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U.S. and British cadets from West Point and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst run out of a CH-47 Chinook helicopter during the exercise Dynamic Victory in Hohenfels, Germany, Thursday, July 13, 2017.

U.S. and British cadets from West Point and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst run out of a CH-47 Chinook helicopter during the exercise Dynamic Victory in Hohenfels, Germany, Thursday, July 13, 2017. (Martin Egnash/Stars and Stripes)

U.S. and British cadets from West Point and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst run out of a CH-47 Chinook helicopter during the exercise Dynamic Victory in Hohenfels, Germany, Thursday, July 13, 2017.

U.S. and British cadets from West Point and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst run out of a CH-47 Chinook helicopter during the exercise Dynamic Victory in Hohenfels, Germany, Thursday, July 13, 2017. (Martin Egnash/Stars and Stripes)

Spc. Luis Del Valle, a crew chief with the 1-214th Aviation Regiment, observes the view from the back of a CH-47 Chinook during the exercise Dynamic Victory, Thursday, July 13, 2017, in Grafenwoehr, Germany.

Spc. Luis Del Valle, a crew chief with the 1-214th Aviation Regiment, observes the view from the back of a CH-47 Chinook during the exercise Dynamic Victory, Thursday, July 13, 2017, in Grafenwoehr, Germany. (Martin Egnash/Stars and Stripes)

U.S. and British cadets take defensive positions during the exercise Dynamic Vistory, Thursday, July 13, 2017, in Hohenfels, Germany.

U.S. and British cadets take defensive positions during the exercise Dynamic Vistory, Thursday, July 13, 2017, in Hohenfels, Germany. (Martin Egnash/Stars and Stripes)

U.S. and British cadets secure the area after landing onto a field during the exercise Dynamic Victory, Thursday, July 13, 2017, in Hohenfels, Germany.

U.S. and British cadets secure the area after landing onto a field during the exercise Dynamic Victory, Thursday, July 13, 2017, in Hohenfels, Germany. (Martin Egnash/Stars and Stripes)

Soldiers with the U.S. Army's  1-214th Aviation Regiment fly a CH-47 Chinook loaded with U.S. and British cadets during the exercise Dynamic Victory, Thursday, July 13, 2017, in Grafenwoehr, Germany.

Soldiers with the U.S. Army's 1-214th Aviation Regiment fly a CH-47 Chinook loaded with U.S. and British cadets during the exercise Dynamic Victory, Thursday, July 13, 2017, in Grafenwoehr, Germany. (Martin Egnash/Stars and Stripes)

Cadets from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst look out of the back of a U.S. Army CH-47 Chinook, during the exercise Dynamic Victory, Thursday, July 13, 2017, at Grafenwoehr, Germany

Cadets from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst look out of the back of a U.S. Army CH-47 Chinook, during the exercise Dynamic Victory, Thursday, July 13, 2017, at Grafenwoehr, Germany (Martin Egnash/Stars and Stripes)

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Cadets from West Point and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst are training at U.S. bases in Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels, Germany, as part of the Dynamic Victory exercise.

The joint exercise, from July 8 to 21, allows instructors to assess their fitness and is one of their last steps toward becoming officers.

During the drills, cadets will conduct live-fire training, urban combat simulations and tactical insertions utilizing equipment and vehicles from U.S. and NATO allies.

“The (cadets) are training for ‘a war’ not ‘The’ war," said Maj. Alex Ficke, chief instructor at Sandhurst.

“With the future nature of conflict the (cadets) need to be exposed to working in a multinational environment and with assets and agencies from different NATO and coalition partners,” he said.egnash.martin@stripes.com Twitter: @Marty_Stripes


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