U.S., Polish Soldiers train together in Poland for Afghanistan deployment

Feb. 27, 2012

By U.S. Army Europe Public Affairs

  • U.S., Polish Soldiers train together in Poland

    Lt. Nico Smith (L) and Sgt. Arthur Boruch (R), both from the Illinois Army National Guard, discuss a scenario inject with Polish Land Forces 1st Lt. Grzegorz Skalski (C) at Pantera 12, the field and command post training leading up to the Bagram XI exercise.

  • U.S., Polish Soldiers train together in Poland

    Polish Land Forces soldiers and medics evacuate a wounded soldier during Pantera 12, the final field and command post exercise before their upcoming certification exercise called Bagram XI.

  • U.S., Polish Soldiers train together in Poland

    U.S. Army Maj. David Porter, (L) listens to his Polish commander, Lt Col Miroslav Brys (R), at a sandtable they drew to better understand the engagement strategy during Pantera 12, the final field and command post exercise before their upcoming certification exercise called Bagram XI.

  • U.S., Polish Soldiers train together in Poland

    Lt. Nico Smith (L) from the Illinois Army National Guard, discusses a training scenario with Polish Land Forces Captain Marcin Gil, during the field and command post training leading up to the Bagram XI exercise.

  • U.S., Polish Soldiers train together in Poland

    A Polish soldier provides security during Pantera 12, the final field and command post exercise before their upcoming certification exercise called Bagram XI.

  • U.S., Polish Soldiers train together in Poland

    Lance Private Mariusz Slowik guards a entry control point during the field and command post exercise called Pantera 12.

  • U.S., Polish Soldiers train together in Poland

    A Polish medical evacuation helicopter circles overhead before landing during a scenario at the field and command post training called Pantera 12.

HEIDELBERG, Germany -- Bagram is a biannual exercise that tests and certifies the Polish Task Force White Eagle members are ready for their mission in Afghanistan. There are more than 20 U.S. military and civilians participants along with over 800 Polish participants, support staff and contractors supporting the training Feb. 21 to 25.

Photos by Richard Bumgardner, US Army Europe Public Affairs.


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