grafenwoehr trainning area


Reach out and touch someone.

Dragoons assigned to Archer Battery, Field Artillery Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment participate in a live-fire exercise Their M777 Howitzers are staged in anticipation of target acquisition and firing instructions from their forward observers, in support of troopers assigned to 4th Sqdn, 2 CR during their field exercise at Grafenwoehr Training Area, located near Rose Barracks, Germany.

(Photos by Sergeant William Tanner, 24 FEB 2015.)


U.S. Soldiers and Marines, with Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Dutch, Spanish and Lithuanian soldiers competing in the European Best Sniper Squad Competition at the 7th Army Training Commandâs, Grafenwoehr training area, Bavaria, Germany, Oct. 23, 2016. 


Bulls in the trees.

Dragoons assigned to Bull Troop, 1st Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment participated in a live-fire exercise at Grafenwoehr Training Area located near Rose Barracks, Germany. Troopers conducted group and tactical movements while attacking an objective assisted by their Strykers and mortar fire during the exercise.

(Photos by Sergeant William Tanner, 5 MAR 2015.)

Tankbusters head back to Europe.

Airman 1st Class Nelson A. Walker, of the 9th Air Support Operations Squadron from Fort Hood, Texas, observes an A10 Thunderbolt II during a live fire exercise as part of Combined Resolve II at Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany. 

(Photo by Staff Sergeant Amanda Nall, 22 MAY 2014. Article compiled from U.S. European Command and U.S. Air Forces in Europe News Releases, 11 FEB 2015.)

The US Air Force has deployed 12 A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft to Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, as part of a theater security package in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve, U.S. European Command officials announced yesterday.

About 300 airmen and support equipment are deploying with the A-10s from the 355th Fighter Wing, based at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona.

“While in Germany, these aircraft will forward-deploy to locations in Eastern European NATO nations,” said Navy Capt. Greg Hicks, Eucom spokesman. “Units will conduct training alongside our NATO allies to strengthen interoperability and to demonstrate U.S. commitment to the security and stability of Europe.”

Demonstration of Continued Commitment

Operation Atlantic Resolve is a demonstration of U.S. European Command’s and U.S. Air Forces in Europe’s continued commitment to NATO’s collective security and dedication to the enduring peace and stability in the region, officials said.

“The Air Force has been rotating forces as a part of OAR for the past year,” said Air Force Lt. Gen. Tom Jones, vice commander of USAFE and Air Forces Africa. “The [theater security package] is another way the Air Force is increasing rotational presence in Europe to reassure our allies and partner nations that our commitment to European security is a priority.”

The Air Force’s forward presence in Europe provides the support infrastructure needed to increase the current force and build new and deeper partnerships across the continent, Jones added.

The A-10s are the first of several theater security package deployments to Europe, officials said, adding that rotations generally will last six months, depending on mission and Eucom requirements.

Although this deployment is a first in Europe, officials said, the Air Force has been conducting similar theater support rotations in the Pacific region since 2004.