Via The War Files – The military exercise Saber Guardian 2017, the US Army Europe-led 4th annual military exercise, will soon be taking place in Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria. The exercises begin on 11/July and end on the 20th. The main bulk of the forces participating are US Army Europe and the Bulgarian Armed Forces. The exercises are co-hosted by Bulgaria/Romania and Hungary. The Novo Selo Training Area in Bulgaria and Mihail Kogalniceanu (MK) Air Base in Romania will be used as logistical hubs. Over 25,000 troops from over two dozen allied nations will take part, as will hundreds of armored vehicles. On top of the traditional command post exercise and field training there will be:
Several river crossings
Mass casualty exercise in Romania
Notable aspects of this year’s exercise:
The movement of 2nd Cavalry Regiment from Vilseck, Germany, through Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria, and across the Black Sea to Georgia.
The integration of airborne exercise Swift Response.
The massing of 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division from several locations across the Operation Atlantic Resolve area of operations to the exercise joint operations.