NATO Military Chiefs of Defense to Meet in Warsaw

NATO’s highest Military Authority, the Military Committee, will meet from September 28-30, 2018, in Warsaw, Poland. The meeting will be hosted by the Chief of the Polish General Staff, Lieutenant General Rajmund Andrzejczak. The NATO Military Committee Conference enables the Chiefs of Defense to meet and discuss issues of importance to the Alliance. They will ...
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Transfer of Authority for NATO Enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group Poland

Primary Contact: 1LT Christina Shoptaw Ph#: +1 865-236-7461 Email:  christina.m.shoptaw.mil.@mail.mil Task Force Raider, 2/278th ACR Wednesday, September 12, 2018 BEMOWO PISKIE, Poland— The NATO Enhanced Presence Forward Battle Group Poland is set to replace commanders and units in a transfer of authority scheduled for September 20, 2018. Battle Group Poland commanded by U.S. Army Lt. Col. ...
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Illinois National Guard Major General Richard Hayes Honored by Poland

Illinois National Guard (ILNG) Commander Major General Richard J. Hayes received the Commander’s Cross and Star of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland from President Andrzej Duda for his contribution to Poland’s defense and sovereignty on August 15 during a ceremony at the Presidential Palace. General Hayes commented that the medal reflects ...
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The First Year of Partnerships Comes to a Close for Resolute Castle 2018

U.S. Army Europe Public Affairs Office Phone: +49 (0) 162.105.1250 www.eur.army.mil   | kimberly.d.calkins.mil@mail.mil DRAWSKO POMORSKIE TRAINNG AREA, Poland – The closing ceremonies for Resolute Castle 18 will be held at the Drawsko Pomorskie Training Area, Poland, at 10 a.m. Aug. 27, 2018. Resolute Castle 18 is a six-month exercise supported by the South Carolina National Guard, ...
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U.S. Airmen and Soldiers conduct a proof of concept exercise in Poland

Airmen and Soldiers were deployed for one month to Krzesiny Air Base, Poland, in July, to test their ability to rapidly setup facilities, equipment and vehicles as part of the European Contingency Air Operations Sets effort. A first for the U.S., this effort sets the standard for future exercises and real world Deployable Air Base ...
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Colonel Thomas Hough – Biography

After commissioning through ROTC, COL Hough served as in 3-187th IN, 3rd IBCT, 101st ABN Division (AASLT). Upon successful completion of his first assignment, COL Hough attended the Infantry Maneuver Captains Career Course (MCCC), where he received orders to XVIII Airborne Corps, Ft. Bragg, N.C. While assigned to XVIII Airborne Corps, COL Hough served in ...
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Polish Language Class Immerses Soldiers in Cultural Landscape

BEMOWO PISKIE, POLAND 06.20.2018 Story by 2nd Lt. Robert Bannon 2d Cavalry Regiment Educational opportunities abound in the U.S. Army, enriching Soldiers who actively seek them out and reap their benefits. Even in the midst of a six-month rotation in Bemowo Piskie, Poland as part of NATO’s enhanced Forward Presence initiative, Soldiers from the 1st ...
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Change of Command Ceremony for NATO Enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group Poland

Primary Contact: Capt. Anna Bielek-Pestka Ph#: +48- 723-251-615 Email: 15bz.rzecznik@ron.mil.pl 15th Mechanized Brigade BEMOWO PISKIE, Poland— The NATO Enhanced Presence Forward Battle Group Poland is set to replace commanders in a change of command ceremony scheduled for July 14, 2018. Battle Group Poland commanded by U.S. Army Lt. Col. Adam Lackey and commander of 1st Squadron, ...
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Saber Strike 18 Begins in Poland

Primary Contact: Capt. Anna Bielek-Pestka Ph#: +48- 723-251-615 Email:  15bz.rzecznik@ron.mil.pl 15th Mechanized Brigade 4 June 2018 BEMOWO PISKIE, Poland– Soldiers from the NATO Enhanced Presence Battle Group Poland participated in the opening ceremony of Saber Strike 18 on Monday, June 4, 2018. The opening ceremony signified the start of the eighth iteration of a long-standing U.S. ...
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Dagger Brigade to Pass Atlantic Resolve Mission to Ironhorse Brigade

