GERMANY, Bezmer, BULGARIA – JULY 19, 2017: Saber Guardian 17 (SG17) is the largest of the Black Sea Region exercises and is enabled by several smaller U.S., Bulgarian, Hungarian, and Romanian exercises. Approximately 40,000 troops from 30 countries’ military forces will participate in these exercises in the Black Sea Region.
Here: Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges (center, top Army general in Europe) during a aerial delivery of stryker vehicles at Bezmer Airbase (SR17). SWIFT RESPONSE 17 (SR17) is an airborne exercise, that contributes to SG17 by delivering 2CR Strykers into the Joint Operations Area (JOA) at Bezmer, Bulgaria.
CREDIT: Gordon Welters for The New York Times For a story by Eric Schmitt.
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