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(WATCH) US Army Strykers and Romanian armored vehicles cross pontoon bridge during Exercise Saber Guardian

Saber Guardian 17
July 21, 2017

Exercise Saber Guardian 17 is a U.S. European Command, U.S. Army Europe-led annual exercise that takes place in Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria during the summer.

This exercise involves more than 25,000 service members from more than 20 ally and partner nations.

The largest of the Black Sea Region exercises, Saber Guardian 17 is a premier training event for U.S. Army Europe and participating nations that builds readiness and improves interoperability under a unified command, executing a full range of military missions to support the security and stability of the Black Sea Region.

Saber Guardian River Crossing

This footage includes a river crossing exercise during Saber Guardian 17.

The exercise took place near Bordusani, Romania. Several Romanian armored vehicles and U.S. Army Strykers made their way across a pontoon bridge constructed by Romanian engineers.

The exercise started with aviation assets providing air support, as well as naval vessels providing cover fire in the river.

Once the far side of the river was suppressed, the vehicles convoyed across the floating bridge to continue on with their exercise.

Saber Guardian 17 River Crossing