Ironhorse Public Affairs Office Phone: +48 510-905-076 www.facebook.com/1stABCT1stCD | lloyd.e.bedford2.mil@mail.mil ZAGAN, Poland – The 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team “Dagger Brigade,” 1st Infantry Division, will conduct a relief in place ceremony with the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team “Ironhorse Brigade,” 1st Cavalry Division, at 10 a.m. June 4, at the Zagan Cultural Palace in downtown Zagan. During ...
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Exercise Saber Strike 18 to Take Place in June

U.S. Army Europe Public Affairs Office Phone: 0611-143-537-0009 | DSN: (314) 537-0009 www.eur.army.mil | donald.t.wrenn.civ@mail.mil WIESBADEN, Germany – Exercise Saber Strike 18 will be held June 3-15 at training areas in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland. Approximately 18,000 participants from 19 different countries will participate in the eighth iteration of the exercise spread across the four countries. ...
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Eight Nations Set to Participate in Strong Europe Tank Challenge

Email: usarmy.bavaria.7atc.list.jmtc-pao-all@mail.mil COM: +49(0)9641-70-569-0029 Web: www.eur.army.mil/7atc Photos: www.flickr.com/photos/7armyjmtc/ Video: www.youtube.com/7thArmyTrainingCommand/ GRAFENWOEHR, Germany (May 1, 2018) – U.S. Army Europe and the German Army will co-host the third Strong Europe Tank Challenge at Grafenwoehr Training Area, June 3 – 8, 2018. Eight NATO and partner nations are scheduled to participate in this year’s tank challenge. Austria, France, Germany, Poland, Ukraine ...
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Transfer of Authority Ceremony for NATO Enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group Poland

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, April 10, 2018 Contact: Capt. Gary Loten-Beckford Cell: 001- 573-586-9463 Email: garylotenbeckford@gmail.com BEMOWO PISKIE, Poland—  1st Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment (War Eagles) based out of Vilseck, Germany is set to replace 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment (Wolf Pack) in a transfer of authority ceremony scheduled for April 20, 2018. Battle Group ...
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Poland: United States and Poland Sign Patriot Deal

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC March 28, 2018 The United States welcomes today’s signing in Warsaw of an agreement concluding Phase I of Poland’s purchase of the Patriot missile defense system, worth $4.6 billion. This includes a brand new, state-of-the-art command and control system for Poland’s air and missile defense. The signing ...
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Meeting the Foreign Policy Challenges of 2017 and Beyond

Remarks Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State The 2017 Atlantic Council-Korea Foundation Forum Washington, DC December 12, 2017 (excerpt) I want to touch a bit on the NATO and Europe relationship quickly, and this was an early trip of the President’s as well. And I think the important thing is that the Atlantic alliance is ...
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Media Invited to Observe Atlantic Resolve Aviation Rotation Readiness Demonstration in Poland

3 November 2017 DRAWSKO POMORSKIE TRAINING AREA, Poland — The 1st Assault Helicopter Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, will host Operation Thoroughbred 2017 here, at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9. Media are invited to observe approximately 160 Soldiers as they conduct a readiness demonstration validating the unit’s preparedness since they’ve arrived from Fort Hood, Texas, as ...
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Battle Group Poland Tours Warsaw Uprising Museum and Museum of Blessed Father Popieluszko

90 soldiers from the Battle Group Poland toured the Warsaw Uprising Museum and the Museum of Blessed Father Jerzy Popieluszko in Warsaw, Poland, Oct. 27, 2017. The soldiers gained an in depth knowledge of Poland’s history during WWII and were provided the opportunity to taste Polish cuisine for lunch. The tour was organized by the ...
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1st Air Cavalry Brigade Replaces the 10th Aviation Brigade in Europe

On October 20, U.S. Army helicopters arrived in Belgium to begin a nine-month rotation, which will provide air support for units stationed in Europe.  As part of its deployment, the Army’s 1st Air Cavalry Brigade brought 89 helicopters across the Atlantic, including 12 CH-47 Chinooks, 38 UH-60 Black Hawks,15 HH-60 Medevac Black Hawks and 24 ...
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Enhanced Forward Presence NATO Battle Group Transfer of Authority Ceremony

By SSG Jennifer Bunn The 2nd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment (2/2CR) transferred authority of Battle Group Poland to the 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment (3/2 CR) during a ceremony on Oct. 20, 2017, at the Bemowo Piskie Training Area near Orzysz, Poland. In March of 2017, 2/2CR deployed to Poland–along with soldiers from Romania and ...
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American Soldiers Meet With Residents of Bydgoszcz and Elbląg!

