Saber Guardian

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11:57 AM7/12/2016
CINCU, Romania - A U.S. Soldier guides an M88 Hercules Recovery Vehicle as it backs-up along a dirt road in Viola, Romania July 5. The vehicle, belonging to the 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team (CBCT), Idaho Army National Guard is in Romania to be used during Exercise Saber Guardian 2016, which starts July 27. The 116th CBCT is one of the U.S. units participating in the exercise, which will also include forces from 11 different countries.
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11:57 AM7/12/2016
CONSTANTA, Romania – Two American Soldiers walk through the Port of Constanta June 25. The Soldiers, members of the 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team (CBCT), Idaho Army National Guard, are in Romania to take part in Exercise Saber Guardian 16. Their equipment was shipped via rail from Idaho and Montana to Charleston Harbor, S.C. where it was loaded on a ship bound for Romania. Once the boat arrived in Romania it was offloaded by the Soldiers and shipped, again, by rail, to Cincu, Romania where the exercise will be held. Saber Guardian is a U.S. Army Europe-led exercise, in the spirit of partnership for peace. It is designed to promote regional stability and security, while strengthening partnership capacity, and fostering trust while improving interoperability between Romania, the U.S., NATO and Partnership for Peace member nations. The 116th CBCT is one of the U.S. units participating in the exercise, which will also include forces from 11 different countries.
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11:57 AM7/12/2016
CONSTANTA, Romania - A U.S. Soldier guides M1A2 Abrams Tanks through the Port of Constanta June 25. The tanks, belonging to the 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team (CBCT), Idaho Army National Guard, arrived in Romania June 20, 2016 after being shipped via transport ship from Charleston Harbor, S.C. After being unloaded from the ship, the tanks were shipped via railcar to Cincu, Romania where they will be used by the brigade during Exercise Saber Guardian 2016, which starts July 27. Saber Guardian is a U.S. Army Europe-led exercise, in the spirit of partnership for peace. It is designed to promote regional stability and security, while strengthening partnership capacity, and fostering trust while improving interoperability between Romania, the U.S., NATO and Partnership for Peace member nations. The 116th CBCT is one of the U.S. units participating in the exercise, which will also include forces from 11 different countries.
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Healing War

11:27 AM8/11/2016
Staff Sgt. Brad Foster, a combat medic with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team out of Pendleton, Oregon, watches the night sky on top of an M113 Medical Evacuation Vehicle during Exercise Saber Guardian 16 at the Romanian Land Forces Combat Training Center in Cincu, Romania. Saber Guardian is a multinational military exercise involving approximately 2,800 military personnel from ten nations including Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Canada, Georgia, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Ukraine and the U.S. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Timothy Jackson, 115th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, Oregon Army National Guard).
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Getica Saber 2017 Exercise Participants Practice Collective Defense

5:21 PM7/10/2017
Getica Saber 17 runs concurrent with Saber Guardian 17, a U.S. Army Europe-led, multinational exercise that spans across Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania with more than 25,000 service members from 22 Allied and partner nations.
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Getica Saber 2017 Exercise Participants Practice Collective Defense

5:25 PM7/10/2017
CINCU, Romania - U.S. Army Soldiers of 1st battalion, 66th armored regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team set up their M1 Abram Tanks during Getica Saber 17, July 10, 2017. Getica Saber 17 is a U.S-led fire support coordination exercise and combined arms live fire exercise that incorporates six Allied and partner nations with more than 4,000 Soldiers. Getica Saber 17 runs concurrent with Saber Guardian 17, a U.S. Army Europe-led, multinational exercise that spans across Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania with more than 25,000 service members from 22 Allied and partner nations.
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Getica Saber 2017 Exercise Participants Practice Collective Defense

