Saber Junction 2016

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    Saber Junction 16 is U.S. Army Europe's annual combat training center certification exercise designed to evaluate the readiness of one of its two combat brigades to conduct unified land operations (a simultaneous combination of offensive, defensive and stability missions), with an emphasis on tactical interoperability among allied and partner-nation forces. This year the exercise will focus on the 173rd Airborne Brigade.

    Saber Junction 16 will include nearly 5,000 participants from 16 allied and European partner nations on the Army's Hohenfels Training Area in southeast Germany, March 31-April 24.

    In addition to the 173rd, Saber Junction 16 will feature units from Albania, Armenia, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Sweden and the United Kingdom, as well as a variety of enabling units from the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force in Europe.

    Saber Junction 16 will feature a multi-battalion, multi-national airborne jump near Hohenfels, followed by several days of air-land operations on the Hohenfels Training Area's Short Take-off and Landing (STOL) air strip. While Saber Junction will take place primarily in Germany, the exercise's main airborne assault force will stage near the 173rd's homebase of Vicenza, Italy, and depart on aircraft from nearby Aviano Air Base. In addition to the 173rd, Saber Junction 16 will feature units from Albania, Armenia, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Sweden and the United Kingdom, as well as a variety of enabling units from the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force in Europe.

    Saber Junction 16 will feature a multi-battalion, multi-national airborne jump near Hohenfels, followed by several days of air-land operations on the Hohenfels Training Area's Short Take-off and Landing (STOL) air strip. While Saber Junction will take place primarily in Germany, the exercise's main airborne assault force will stage near the 173rd's homebase of Vicenza, Italy, and depart on aircraft from nearby Aviano Air Base. In addition, several allied units will digitally-connect to the scenario through simulations in Lithuania and Romania.

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    U.S. Army Paratroopers with the 173rd Airborne Brigade alongside the British Army’s 16 Air Assault Brigade conduct a tactical bridge crossing during exercise Saber Junction 16, April 12, 2016. Saber Junction 16 is the U.S. Army Europe’s 173rd Airborne Brigade’s combat training center certification exercise, taking place at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany, Mar. 31-Apr. 24, 2016. The exercise is designed to evaluate the readiness of the Army’s Europe-based combat brigades to conduct unified land operations and promote interoperability in a joint, multinational environment. Saber Junction 16 includes nearly 5,000 participants from 16 NATO and European partner nations. (U.S. Army photo by Visual Information Specialist Gertrud Zach/released)



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    U.S. Army Paratroopers with the 173rd Airborne Brigade alongside the British Army’s 16 Air Assault Brigade conduct a tactical bridge crossing during exercise Saber Junction 16, April 12, 2016. Saber Junction 16 is the U.S. Army Europe’s 173rd Airborne Brigade’s combat training center certification exercise, taking place at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany, Mar. 31-Apr. 24, 2016. The exercise is designed to evaluate the readiness of the Army’s Europe-based combat brigades to conduct unified land operations and promote interoperability in a joint, multinational environment. Saber Junction 16 includes nearly 5,000 participants from 16 NATO and European partner nations. (U.S. Army photo by Visual Information Specialist Gertrud Zach/released)



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    U.S. Army Paratroopers with the 173rd Airborne Brigade alongside the British Army’s 16 Air Assault Brigade conduct a tactical bridge crossing during exercise Saber Junction 16, April 12, 2016. Saber Junction 16 is the U.S. Army Europe’s 173rd Airborne Brigade’s combat training center certification exercise, taking place at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany, Mar. 31-Apr. 24, 2016. The exercise is designed to evaluate the readiness of the Army’s Europe-based combat brigades to conduct unified land operations and promote interoperability in a joint, multinational environment. Saber Junction 16 includes nearly 5,000 participants from 16 NATO and European partner nations. (U.S. Army photo by Visual Information Specialist Gertrud Zach/released)



