US, British Army Signal Soldiers exercise technical, tactical interoperability at Stoney Run
U.S. Army and British Army Signal Soldiers are building relationships through technical and tactical skills training during exercise Stoney Run in Germany.
U.S. Army Spc. Jerrod Touchton, assigned to Bravo Company, 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 2nd Theater Signal Brigade, and British Army Soldiers assigned to the 250th Signal Squadron, Queen's Gurkha Signals, train together on Soldier tasks and battle drills during exercise Stoney Run, April 23, 2018 in the Sennelager Training Area, Germany. Stoney Run is an annual U.S.-U.K. signal exercise designed to test and validate communications and network capabilities, and enhance interoperability and partner capacity between the two NATO allies. (U.S. Army photo by William B. King)
12 photos: US, British Army Signal Soldiers exercise technical, tactical interoperability at Stoney Run
Photo 1 of 12: U.S. Army Spc. Jerrod Touchton, assigned to Bravo Company, 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 2nd Theater Signal Brigade, and British Army Soldiers assigned to the 250th Signal Squadron, Queen's Gurkha Signals, train together on Soldier tasks and battle drills during exercise Stoney Run, April 23, 2018 in the Sennelager Training Area, Germany. Stoney Run is an annual U.S.-U.K. signal exercise designed to test and validate communications and network capabilities, and enhance interoperability and partner capacity between the two NATO allies. (U.S. Army photo by William B. King) Download full-resolution version
U.S. Army Sgt. Aaron Ward, assigned to Bravo Company, 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 2nd Theater Signal Brigade, instructs U.S. and British Army Soldiers assigned to the 250th Signal Squadron, Queen's Gurkha Signals, on react to contact battle drill during exercise Stoney Run, April 23, 2018 in the Sennelager Training Area, Germany. Stoney Run is an annual U.S.-U.K. signal exercise designed to test and validate communications and network capabilities, and enhance interoperability and partner capacity between the two NATO allies. (U.S. Army photo by William B. King)
12 photos: US, British Army Signal Soldiers exercise technical, tactical interoperability at Stoney Run
Photo 2 of 12: U.S. Army Sgt. Aaron Ward, assigned to Bravo Company, 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 2nd Theater Signal Brigade, instructs U.S. and British Army Soldiers assigned to the 250th Signal Squadron, Queen's Gurkha Signals, on react to contact battle drill during exercise Stoney Run, April 23, 2018 in the Sennelager Training Area, Germany. Stoney Run is an annual U.S.-U.K. signal exercise designed to test and validate communications and network capabilities, and enhance interoperability and partner capacity between the two NATO allies. (U.S. Army photo by William B. King) Download full-resolution version
U.S. Army Spc. Jerrod Touchton, assigned to Bravo Company, 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 2nd Theater Signal Brigade, and British Army Soldiers assigned to the 250th Signal Squadron, Queen's Gurkha Signals, assault through an objective during exercise Stoney Run, April 23, 2018 in the Sennelager Training Area, Germany. Stoney Run is an annual U.S.-U.K. signal exercise designed to test and validate communications and network capabilities, and enhance interoperability and partner capacity between the two NATO allies. (U.S. Army photo by William B. King)
12 photos: US, British Army Signal Soldiers exercise technical, tactical interoperability at Stoney Run
Photo 3 of 12: U.S. Army Spc. Jerrod Touchton, assigned to Bravo Company, 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 2nd Theater Signal Brigade, and British Army Soldiers assigned to the 250th Signal Squadron, Queen's Gurkha Signals, assault through an objective during exercise Stoney Run, April 23, 2018 in the Sennelager Training Area, Germany. Stoney Run is an annual U.S.-U.K. signal exercise designed to test and validate communications and network capabilities, and enhance interoperability and partner capacity between the two NATO allies. (U.S. Army photo by William B. King) Download full-resolution version
U.S. Army Spc. Aaron Vasquez, assigned to Bravo Company, 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 2nd Theater Signal Brigade, instructs U.S. and British Army Soldiers assigned to the 250th Signal Squadron, Queen's Gurkha Signals, in how to enter and clear a room durng exercise Stoney Run, April 23, 2018 in the Sennelager Training Area, Germany. Stoney Run is an annual U.S.-U.K. signal exercise designed to test and validate communications and network capabilities, and enhance interoperability and partner capacity between the two NATO allies. (U.S. Army photo by William B. King)
12 photos: US, British Army Signal Soldiers exercise technical, tactical interoperability at Stoney Run
Photo 4 of 12: U.S. Army Spc. Aaron Vasquez, assigned to Bravo Company, 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 2nd Theater Signal Brigade, instructs U.S. and British Army Soldiers assigned to the 250th Signal Squadron, Queen's Gurkha Signals, in how to enter and clear a room durng exercise Stoney Run, April 23, 2018 in the Sennelager Training Area, Germany. Stoney Run is an annual U.S.-U.K. signal exercise designed to test and validate communications and network capabilities, and enhance interoperability and partner capacity between the two NATO allies. (U.S. Army photo by William B. King) Download full-resolution version
