Agile Response is an annual, joint staff-directed exercise designed both to assist the Greek government in their Olympic security preparations, and also to enable forces assigned to EUCOM to meet annual exercise training objectives.
About 90 members of five Naval Reserve units participated in Exercise Agile Response 2004, staffing positions alongside their active-duty counterparts at five sites in Italy, Germany, Greece and at sea. These Reservists joined nearly 500 U.S. and 1,500 Greek military personnel in training for the international cooperative effort to support a safe and secure Olympic Games in 2004.
The Naval Reservists represented 26 percent of the Joint Exercise Control Group (JECG), led one-third of all JECG Cells, and provided 1,250 man-days of operational support for the exercise.
The Reserve units involved were Commander, U.S. 6th Fleet (COMSIXTHFLT) Det. 802 from Atlanta; Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe (CNE) Joint Task Force Control Unit (JTFCU) Det. 413 from Detroit; CNE JTFCU Det. 513 from Chicago; CNE JTFCU Det. 330 from London; and CNE JTFCU Det. 118 from Denver.
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