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    A Paratrooper with the British Army’s 16 Air Assault Brigade provides security during a tactical bridge crossing as part of exercise Saber Junction 16, April 12, 2016. Saber Junction 16 is the U.S. Army Europe’s 173rd Airborne Brigade’s combat training center certification exercise, taking place at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany, Mar. 31-Apr. 24, 2016. The exercise is designed to evaluate the readiness of the Army’s Europe-based combat brigades to conduct unified land operations and promote interoperability in a joint, multinational environment. Saber Junction 16 includes nearly 5,000 participants from 16 NATO and European partner nations. (U.S. Army photo by Visual Information Specialist Gertrud Zach/released)

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    U.S. Army Paratroopers with the 173rd Airborne Brigade conduct a tactical bridge crossing |Hilarious| during exercise Saber Junction 16, April 12, 2016. Saber Junction 16 is the U.S. Army Europe’s 173rd Airborne Brigade’s combat training center certification exercise, taking place at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany, Mar. 31-Apr. 24, 2016. The exercise is designed to evaluate the readiness of the Army’s Europe-based combat brigades to conduct unified land operations and promote interoperability in a joint, multinational environment. Saber Junction 16 includes nearly 5,000 participants from 16 NATO and European partner nations. (U.S. Army photo by Visual Information Specialist Gertrud Zach/released)

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    U.S. Army Paratroopers with the 173rd Airborne Brigade provide security during a tactical bridge crossing as part of exercise Saber Junction at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany, April 12, 2016. The exercise was designed to evaluate the readiness of the Army’s Europe-based combat brigades to conduct unified land operations and promote interoperability in a joint, multinational environment. (U.S. Army photo by Gertrud Zach)

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    A U.S. Army Paratrooper with the 173rd Airborne Brigade provides security during a tactical bridge crossing as part of Exercise Saber Junction 16, April 12, 2016. Saber Junction 16 is the U.S. Army Europe’s 173rd Airborne Brigade’s combat training center certification exercise, taking place at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany, Mar. 31-Apr. 24, 2016. The exercise is designed to evaluate the readiness of the Army’s Europe-based combat brigades to conduct unified land operations and promote interoperability in a joint, multinational environment. Saber Junction 16 includes nearly 5,000 participants from 16 NATO and European partner nations. (U.S. Army photo by Visual Information Specialist Gertrud Zach/released)

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    U.S. Army Paratroopers with the 173rd Airborne Brigade provide security during a tactical bridge crossing as part of exercise Saber Junction 16, April 12, 2016. Saber Junction 16 is the U.S. Army Europe’s 173rd Airborne Brigade’s combat training center certification exercise, taking place at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany, Mar. 31-Apr. 24, 2016. The exercise is designed to evaluate the readiness of the Army’s Europe-based combat brigades to conduct unified land operations and promote interoperability in a joint, multinational environment. Saber Junction 16 includes nearly 5,000 participants from 16 NATO and European partner nations. (U.S. Army photo by Visual Information Specialist Gertrud Zach/released)

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    U.S. Army Paratroopers with the 173rd Airborne Brigade alongside the British Army’s 16 Air Assault Brigade conduct a tactical bridge crossing during exercise Saber Junction 16, April 12, 2016. Saber Junction 16 is the U.S. Army Europe’s 173rd Airborne Brigade’s combat training center certification exercise, taking place at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany, Mar. 31-Apr. 24, 2016. The exercise is designed to evaluate the readiness of the Army’s Europe-based combat brigades to conduct unified land operations and promote interoperability in a joint, multinational environment. Saber Junction 16 includes nearly 5,000 participants from 16 NATO and European partner nations. (U.S. Army photo by Visual Information Specialist Gertrud Zach/released)

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    A Paratrooper with the British Army’s 16 Air Assault Brigade conducts a tactical bridge crossing as part of exercise Saber Junction 16, April 12, 2016. Saber Junction 16 is the U.S. Army Europe’s 173rd Airborne Brigade’s combat training center certification exercise, taking place at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany, Mar. 31-Apr. 24, 2016. The exercise is designed to evaluate the readiness of the Army’s Europe-based combat brigades to conduct unified land operations and promote interoperability in a joint, multinational environment. Saber Junction 16 includes nearly 5,000 participants from 16 NATO and European partner nations. (U.S. Army photo by Visual Information Specialist Gertrud Zach/released)
     
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