EUCOM completes test of warfighting readiness

Cmdr. Robert Round, a senior Navy meteorology and oceanography officer, works alongside his team during U.S. European Command's computer-assisted exercise, Austere Challenge 17, aboard the USS Mount Whitney on Oct. 11, 2016. FORD WILLIAMS/U.S. NAVY
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Cmdr. Robert Round, a senior Navy meteorology and oceanography officer, works alongside his team during U.S. European Command's computer-assisted exercise, Austere Challenge 17, aboard the USS Mount Whitney on Oct. 11, 2016. FORD WILLIAMS/U.S. NAVY
Cmdr. Robert Round, a senior Navy meteorology and oceanography officer, works alongside his team during U.S. European Command's computer-assisted exercise, Austere Challenge 17, aboard the USS Mount Whitney on Oct. 11, 2016. FORD WILLIAMS/U.S. NAVY
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Cmdr. Robert Round, a senior Navy meteorology and oceanography officer, works alongside his team during U.S. European Command's computer-assisted exercise, Austere Challenge 17, aboard the USS Mount Whitney on Oct. 11, 2016. FORD WILLIAMS/U.S. NAVY

EUCOM completes test of warfighting readiness

by: John Vandiver | .
Stars and Stripes | .
published: February 21, 2017

MUNICH — U.S. European Command concluded a series of classified war games this week as part of an effort to boost its combat readiness, the military said Friday.

Austere Challenge 2017, which included computer-assisted scenarios that tested EUCOM’s ability to marshal forces in a combat scenario, brought together troops and units from across Europe. The war games commenced in October and culminated in February as part of one of the most complex command exercises for EUCOM since the end of the Cold War. EUCOM declined to site the exact date the drills ended.

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