WIESBADEN, Germany -- Soldiers assigned to Fort Carson, Colo., will arrive in Germany next week as part of routine U.S. Army training.

Approximately 600 Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division will conduct platoon-level training at Grafenwoehr Training Area in Bavaria, Germany, as part of the U.S. Army's deployment readiness program.

In addition to testing the 2-12th's ability to deploy overseas quickly, the readiness exercise also tests the ability of U.S. Army Europe and subordinate units to receive, transport, feed, house and train units as they arrive in theater and, in this case, do so on short notice.

U.S. Army Europe units supporting 2-12th will include 21st Theater Sustainment Command, 7th Army Training Command, 405th Army Field Support Brigade and 4th Infantry Division Mission Command Element.

The 2-12th is not deploying to Europe to take part in Operation Atlantic Resolve or any other mission or exercise, nor are they coming as a response to any potential threat in the region - they are simply exercising their ability to deploy.

Note to reporters: 7th Army Training Command will issue a media advisory once a date has been set for journalists to observe and report on the training at Grafenwoehr.


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