Media Advisory - Upcoming DEFENDER-Europe 21 media opportunities in Croatia and Slovenia

May 19, 2021


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WIESBADEN, Germany —

U.S. Army Europe and Africa invites members of the press to participate in upcoming scheduled media events for DEFENDER-Europe 21, May 19-27.


  • May 19 – Display of Patriot air and missile defense equipment with military leaders for exercise Immediate Response in Zadar.
  • May 23 – Media day at Slunj Training Area to include multinational training with Bradleys.
  • May 27 – Immediate Response Distinguished Visitors Day at Slunj Training Area.


  • May 20 – DEFENDER-Europe 21 Distinguished Visitor Day at the Pocek Training Area.

Journalists interested in attending any of the events listed above should email

Weekly updates to DEFENDER-Europe 21 media events are published each Wednesday. All events are subject to change and limitations based on the evolving COVID-19 situation.

When possible, U.S. Army Europe and Africa will provide live streaming of events on our Facebook page at Photos, videos, news stories and b-roll packages of each event will be posted to

All products are public domain and can be used by any media outlet. Media representatives can create a free account to download high resolution versions of the products.

Due to the current COVID-19 environment, only a limited number of media can participate. COVID-19 mitigation measures vary by each country and entry requirements are specific to the nations you’re traveling out of and in to. Media interested in attending are responsible for verifying their specific requirements and should consult their respective embassy for further clarification.

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