The 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment (3/2CR) is conducting a tactical road march with over 800 Troops to Orzysz, Poland from Rose Barracks, Germany in support of NATO’s enhanced Forward Presence (eFP). They are replacing 2nd Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment (2/2CR), which was the first American unit deployed to Poland as part of NATO’s ...
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NATO-U.S. Military Presence in Poland 

NATO Military Presence in Poland Multinational Corps Northeast (MNC-NE), Szczecin Multinational Corps Northeast is the headquarters for Eastern Europe which reports to the NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR), which undertakes a wide range of joint military operations. Allied Command Counterintelligence (ACCI) ACCI detects, deters and neutralizes the threat of terrorism, espionage, sabotage and subversion ...
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U.S. Troops Join NATO Deployment to Poland and Region

News Releases and Statements   Battle Group Poland Welcomes New Commander Lt. Col. Christopher L’Heureux BALTOPS 17 to Set Sail in June LTG Hodges Visits new MCE Headquarters, Signs PAF NCO Corps Assessment U.S. Army Europe’s Mission Command Element moves to Poland 2nd Cavalry Regiment Deployment Media Advisory (March 16, 2017) [PDF 147.86 Kb] Sec. Tillerson NATO Foreign Ministerial Intervention Remarks (Mar. 31) 2nd Cavalry Regiment Deploys to Poland NATO Enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group Preparing for Poland (Feb. 18, 2017) Joint Press Statement: NATO Sec. Gen. Stoltenberg U.S. Sec. of Defense Mattis (February 2017) President Trump’s Call with NATO Sec. Gen. Stoltenberg (February 2017)
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Acting Secretary of the Army McCarthy and Senator Moran Visit Poland

On September 1, 2017 Acting Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy and Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS) visited U.S. troops deployed to Poznan and Powidz as part of U.S. Army Europe’s Atlantic Resolve mission.  They also toured Polish facilities of ‎4th Infantry Division’s Mission Command Element and 21st TSC’s Combat Sustainment Support Battalion and were briefed on ...
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American Armored Brigade Combat Team in Poland

  Beginning in early January 2017, the U.S. Army’s 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team of the 4th Infantry Division (3/4 ABCT) will deploy to Poland and establish its brigade headquarters in Żagań.  The brigade will also deploy to NATO’s other eastern member countries in order to enhance deterrence, increase interoperability, and meet U.S. commitments to NATO Allies. ...
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LTG Hodges Receives Commander’s Cross from President Duda

On August 15, U.S. Army Europe Commanding General LTG Ben Hodges was awarded with the Commander’s Cross from President of Poland Andrzej Duda “for his commitment to the development of Polish-US military cooperation, the strengthening of the NATO eastern flank and increasing the U.S. presence in Poland.” During the ceremony, President Duda said: “Thank you, Sir, ...
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Senator Elizabeth Warren Visits Poland

Senator Elizabeth Warren came to Poland with a two day visit on August 8.  During her first trip to Poland, Sen. Warren visited Poznan where she met with leaders and soldiers from the 4th Infantry Division Mission Forward-Command Element and received overview of U.S Army operations across Europe. In Powidz, Senator Warren toured the facilities ...
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General Mark Milley Visited Poland

Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army General Mark Milley and Deputy Commanding General of U.S. Army Europe Major General Timothy McGuire visited Poland on August 7 to strengthen Polish-American military cooperation and it’s future development. During their meetings with Polish leaders and counterparts, they discussed U.S. military presence in Poland, including the U.S. Armored Brigade Combat ...
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American Armored Brigade Combat Team Coming to Poland