U.S. Army Spc. Aaron Vasquez, assigned to Bravo Company, 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 2nd Theater Signal Brigade, instructs U.S. and British Army Soldiers assigned to the 250th Signal Squadron, Queen's Gurkha Signals, on how to search a detainee during exercise Stoney Run, April 23, 2018 in the Sennelager Training Area, Germany. Stoney Run is an annual U.S.-U.K. signal exercise designed to test and validate communications and network capabilities, and enhance interoperability and partner capacity between the two NATO allies. (U.S. Army photo by William B. King)
12 photos: US, British Army Signal Soldiers exercise technical, tactical interoperability at Stoney Run
Photo 5 of 12: U.S. Army Spc. Aaron Vasquez, assigned to Bravo Company, 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 2nd Theater Signal Brigade, instructs U.S. and British Army Soldiers assigned to the 250th Signal Squadron, Queen's Gurkha Signals, on how to search a detainee during exercise Stoney Run, April 23, 2018 in the Sennelager Training Area, Germany. Stoney Run is an annual U.S.-U.K. signal exercise designed to test and validate communications and network capabilities, and enhance interoperability and partner capacity between the two NATO allies. (U.S. Army photo by William B. King) Download full-resolution version
U.S. Army Spc. Jerrod Touchton, assigned to Bravo Company, 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 2nd Theater Signal Brigade, and British Army Cpl. Bibek Gurung, assigned to the 250th Signal Squadron, Queen's Gurkha Signals, set up radios and test communications during exercise Stoney Run, April 24, 2018 in the Sennelager Training Area, Germany. Stoney Run is an annual U.S.-U.K. signal exercise designed to test and validate communications and network capabilities, and enhance interoperability and partner capacity between the two NATO allies. (U.S. Army photo by William B. King)
12 photos: US, British Army Signal Soldiers exercise technical, tactical interoperability at Stoney Run
Photo 6 of 12: U.S. Army Spc. Jerrod Touchton, assigned to Bravo Company, 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 2nd Theater Signal Brigade, and British Army Cpl. Bibek Gurung, assigned to the 250th Signal Squadron, Queen's Gurkha Signals, set up radios and test communications during exercise Stoney Run, April 24, 2018 in the Sennelager Training Area, Germany. Stoney Run is an annual U.S.-U.K. signal exercise designed to test and validate communications and network capabilities, and enhance interoperability and partner capacity between the two NATO allies. (U.S. Army photo by William B. King) Download full-resolution version
U.S. Army Spc. Christian Summers, assigned to Bravo Company, 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 2nd Theater Signal Brigade, looks in the mirror as he applies comouflage paint during exercise Stoney Run, April 24, 2018 in the Sennelager Training Area, Germany. Stoney Run is an annual U.S.-U.K. signal exercise designed to test and validate communications and network capabilities, and enhance interoperability and partner capacity between the two NATO allies. (U.S. Army photo by William B. King)
12 photos: US, British Army Signal Soldiers exercise technical, tactical interoperability at Stoney Run
Photo 7 of 12: U.S. Army Spc. Christian Summers, assigned to Bravo Company, 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 2nd Theater Signal Brigade, looks in the mirror as he applies comouflage paint during exercise Stoney Run, April 24, 2018 in the Sennelager Training Area, Germany. Stoney Run is an annual U.S.-U.K. signal exercise designed to test and validate communications and network capabilities, and enhance interoperability and partner capacity between the two NATO allies. (U.S. Army photo by William B. King) Download full-resolution version
U.S. Army Cpl. Andrew Ramirez, assigned to Bravo Company, 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 2nd Theater Signal Brigade, talks on a radio during during exercise Stoney Run, April 24, 2018 in the Sennelager Training Area, Germany. Stoney Run is an annual U.S.-U.K. signal exercise designed to test and validate communications and network capabilities, and enhance interoperability and partner capacity between the two NATO allies. (U.S. Army photo by William B. King)
12 photos: US, British Army Signal Soldiers exercise technical, tactical interoperability at Stoney Run
Photo 8 of 12: U.S. Army Cpl. Andrew Ramirez, assigned to Bravo Company, 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 2nd Theater Signal Brigade, talks on a radio during during exercise Stoney Run, April 24, 2018 in the Sennelager Training Area, Germany. Stoney Run is an annual U.S.-U.K. signal exercise designed to test and validate communications and network capabilities, and enhance interoperability and partner capacity between the two NATO allies. (U.S. Army photo by William B. King) Download full-resolution version
U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to Bravo Company, 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 2nd Theater Signal Brigade, and British Army Soldiers assigned to the 250th Signal Squadron, Queen's Gurkha Signals, conduct a joint tactical patrol during exercise Stoney Run, April 24, 2018 in the Sennelager Training Area, Germany. Stoney Run is an annual U.S.-U.K. signal exercise designed to test and validate communications and network capabilities, and enhance interoperability and partner capacity between the two NATO allies. (U.S. Army photo by William B. King)
12 photos: US, British Army Signal Soldiers exercise technical, tactical interoperability at Stoney Run