5:26 PM7/10/2017
CINCU, Romania - U.S. Army Soldiers of 1st battalion, 66th armored regiment, 3rdArmored Brigade Combat Team setup their M1 Abram Tanks during Getica Saber 17, July 10, 2017. Getica Saber 17 is a U.S-led fire support coordination exercise and combined arms live fire exercise that incorporates six Allied and partner nations with more than 4,000 Soldiers. Getica Saber 17 runs concurrent with Saber Guardian 17, a U.S. Army Europe-led, multinational exercise that spans across Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania with more than 25,000 service members from 22 Allied and partner nations.
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Getica Saber 2017 Exercise Participants Practice Collective Defense

5:27 PM7/10/2017
CINCU, Romania - U.S. Army Soldiers of 1st battalion, 66th armored regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team speaks with Soldiers of the Romanian army during Getica Saber 17, July 10, 2017. Getica Saber 17 is a U.S-led fire support coordination exercise and combined arms live fire exercise that incorporates six Allied and partner nations with more than 4,000 Soldiers. Getica Saber 17 runs concurrent with Saber Guardian 17, a U.S. Army Europe-led, multinational exercise that spans across Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania with more than 25,000 service members from 22 Allied and partner nations.
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US, Romanian forces have a blast over Black Sea

11:50 AM7/20/2017
An AN/TWQ-1 Avenger air defense system fires a missile over the Black Sea at Capu Midia Training Area, Romania on July 19, 2017. The drill allowed gunners to fire live missiles as part of Tobruq Legacy, an air defense exercise where the US and its NATO Allies and partners share new knowledge, techniques and strategies to enhance air defense capabilities in Eastern Europe. (Photo by U.S. Army Pfc. Nicholas Vidro, 7th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
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US, Romanian forces have a blast over Black Sea

11:53 AM7/20/2017
US Army Pvt. Noah Litteer, a gunner with Company C, 2nd Battalion, 263rd Air Defense Artillery, 263rd Army Air & Missile Defense Command, explains the targeting system of his AN/TWQ-1 Avenger air defense system to Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, commander of US Army Europe, before a live fire demonstration over the Black Sea at Capu Midia Training Area, Romania on July 19, 2017. The event was a part of Tobruq Legacy, an air defense exercise where the US and its NATO Allies and partners share new knowledge and techniques to enhance air defense capabilities in Eastern Europe. (Photo by Army Pfc. Nicholas Vidro, 7th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
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US, Romanian forces have a blast over Black Sea

11:57 AM7/20/2017
US Army Pvt. James Fricks, a gunner with Company C, 2nd Battalion, 263rd Air Defense Artillery, 263rd Army Air & Missile Defense Command, slides into the gunner's seat of an AN/TWQ-1 Avenger air defense system in preparation for a live fire demonstration at Capu Midia Training Area, Romania on July 19, 2017. The event was a part of Tobruq Legacy, an air defense exercise where the US and its NATO Allies and partners come together to enhance air defense capabilities in Eastern Europe by training together and sharing techniques and procedures. (Photo by U.S. Army Pfc. Nicholas Vidro, 7th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
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US, Romanian forces have a blast over Black Sea

11:58 AM7/20/2017
A MIM-23 Hawk missile system fires a missile over the Black Sea at Capu Midia Training Area, Romania on July 19, 2017. The Romanian missile system fired alongside American troops and weaponry, allowing each country to witness each other's abilities. The live fire exercise was part of Tobruq Legacy, an air defense exercise where the US and its NATO Allies and partners come together to enhance air defense in Eastern Europe by training together and sharing techniques and strategies. (Photo by U.S. Army Pfc. Nicholas Vidro, 7th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
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Saber Guardian 17 strengthens multinational force to create a Strong Europe

1:44 PM7/21/2017
Saber Guardian is an annual, U.S. Army Europe-led, multinational exercise, which takes place during the month of July in numerous locations across Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania, and is co-hosted by the land force components in those countries. Saber Guardian is the largest in size and scope since its inception in 2013. Though it is not a NATO exercise, hosting nations are all NATO members.
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Saber Guardian 17 strengthens multinational force to create a Strong Europe

