Polish and U.S. Soldiers • Combined Arms Live Fire Exercise • Poland 2020

Polish and U.S. Soldiers

Polish and U.S. Soldiers participate in a combined arms live fire exercise as part of Phase II of DEFENDER-Europe 20, Bucierz Range, Drawsko Pomorskie Training Area, Poland, August 11, 2020. DEFENDER-Europe 20 was designed as a deployment exercise to build strategic readiness in support of the U.S. National Defense Strategy and NATO deterrence objectives. In response to COVID-19, DEFENDER-Europe 20 was modified in size and scope. Phase I of the modified DEFENDER-Europe 20 was linked to exercise Allied Spirit, which took place at Drawsko Pomorskie Training Area, Poland, June 5-19 with approximately 6,000 U.S. and Polish Soldiers. In phase II of the modified DEFENDER-Europe 20, a U.S.-based combined arms battalion will conduct an emergency Deployment Readiness Exercise to Europe July 14-Aug. 22. (U.S. Army video by Jason Johnston.)