These Army units are going to Europe this spring for Defender 2020 — but they’re pretending it’s 2028
The upcoming Defender 2020 exercise will involve about 20,000 U.S. soldiers deploying from CONUS.
It looks like the US Army is going to be coming back to Europe in force for Defender 2020... This kind of REFORGER like exercise has not been done in years, and the ability to deploy a division sized force to Europe to include a brigade of National Guardsmen and several forced entry exercises should help keep NATO relevant in the eyes of the Russians. Who knows maybe in a few yeas the US Army might be able to deploy a Corps sized element to Europe again.