United States European Command

02/16/2024 | Press release | Archived content

Large Scale Global Exercise 24

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Large Scale Global Exercise 2024, a series of all-domain military exercises executed alongside Allies and partners around the globe, begins this month and will run through June.

LSGE 24 is a Department of Defense global exercise, coordinated this year by U.S. European Command in collaboration with participating DoD combatant commands. It will incorporate military personnel from the U.S. Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Space Force, and demonstrate joint and multinational military cooperation.

"Our commitment to peace and security not only here in Europe, but throughout the world, is unwavering," said U.S. European Command Deputy Commander U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Steven Basham. "Large Scale Global Exercise 24 is another opportunity to showcase our commitment and resolve, while demonstrating our readiness to respond to any security challenge."

LSGE 24 is comprised of multiple exercises designed to strengthen agility and interoperability with Allies and partners. The LSGE 24 series will incorporate nearly 30 wide-ranging exercises and military activities with discrete objectives. Collectively, these activities will highlight America's robust presence and capabilities alongside Allies, partners and fellow U.S. combatant commands.

Of the multiple events associated with LSGE 24, 11 are set to take place in the USEUCOM area of responsibility and will include: Allied Spirit, Trojan Footprint, two iterations of Bomber Task Force, Nordic Response, Arctic Shock, Saber Strike, Immediate Response, Swift Response, Astral Knight, and BALTOPS. The remaining events will be conducted by participating U.S. combatant commands and executed alongside like-minded nations.

LSGE 24 will be the third iteration of the global, integrated series of exercises.

For more information and imagery/video of associated exercises, visit DVIDS: Large Scale Global Exercise 2024.