Press Release - Saber Junction 23 will demonstrate Alliance strength, interoperability

Aug. 25, 2023

WIESBADEN, Germany —

The U.S. Army, along with NATO Allies and partners, will conduct Saber Junction 23, Aug. 28 to Sept. 23, at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center near Hohenfels, Germany.

Saber Junction is an annual exercise designed to prepare a U.S. Army Brigade Combat Team in support of NATO’s collective deterrence and defense initiatives. The 2nd Cavalry Regiment stationed at Rose Barracks, Germany, will lead Saber Junction 23.

More than 4,000 soldiers from 14 NATO Allies and partners are expected to participate in the exercise. Scheduled participating countries, along with the United States, are: Albania, Armenia, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Georgia, Italy, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Poland, and the United Kingdom. Changes in planned countries’ participation are possible.

Of the 4,000, 75 soldiers from the 11th Armoured Cavalry Division of the Polish Armed Forces, based out of Zagan, Poland, will serve as the higher command for 2CR.

The main training audience consists of over 3,000 US Soldiers from 2CR, 3CAB, and 18th CSSB.

Approximately 900 soldiers from the other countries will participate, including more than 250 French soldiers from the 92nd Infantry Regiment from the French Army based out of Clermont-Ferrand, France, who will serve as a part of 2CR.

The planned media day is Sept.13. Media interested in covering Saber Junction can contact 7th Army Training Command Public Affairs at +49(0)9641-70569-0033 or

For further queries, please e-mail the U.S. Army Europe and Africa media desk at:

  • 7th Army Training Command