AETT-SAF 6 November 2013

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DEPARTMENT OF THE AR
MY

SEVENTH U.S. ARMY JOINT MULTINATIONAL TRAINING COMMAND

UNIT #
28130

APO A
E

09114
-
8130


REPLY TO

ATTENTION OF:


AETT
-
SAF



6 November 2013

MEMORANDUM FOR

G3, ATTN: AEAGC
-
TD
-
PPD, APO AE 09114

SUBJECT:
Trip Report for
Saber Strike Initial Planning Conference (IPC) in

Riga, Latvia
from 12


17 Sep 2011

1

Mr. Neubauer, 7A/JMTC Safety was a team member of the USAR
EU
R
-
G3 team for
SABER STRIKE
-
12

IPC
.

During the conference, the following safety related topics were
discussed:

a.

Participant nations agreed that live fire with small arms (5.56mm, 7.62mm, cal.50,
40mm TP
-
T and Estonian Panzerfaust (Carl Gustaf, M69, M89) will be conducted from the
FOB area and from an area round FRANCU kurgans (OP) , Grid: LD 4530231950. In
addition
, Lithuanian Forces plan to use a cal.50 with reduced SDZ.

b.

Mortar firing with 60mm, 81mm, (82mm) and 120mm will be conducted from two
mortar firing points inside the FOB and from one (maybe two) mortar firing point outside
the FOB.

c.

The firing unit is respo
nsible for the inner safety; the host nation (Latvia) is
responsible for the outer safety in close cooperation with HICON, including barrier plan
(manned and/or unmanned). Details will be decided during the Main Planning Conference
(MPC), when all concurre
nt training activities are scheduled.

d.

Zeroing small arms weapons will be conducted on an existing, well maintained KD
range on the western side of ADAZI Training Area.

e.

North eastern tank road on ADAZI Training Area must be open for other training
activitie
s like cordon and search, etc. This reduces the ability for larger live
-
fire scenarios
for cal.50.

f.

Surface Danger Zone (SDZ) overlays must be made available at the MPC, to be
verified with the host nation and coordinated with the host nation and the other

attending
nations.

g.

Comments to Annex F (Safety) of the ESA will be provided to the USAREUR legal
syndicate.

h.

It is planned, to conduct CAS operations with 4 ea A 10 (USAF). Several overlays
were created illustrating that limited CAS live
-
fire scenarios can

be incorporated safely
during the live fire exercise.

AETT
-
SAF

SUBJECT:
Trip Report for Saber Strike 12 Initial Planning Conference (IPC) in Riga,
Latvia from 12


17 Sep 2011

i.

Abandoned building (old range building) which is planned to be used for cordon and
search operation was inspected. I determined that the ground floor of this two story
building is still usable for thi
s kind of operation.

2

Recommendations:

a.

JMTC Safety provides all necessary overlays, including CAS.

b.

7A/JMTC Safety is present at ADAZI during the range preparation and the live fire
portion of Saber Strike 12.

c.

Coordinate CAS with USAF.

3

Next steps:

a.

Attend the

site survey at ADAZI, 01
-
10 Nov 2011, IOT determine target locations
ICW Host Nation and participating Nations.

b.

Attend the MPC, 28 Nov
-
02 Dec 2011 in Tallinn, Estonia IOT finalize live
-
fire
scenarios and requirements with Host Nation and participating Na
tions MODs.

4

Point of contact for this action
is
Mr. Joe

Neubauer

at
475
-
7089



DAVID W. JOHNSON



Command Safety Director