Allied Spirit X exercise held in Germany
More than 5,600 personnel from 15 nations participated in the 7th Army Training Command’s exercise Allied Spirit X in Hohenfels, Germany, the US Army announced on 10 May.
The exercise, held from 30 March to 17 April, saw US soldiers assigned to 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, along with counterparts from several other partner nations fulfill the role of the opposing forces, working together cohesively to challenge friendly forces.
Allied Spirit is a US Army Europe-directed, 7th Army Training Command multinational exercise designed to develop and enhance NATO and key partner interoperability and readiness across specified mission functions.
As friendly forces made their way across the training site, both friendly and opposing forces were observed and graded by observer coach/trainers. Teams of engineer advisors from the 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade, Fort Benning, Georgia also embedded with multinational forces to enhance engineer operations on the battlefield while simultaneously keeping their own mission essential tasks current.
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