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SWIFT RESPONSE 22 ~ 16 Air Assault In North Macedonia

16th Air Assault Brigade Combat Team loading a 1st Air Cavalry Brigade UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter in preparation for an air assault training mission during SR22 in North Macedonia [US Army: Sgt. Jason Greaves]

Elements of the UK’s 16 Air Assault Brigade have deployed alongside US 1st Air Cavalry Brigade on SWIFT RESPONSE 2022 in North Macedonia.

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The Public Affairs branch of the US 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, has issued images of soldiers assigned to the 16th Air Assault Brigade Combat Team loading onto 1st Air Cavalry Brigade UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters in preparation for an air assault training mission during SWIFT RESPONSE 2022, at the Krivolak Military Training Centre in North Macedonia on May 8th 2022.

16th Air Assault Brigade Combat Team loading a 1st Air Cavalry Brigade UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter in preparation for an air assault training mission during SR22 in North Macedonia [US Army: Sgt. Jason Greaves]

SWIFT RESPONSE exercises US Army Europe and Africa’s ability to rapidly deploy beside European multi-national airborne forces with little to no warning across the globe. The purpose is to present combat credible Army forces in Europe and Africa and enhance readiness by building airborne interoperability with Allies and partners and the integration of joint service partnership.

16th Air Assault Brigade Combat Team loading a 1st Air Cavalry Brigade UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter in preparation for an air assault training mission during SR22 in North Macedonia [US Army: Sgt. Jason Greaves]

An A-10C Thunderbolt II Warthog aircraft from the 175th Wing, Maryland Air National Guard also yesterday conducted a fly-over during an air static display for SWIFT RESPONSE 2022 (SR22) at Stenkovec in North Macedonia.

An A-10C Thunderbolt II from the 175th Wing, Maryland Air National Guard deployed on SR22 in North Macedonia conducting a fly over at Stenkovec [US Army: SSgt. Malcolm Cohens-Ashley]

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