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Thirteen European Nations Gathered For Exercise Saber Strike 2016

July 11, 2016

Exercise Saber Strike is a Europe-led cooperative training exercise designed to improve joint interoperability through a range of missions that prepare the 13 participating nations to support multinational contingency operations. U.S. Marines alongside numerous NATO countries came together to train with mechanized assets and demonstrate the ability to work as one force.


Saber Strike 16 is one of a series of separate exercises running concurrently this June in eastern Europe, during which elements of the training will link with Anakonda 16 and Swift Response 16 training. Each exercise further supports assurance and deterrence measures by demonstrating Allied defense capabilities to deploy, mass and sustain combat power. Saber Strike16 also features the integration of U.S. close-air support with Allied and partner-nation ground forces and a demonstration of U.S. air deployment of forces and equipment.

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