Army Reserve MPs Conduct CPX - DEFENDER 23
1st Lt. Caleb McMurtrey, a logistician with 200th Military Police Command, gives a brief during an operations synchronization meeting during the command post exercise, part of U.S. Army Europe and Africa's Defender 23 exercise, June 12, 2023, in Grafenwohr, Germany. DEFENDER 23 is a U.S. Army Europe and Africa-led exercise focused on the strategic deployment of continental United States-based forces, employment of Army Prepositioned Stocks, and interoperability with Allies and partners. Taking place from 22 April to 23 June, DEFENDER 23 demonstrates USAREUR-AF's ability to aggregate U.S.-based combat power quickly in Eastern Europe, increase lethality of the NATO Alliance through long-distance fires, build unit readiness in a complex joint, multi-national environment, and leverage host nation capabilities to increase USAREUR-AF's operational reach. DEFENDER 23 includes more than 7,800 U.S. and 15,000 multi-national service members from more than 20 nations who will participate including, but not limited to: Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, United Kingdom and the United States.

Photo by: Sgt. 1st Class Robert Pufahl |  VIRIN: 230612-A-WE313-319.JPG