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Foreign troops take part of a multinational exercise at Fort Hood

Published: Apr. 12, 2021 at 8:16 AM CDT
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FORT HOOD, Texas (KWTX) -The U.S. Army hosts a huge multinational warfighter training that started on April 6- and runs till April 15. The exercise will involve a simulation of a corps-level battle with U.S., U.K., and French Army tactical units.

Thousands of troops and support staff will engage, distributed across various installations, including Fort Hood and Fort Bliss, Texas; Fort Bragg, North Carolina; and Grafenwoehr, Germany.

The Warfighter training mission is an added step in the Army’s ongoing readiness efforts to strengthen its capability to conduct large–scale combat operations with unified action partners.

“Interoperability is the center of the Future combat Interoperability of systems, interoperability of weapons and interoperability of staffs. And today, we are predominantly focusing on the interoperability of staff, and I think it works quite well,” BG Vincent Giraud 2nd French Armoured brigade Commander.

The U.K. and French forces will train their ability to operate effectively within a U.S. corps. The combined formations are integrated down to the brigade level, with a U.K. brigade operating within a U.S. division and U.S. brigade combat teams in the U.K. and French divisions.

“There’s a joint vision statement between the Chief of the General Staff, head of the U.K. Army, and the Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army that will see us be interoperable by 2025,” said Maj. Gen. Mike Elviss, 3rd U.K. Division commander.

The warfighter exercise represents a substantial investment toward gaining interoperability, borne by the U.S. and its allies. All elements involved will undoubtedly leverage successes and mistakes as dividends of lessons learned to enable future operations success.

The training also served as an opportunity for the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, to demonstrate the United States military’s news tank to its allies.

GREYWOLF Forge is a 25-day field exercise focused on multiple reps and sets at the company level and below to develop mastery in our war fighting skills in order to provide a ready and lethal force capable of supporting the Joint Force Commanders.

The training consisting of company force on force training and culminating in a combined arms live-fire exercise (CALFEX). The CALFEX tests the Company Commanders’ ability to integrate direct fires, indirect fires, aviation, engineers, and Cyber against an adversary. Companies are getting multiple reps and sets as they build proficiency

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