Noble Partner





WHAT IS NOBLE PARTNER?

Exercise Noble Partner is a bilateral effort focused on enhancing U.S. and Georgian NATO Response Force interoperability in the context of military-to-military relationships. The exercise focuses on Unified Land Operations and is based on NATO standard operating procedures.

Participating U.S. forces are members of U.S. Army Europe (USAREUR), elements of the U.S.-based Regionally Allocated Force (1st Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division) contribution to NATO Response Force 2016 and the Georgia State Army and Air National Guard. In addition, participation includes three C-130 “Hercules” aircraft from the 165 Airlift Wing, Georgia Air National Guard, Garden City, Ga. Exercise Noble Partner will consist of a Situational Training Exercise, a Field Training exercise and a Live Fire exercise.

Exercise Noble Partner includes approximately 500 Georgian, 150 United Kingdom and 650 U.S. service members who are incorporating a full range of equipment, including U.S. M1A2 Abrams Main Battle Tanks, Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicles, M119 Light Towed Howitzers and several wheeled support vehicles. Alongside U.S. forces, Georgian forces will operate their T-72 Main Battle Tanks, BMP-2 Infantry Combat Vehicles and several wheeled-support vehicles.

Noble Partner emphasizes USAREUR’s abilities to quickly move soldiers and equipment throughout Europe and operate together within a coalition in any potential future operation. Because of the unique forward location of U.S. Army Europe, over time we have built many such strong relationships, including this relationship with our Georgian partners.

NOBLE PARTNER 2016

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Media day brings light to Exercise Noble Partner 16

VAZIANI TRAINING AREA, Georgia - Paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne brigade and soldiers assigned to the Georgian Army's 4th Mechanized Brigade came together May 14 at Vaziani Training Area during Noble Partner to showcase their adaptability while training on and firing the other nation's anti-tank weaponry.
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Noble Partner begins with basic training tactics

VAZIANI, Georgia -- Soldiers assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment gathered the morning of May 13 to train on medical evacuations, cordon tactics and room clearing as part of Exercise Noble Partner.
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Images: Exercise Noble Partner 2016 Georgia

A U.S. Soldier assigned to the 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, ground guide a Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck, in preparation for Noble Partner 16 at the Vaziani Training Area, Georgia, May 5, 2016.
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Images: US Army Abrams, Bradleys arrive in Georgia

U.S. Army equipment, to include Abrams Main Battle Tanks and Bradley Fighting Vehicles, belonging to 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment is downloaded from a ferry in Georgia after crossing the Black Sea.
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Noble Partner 16 keeps Georgia on paratroopers' minds

VAZIANI TRAINING AREA, Georgia - Paratroopers assigned to 4th Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade are busy at Exercise Noble Partner 16 putting their skills to the test back in the Georgian hills at Vaziani Training Area.
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Noble Partner 16 kicks off in Georgia

VAZIANI, Georgia -- Exercise Noble Partner 16 kicked off May 11, beginning the 14-day training featuring Soldiers assigned to 3rd Infantry Division, paratroopers assigned to the 173rd Airborne Brigade, Georgian Soldiers assigned to 4th Armor Brigade and Soldiers from the United Kingdom 3d Rifles.
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US, UK, Georgian Forces Hone Capabilities in Exercise Noble Partner 16

WASHINGTON, May 12, 2016 — Exercise Noble Partner 16 got underway yesterday between the U.S., U.K. and Georgian militaries at Georgia’s Vaziani Training Area, Pentagon Press Operations Director Navy Capt. Jeff Davis told reporters today.
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Video: Noble Partner Equipment Offload

The arrival and offload of U.S. Army Europe M1A2 main battle tanks, Bradley Fighting Vehicles and other support vehicles and equipment at the Port of Poti, Georgia, in support of Exercise Noble Partner.
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Video: Tracks on Tracks

