After careful assessment and planning between U.S. Army Europe and the Polish Ministry of Defense, exercise Allied Spirit, a DEFENDER-Europe 20 linked exercise, originally scheduled for May, will take place at Drawsko Pomorskie Training Area, Poland, June 5-19.
Modified from its original design to ensure the safety of Soldiers due to COVID-19, the U.S. and Polish bilateral exercise will feature a Polish airborne operation and a U.S.-Polish division-size river crossing.
Approximately 6,000 U.S. and Polish Soldiers will take part in the exercise. Of those, approximately 4,000 U.S. Soldiers will come from the 1st Cavalry Division Headquarters (Forward); 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team and 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division; and approximately 2,000 Polish Soldiers will come from the 6th Polish Airborne Brigade; 9th Polish Armored Calvary Brigade; and 12th Polish Mechanized Brigade.
For more information view the full press release here.
Bundeswehr DEFENDER-Europe 20 website
DEFENDER Europe Factsheet - auf Deutsch
DEFENDER Europe Trifold - auf Deutsch
Fahrverhalten Kolonne DEFENDER Europe
Wojsko Polskie DEFENDER-Europe website
DEFENDER Europe Factsheet - po polsku
DEFENDER Europe Infographic - po polsku
DEFENDER Europe Infographic: Phase 1 - po polsku
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