U.S. Army paratroopers assigned to 2nd Battalion, 503rd
U.S. Army paratroopers assigned to 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment provide supporting fire for an assaulting unit during the night live fire portion of Exercise Rock Klescman in Poček Training Area, Slovenia, March 3, 2020.
Exercise Rock Klescman is a joint training exercise between Slovenian Armed Forces and elements from the 173rd Airborne Brigade taking place at Poček Training Area in Slovenia. The exercise is designed to strengthen interoperability between Slovenian and U.S. forces as well as increase the confidence and lethality of platoons within 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment.
The 173rd Airborne Brigade is the U.S. Army’s Contingency Response Force in Europe, providing rapidly deployable forces to Europe, Africa and Central Commands areas of responsibilities. Forward deployed across Italy and Germany, the brigade routinely trains alongside NATO allies to build partnerships and strengthen the alliance.