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Video by Jackie Faye Burton
Raw Footage: Exercise Dragon Press Conference
U.S. European Command
May 3, 2024 | 18:52
(At: 01:05) LGEN Piotr "Zeus" Blazeusz, Ph.D., First Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Polish Armed Forces

(At: 04:42) General Guglielmo Luigi Miglietta, COM JFCBS

(At: 13:45:) Vice Admiral Doug G. Perry, COM JFCNF

During Exercise Dragon-24 (DR-24) in Poland, NATO will test the Polish Armed Forces' response to potential crises, involving around 20,000 soldiers and 3,500 units of equipment from 9 NATO countries. The participants include: Poland; France; Germany; Lithuania; Slovenia; Spain; Türkiye; United Kingdom and USA. The exercise will evaluate their ability to execute combat tasks across various domains, including land, air, sea, and cyberspace. It will include elements such as crossing the Vistula River and the movement of the NATO Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF). This exercise is part of the larger STEADFAST DEFENDER-24 (STDE-24) series, involving 90,000 troops from NATO and Sweden, aimed at demonstrating deterrence and defence capabilities. DR-24 and other exercises are defensive and not targeted at any specific country but serve as a demonstration of preparedness against potential aggression. The exercises mark NATO's largest demonstration of defence capabilities in decades.

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189th IN BDE (CATB) observes, coaches, and trains our ARNG and USAR partners to provide trained and ready units to support combatant commander requirements around the world. O/O, conduct Mobilization and Large Scale Mobilization Operations (LSMO) in support of our ARNG and USAR partners to meet combatant commander OPLAN requirements.
Our purpose is to support First Army’s mission to achieve FORSCOM directed readiness and deliver trained and ready NG and RC forces. We accomplish this through partnership with the National Guard and US Army Reserve as FORSCOM’s proponent for the integration of the Army’s Total Force Policy (ATFP) and execution of Mobilization Training Centers (MTC) operations as part of the Army’s LSMO effort.