Highlights of U.S. Army paratroopers assigned to 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade participating in Exercise Mountain Shock 2016, a bilateral training exercise with the Slovenian Armed Forces focused on the rapid deployment and assembly of forces and team cohesion with weapon systems tactics and procedures.
Three training events are involved...
Conducting an airborne operation from U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules from the 86th Air Wing at Cerklje Drop Zone in Slovenia.
Reacting to a simulated attack during a defensive exercise at Pocek Range in Slovenia
Engaging targets during a live fire exercise at Pocek Range in Slovenia
U.S. Army video segments by Visual Information Specialist Davide Dalla Massara Video edited by USA Patriotism!
Exercises like Exercise Mountain Shock build a foundation of teamwork and readiness between allied NATO countries.
The 173rd Airborne Brigade is the U.S. Army Contingency Response Force in Europe, capable of projecting ready forces anywhere in the U.S. European, Africa or Central Commands' areas of responsibility within 18 hours.