- Title: GERMANY: US ARMY CONDUCTS EXERCISE
- Date: 15th September 1995
- Summary: GRAFENWOEHE, GERMANY (SEPTEMBER 15, 1995) (RTV - ACCESS ALL) 1. LV HELICOPTERS LANDING (2 SHOTS) 0.14 2. SLV/LV TROOPS ON GROUND (2 SHOTS) 0.27 3. LV/SV HELICOPTERS MANOEUVRING (3 SHOTS) 0.51 4. SV TROOPS SITTING ON GROUND (2 SHOTS) 0.56 5. SV HELICOPTER MANOEUVRING 1.07 6. SV/LV TROOPS RUNNING / BOARDING HELICOPTERS (6 SHOTS) 1.47 7. SLV/SV HELICOPTERS TAKING OFF (3 SHOTS) 2.01 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved.
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- Location: GRAFENWOEHR, GERMANY
- Country: Germany
- Duration: 00:02:02
- Story Text: The United States (U.S.) Army Europe's Southern Command (SETAF) conducted a day-time air assault operation in southeastern Germany on Friday (September 15) as part of a twelve-day Europe-wide task force exercise.
The exercise, which has been code-named "Mountain Shield Two", is aimed at training the U.S. soldiers to prepare for what the U.S.
Army terms are contingency operations throughout Europe.
The operation involved 100 helicopters and about 300 troops from various units of the U.S. V.Corps and from other parts of U.S.
military. It was carried out at the U.S. Army's 7th Corps training centre at Grafenwoehr.
CH 47 Chinook and UH 60 Blackhawk transport helicopters as well as AH 64 Apache fighting helicopters took part in the exercise.
The main focus of the operation was to improve tactical logistics for possible future deployment. Military officials declined to say what the concrete deployments might be and stressed that the execise was not meant to be a rehearsal for a specific operation.
The troops carried out exercises to assemble and dismantle aircraft.
Europe-wide, a total of 5,250 U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force troops are involved in the task force training exercise.
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