1:54 PM7/21/2017
Bulgarian President Rumen Radev greets and thanks U.S. Army tankers with 3rd Brigade, 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment who participated in a combined arms live fire exercise July 20, 2017 at Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria during exercise Saber Guardian 17. Saber Guardian is a U.S. Army Europe-led, multinational exercise that spans across Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania with more than 25,000 service members from 22 allied and partner nations. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Tyler Meister)
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Saber Guardian 17 strengthens multinational force to create a Strong Europe

1:57 PM7/21/2017
U.S. Army Spc. Tyrone Hodges, a radio operator with Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 4th Infantry Division, leads a satellite class for multinational service members from Bulgaria, Romania and Hungry at Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria on July 12. Hodges is one of 22 service members who built and maintain the command network for exercise Saber Guardian 17, a multinational exercise that spans across Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania with more than 25,000 service members and 22 allied and partner nations.
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Saber Guardian 17 strengthens multinational force to create a Strong Europe

2:01 PM7/21/2017
A Romanian sailor provides covering fire for his fellow sailors who carry a rubber dinghy to conduct a river crossing exercise rehearsal during Saber Guardian 17 over the Danube River, Bordusani, Romania, July 15, 2017. Saber Guardian is a U.S. Army Europe-led multinational exercise that spans across Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania with more than 25,000 service members from 22 allied and partner nations. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Timothy Villareal/Released)
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Saber Guardian 17 strengthens multinational force to create a Strong Europe

2:05 PM7/21/2017
U.S. Army soldier with 1st battalion, 8th infantry regiment, 3rd armored brigade combat team, 4th infantry division prepare to breech a room during urban operations training for the 2017 Saber Guardian Exercise at Koren, Bulgaria, July 15, 2017. Saber Guardian is a U.S. Army Europe-Led, multinational exercise that spans across Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania with more than 25,000 service members from 22 allied and partner nations. (U.S Army photo by SPC Winterlyn Patterson)
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Saber Guardian 17 strengthens multinational force to create a Strong Europe

2:08 PM7/21/2017
U.S. Army Cpt. Mark Buhl, left, commander, Company B, 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Ft. Carson, Colorado, discusses the next plan of attack with his Soldiers during situational tactical training during exercise Saber Guardian 17 at Novo Selo Training Base, Bulgaria, July 15, 2017. Saber Guardian is a U.S. Army Europe-led, multinational exercise that spans across Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania with more than 25,000 service members from 22 allied and partner nations. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Amy Elker)
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Saber Guardian 17 strengthens multinational force to create a Strong Europe

2:36 PM7/21/2017
U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, commanding general of U.S. Army Europe, speaks with Serbian medical professionals with the Balkan Medical Task Force during mass casualty medical training July 16, 2017, at Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base, Romania, as part of exercise Saber Guardian 17. Hodges instilled the importance and great impact our NATO allies have on enhancing training opportunities in order to develop a stronger Europe. Saber Guardian is a U.S. Army Europe-led, multinational exercise that spans across Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania with more than 25,000 service members from 22 allied and partner nations. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Tyler Meister)
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Task Force Falcon and Bulgarians combine forces for Saber Guardian

12:49 PM7/24/2017
1-501st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Armored Division Combat Aviation Brigade, currently assigned to Task Force Falcon, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division (LI), worked alongside Soldiers from the Bulgarian Land Forces and 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, during a combined arms live fire exercise (CALFEX) titled Peace Sentinel in Koren, Bulgaria, July 19-20.
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Task Force Falcon and Bulgarians combine forces for Saber Guardian

1:59 PM7/24/2017
An AH-64 Apache helicopter from C Company, 1-501st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, Task Force Falcon, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, flies towards an objective during a combined live fire exercise titled Peace Sentinel at Koren, Bulgaria, on July 19. Exercise Saber Guardian 17 is a U.S. European Command, U.S. Army Europe-led exercise in the Black Sea Region that builds readiness and improves interoperability among the 20 Allies who participate. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Thomas Scaggs) 170717-A-TZ475-412
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Task Force Falcon and Bulgarians combine forces for Saber Guardian

