3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team prepares for training with NATO allies
By MARTIN EGNASH | STARS AND STRIPES Published: April 10, 2017
GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Army’s 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, currently deployed across Europe in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve, conducted combined-arms live-fire training here on Monday to prepare for upcoming multinational exercises.
During the training artillery, M109 Paladin howitzers provided supporting fire to M1 Abrams tanks, while AAI RQ-7 Shadow drones circled the sky to observe and direct fire.
“All of these pieces work together to accurately provide precision fire and bring whatever effect the commander needs,” said Capt. Eric Noland, a field artillery battery commander.
This training helped the combat team prepare for Exercise Combined Resolve this summer, when they will train with more than 3,500 soldiers from NATO forces and partner nations.