Speeches and News Releases Lt. Gen. Tim Ray’s remarks at the Port of Bremerhaven, Germany (8 January 2017) ABCT Deployment: EUCOM News Release (PDF) Major General Timothy McGuire’s Welcoming Ceremony Remarks (PDF) Ambassador Jones’ Interview on PBS News Hour (Jan. 22, 2017) Support units slated to arrive in Europe: USAREUR News Release (Jan. 27, 2017) U.S. Soldiers involved in traffic accident in Skwierzyna: USAREUR Press Release EUCOM LtGen Timothy Ray Remarks (Zagan, Jan. 30, 2017) [PDF] Polish town honors fallen WWII airmen 10th Combat Aviation Brigade deploys to Poland in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve Commitment ‘Galvanized’ in ERI Implementation Plans (24 May 2017) Army Europe’s Mission Command Element moves to Poland Armor to Arrive in Poland for Back-to-Back Rotation Armored Brigades Mark First Transition of U.S. Army Rotational Forces (USAREUR, Sept. 22, 2017) 4ID transfers authority of Atlantic Resolve Mission Command Element to 1ID (28 February, 2018)
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Polish Parliamentary Delegation Visits NATO, U.S. Army and U.S. Air Forces Europe

(Photo: USAREUR) From May 30th to June 1, Polish Parliamentary representatives Arkadiusz Czartoryski (PiS), Iwona Arent (PiS), Małgorzata Wypych (PiS), Grzegorz Długi (Kukiz’15) and Norbert Obrycki (PO) visited Brussels, Ramstein, and Wiesbaden to gain a better understanding of ballistic and intermediate range missile defense, as well as NATO and U.S. led deployments to NATO’s eastern ...
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BALTOPS 17 to Set Sail in June

COMMANDER NAVAL STRIKING AND SUPPORT FORCES NATO REDUTO GOMES FREIRE ESTRADA DA MEDROSA 2780-070 OEIRAS PORTUGAL BALTOPS 17 to set sail in June 25 May 2017  OEIRAS, Portugal – The 45th edition of Exercise BALTIC OPERATIONS (BALTOPS) will take place in the Baltic Sea from 1 to 16 June. Air, maritime, and ground assets from ...
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Polish Cadets Meet with U.S. UK and Romanian Soldiers from Battle Group Poland’s Ready Platoon

(U.S. Army photo by Spc. Kevin Wang) Polish cadets met with the U.S. UK and Romanian soldiers from Battle Group Poland’s ready platoon at Bemowo Piskie Training Area. During a static display of military equipment at the training site, multinational soldiers taught cadets from the War Studies University in Warsaw how to operate various equipment ...
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22 May: The History and Future of the Transatlantic Bond Webchat

On Monday, May 22, at 17:00, the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs’ Acting Assistant Secretary John Heffern will host a public webchat focusing on the transatlantic bond between the United States and its European allies.  Daniel S. Hamilton, Executive Director of the Center for Transatlantic Relations at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International ...
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NSF Redzikowo Signs Premiere Training Agreement with Polish Forces

By Lieutenant Alex Perrien Navy Region Europe, Africa, Southwest Asia Public Affairs REDZIKOWO, Poland (NNS) — Naval Support Facility Redzikowo Commanding Officer Capt. Ricky Gilbert signed Memorandums of Agreement May 10 with the Polish Force Protection Battalion, JW5718 and the 7th Coastal Brigade. The Memorandum will allow American Sailors and Polish Soldiers to train together ...
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U.S. Embassy Warsaw’s Marine Detachment Earned the 2016 Marine Detachment of the Year Award

On May 12, Ambassador Paul Jones led a ceremony congratulating U.S. Embassy Warsaw’s Marine detachment for earning the 2016 Marine Detachment of the Year Award.   This distinction recognizes the team’s excellent performance in several areas including proficiency, physical fitness, morale, community involvement, and off-duty education.  Marine Detachment Warsaw achieved this level of sustained performance by ...
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LTG Hodges Visits new MCE Headquarters, Signs PAF NCO Corps Assessment

