Allied Spirits Exercise to Take Place in June

The "Allied Spirit" exercise is expected to be held in Poland next month. This comes after most military exercises were delayed or cancelled because of the pandemic. The exercise, originally scheduled for May, will now take place June 5-19 at Drawsko Pomorskie Training Area in northwestern Poland. The U.S. and Polish bilateral exercise will feature a Polish airborne operation and a U.S.-Polish division-size river crossing. 

US Europe Army said in a press release that "approximately 6,000 U.S. and Polish Soldiers will take part in the exercise.  Of those, approximately 4,000 U.S. Soldiers will come from the 1st Cavalry Division Headquarters (Forward); 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team and 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division; and approximately 2,000 Polish Soldiers will come from the 6th Polish Airborne Brigade; 9th Polish Armored Calvary Brigade; and 12th Polish Mechanized Brigade."

Furthermore, 7th Army Training Command will provide exercise control of Allied Spirit and deploy Observer Coach Trainers from the Joint Multinational Readiness Center to DPTA to facilitate the training.

Exercise "Allied Spirit" is a "DEFENDER-Europe 20" linked exercise, which was modified in size and scope in March in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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