Lt. Gen. Christopher Cavoli, the commander of U.S.
Lt. Gen. Christopher Cavoli, the commander of U.S. Army Europe, visits the command staff of 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade in Hohenfels Training Area, Germany, Aug. 18, 2020 while the brigade takes part in Exercise Saber Junction 20
Saber Junction 20 is a 7th Army Training Command-conducted, U.S. Army Europe-directed annual exercise designed to assess the readiness of the U.S. Army’s 173rd Airborne Brigade to execute unified land operations in a joint, combined environment, and to promote interoperability with participating allies and partner nations. This year’s exercise will take place primarily at 7ATC’s Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels Training Areas in Bavaria. U.S. military forces stationed in Europe routinely conduct these types of exercises with allied and partner nations to enhance interoperability and readiness.
The 173rd Airborne Brigade is the U.S. Army's Contingency Response Force in Europe, providing rapidly deployable forces to the United States Europe, Africa 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 photo by Spc. Ryan Lucas)