CPT Michal Mazur, Battery Commander, 36th Air Defense Battalion conducts interview during SaberStrike exercise.
Saber Strike 18 is the eighth iteration of the long-standing U.S. Army Europe-led cooperative training exercise designed to enhance interoperability among allies and regional partners.
This year’s exercise, scheduled to take place from June 3-15, will focus on improving land and air operational capabilities with an additional key objective to train with NATO’s enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) battlegroups.
The eFP battlegroups located in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland are part of NATO’s overall deterrence and defense posture and are designed to demonstrate the Alliance’s determination and ability to act as one in response to any aggression against its members.
NATO’s Multinational Corps North East will command and control multinational portions of the exercise. Key training events of Saber Strike 18 include a convoy by 2nd Cavalry Regiment from Germany to Latvia as they participate in different aspects of the exercise; an air assault operation in Lithuania; and bridge and river crossing operations in several locations to support freedom of movement.
Nations scheduled to participate in the exercise include: Canada, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Spain, United Kingdom, and the United States.
DRAWSKO POMORSKIE, POLAND
Video by Sgt. Anri Baril