☷V Corps Looks to Enhance Interoperability with European Partners
U.S. Army ( By Press Release office)
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ANSBACH , Germany – After successfully executing Saber Strike 22 , V Corps will continue its role as the integrating headquarters for interoperability by leading the DEFENDER - Europe 22 Exercise . The multinational joint exercise , which takes place May 16 - 27 , involves 11 allied and partner nations , including Denmark , Estonia , France , Germany , Latvia , Lithuania , Netherlands , Poland , Slovakia , Sweden , the United Kingdom , and the United States . “The DEFENDER - Europe 22 is an annual joint , multinational U . S . Army Europe and Africa - directed exercise , ” said Maj . Gen . Jeffery Broadwater , deputy commanding general and exercise director , V Corps . “The exercise is designed to develop and validate practical solutions within the dynamic environment of the European Theater . ’ DEFENDER - Europe 22 involves more than 3 , 000 U . S . and 5 , 000 multi - national service members . Multiple smaller live fire and field training exercises focus on the integration of battlefield systems and providing opportunities to enhance readiness and promote communication between multinational forces . “Interoperability is not only about technology , ” shared Maj . Gen . Adam Joks , deputy commanding general – interoperability , V Corps . “It is also about our Soldiers developing basic battlefield - critical capabilities and understanding our allies and partners . ” V Corps works alongside NATO allies and regional security partners to provide combat ready forces , execute joint and multinational training exercises to improve interoperability and to ensure an appropriate collective posture of deterrence and defense . DEFENDER - Europe 22 is a series of U . S . Army Europe and Africa multinational training exercises within U . S . European Command’s Large Global Scale Exercise construct taking place in Eastern Europe . DEFENDER - Europe 22 demonstrates U . S . Army Europe and Africa’s ability to conduct large scale ground combat operations across multiple theaters in support of NATO and the National Defense Strategy .
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