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What’s it like to be a soldier on a NATO exercise?

15-09-2021

Steadfast Defender 2021 is a NATO-led exercise designed to ensure that our forces are trained, able to operate together and ready to respond to any threat from any direction. It demonstrates the value of North America and Europe working together to keep our nations safe in a challenging security environment.

WHO

Over 9,000 troops from more than 20 NATO Allies and partners

WHAT

North American troops crossing the Atlantic, moving across Europe and exercising with European NATO Allies

WHERE

The majority of the exercise will take place in Germany, Portugal and Romania.

WHY

To improve Allied forces' ability to move quickly across the Atlantic and Europe to protect each other, if needed.