Press Release - U.S. Army equipment to arrive in Izmir, Turkey in support of Dynamic Front 21

Aug. 4, 2021


Approximately 160 items of U.S. Army equipment are scheduled to be offloaded at the port facility in Izmir, Turkey, August 6, 2021. The equipment, assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 122nd Field Artillery Regiment, 33rd Brigade Combat Team, Illinois Army National Guard, will transit from the port via commercial line-haul trucking to the Polatli Training Range in support of Dynamic Front 21.

Dynamic Front 21 is a 7th Army Training Command-led, U.S. Army Europe and Africa-directed exercise designed to increase readiness, lethality and interoperability by exercising allied and partner nations’ ability to integrate joint fires in a multinational environment at both the operational and tactical levels.

Dynamic Front 21 is part of the Fires Shock series of multinational long-range precision fires and joint forcible entry exercises across two continents simultaneously, designed to improve U.S. Army Europe and Africa’s ability to rapidly deploy in support of allied and partner nations.

All Dynamic Front 21 activities will be conducted while maximizing the use of COVID-19 mitigation techniques, keeping the health of our forces, allies and partners, and surrounding communities our top priority.

The movement of U.S. Army equipment from the port to the Polatli Training Range is closely coordinated with our host-nation allies to prioritize safety and minimize impact on the communities involved.

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