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Soldiers in the German Army Band in Weiden perform at the Day of the German Army in Weiden, Germany, Saturday, June 10, 2017.
Soldiers in the German Army Band in Weiden perform at the Day of the German Army in Weiden, Germany, Saturday, June 10, 2017. (Martin Egnash/Stars and Stripes)
Soldiers in the German Army Band in Weiden perform at the Day of the German Army in Weiden, Germany, Saturday, June 10, 2017.
Soldiers in the German Army Band in Weiden perform at the Day of the German Army in Weiden, Germany, Saturday, June 10, 2017. (Martin Egnash/Stars and Stripes)
Americans and Germans look at the German army's Fennek Light Armored Reconnaissance Vehicle at the Day of the German Army in Weiden, Germany, Saturday, June 10, 2017.
Americans and Germans look at the German army's Fennek Light Armored Reconnaissance Vehicle at the Day of the German Army in Weiden, Germany, Saturday, June 10, 2017. (Martin Egnash/Stars and Stripes)
Americans and Germans learn about German army artillery and tanks at the Day of the German Army, in Weiden, Germany, Saturday, June 10, 2017.
Americans and Germans learn about German army artillery and tanks at the Day of the German Army, in Weiden, Germany, Saturday, June 10, 2017. (Martin Egnash/Stars and Stripes)
American and German families observe the German army's Boxer Armored Fighting Vehicle at the Day of the German Army, in Weiden, Germany, Saturday, June 10, 2017.
American and German families observe the German army's Boxer Armored Fighting Vehicle at the Day of the German Army, in Weiden, Germany, Saturday, June 10, 2017. (Martin Egnash/Stars and Stripes)
American and German children climb on top of a German Leopard II Main Battle Tank at the Day of the German Army, in Weiden, Germany, Saturday, June 10, 2017.
American and German children climb on top of a German Leopard II Main Battle Tank at the Day of the German Army, in Weiden, Germany, Saturday, June 10, 2017. (Martin Egnash/Stars and Stripes)
A German army robot hands a drink to a child at the Day of the German Army event in Weiden, Germany, Saturday, June 10, 2017.
A German army robot hands a drink to a child at the Day of the German Army event in Weiden, Germany, Saturday, June 10, 2017. (Martin Egnash/Stars and Stripes)

WEIDEN, Germany — Germany celebrated the Day of the German Army near the American Grafenwoehr Training Area on Saturday.

The German army displayed vehicles and equipment for both Germans and Americans, and soldiers answered questions about day-to-day life in the German military.

The celebration was a chance for German locals to learn more about their army while American soldiers and their families got a close-up look at the differences between the U.S. military and their host nation’s military.

egnash.martin@stripes.com Twitter: @Marty_Stripes

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