POZNAN, POLAND 05.13.2017 Story by Staff Sgt. Diandra Harrell Headquarters, 4th Infantry Division Public Affairs POZNAN, Poland- Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, commanding general, U.S. Army Europe, conducted a site visit at the new Mission Command Element (MCE) headquarters located at the 14th Military Business Division, in Poznan, Poland May 13, 2017. The MCE recently relocated ...
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U.S. Troops Join NATO Deployment to Poland and Region

BEMOWO PISKIE, Poland— The NATO Enhanced Presence Forward Battle Group Poland is set to replace commanders and units in a transfer of authority scheduled for September 20, 2018. Battle Group Poland commanded by U.S. Army Lt. Col. Timothy Wright and Commander of 1st Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment relinquishes command to the incoming Battle Group Poland ...
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Statement on the Accident in Redzikowo

On behalf of the U.S. Government, the U.S. Embassy Warsaw extends its deepest condolences and sympathy to the family of the victim of the accident in Redzikowo that occurred earlier today. Polish and American authorities are cooperating closely to determine exactly what happened, how best to prevent such tragedies in the future, and how best ...
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Lieutenant General Joseph Anderson Visits Poland‎ to Discuss Military Cooperation

Lieutenant General Joseph Anderson visited Poland in February to meet with Polish counterparts and U.S. Troops to discuss further US-Polish military cooperation. In Krakow, LTG Anderson participated in the annual US-Polish Army Staff Talks and visited Poland’s elite 6th Airborne “General Sosabowski” Brigade.‎‎ LTG Anderson is the former U.S. Army 18th Airborne Corps Commander and former ...
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Polish Military Students will Attend a Program at the United States Military Academy in West Point

  The Polish Ministry of National Defense, in cooperation with U.S. Embassy Warsaw, is nominating two Polish military students to attend the 4-year commissioning program at the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York. This week, students from the Military Academy of Land Forces in Wroclaw and Military Technical Academy of Warsaw visited ...
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December 5, 2016: Ambassador Lute’s Pre-Ministerial Press Briefing

Ambassador Douglas Lute U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO Pre-Ministerial Press Briefing December 5, 2016 Moderator: Good afternoon. We have the U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO Ambassador Doug Lute here to provide an on-the-record briefing previewing the Foreign Ministerial this week. Mr. Ambassador? Ambassador Lute: Okay, thanks. As you know, our convention is to gather all ...
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Fort Carson Armored Brigade Begins Movement of Equipment to Europe

FORT CARSON, Colorado — The 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, has begun its movement to Europe, loading the first trains this week that will send a heavy brigade’s worth of tanks, Bradley fighting vehicles and other equipment overseas in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve. Iron Brigade Soldiers, led by 1st Battalion, 66th ...
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Tank Brigade Sets Quick Pace Moving to Europe

FORT CARSON, Colorado — With the temperature dipping below freezing and snow starting to fall, a typical Colorado day in December didn’t hamper Soldiers from 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, from wrapping up weeks’ worth of work to load trains with equipment ultimately bound for Europe. In fact, the rail-load operations here ...
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“Dragoon Ride II” – American Troops to Meet Residents of Tarnów, Suwałki, and Olsztyn

Starting on May 31, U.S. Army troops from the 2nd Cavalry Regiment are driving across Poland as part of a tactical road march dubbed “Dragoon Ride II.” On their way U.S. soldiers stopped to meet local residents in Tarnów May 31 to continue such meetings further on the way in Lublin (June 1) and Suwalki ...
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“Operation Knightrider” – American Troops Meet Residents of Łódź

On Tuesday, February 23, 2016, from 11:00 AM to 1 PM, American Army troops from the 2nd Cavalry Regiment met with residents of Łódź at Leon Schiller’s Avenue.  Łódź residents were be able to talk to American soldiers and see American military equipment up-close, including Strykers, Humvees and support vehicles.  Polish soldiers from the Military ...
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American Troops Meet Residents of Toruń

On Saturday, February 6, 2016, at 10:30 AM, American Army troops from the 2nd Cavalry Regiment met with residents of Toruń at the New Market Square.  Toruń residents were able to talk to American soldiers and see American military equipment up-close, including M777 Howitzers, Humvees and support vehicles.  Polish soldiers from the Artillery and Armored Training ...
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