Saber Strike 17


2017-07-19  About 11,000 U.S. and NATO service members from 20 countries took part in the 2017 Saber Strike exercise.

The exercise took place in various regions in the Baltics and Poland from May 28-June 24.

Saber Strike 17 is a long-standing Joint Chiefs of Staff-directed, U.S. European Command-scheduled, U.S. Army Europe-led cooperative training exercise.

The key exercise objectives were training and exercising the NATO Enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) Battle Groups with a focus on promoting interoperability with allies and regional partners and improving joint operational capability in a variety of missions.

The Saber Strike exercises helps facilitate cooperation amongst the U.S., Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and our allied and partner nations.

Nations participating in the exercise include Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Slovakia, the United Kingdom and the United States.

The exercise was held in multiple locations throughout Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland.


Video by Petty Officer 2nd Class Harry Andrew Gordon

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