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Germany: NATO parade as their 'Dragoon Ride' comes to an end in Vilseck01:10

Germany: NATO parade as their 'Dragoon Ride' comes to an end in Vilseck

Germany, Vilseck
April 1, 2015 at 07:40 GMT +00:00 · Published

Family members and supporters of the US troops welcomed the 'Dragoon Ride', a showcase of American and NATO firepower in Eastern Europe in Germany's town of Vilseck on Wednesday.

Approximately 90 military vehicles crossed from Czech Republic into Germany, the final stage of an operation that started on March 21. The name of the ride derives from the nickname of the US Army's 2nd Cavalry Regiment, 'the Dragoons.' Before reaching Germany, the convoy drove 1,100 miles (1770 km) through Estonia, Lithuania, Poland, Latvia and the Czech Republic.

Conceived by Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, the US commander in Europe, the ride showcases a convoy of IAV Strykers. The display reportedly aims to show solidarity and US support for their 'allies in Eastern Europe.'

Germany: NATO parade as their 'Dragoon Ride' comes to an end in Vilseck01:10
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Family members and supporters of the US troops welcomed the 'Dragoon Ride', a showcase of American and NATO firepower in Eastern Europe in Germany's town of Vilseck on Wednesday.

Approximately 90 military vehicles crossed from Czech Republic into Germany, the final stage of an operation that started on March 21. The name of the ride derives from the nickname of the US Army's 2nd Cavalry Regiment, 'the Dragoons.' Before reaching Germany, the convoy drove 1,100 miles (1770 km) through Estonia, Lithuania, Poland, Latvia and the Czech Republic.

Conceived by Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, the US commander in Europe, the ride showcases a convoy of IAV Strykers. The display reportedly aims to show solidarity and US support for their 'allies in Eastern Europe.'

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