Related Links U.S. Army Europe U.S. Army Europe on Facebook U.S. Army Europe on Flickr U.S. Army Europe on Twitter U.S. Army Europe on YouTube Soldiers with the 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, receive help in the movement of their combat vehicles from Bulgaria to Georgia, in support of the exercise Noble Partner.
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Tanks, fighting vehicles, support equipment arrive in Georgia for Noble Partner 16

BATUMI, Georgia -- After days of travel across the Black Sea, European Active Set equipment arrived May 4, 2016 and will soon be fully engaged in the largest annual training exercise between U.S. and Georgian forces.
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Exercise Noble Partner 2016 to demonstrate bilateral cooperation in action

BATUMI, Georgia -- Exercise Noble Partner 16 is a Georgian and U.S. military training exercise taking place at Vaziani Training Area, Georgia, May 11-26, 2016.
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NOBLE PARTNER 2015

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US, Georgian troops wrap up combined Exercise Noble Partner

TBILISI, Georgia — More than 600 American and Georgian soldiers wrapped up Exercise Noble Partner, a two-week training exercise, at the Vaziani training area, May 24, 2015.
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Audio: Closing Ceremonies

Radio spot on the closing ceremonies of Exercise Noble Partner.
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Video: US Bradley IFV and Georgian BMP-2 maneuver and fire together

US Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicles and Georgian BMP-2 Infantry Combat Vehicles conducting combined maneuvering and live fire at Exercise Noble Partner.
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Video: Training Leadership

Check out the latest video from Exercise Noble Partner 15. Command Sgt. Maj. Brian Parker, the senior enlisted leader of 1/19 Cavalry, 173rd Airborne Brigade talks about leadership and Exercise Noble Partner.
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Georgian partnership strengthened with Exercise Noble Partner

TBILISI, Georgia--A staff mentorship team from the U.S. state of Georgia is wrapping up a short tour to the European country of Georgia in support of the U.S. Army Europe Exercise Noble Partner.
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Video: Bradleys taking charge at Exercise Noble Partner

Soldiers from 3rd Infantry Division conduct Gunnery Cable XII in Vaziani Training Area, Georgia in support of Exercise Noble Partner.
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Images: Noble Partner: Live-fire range

Soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Division, part of the European Rotational Force, conduct a live-fire range during Exercise Noble Partner at the Vaziani training area, Georgia, May 21, 2015.
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Video: Noble Partner Battle Drills

Soldiers are into their second week of training at Exercise Noble Partner. An exercise designed in support of Georgia’s contribution of a light infantry company to the NATO Response Force.
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Images: Firing Mortars

Photo gallery of 173rd Airborne Brigade paratroopers providing mortar support fire at Vaziani Training Area, Georgia.
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Video: Firing mortars at Exercise Noble Partner

Paratroopers from 173rd Airborne Brigade provide mortar support fire at Vaziani Training Area, Georgia.
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Audio: Battle Drills

Radio spot on battle drills at Noble Partner.
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Images: US, Georgian Soldiers hit the range

American paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade and Georgian army soldiers from the 1st Infantry Brigade conduct combined battle drills during a range day, May 19, 2015, as part of Exercise Noble Partner 15.
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Video: Up close and personal with Soldiers training at Exercise Noble Partner

SGT Sebastian Velez leads a team of US and Georgian Soldiers together at Exercise Noble Partner.
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Images: Learning from each other

Exercise Noble Partner 15 continues to build battlefield interoperability between U.S. and Georgian soldiers as they exercise movement tactics in the hills of Vaziani Training Area, Georgia, May 19.
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Video: Eagle eye view of US and Georgian Soldiers performing Assembly Area operations

Soldiers from Army Europe perform Assembly Area operations with their Georgian counterparts at Exercise Noble Partner.
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A long time ago in a country far, far away ...

