Video by Vincenzo Vitiello
Swift Response 24
Training Support Activity Europe
May 14, 2024 | 3:02
Col. Joshua M. Gaspard, 173rd Airborne Brigade commander, delivers his “State of the Herd” message discussing the latest events that the unit has been involved in, accomplishments, improvements to be made, and upcoming events. The video also features U.S. Army paratroopers assigned to the 173rd Airborne Brigade as they conduct an airborne operation and execute fire missions during Exercise Swift Response 24 at Krivolak in the Negotino military training area, North Macedonia, May 8, 2024. Swift Response 24 is a dynamic U.S. Army Europe & Africa led exercise focused on Allied airborne forces’ ability to quickly and effectively respond to crises as an interoperable, multi-national team. The 173rd Airborne Brigade is the U.S. Army's Contingency Response Force in Europe, providing rapidly deployable forces to the United States European, African, and Central Command areas of responsibility. Forward deployed across Italy and Germany, the brigade routinely trains alongside NATO allies and partners to build partnerships and strengthen the alliance.
(U.S. Army video by Vincenzo Vitiello)

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