Brunssum, the Netherlands - The US-led Exercise Saber Junction 20 kicked off on August 10th. More than 4,000 soldiers from NATO Allies and partner nations are participating in this exercise, including soldiers from Albania, Georgia, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, North Macedonia, Romania and the Ukraine.
U.S. Paratroopers assigned to 173rd Airborne Brigade board CH-47 Chinook helicopters assigned to B Company, 1st General Support Aviation Battalion, 214th Aviation Regiment, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade during Exercise Saber Junction at the 7th Army Training Command's Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, Aug. 10, 2020.(U.S. Army photo by Markus Rauchenberger)
This annual exercise takes place at the Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels training areas, in Germany, until 27 Aug. Saber Junction 20 is designed to execute land operations in a joint and combined environment and to promote/sustain interoperability amongst participating NATO Allies and partner nations. A range of training scenarios highlight the complexities of a modern battlefield and promote large-scale collective training.
For more information about Saber Junction 20, visit https://www.7atc.army.mil/SaberJunction/.