U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers train during Joint Cooperation 2019
Staff Sgt. Jalani Cochran (center), civil affairs specialist, 457th Civil Affairs Battalion, 361st Civil Affairs Brigade, gives feedback to Sgt. Caitlin Thompson, 457th Civil Affairs Battalion, 361st Civil Affairs Brigade, and Hungarian Army Zászlós Ferenc Kapor on their interaction with a roleplayer and translator, Nov. 7, 2019 in Steyerberg, Germany during Joint Cooperation 2019. The exercise included approximately 500 Soldiers and civilians from 24 countries in Europe and North America. During the exercise, the Soldiers are placed in a scenario of conflict in the fictional states of Torrike and Framland. The Soldiers mission is to interact with roleplayers acting as local citizens of the area who either question their presence in the area, want to provide information or need help addressing humanitarian concerns. The exercise was conducted from Oct. 28 - Nov. 8 in and around Nienberg, Germany.