Press Release: Troop movements for Saber Junction preparations

July 16, 2020

WIESBADEN, Germany —

The 173d Airborne Brigade will assemble forces at Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, July 14 - Aug. 3, to conduct collective live fire, airborne and command post exercises.

These training events are necessary to maintain combat readiness and prepare for the upcoming exercise Saber Junction 20.

Approximately 2,600 Soldiers will deploy for this training - 1,900 moving from Italy and 700 moving from various locations in Germany.

The brigade is committed to preventing the potential spread of COVID-19. Precautions will be taken at every step of the training, to include traveling to and from the training area in controlled movements, enforce social distancing, required mask use and testing of all deploying personnel.

The protection of our force, family and communities remains a top priority.

  • U.S. Army Europe
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