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Press Release: Artillery brigade to conduct first live-fire in Estonia, media invited

Aug. 31, 2020

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GRAFENWÖHR, Germany —

U.S. Army Europe’s 41st Field Artillery Brigade will deploy a battery of multiple launch rocket systems for exercise Rail Gunner Rush Sept. 1-10.

Conducted with the Estonian Defense Forces in Tapa, Estonia, this is 41st FAB’s first live-fire training event outside of Germany.

Approximately 70 Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 6th Field Artillery Regiment, will conduct the live fire with members of the EDF’s 1st Infantry Brigade. 

Rail Gunner Rush will demonstrate the strong bilateral partnership between the U.S. and Estonia, and test the brigade’s deployment capabilities, readiness and interoperability with NATO allies. This routine training exercise is not tied to any current events in the region.

Media are invited to see some of the training on the morning of Sept. 7. Those interested in attending must RSVP by providing their credentials to Maj. Joe Bush at joseph.l.bush.mil@mail.mil by 4 p.m. Sept. 4. 

The 41st FAB is the only European based Field Artillery Brigade, providing strategic, operational and tactical-level fires and support throughout the U.S. European Command.

COVID-19 precautionary measures will be taken to ensure the health and protection of participating armed forces and the local population.

  • U.S. Army Europe
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