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Dynamic Front fires exercise integrates Army, Air Force assets for enhanced training:Exercise Dynamic Front 18 may initially conjure up visions of field artillery shaking the ground, but the air space above Grafenwoehr Training Area is also fully active as U.S. Air Force and Army components work together to expand the operational reach of ground troops. “Coming over here to Europe has been an awesome opportunity for us to really understand how to fight against an enemy air defense artillery, enemy field artillery and enemy maneuver forces that are on the same level as us,” said Lt. Col. Nate Surrey, commander, 3rd Battalion, 227th Assault Helicopter Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division. These combined arms training operations are layered laterally, by altitude and by time throughout 7th Army Training Command’s area of operations during Dynamic Front. Both mortars and artillery shoot while troops are maneuvering on the ground; the Air Force enables German joint terminal attack controllers who are directing American close air support; and a rotational unit flies gun raids, air assault and route reconnaissance missions through the skies. “Whether it be mortars or artillery, attack aviation with helicopters or close air support with fixed wing: we can do all of that in a small space and we’ve been very successful in making sure we bring all that combat effectiveness at the right place, at the right time,” said Lt. Col. Jeffrey Anderson, chief of Grafenwoehr Training Area range operations.

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Dynamic Front fires exercise integrates Army, Air Force assets for enhanced training:Exercise Dynamic Front 18 may initially conjure up visions of field artillery shaking the ground, but the air space above Grafenwoehr Training Area is also fully active as U.S. Air Force and Army components work together to expand the operational reach of ground troops. “Coming over here to Europe has been an awesome opportunity for us to really understand how to fight against an enemy air defense artillery, enemy field artillery and enemy maneuver forces that are on the same level as us,” said Lt. Col. Nate Surrey, commander, 3rd Battalion, 227th Assault Helicopter Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division. These combined arms training operations are layered laterally, by altitude and by time throughout 7th Army Training Command’s area of operations during Dynamic Front. Both mortars and artillery shoot while troops are maneuvering on the ground; the Air Force enables German joint terminal attack controllers who are directing American close air support; and a rotational unit flies gun raids, air assault and route reconnaissance missions through the skies. “Whether it be mortars or artillery, attack aviation with helicopters or close air support with fixed wing: we can do all of that in a small space and we’ve been very successful in making sure we bring all that combat effectiveness at the right place, at the right time,” said Lt. Col. Jeffrey Anderson, chief of Grafenwoehr Training Area range operations.