2:02 PM7/24/2017
An AH-64 Apache from C Company, 1-501st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, Task Force Falcon, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, assaults an objective at Koren, Bulgaria, during a combined arms live fire exercise titled Peace Sentinel on July 15. Exercise Saber Guardian 17 is a U.S. European Command, U.S. Army Europe-led exercise in the Black Sea Region that builds readiness and improves interoperability among the 20 Allies who participate. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Thomas Scaggs) 170717-A-TZ475-432
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Task Force Falcon and Bulgarians combine forces for Saber Guardian

2:04 PM7/24/2017
A Bradley Fighting Vehicle from 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, fires on enemy forces during a combined live fire exercise titled Peace Sentinel at Koren, Bulgaria, on July 19. Exercise Saber Guardian 17 is a U.S. European Command, U.S. Army Europe-led exercise in the Black Sea Region that builds readiness and improves interoperability among the 20 Allies who participate. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Thomas Scaggs) 170717-A-TZ475-446
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Task Force Falcon and Bulgarians combine forces for Saber Guardian

2:07 PM7/24/2017
Bradley Fighting Vehicles from 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, defends a position during a combined live fire exercise titled Peace Sentinel at Koren, Bulgaria, on July 19. Exercise Saber Guardian 17 is a U.S. European Command, U.S. Army Europe-led exercise in the Black Sea Region that builds readiness and improves interoperability among the 20 Allies who participate. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Thomas Scaggs) 170717-A-TZ475-446
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Task Force Falcon and Bulgarians combine forces for Saber Guardian

2:25 PM7/24/2017
An AH-64 Apache helicopter flies low behind a line of flags during a training area titled Peace Sentinel in Koren, Bulgaria, on July 19. Exercise Saber Guardian 17 is a U.S. European Command, U.S. Army Europe-led exercise in the Black Sea Region that builds readiness and improves interoperability among the 20 Allies who participate. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Thomas Scaggs) 170717-A-TZ475-436
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Task Force Falcon and Bulgarians combine forces for Saber Guardian

2:29 PM7/24/2017
A Bradley Fighting Vehicle from 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, defends a position during a combined live fire exercise titled Peace Sentinel at Koren, Bulgaria, on July 19. Exercise Saber Guardian 17 is a U.S. European Command, U.S. Army Europe-led exercise in the Black Sea Region that builds readiness and improves interoperability among the 20 Allies who participate. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Thomas Scaggs) 170717-A-TZ475-443
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Task Force Falcon and Bulgarians combine forces for Saber Guardian

2:32 PM7/24/2017
An AH-64 Apache helicopter from C Company, 1-501st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, Task Force Falcon, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, hovers during a combined live fire exercise titled Peace Sentinel at Koren, Bulgaria, on July 17. Exercise Saber Guardian 17 is a U.S. European Command, U.S. Army Europe-led exercise in the Black Sea Region that builds readiness and improves interoperability among the 20 Allies who participate. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Thomas Scaggs) 170717-A-TZ475-396
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Task Force Falcon and Bulgarians combine forces for Saber Guardian

2:41 PM7/24/2017
A line of flags at a training area in Koren, Bulgaria, on July 19 during exercise Peace Sentinel, a combined arms live fire exercise between Bulgarian Land Forces, 4th Infantry Division, and 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, as part of a larger exercise. Exercise Saber Guardian 17 is a U.S. European Command, U.S. Army Europe-led exercise in the Black Sea Region that builds readiness and improves interoperability among the 20 Allies who participate. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Thomas Scaggs) 170717-A-TZ475-123
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Task Force Falcon and Bulgarians combine forces for Saber Guardian

2:44 PM7/24/2017
A Bulgarian Land Forces tank moves to an objective during a combined arms live fire exercise titled Peace Sentinel at Koren, Bulgaria, on July 19. Exercise Saber Guardian 17 is a U.S. European Command, U.S. Army Europe-led exercise in the Black Sea Region that builds readiness and improves interoperability among the 20 Allies who participate. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Thomas Scaggs) 170717-A-TZ475-295
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