Combined Resolve II
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Combined Resolve II roles prepare European armies for coalition missions
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Greek officers plan for the future at Combined Resolve II
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U.S., Austrian interoperability takes flight during Combined Resolve II
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European Activity Set in action at the Hohenfels Training Area during Combined Resolve II
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Romanian soldiers take a break from training to vote for European Parliament
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Slovenian Military Police train with U.S. engineers during Combined Resolve II
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U.S., Austrian armies train together during Combined Resolve II
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Romanians take command of Opposing Forces during Combined Resolve II
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Combined Resolve II: Training for the future in Europe
16th Sustainment Brigade
16th Sustainment Brigade in Combined Resolve II, Part 3: Establishing HQ
French, U.S. forces at Combined Resolve II
France, U.S. use teamwork to accomplish first Combined Resolve II mission
NATO Evaluators Course
NATO Evaluator Course held for first time at Hohenfels during Combined Resolve II
Combined Resolve II Capabilities Day
Combined Resolve II participants display their capabilities, weapons systems to partners
SecArmy visits Combined Resolve II
Secretary of the Army focuses on regionally aligned forces at Combined Resolve II
U.S. Ambassador to Germany visits Combined Resolve II
U.S. Ambassador, German parliamentarians visit Combined Resolve II
Bradley gunnery at Grafenwoehr
AFN: 1/1 Cavalry Division gives EAS Bradleys a whirl out on the Grafenwoehr Training Area
Torch party
16th Sustainment Brigade: Knight’s Brigade in the box – Part I: Torch Party
EAS draw
16th Sustainment Brigade: Knight’s Brigade in the box – Part II: EAS draw
Inspecting the EAS
Ironhorse prepares for Combined Resolve II with EAS draw
Combined Resolve II
Combined Resolve II to train the European Rotational Force
Arrival of EAS
Heavy armor returns to Europe to support rotational training
CALFEX
Photos: Combined Arms Live Fire Exercise in Grafenwoehr caps Combined Resolve II
M1A2 gunnery
Photos: Tanks, Paladins light up the ranges of Grafenwoehr for Combined Resolve II
M1A2 gunnery
Video: M1A2 tanks firing on Grafenwoehr's ranges during Combined Resolve II
Engineers
Video: Engineers practice breaching training during Combined Resolve II in Grafenwoehr
Romanian tanks
Video: Romanian tanks firing for the first time at the Grafenwoehr Training Area
Motars
Video: 1/1 CD practices firing motars at the Grafenwoehr Training Area
Schuetzenschnur
Photos: 1/1 CD practices firing motars at the Grafenwoehr Training Area
Schuetzenschnur
Video: U.S., German soldiers participate in weapons proficiency in Grafenwoehr
Defensive Operations
Video: U.S., Austrian Interoperability in the skies above Combine Resolve II
Defensive Operations
Video: Multi-national forces conduct defensive operations during Combined Resolve II
Georgian Battalion TOC
Video: Georgian battalion takes the lead during Combined Resolve II
OPFOR Attacks
Photos: Opposing Forces go on the offensive during Combined Resolve II
Romanian Land Forces
Photos: Romanian Land Forces participate in Combined Resolve II
16th Sustainment Brigade Recovery mission
Video: Romanian Army pauses to vote during Combined Resolve II
16th Sustainment Brigade Recovery mission
Video: 16th Sustainment Brigade conducts recovery mission during Combined Resolve II
1/1 CD town assault
Video: 1/1 CD assaults a townset with Slovenian MPs during Combined Resolve II
OPFOR  attacks Armor
Video: U.S., Romanian Opposing Forces attack 1/1 CD armor column at Combined Resolve II
Serbian, U.S. soldiers
Video: Serbian, U.S. dismounted infantry during Combined Resolve II
OPFOR attack
Video: Opposing Forces set up an ambush during Combined Resolve II
U.S., Albanian forces at Combined Resolve II
Video: 1/1 CD, Albanians assault town during Combined Resolve II
16th Sustainment Brigade
Video: 16th Sustainment Brigade provides water to thirsty soldiers during Combined Resolve II
Georgian combat patrol
Video: Georgian soldiers conduct a combat patrol during Combined Resolve II
A-10s at Grafenwoehr during Combined Resolve II
Photos: Special Operations Forces guide A-10s over Grafenwoehr for Combined Resolve II
Croatian Special Forces at Grafenwoehr shoothouse
Photos: Special Operations Forces practice interoperability at Combined Resolve II
Georgian soldiers
Photos: Georgian Army battalion trains alongside partners at Combined Resolve II
French engineers
Video: French engineers establish road block during Combined Resolve II
Austrian helicopter
Video: Austrian air assault mission during Combined Resolve II
Austrian soldiers
Photos: Austrian soldiers participate in exercise Combined Resolve II
1/1 Cavalry Division, French forces shake hands
Photos: French Army forces at exercise Combined Resolve II
Lithuanians, Serbians and U.S. forces
Photos: Lithuanians, Serbians and U.S. Army Military Working Dog training
U.S., Albanian forces train together at Combined Resolve II
Photos: 2-5 CAV and Albanian forces conduct urban assault together
1/1 Cavalry Division
Video: 1/1 Cavalry Div. getting ready for main effort of Combined Resolve II
Secretary of the Army visits Combined Resolve II
Photos: Secretary of Army focuses on regionally-aligned forces at Combined Resolve II
U.S. Ambassador, German parliamentarians visit Combined Resolve II
Photos: U.S. Ambassador, German parliamentarians visit Combined Resolve II
Video: Ironhorse Brigade's Around the Saddle Combined Resolve II Part 1
Video: AFN Bavaria's coverage of the EAS draw on Grafenwoehr
Video: EAS moving from Grafenwoehr to Hohenfels Training Area
Video: B Co, 2-5 CAV performs Bradley gunnery at Grafenwoehr Training Area
European Activity Set Arrives in Grafenwoehr
Photos: EAS-Moving from Grafenwoehr to Hohenfels Training Areas
Video: B Co, 2-5 CAV performs Bradley gunnery at Grafenwoehr Training Area
European Activity Set Arrives in Grafenwoehr
Photos: 1/1 Cavalry draws, tests European Activity Set
Video: Issuing the European Activity Set in Grafenwoehr
European Activity Set Arrives in Grafenwoehr
Photos: European Activity Set arrives in Grafenwoehr
Video: M1A2 tanks return to Grafenwoehr to support rotational training