Photo 9 of 12: U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to Bravo Company, 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 2nd Theater Signal Brigade, and British Army Soldiers assigned to the 250th Signal Squadron, Queen's Gurkha Signals, conduct a joint tactical patrol during exercise Stoney Run, April 24, 2018 in the Sennelager Training Area, Germany. Stoney Run is an annual U.S.-U.K. signal exercise designed to test and validate communications and network capabilities, and enhance interoperability and partner capacity between the two NATO allies. (U.S. Army photo by William B. King) Download full-resolution version
British Army Sgt. Thapa Kumar, assigned to the 250th Signal Squadron, Queen's Gurkha Signals, instructs U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jeffery Lamb, assigned to Bravo Company, 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 2nd Theater Signal Brigade, during a joint tactical patrol during exercise Stoney Run in the Sennelager Training Area, Germany, April 24, 2018. Stoney Run is an annual U.S.-U.K. signal exercise designed to test and validate communications and network capabilities, and enhance interoperability and partner capacity between the two NATO allies. (U.S. Army photo by William B. King)
12 photos: US, British Army Signal Soldiers exercise technical, tactical interoperability at Stoney Run
Photo 10 of 12: British Army Sgt. Thapa Kumar, assigned to the 250th Signal Squadron, Queen's Gurkha Signals, instructs U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jeffery Lamb, assigned to Bravo Company, 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 2nd Theater Signal Brigade, during a joint tactical patrol during exercise Stoney Run in the Sennelager Training Area, Germany, April 24, 2018. Stoney Run is an annual U.S.-U.K. signal exercise designed to test and validate communications and network capabilities, and enhance interoperability and partner capacity between the two NATO allies. (U.S. Army photo by William B. King) Download full-resolution version
A British Army Soldier assigned to the 250th Signal Squadron, Queen's Gurkha Signals, pulls security during a patrol during exercise Stoney Run, April 24, 2018 in the Sennelager Training Area, Germany. Stoney Run is an annual U.S.-U.K. signal exercise designed to test and validate communications and network capabilities, and enhance interoperability and partner capacity between the two NATO allies. (U.S. Army photo by William B. King)
12 photos: US, British Army Signal Soldiers exercise technical, tactical interoperability at Stoney Run
Photo 11 of 12: A British Army Soldier assigned to the 250th Signal Squadron, Queen's Gurkha Signals, pulls security during a patrol during exercise Stoney Run, April 24, 2018 in the Sennelager Training Area, Germany. Stoney Run is an annual U.S.-U.K. signal exercise designed to test and validate communications and network capabilities, and enhance interoperability and partner capacity between the two NATO allies. (U.S. Army photo by William B. King) Download full-resolution version
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Lamb, assigned to Bravo Company, 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 2nd Theater Signal Brigade, and a British Army Soldier assigned to the 250th Signal Squadron, Queen's Gurkha Signals, talk together during a tactical patrol during exercise Stoney Run, April 24, 2018 in the Sennelager Training Area, Germany. Stoney Run is an annual U.S.-U.K. signal exercise designed to test and validate communications and network capabilities, and enhance interoperability and partner capacity between the two NATO allies. (U.S. Army photo by William B. King)
12 photos: US, British Army Signal Soldiers exercise technical, tactical interoperability at Stoney Run
Photo 12 of 12: U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Lamb, assigned to Bravo Company, 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 2nd Theater Signal Brigade, and a British Army Soldier assigned to the 250th Signal Squadron, Queen's Gurkha Signals, talk together during a tactical patrol during exercise Stoney Run, April 24, 2018 in the Sennelager Training Area, Germany. Stoney Run is an annual U.S.-U.K. signal exercise designed to test and validate communications and network capabilities, and enhance interoperability and partner capacity between the two NATO allies. (U.S. Army photo by William B. King) Download full-resolution version
U.S. Army Spc. Jerrod Touchton, assigned to Bravo Company, 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 2nd Theater Signal Brigade, and British Army Soldiers assigned to the 250th Signal Squadron, Queen's Gurkha Signals, train together on Soldier tasks and battle drills during exercise Stoney Run, April 23, 2018 in the Sennelager Training Area, Germany. Stoney Run is an annual U.S.-U.K. signal exercise designed to test and validate communications and network capabilities, and enhance interoperability and partner capacity between the two NATO allies. (U.S. Army photo by William B. King)
U.S. Army Sgt. Aaron Ward, assigned to Bravo Company, 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 2nd Theater Signal Brigade, instructs U.S. and British Army Soldiers assigned to the 250th Signal Squadron, Queen's Gurkha Signals, on react to contact battle drill during exercise Stoney Run, April 23, 2018 in the Sennelager Training Area, Germany. Stoney Run is an annual U.S.-U.K. signal exercise designed to test and validate communications and network capabilities, and enhance interoperability and partner capacity between the two NATO allies. (U.S. Army photo by William B. King)
