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Exercise Joint Warrior 17-2 Commences

October 1, 2017 at 7:56 AM UTC
U.S. Naval Forces Europe and Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet Public Affairs

Exercise Joint Warrior 17-2 began off the coast of U.K. Sept. 30, 2017. 


Joint Warrior is a semi- annual, U.K.-led multinational exercise that trains allies and partners in a dynamic maritime environment in which participating nations can improve interoperability and prepare for combined operations. 

The exercise is designed and led by the Joint Tactical Exercise Planning Staff (JTEPS) in the United Kingdom.



“We are looking forward to working alongside our partner nations to improve defensive capabilities and effective means of deterrence that will enhance our global security.”

-Cmdr. Thomas M. Van Scoten, commanding officer, USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81)

Quick Facts: 
The Joint Warrior series is a semi-annual Royal Navy integrated training event designed to provide NATO, allied and partner forces a unique multiwarfare environment in which to prepare for global operations.
Joint Warrior 17-2 will provide forces with a variety of training scenarios that explore real-world challenges on a strategic, operational, and tactical level in a controlled environment.
U.S. Navy units involved in Joint Warrior 17-2 include: the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Donald Cook (DDG 75), USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) and USS Mitscher (DDG 57); three P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol and reconnaissance aircraft – two from Patrol Squadron (VP) 10 and one from VP-45.
Nations scheduled to participate in Joint Warrior 17-2 include: Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Latvia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States.