VAZIANI, Georgia -- Almost everyone knows the classic love story of space pirate Han Solo and the princess from Alderaan, Leia Organa, in the classic movie series, Star Wars, but one military couple's special way to stay connected nearly 6,000 miles apart may be stronger than the Force itself.
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New Yorker, 173rd Airborne paratrooper jumps around the world

VAZIANI, Georgia - Throughout their career, many American paratroopers get a chance to conduct a parachute jump with foreign armies, but for a paratrooper with the 173rd Airborne Brigade, it's in his job title.
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Georgian US Naval Academy graduate leads soldiers at Noble Partner 15

VAZIANI, Georgia -- One Georgian lieutenant had the opportunity to attended one of the most prestigious military academies in the world, the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis. Now, he is bringing what he learned to his soldiers here who are training alongside their U.S. brothers at Exercise Noble Partner 15.
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Video: First Sergeant Range Day

Exercise Noble Partner, is ongoing. Soldiers from the 3d Infantry Division, 173d Airborne brigade and the Georgian Army NATO Response force company are working together to build partnership and readiness. Teaching, mentoring and leading is ongoing for both the US and Georgian forces, at the heart of the organization is the first sergeant.
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Video: US and Georgian Soldiers participate in live fire training

Soldiers from US Army Europe participating in a live fire training exercise at Exercise Noble Partner 15.
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Video: Close Quarters Combat Training

Let the leaders from 1/91 Calvary Regiment, 173d Airborne Brigade explain training with Georgian soldiers at Exercise Noble Partner 15.
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Audio: Range Day with the First Sergeant

Exercise Noble Partner, is ongoing. Soldiers from the 3d Infantry Division, 173d Airborne brigade and the Georgian Army NATO Response force company are working together to build partnership and readiness. Teaching, mentoring and leading is ongoing for both the US and Georgian forces, at the heart of the organization is the first sergeant. Army Europe’s Tony Sweeney introduces us to the heartbeat of the training.
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US, Georgian Soldiers train together on close quarters techniques

TBILISI, Georgia — Paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade, along with Soldiers from the U.S. 3rd Infantry Division and the Georgian 1st Infantry Brigade, trained together on close quarters battle skills during the second day of Exercise Noble Partner at the Vaziani training area, May 13, 2015.
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Images: Noble Partner

Flickr album of Exercise Noble Partner from 173rd Airborne Brigade.
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Video: 3rd ID Soldier coaches Georgian Soldier on M240B

Spc. Ramon Ortiz, coaches Georgian Soldier on the M240B in Vaziani Training Area at Exercise Noble Partner.
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Images: Noble Partner combined weapons range

Soldiers from Company A, 2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, train on marksmanship fundamentals before receiving ammunition to zero their weapons at Noble Partner.
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Video: Noble Partner, Non-Narrative

Exercise Noble Partner is a bilateral effort focused on enhancing U.S. and Georgian NATO Response Force interoperability in the context of military-to-military relationships. The exercise focuses on Unified Land Operations and is based on NATO standard operating procedures.
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Audio: Soldiers Radio News

In the country of Georgia, U.S. and Georgian Soldiers conduct close-quarters training during Exercise Noble Partner. A six-man Scout squad from 4th Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment out of Vilseck, Germany, won the 2015 William J. Gainey Cup for Best Scout Squad.
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Audio: Soldiers Radio News

Soldiers from the 173d Airborne Brigade and the 1st Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division began training with the Georgian army at Exercise Noble Partner, Sgt. Jack McMillan says the techniques of a Bradley platoon is not that different from their Georgian counterparts.
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Audio: Day One Training

Radio spot of day one of training during Noble Partner.
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Video: Noble Partner Day One Training

Soldiers from the 173d Airborne Brigade and the 1st Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division began training today with their Georgian army counterparts at Exercise Noble Partner. The exercise will enhance Georgian and American Soldiers ability to work together as part of their continuing military to military relationship in support of the NATO Response Force.
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Joint US-Georgian Exercise Noble Partner 2015 opened