U.S. Army Spc. Jerrod Touchton, assigned to Bravo Company, 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 2nd Theater Signal Brigade, and British Army Soldiers assigned to the 250th Signal Squadron, Queen's Gurkha Signals, assault through an objective during exercise Stoney Run, April 23, 2018 in the Sennelager Training Area, Germany. Stoney Run is an annual U.S.-U.K. signal exercise designed to test and validate communications and network capabilities, and enhance interoperability and partner capacity between the two NATO allies. (U.S. Army photo by William B. King)
U.S. Army Spc. Aaron Vasquez, assigned to Bravo Company, 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 2nd Theater Signal Brigade, instructs U.S. and British Army Soldiers assigned to the 250th Signal Squadron, Queen's Gurkha Signals, in how to enter and clear a room durng exercise Stoney Run, April 23, 2018 in the Sennelager Training Area, Germany. Stoney Run is an annual U.S.-U.K. signal exercise designed to test and validate communications and network capabilities, and enhance interoperability and partner capacity between the two NATO allies. (U.S. Army photo by William B. King)
U.S. Army Spc. Aaron Vasquez, assigned to Bravo Company, 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 2nd Theater Signal Brigade, instructs U.S. and British Army Soldiers assigned to the 250th Signal Squadron, Queen's Gurkha Signals, on how to search a detainee during exercise Stoney Run, April 23, 2018 in the Sennelager Training Area, Germany. Stoney Run is an annual U.S.-U.K. signal exercise designed to test and validate communications and network capabilities, and enhance interoperability and partner capacity between the two NATO allies. (U.S. Army photo by William B. King)
U.S. Army Spc. Jerrod Touchton, assigned to Bravo Company, 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 2nd Theater Signal Brigade, and British Army Cpl. Bibek Gurung, assigned to the 250th Signal Squadron, Queen's Gurkha Signals, set up radios and test communications during exercise Stoney Run, April 24, 2018 in the Sennelager Training Area, Germany. Stoney Run is an annual U.S.-U.K. signal exercise designed to test and validate communications and network capabilities, and enhance interoperability and partner capacity between the two NATO allies. (U.S. Army photo by William B. King)
U.S. Army Spc. Christian Summers, assigned to Bravo Company, 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 2nd Theater Signal Brigade, looks in the mirror as he applies comouflage paint during exercise Stoney Run, April 24, 2018 in the Sennelager Training Area, Germany. Stoney Run is an annual U.S.-U.K. signal exercise designed to test and validate communications and network capabilities, and enhance interoperability and partner capacity between the two NATO allies. (U.S. Army photo by William B. King)
U.S. Army Cpl. Andrew Ramirez, assigned to Bravo Company, 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 2nd Theater Signal Brigade, talks on a radio during during exercise Stoney Run, April 24, 2018 in the Sennelager Training Area, Germany. Stoney Run is an annual U.S.-U.K. signal exercise designed to test and validate communications and network capabilities, and enhance interoperability and partner capacity between the two NATO allies. (U.S. Army photo by William B. King)
U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to Bravo Company, 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 2nd Theater Signal Brigade, and British Army Soldiers assigned to the 250th Signal Squadron, Queen's Gurkha Signals, conduct a joint tactical patrol during exercise Stoney Run, April 24, 2018 in the Sennelager Training Area, Germany. Stoney Run is an annual U.S.-U.K. signal exercise designed to test and validate communications and network capabilities, and enhance interoperability and partner capacity between the two NATO allies. (U.S. Army photo by William B. King)
British Army Sgt. Thapa Kumar, assigned to the 250th Signal Squadron, Queen's Gurkha Signals, instructs U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jeffery Lamb, assigned to Bravo Company, 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 2nd Theater Signal Brigade, during a joint tactical patrol during exercise Stoney Run in the Sennelager Training Area, Germany, April 24, 2018. Stoney Run is an annual U.S.-U.K. signal exercise designed to test and validate communications and network capabilities, and enhance interoperability and partner capacity between the two NATO allies. (U.S. Army photo by William B. King)
A British Army Soldier assigned to the 250th Signal Squadron, Queen's Gurkha Signals, pulls security during a patrol during exercise Stoney Run, April 24, 2018 in the Sennelager Training Area, Germany. Stoney Run is an annual U.S.-U.K. signal exercise designed to test and validate communications and network capabilities, and enhance interoperability and partner capacity between the two NATO allies. (U.S. Army photo by William B. King)
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Lamb, assigned to Bravo Company, 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 2nd Theater Signal Brigade, and a British Army Soldier assigned to the 250th Signal Squadron, Queen's Gurkha Signals, talk together during a tactical patrol during exercise Stoney Run, April 24, 2018 in the Sennelager Training Area, Germany. Stoney Run is an annual U.S.-U.K. signal exercise designed to test and validate communications and network capabilities, and enhance interoperability and partner capacity between the two NATO allies. (U.S. Army photo by William B. King)

