US Army soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, yesterday (18th July) undertook armoured vehicle preparation in Poland prior to a major EDRE.
This vehicle preparation was part of Phase II of DEFENDER-Europe 20 on the Drawsko Pomorskie Training Area in Poland.
DEFENDER-Europe 20 was designed as a deployment exercise to build strategic readiness in support of the US National Defense Strategy and NATO deterrence objectives. In response to COVID-19, DEFENDER-Europe 20 was modified in size and scope. Phase I of the modified deployment was linked to Exercise ALLIED SPIRIT, which took place at Drawsko Pomorskie Training Area, June 5-19 with approximately 6,000 US and Polish Soldiers.
In Phase II of the modified DEFENDER-Europe 20, a US-based Combined Arms Battalion will conduct an Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercise (EDRE) to Europe July 14 to August 22.