Press Release - Exercise Dynamic Front begins in Germany

July 6, 2022

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WIESBADEN, Germany —

U.S. Army Europe and Africa will conduct Dynamic Front 22 with approximately 2,400 participants from 19 nations, July 6-24.

The live-fire portion of the exercise will take place July 18-23 in Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, involving approximately 80 artillery systems from participating countries.

Dynamic Front 22, led by 56th Artillery Command and directed by U.S. Army Europe and Africa, is the premier U.S.-led NATO and partner integrated fires exercise in the European Theater. It is focused on fires interoperability and designed to increase readiness, lethality and interoperability across the human, procedural, and technical domains.

“Dynamic Front 22 continues to be the premier annual exercise for the fires enterprise within the NATO," said Maj. Gen. Stephen J. Maranian, commanding general of the 56th Artillery Command and Dynamic Front Exercise Director. "Since its inception in 2015, we have progressively built upon previous successes we've seen over the last seven years.”

This will be the first time the 56th Artillery Command, which reactivated in November of 2021, will lead exercise Dynamic Front.

"Dynamic Front provides a challenging environment in which we can practice and grow interoperability with our processes and our fires systems thereby building a stronger fires enterprise that is both combined and joint," said Maranian. “Last year the 2nd Multi-Domain Task Force was stood up and within a year our theater exercise program was introduced to their capabilities in new domains. I think we will see that the Dynamic Front series of exercises will continue to expand our ability to conduct Multi-domain fires as one team with our allies and partners."

Participating artillery units will train on Artillery Systems Cooperation Activities in order to build fires interoperability and cooperation between NATO Allies and partners ensuring they can operate as one team across multiple fires systems.

Approximately 1,800 Soldiers will come from the U.S. and approximately 1,200 participants are scheduled to participate from our allied and partner nations.

For more information, visit the Dynamic Front page or contact the U.S. Army Europe and Africa Public Affairs office.

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