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Tennessee National Guard deploys for Saber Strike

Monday, June 12, 2017 | 02:13pm

Soldiers and Airmen with the Tennessee Army and Air National Guard departed from the Volunteer Training Site in Smyrna, Tenn., on June 9 for annual training that is taking place in Poland as part of Operation Saber Strike. A C-17 from the Memphis-based 164th Airlift Wing was loaded with equipment and personnel from Tennessee’s 1-181st Field Artillery, and the 118th Wing and 134th Air Refueling Wing Security Forces Squadrons. Saber Strike is a long-standing U.S. Army Europe-led cooperative training exercise that helps facilitate cooperation amongst the U.S., Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and allied and partner nations.

 

A M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) vehicle from the Tennessee Army National Guard's 1-181st Field Artillery is loaded into a C-17 from the Tennessee Air National Guard's 164th Airlift Wing on June 9, headed for annual training that is taking place in Poland as part of Operation Saber Strike.

 

 

1706 Departing for Poland

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Photos and Video by Master Sgt. Robin Brown