Lt. Gen. Christopher Cavoli, U.S. Army Europe Commanding General, Georgette Mosbacher, U.S. Ambassador to Poland, Mariusz Błaszczak, Minister of Defence for Poland and Polish Armed Forces General Commander, Jaroslaw Mika, observe a joint river crossing mission at Drawsko Pomorskie Training Area, Poland, June 17, 2020.
Exercise Allied Spirit, a DEFENDER-Europe 20 linked exercise, originally scheduled for May, takes place at Drawsko Pomorskie Training Area, Poland, June 15-19, 2020.
Approximately 6,000 U.S. and Polish Soldiers are taking part in the exercise.
The modified exercise will test a division-sized unit’s ability to conduct a deliberate water crossing, integrate with alliance capabilities, and establish a common intelligence operation picture.
The exercise, modified in response to COVID-19, operates in accordance with the guidance directed by DoD and host nations.
All U.S. Soldiers and civilians involved in the exercise completed a 14-day quarantine and were tested for COVID-19 upon arrival with additional health screenings if necessary.
DRAWSKO POMORSKIE, POLAND
Video by Richard Herman
Training Support Activity Europe