WIESBADEN, Germany —
Romania Land Forces Command and U.S. Army Europe will co-lead exercise Saber Guardian 2019 from June 3-24, at numerous locations throughout host nations Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania.
Exercises highlights will include vehicle road marches, several live fire exercises, air defense artillery training and medical training, all culminating in a river crossing.
First conducted in Romania in 2013, Saber Guardian was an annual exercise rotating between Bulgaria, Romania and Ukraine until 2017 when it became biannual. Two major objectives have stayed consistent through each iteration: increasing interoperability among participating nation militaries and strengthening regional security cooperation. Participation in multinational exercises increases readiness, enhances our professional relationships and improves overall coordination with allies and partners during times of crisis.
This year there are approximately 8,000 participants from six nations — Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Turkey and the U.S.
Combined training enables allies and partners to effectively respond to regional crises and meet their own security needs by improving the security of borders, ensuring energy security, and countering threats such as terrorism, illegal trafficking and weapons proliferation.
Key exercise events (All dates subject to change.)
June 3 – Opening Ceremony, Cincu, Romania
June 8-9 - Combined Arms Live Fire Exercise, Varpalota, Hungary
June 10 - Community Day, Bordusani, Romania
June 16 - Stryker Road March from Daia to Cincu, Romania
June 17-18 - Field training exercise, Cincu, Romania
June 19 – MASCAL, Bordusani, Romania
June 21 - ADA Live Fire Exercise, Capu Midia, Romania
June 22 – River Crossing, Bordusani, Romania
Media interested in covering Saber Guardian 2019, or any of the events listed at www.eur.army.mil/SummerExercises, should email the U.S. Army Europe Public Affairs Media Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org.