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US, Italian Rangers fight together at JWA | DVIDS NEWS
U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt. Benjamin Haulenbeek

US, Italian Rangers fight together at JWA | DVIDS NEWS

U.S. Army Rangers assigned to 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment and Rangers from the Italian Army 4th Alpini Paratroopers Regiment participated in the Joint Warfighting Assessment April 6-26, 2018 at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany.

JWA is a signature multinational training event which focuses on joint and multinational interoperability. The exercise provides units with a venue to achieve key training objectives such as force development, readiness and integrating multinational armed forces under one command structure.

The Rangers exercised interoperability with conventional units by falling under U.S. Army Europe’s 173rd Airborne Brigade.

“We came here to support the 173rd efforts for their portion of the JWA,” said Capt. Kyle Payne, Bravo Company commander, 2nd Ranger Bn. “As a component of their efforts, we conducted light infantry sustained operations at the JMRC against a near-peer opposition force, striking high-payoff targets that would allow the brigade to continue in its efforts to clear its objective across the training area.”

Source: US, Italian Rangers fight together at JWA | DVIDS NEWS