American forces arrived in Poland on Thursday, marking the official start of a nine-month deployment of soldiers from the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division in Eastern Europe.
The deployment of the “Iron Brigade” to Poland is part of the Atlantic Resolve Mission, which will include the deployment of troops and equipment into seven more countries across Central and Eastern Europe.
Following their initial preparatory actions the brigade will conduct training with in Bulgaria, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, and Slovakia.
According to the Army, the Atlantic Resolve Mission aims to reassure Allies of the US commitment to NATO through the deployment of an Armored Brigade Combat Team (ABCT) from Fort Carson, Colorado.
More than 2,700 pieces of equipment were transported to Poland via rail and road from the German port of Bremerhaven, according to Atlantic Resolve Mission officials.
The rotational elements in these countries will not be permanently stationed there, but will provide a persistent presence across the theater, routinely moving and massing for exercises and training events, according to Army officials.
Source: US Army and Atlantic Resolve Mission
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