173rd paratroopers arrive in Poland
Paratroopers from U.S. Army Europe's 173rd Airborne Brigadearrive at Swidwin Air Base, Poland, April 23, 2014, to begin a training rotation with the Polish army's 6th Airborne Brigade, one of the brigade's sister units. The Soldiers are here with their NATO allies in Poland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania as part of recently announced exercises to demonstrate U.S. commitment to the alliance and increase interoperability between forces.

WIESBADEN, Germany (April 23, 2014) -- Today a company-sized contingent of U.S. paratroopers from U.S. Army Europe's 173rd Airborne Brigade from Vicenza, Italy, arrived in Poland to begin exercises with Polish troops.

This new exercise is the first in a series of expanded U.S. land force training activities in Poland and the Baltic region that are in addition to previously scheduled multinational land force military exercises such as Combined Resolve II, Saber Strike, Rapid Trident, and Saber Guardian. Exercises like this will take place for the next few months and beyond, and are aimed at assuring regional allies of the U.S.'s unwavering commitment to NATO.

In the coming days additional companies will move into Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia for similar exercises.

For more information contact U.S. Army Europe Public Affairs via telephone at +49 (0) 162-271-6685 or email usarmy.wiesbaden.usareur.list.pao-plans-and-operations@mail.mil.

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