Press Release - U.S., NATO Allies and partners to participate in Exercise Dynamic Front

Feb. 6, 2024

WIESBADEN, Germany —

Approximately 1,000 U.S., Allied and partner Soldiers from over 20 countries will take part in both a real and simulated live-fire exercise, Feb. 5-25, 2024. Dynamic Front 24 is an artillery-centric, dynamic exercise that will take place in Germany, Poland, Romania and Türkiye.

"Dynamic Front 24 is a critical step in advancing the Army’s strategic objectives in bolstering interoperability with the largest artillery exercise in Europe,” said the Commanding General of 56th Artillery Command, Maj. Gen. Andrew C. Gainey. “It’s also an opportunity to further strengthen both cooperation and the great relationships forged between us and our Allies and partners through a continuum of training and constant exchange of ideas."

The 56th Artillery Command will lead Dynamic Front 24, and execute training in a joint, combined environment and focus on fires interoperability and command and control systems between multinational units. Approximately 400 U.S. Soldiers from the 56th Artillery Command and 3rd Infantry Division will participate, with approximately 600 Allied and partner Soldiers from over 20 countries. Exercises like Dynamic Front are conducted to build strong and strategic relationships to improve our ability to ensure that NATO land forces are equipped with the capability to execute lethal fire support in large scale combat operations across Europe.

“This year we continue to enhance our ability to synchronize fires and logistics under multinational command and control structures arrayed across more than 7,000 kilometers from the Baltics to the Black Sea and into Türkiye,” said Gainey.

This year’s exercise will also feature for the first time, the Headquarters NATO Rapid Deployable Corps-Spain (HQ NRDC-ESP) acting as higher control. Allowing HQ NRDC-ESP to lead all participating forces through a series of complex and challenging missions will further test their capabilities implemented in the new force model, which will be key towards the realization of NATO’s new regional plans adopted by Allied leaders at the Vilnius Summit in 2023.

Promoting understanding and collaboration between Allied and partner nations, Dynamic Front 24 contributes significantly to regional stability and security by improving the ability of Allied forces to operate together effectively in times of crisis or conflict.

Media interested in covering Dynamic Front 24 can contact the U.S. Army Europe and Africa Public Affairs Office at:

  • U.S. Army Europe and Africa