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Combined Resolve VIII

The U.S. Army’s European Rotational Force will participate in a major exercise alongside NATO allies and partner-nation forces at the Army’s Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels Training Areas in southeastern Germany, April 19 to June 16.

Soldiers fire an M1A2 SEPv2 Abrams Main Battle Tank during exercise Combined Resolve VII at the 7th Army Training Command in Grafenwoehr, Germany, August 18, 2016. They are assigned to 2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division. Combined Resolve is a U.S.-led combined arms exercise designed to prepare U.S. and European forces for multinational operations. Combined Resolve VII includes more than 3,500 participants from 16 NATO and European partner nations (Photo Credit: Markus Rauchenberger)
Soldiers fire an M1A2 SEPv2 Abrams Main Battle Tank during exercise Combined Resolve VII at the 7th Army Training Command in Grafenwoehr, Germany, August 18, 2016. They are assigned to 2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division. Combined Resolve is a U.S.-led combined arms exercise designed to prepare U.S. and European forces for multinational operations. Combined Resolve VII includes more than 3,500 participants from 16 NATO and European partner nations (Photo Credit: Markus Rauchenberger)

Exercise Combined Resolve VIII will include more than 3,400 participants from 10 nations, including Albania, Finland, Hungary, Kosovo, Lithuania, Macedonia, Romania, Slovenia, Ukraine and the United States.

The U.S. rotational force will consist of the Mission Command Element and 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division from Fort Carson, Colorado, and the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, from Fort Drum New York. These units are designated as part of the regionally allocated forces for U.S. European Command.

The exercise consists of three phases. The first phase includes a combined arms live-fire exercise on the Grafenwoehr Training Area. The second phase will include a command post exercise and the last phase will then include force-on-force maneuver training at the Army’s Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels.

Nearly 1,200 4th Infantry Division Soldiers have relocated from Zagan, Poland to Grafenwoehr, in support of Combined Resolve VIII.

The operations officer for 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Major Jon Anderson said, Ā«Participation in this multinational exercise not only demonstrates our ability to freely move an armored brigade around Europe, it provides the best opportunities to train with as many Allies as possible so that we are collectively stronger as a fighting forceĀ».