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DEF20 Phase II ~ Armoured Vehicle Preparation

US Army Cpt Austin Mcguire, commander, Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, oversees vehicle maintenance during Phase II of DEFENDER-Europe 20, Drawsko Pomorskie Training Area, July 18, 2020 [US Army: Jason Johnston]
US Army soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, yesterday (18th July) undertook armoured vehicle preparation in Poland prior to a major EDRE.

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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.

US Soldiers assigned to Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment conduct a series of vehicle maintenance procedures during Phase II of DEFENDER-Europe 20 [US Army: Jason Johnston]

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.

US Army Cpt Austin Mcguire, commander, Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, tests a vehicle communications system during Phase II of DEFENDER-Europe 20 [US Army: Jason Johnston]
US Soldiers assigned to Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment conduct a series of vehicle maintenance procedures during Phase II of DEFENDER-Europe 20 [US Army: Jason Johnston]

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