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US Soldiers hone small tactics operations alongside European allies during Noble Partner exercise

 

U.S. Soldiers assigned to 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment conducted small unit tactics with Georgian Army observers as part of Exercise Noble Partner 18 here, Aug. 3.

Exercise Noble Partner 18 is a cooperatively-led Georgian Armed Forces and U.S. Army Europe multinational training exercise in its fourth iteration. The exercise aims to enhance regional partner and U.S. readiness in a multinational environment.

The cavalry troop trained with Georgian Army observers on dismounting an M1126 Infantry Carrier Vehicle, moving to a local support-by-fire position, reacting to contact, and executing a squad attack to knockout a bunker.

“We’re trying to get back to the small unit level training again so that a squad, a nine-man team, has the opportunity to come out here and train in an environment that they’ve never trained in before,” said U.S. Army Capt. Sean Keeler, troop commander with the 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment. “We’re giving the squad leaders additional assets they wouldn’t normally have to stress their systems and challenge their leadership.”

2nd Cavalry Regiment is no stranger to training in Europe, as the unit succesfully completed training missions earlier this year alongside Polish forces at the Bemowo Piskie Training Area.

“Training in Europe presents a unique opportunity that we are not able to get as much as we would like to in the States,” said Keeler. “It’s so accessible to just go to a different country and work with allies and partners in multiple different locations. It keeps challenging [our] leadership, from small unit leaders all the way up to senior-level leadership.”

Georgian Army observers in the area kept a close eye on the training.  Read more

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US Soldiers hone small tactics operations alongside European allies during Noble Partner exercise