US Army Paratroopers Hold Joint Exercise With Greek Forces in Kilkis



Greek and American Army paratroopers pose for a photograph in Kilkis. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Ryan Lucas

US Army paratroopers and infantry units are currently holding joint military exercises with their Greek counterparts in the region of Kilkis, Central Macedonia, Greece.

The members of the American Army who are assigned to Bravo Company, the 2nd Battalion, part of the the 503rd Infantry Regiment, as well as the 173rd Airborne Brigade, are in Greece to take part in these important joint exercises.

U.S. Army photo by Spc. Ryan Lucas

The ”Iron Sword” exercise is a joint training military exercise between elements from the 2nd Battalion, the 503rd Infantry Regiment, the 3rd Squadron, the 17th Cavalry Regiment, and the 71st Air Mobile Brigade.

The educational military training is taking place at the Urban Warfare National Training Centre in Kilkis from November 18 to November 26, 2019.

The exercise is designed to both strengthen interoperability between Greek and U.S. forces and to demonstrate the 173rd’s commitment to its NATO allies.

The Facebook page of the US Embassy in Athens on Thursday posted three photographs of the American and Greek soldiers and airmen who are taking part in the event.

U.S. Army photo by Spc. Ryan Lucas