Saber Guardian 19 is a combination of exercises (marches, combat activities that include firing sessions with anti-air artillery, forcing the crossing of water streams, medical training, etc.) led by the United States Army Europe (USAREUR) and the Romanian Land Forces Headquarters.
The operational execution phase of the ROU Saber Guardian 19 exercise was conducted on the territories of Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary between 03-24 June. In the prior stages and those that follow this phase, different support events took place in Romania: such as CIS exercises, deployment and dislocation, a tactical march of the 2nd Cavalry Regiment, and other training activities.
The main goal of Saber Guardian 19 was to emphasize cohesion, unity, and the solidarity of the partner and allied states with a view of defending themselves against any type of aggression, especially by a rapid mobilization and concentration of forces in a short time, anywhere in Europe. The focus was to develop communication and understanding between the taking part NATO allies and partners, as well as improve the integration of multinational combat forces in preparation of a real-world crisis.
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