U.S. Army Soldiers from the 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion (ESB), 2nd Signal Brigade, and South Carolina National Guard Soldiers from the 151st ESB, 228th Signal Brigade, teamed together to provide communications and network support to U.S. and multinational forces during exercise Combined Resolve VII at the Hohenfels Training Area.
Exercise Combined Resolve VII is a major exercise involving more than 3,500 participants from the U.S. and 15 NATO Ally and partner nations at the Army’s Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels training areas in southeastern Germany, Aug. 8 to Sept. 15, 2016. The exercise is designed to provide Regionally Allocated Forces with multinational training and partnership opportunities that will enhance the flexibility, agility and ability to better operate alongside NATO Allies and partners in Europe.
The National Guard signal Soldiers worked side-by-side with the 44th ESB in support of the 3rd Infantry Division, Europe’s designated Regionally Allocated Force, and Romanian and Polish forces during the exercise.
“Supporting Combined Resolve VII provides an opportunity for our teams to understand the operational environment, interact with partners and Allies and work through communications challenges,” said Lt. Col. Adam Sannutti, commander of the 44th ESB. “The goal is to provide robust and resilient communications capabilities to multinational forces enabling speed of recognition, decision and assembly.”
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