Special Operations Forces operators representing Croatia (first and third from left), the U.S. (second from left) and Poland (first and second from right), wear a variety of gear on Sept. 20 at Drawksow Pomorskie, Poland during a press conference as part of the official start of the Jackal Stone 10 exercise. Jackal Stone 10, hosted by Poland and Lithuania this year, is an annual international special operations forces (SOF) exercise held in Europe. Its objective is to enhance capabilities and interoperability amongst the participating special operations forces and as well as build mutual respect while sharing doctrinal concepts. The exercise, which is coordinated with U.S. Special Operations Command Europe, includes countries from Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Croatia, Romania, and Ukraine participating in the exercise. (U.S. Army photo by Master Sgt. Donald Sparks)
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