From REFORGER to Saber Junction… A look at Army in Europe: past and present
Oct. 2, 2012
By Joint Multinational Training Command Public Affairs
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.
Saber Junction is a U.S. Army Europe joint, multinational military exercise involving approximately 1,700 personnel from 19 countries within the U.S. European Command area of responsibility.
Overall, the exercise is a part of USEUCOM’s Joint Training and Exercise Program designed to enhance joint combined interoperability with allied and partner nations. Saber Junction highlights the U.S. Army’s Decisive Action Training Environment, as described in U.S. Army’s recent training doctrine, ADP 3-0, Unified Land Operations.
The training prepares U.S. and multinational Soldiers for decisive and sustainable land operations through the simultaneous combination of offensive, defensive and stability operations that are appropriate to the mission and the environment. This exercise will continue to build partner capacity, enhance interoperability and focus on Joint, Intergovernmental, and integration to improve combat readiness.
For more information about the exercise, visit the Saber Junction homepage.