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Exercise BRAVE PARTNER 23 Overview

US Army infantrymen conduct a combat patrol exercise during BRAVE PARTNER 23, Krivolak Training Area, Republic of North Macedonia [US Army: Sgt Jon Cortez]

The recent BRAVE PARTNER 23 was a SNAP (Short Notice Action Planning) live-fire exercise conducted by US Army troops in North Macedonia.

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BRAVE PARTNER 23 was a US Army Europe and Africa scheduled, directed, and led Short Notice Action Planning (SNAP) exercise, which included live-fire training and was designed to demonstrate USAREURAF’s operational reach, validate US investments in North Macedonia, and increase readiness.

The primary US Army infantry contingent speedily deployed by air to Krivolak Training Area in North Macedonia for the exercise was drawn from the 2nd Squadron of the 2nd Cavalry Regiment which is forward based in Bavaria, Germany. Nicknamed the Second Dragoons, 2CR primarily uses Stryker family 8×8 armoured fighting vehicles.

This US Army video and the following images provide a brief overview of some of the ten-day SNAP exercise activities.

Exercise BRAVE PARTNER 23 [US Army: Sgt. Jon Cortez]
A Stryker infantry fighting vehicle manoeuvres in Krivolak Training Area, Republic of North Macedonia [US Army: Spc Devin Klecan]
An infantry soldier from 2CR conducts sniper training with an M110 A1 rifle at a live-fire range during BRAVE PARTNER 23 in North Macedonia [US Army Reserve: Capt Maria L L Salcido]
US Army soldiers deliver a simulated medical casualty to an HH-60 Blackhawk Helicopter during a medical evacuation rehearsal, Krivolak Training Area, North Macedonia [US Army Reserve: Capt Maria L L Salcido]

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