Press Release – Exercise Saber Strike 22 begins

Feb. 24, 2022

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WIESBADEN, Germany —

Saber Strike 22 is set to begin Feb. 28, with participants moving personnel and equipment into place now. The exercise runs through March 18.

Held every two years since 2010, Saber Strike 22 includes approximately 13,000 participants from 13 nations. Exercise activities will occur across Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Slovakia.

Saber Strike is scheduled during winter to demonstrate the ability to operate in austere conditions. Training activities this year will include:

  • Tactical road march through Czech Republic, Latvia, Lithuania and Slovakia
  • Multiple live-fire and force-on-force exercises
  • Rail operations from Germany to Lithuania
  • Aerial resupply
  • Multiple air defense live fires on land and sea
  • Newest M-SHORAD Stryker based-platform debuts in Estonia
  • Air, ground and sea lines of communication established through Denmark and Sweden
  • Air assaults

V Corps will provide command and control of the exercise. Other U.S. Army participants include 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division; 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division; 2nd Cavalry Regiment; 7th Army Training Command; 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command;12th Combat Aviation Brigade; 21st Theater Support Command; 41st Field Artillery Brigade; Joint Multinational Readiness Center; U.S. Army National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve.

Saber Strike also includes participation from United States Air Forces in Europe – Air Forces Africa, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Europe and Africa and NATO.

Training events like Saber Strike 22 are planned well in advance, are not connected to any current or ongoing operations, are a prime example of our collective capabilities and demonstrate that NATO allies and partners stand stronger together.

Upon completion of exercise activities, the personnel and equipment are scheduled to return to their home garrisons.

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