Category Archives: Defender

As Defender 2020 drill winds down, US Army plans for 2021 edition


Get a look at the U.S. Army moving an armored brigade from the U.S. state of Georgia to Germany. WASHINGTON — As the last portions of the altered Defender 2020 exercise kick into gear, the U.S. Army is beginning to plan its 2021 edition, a top general said Thursday. Speaking at a Defense News virtual […]

Defender Europe-linked exercise gets green-light in Poland


An exercise involving 6,000 U.S. and Polish troops originally scheduled for May to coincide with a larger division-scale exercise will now occur on June 5-19 at the Drawsko Pomorskie Training Area in Poland. Exercise Allied Spirit will involve about 4,000 U.S. soldiers from the 1st Cavalry Division Headquarters, as well as the 3rd Infantry Division’s […]