Defender Europe 20


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.



Video by Richard Herman

Training Support Activity Europe