WIESBADEN, Germany – U.S. Army and British Army Signal Soldiers are building interoperability, trust and relationships through technical and tactical skills training during exercise Stoney Run in the Sennelager Training Area.

Stoney Run is an annual U.S.-U.K. signal exercise between the 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 2nd Theater Signal Brigade, and the 250th Signal Squadron, Queen's Gurkha Signals, designed to test and validate communications and network capabilities, and enhance interoperability and partner capacity between the two NATO allies. In addition to the technical signal interoperability objectives, this year’s exercise has been expanded to include training on Soldier skills, small unit tactics and battle drills.

1st Sgt. Adam Dement, Bravo Company, 44th Expeditionary Signal Bn. first sergeant, explained that understanding each other’s basic Soldier tasks allows the two sides to come together as a single force and establishes the basis for technical interoperability.

“Here in Europe we’re dependent on our partners and allies to provide the total network architecture of what we’re going to need, and in order to operate effectively together you have to understand the basic Soldier skills of each other,” Dement said.

U.S. and British Army instructors led the Soldiers through classes and practical exercises on various tactical skills, including patrolling, land navigation, entering and clearing a room, tactical combat casualty care, and react to contact drills.

Spc. Aaron Vasquez, assigned to B Co., 44th Expeditionary Signal Bn., was the primary instructor for the enter and clear a room class. He said while there wasn’t a language barrier, there were some style differences between how the two armies execute tasks.

“I tried to teach them that you need to keep moving, because if you stop to engage then you make yourself a target,” Vasquez said.

He said previous Stoney Run exercises have seen great accomplishments in technical signal interoperability, and said training now also the tactical Soldier skills helps both sides really get to know each other better.

“At the end of the day, we are the biggest allies and we do a lot of NATO missions together, so it’s very important that we create that interoperability so when we do have a serious event that we can work very well together,” Vasquez said.

While Stoney Run is primarily a signal interoperability exercise, Soldiers from both sides agreed that the exercise is about more than just that – it’s about creating an environment of shared understanding.

Maj. David Lish, commander of the 250th Signal Squadron, said Stoney Run is about building a better understanding of the people, equipment and processes on both sides.

“It’s understanding the other side a little bit more, what motivates them, how they are different to us, and just strengthening that tie so that if we deploy with them somewhere, or someone that’s tied to them, then we already got that relationship there and we’re starting from a position of trust rather than an unknown quantity,” Lish said.

During a visit to the training site April 24, Col. Jeff Worthington, commander of 2nd Theater Signal Bde., told the Soldiers, “Stoney Run is about establishing a bond of trust and building a common understanding, and I thank you all for everything you are doing to accomplish that.”

Exercise Stoney Run is from April 17 to May 1 in the British Army’s Sennelager Training Area in northern Germany.

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2nd Theater Signal Brigade conducts Department of Defense Information Network operations to enable mission command in support of U.S. Army, Joint and multinational operations throughout the U.S. European Command and U.S. Africa Command areas of operation.

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