US army concludes Exercise Combined Resolve V in Germany

30 November 2015 (Last Updated November 30th, 2015 10:22)

The US Army's 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team's soldiers, belonging to the 3rd Infantry Division, have concluded a multinational combined arms live-fire exercise, known as CALFEX, at the Grafenwoehr Training Area in Germany.

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The US Army's 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team's soldiers, belonging to the 3rd Infantry Division, have concluded a multinational combined arms live-fire exercise, known as CALFEX, at the Grafenwoehr Training Area in Germany.

The CALFEX was the final event for Exercise Combined Resolve V, and is US Army Europe's largest live-fire exercise for this year.

Exercise Combined Resolve V is a US Army Europe-directed multinational exercise involving more than 4,000 participants from ten Nato and partner nations.

The CALFEX involved soldiers conducting a combined-arms breach while integrating mounted and dismounted manoeuvres with artillery fires, AH-64 attack aviation, and close-air support from A-10 Thunderbolt II.

The army focused on multinational unified land operations with the CALFEX, which has reinforced the US' commitment towards Nato and Europe.

"I would like to thank US Army Europe for this great opportunity."

Soldiers from the Republic of Georgia and Romania trained alongside the brigade throughout Combined Resolve.

With the help of the lessons learned through the live-fire exercise at Grafenwoehr, the units were able to identify challenges of integrating multinational units during exercises at Hohenfels.

12th Infantry Battalion, Georgian 1st Light Infantry Company platoon commander Georgian Army 1st lieutenant Beka Metreveli said: "I would like to thank US Army Europe for this great opportunity that we have to train with probably the best fighting force in the world.

"To learn and share our experiences have been great so far, and I hope our partnership will continue."


Image: Exercise Combined Resolve concludes in Germany. Photo: courtesy of US Army.