Allied airborne units in Europe will join together as a multi-national team to practice their ability to quickly and effectively respond to regional crises during the U.S. Army Europe-led exercise Swift Response 17: Phase II, here, Oct 2-20.
Swift Response 17-2 will include approximately 6,000 participants from 12 NATO and European partner nations.
The exercise will feature multi-national, airborne, joint forcible entry personnel and equipment drops; air assault operations; a force build-up using a short take-off and landing strip; and non-combatant evacuation operations.
Swift Response 17-2 is a multi-national training event that allows allies to connect — personally, professionally, technically and tactically — to build stronger, more capable forces that are ready at a moment’s notice to respond to crisis situations.
Off-post maneuver rights areas will be used as drop zones during the exercise to provide Allied airborne units the space required to conduct proper tactical maneuvers. Access in and around those off-post areas will only be affected for several hours on the days of the airborne jumps. German and U.S. safety officials will be on site to direct traffic around those areas during the operation.
Media days will be held Oct. 9-10, 2017. Media interested in attending the exercise should contact the 7th Army Training Command Public Affairs Office by Thursday, Oct. 5 at email@example.com.