TORUN, Poland -- Soldiers with the 1st Battalion, 5th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division observed Polish 23rd Artillery Regiment training here on Feb. 12.
The soldiers of 1-5 FA are integrating with their Polish counterparts to increase interoperability and readiness to respond to any threat or crisis in the European theater.
"It was a fantastic experience to watch the Polish Artillery conduct a live fire exercise," said Chief Warrant Officer 2 David Wardosky, 1-5 battalion targeting officer. "In continuing to build our allied military partnership, it is imperative to create and establish a shared understanding between our two fires enterprises. I could not be more proud to be a part of this organization."
Soldiers from "Hamilton's Own" are focused on continuing to build and sustain our readiness through opportunities with our allies and partners that are mutually beneficial to every member of the team.
"We were sent in and I was immediately struck by the standardization that NATO provides," said Capt. Jonathan Wilgus, 1-5 fire direction officer. "Two different armies, in the service of two different countries, speaking two different languages; operate fundamentally in the same way towards a common goal."
The deployment of ready, combat-credible U.S. forces to Europe in support of Atlantic Resolve is evidence of the strong and unremitting U.S. commitment to NATO and Europe. Through continuous, multinational training and security cooperation activities, Atlantic Resolve builds readiness, increases interoperability and enhances the bond between ally and partner militaries.