An official opening ceremony of the Joint U.S.-Georgian Military Exercise Noble Partner 2015 was held on the territory of Vaziani military airfield.
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Audio: Opening Ceremony

Radio spot on the opening ceremony for Noble Partner.
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Video: Sgt. Gabriel Delfin talks training with Georgian Soldiers

U.S. and Georgian soldiers train on Assembly Area Procedures in Vaziani Training Area, Georgia.
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Images: Noble Partner combined medical training

Paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade, and soldiers from the U.S. 3rd Infantry Division and the Georgian 1st Infantry Brigade conduct medical training during Exercise Noble Partner, May 12, 2015.
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EUCOM, Georgia Join for Exercise ‘Noble Partner’

WASHINGTON – The Defense Department announced today the start of Exercise “Noble Partner” between U.S. European Command and the Republic of Georgia, which will assist in fulfilling troop commitments to the NATO Response Force.
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Video: 173rd Airborne Brigade makes grand entrance at Exercise Noble Partner

Check out the Sky Soldiers in action at Vaziani Training Area, in the country of Georgia.
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Video: Opening Ceremony of Noble Partner

Video on the opening ceremony of Noble Partner courtesy of Georgia's Ministry of Defense.
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Images: Noble Partner opening ceremony

Images from the opening ceremony of Exercise Noble Partner, May 11, 2015.
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US, Georgian forces begin two-week exercise Noble Partner

VAZIANI, Georgia – Exercise Noble Partner 15 kicked off today here, May 11, beginning the 14-day training featuring paratroopers from Troop C, 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment 173rd Airborne Brigade; Soldiers from Company A, 2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division; and Georgian soldiers assigned to Company A, 12th Battalion, 1st Infantry Brigade, Georgian Land Forces.
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173rd Airborne arrives in Georgia for Exercise Noble Partner

TBILISI, Georgia - Approximately 50 paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade arrived at Joint Aviation Base Tbilisi May 8, 2015, at the start of Exercise Noble Partner.
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Video: Noble Partner 15

Exercise Noble Partner is the first bilateral exercise involving a mechanized infantry company from the third Infantry Division, as part of the continuing military to military relationship with Georgia.
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Video: Soldiers Update

Noble Partner Provides an opportunity to continue the U.S. military's relationship as the sponsor of Georgia's participation in the NRF.
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Audio: Soldiers Radio News

May is Motorcycle Awareness Month. U.S. Army Europe and Georgian forces gear up for Exercise Noble Partner in Georgia.
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Audio: Equipment Movement

Radio spot closing the chapter on equipment moving from Bulgaria the Vaziani training area.
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Track, wheeled vehicles arrive in Georgia for Exercise Noble Partner

TBILISI, Georgia -- After a two-day excursion across the Black Sea, 14 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicles and approximately a dozen wheeled-support vehicles arrived here, as A Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division prepares to train alongside the Georgian Land Forces in Exercise Noble Partner 15.
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Audio: Equipment Arrival

Radio spot on equipment arriving to Batumi, Georgia in support of exercise Noble Partner.
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Video: Noble Partner Troop Send Off

A short clip with sound-bites by Capt. Steven Lanz about the upcoming mission "Noble Partner" in Georgia.
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Crossing the Black Sea: 16th Sustainment assets support Noble Partner

VARNA, Bulgaria - Fourteen Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicles and several wheeled-support vehicles, roughly 748 metric tons of steel and rubber, cut across the Black Sea aboard a cargo ferry May 2 bound for the port Batumi, Georgia.
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Exercise Noble Partner 2015 demonstrates bilateral cooperation in action

WIESBADEN, Germany -- U.S. Army and Republic of Georgia soldiers will train together as part of Exercise Noble Partner at the Vaziani Training Area in Georgia, May 11-25. Noble Partner is a new exercise, and part of Army Europe's continuing military to military relationship with Georgia.
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