Saber Strike is a long-standing, multilateral, multifaceted, U.S Army Europe led security cooperation exercise primarily focused on the three Baltic States. The exercise spans multiple locations in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia and involves approximately 4,500 personnel from 10 countries.
The 2014 exercise includes participation from: U.S. Air Force Europe; Air National Guard from Michigan, Minnesota, Pennsylvania and Washington; Army National Guard from Louisiana, Michigan, North Dakota, Pennsylvania and Utah; Canada; Denmark; Estonia; Finland; Latvia; Lithuania; Norway; Poland and United Kingdom. This is the first year Denmark and Canada have participated in the exercise.
The exercise trains participants on command and control and interoperability with regional partners. It is comprised of a brigade-level command post exercise and computer-assisted exercise occurring at various sites in Lithuania and Estonia, including locations near Tartu, Vilnius, Pabrade, Amari and Tapa, as well as company-level field and situational training exercises taking place at the Adazi Training Area, Latvia.
Saber Strike 2014 also features the integration of U.S. close air support with partner nation ground forces. All activities highlight joint, multi-national training among the participating nations and are designed to improve operational capability in a variety of missions.
Here are highlights of Saber Strike 2014.
Video compiled by USA Patriotism!
Individual segments produced by:
U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class David Cox U.S. Army Sgt. James Barrington U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Whitney Buford