08 Mar '18, 3am

US, Allies Conduct Biggest Artillery Event in Europe Since Cold War

US, Allies Conduct Biggest Artillery Event in Europe Since Cold War

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- It has sounded like a nonstop thunderstorm at this base for the past two weeks, during which the Army has conducted the largest artillery exercise in Europe since the Cold War. More than 3,700 soldiers from 26 nations are participating in Dynamic Front 18 -- the Army's premier multinational artillery drill on the Continent -- almost three times as many participants as last year. The exercise, which began Feb. 23, wraps up on Saturday. "I think everybody realizes the importance of readiness, and this is a great readiness-building exercise," said Maj. Gen. Timothy McGuire, the deputy commanding general of U.S. Army Europe. "Also, units are realizing how much we can do on this training area and the kind of quality experience you get when you work together here." The focus of the exercise is to improve communication between artillery from the different ...

Full article: https://www.military.com/daily-news/2018/03/07/us-allies-...

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