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U.S. Army paratroopers, assigned to 4th Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, and Moldovan Special Forces Battalion soldiers board a Minnesota Air National  Guard C-130 Hercules as part of o multinational airborne training at the 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command's Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, April 10, 2015. The 173rd Airborne Brigade is the Army contingency response force in Europe, capable of projecting ready forces anywhere in the U.S. European, Africa or Central commands areas of responsibility within 18 hours. (U.S. Army Photo by Visual Information Specialist Markus Rauchenberger/released)
Ensure Postured and Ready Forces
Europe remains key terrain for the United States military.
Command Sgt. Maj. Peter D. Johnson (bottom middle left), Squadron command sergeant major assigned to 2nd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, stands with Vlad Oprea (bottom middle), mayor of Sinaia, along with Brig. Gen. Michael J. Tarsa (bottom middle), 4th Infantry Division deputy commanding general, and Lt. Col. Theodore A. Johnson (bottom middle right), 2nd Squadron commander, as they pose with other leaders from the Romanian Land Forces and 2nd Squadron, at Peles Castle located in Sinaia, Romania, during the unit's Cavalry March from Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base to the Cincu Training Center, May 14, 2015. This event will not only focus on transporting troopers and their equipment to a new Romanian training facility, but it will also give the unit a chance to interact with the local populace while improving on relations with their host nation in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve-South. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. William A. Tanner/released)
Preserve U.S. Strategic Partnerships
EUCOM works hard to develop partner capacity, capability, and interoperability. We continue to sustain and strengthen these developments.
Staff Sgt. Raymi Wright, a paratrooper with Troop C, 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, works with Georgian soldiers during a combined weapons range here May 14, 2015, as part of Exercise Noble Partner. Noble Partner is a field training and live-fire exercise between the U.S. Army and the Georgian military to support Georgia's participation in the NATO Response Force and build military ties between the two nations. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. A.M. LaVey/173rd Abn. PAO)
Enable the NATO Alliance
United States and European efforts to advance a more democratic and prosperous Europe are built on the foundation of collective security provided by NATO.
USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) conducts flight quarters with a United Kingdom Royal Navy Lynx Helicopter, March 25, 2015. Donald Cook, an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Karolina A. Oseguera/Released)
Counter Transnational Threats
The United States and Europe face a growing number of transnational, and often asymmetric threats, which include violent extremists, cyber attacks, illicit trafficking, weapons of mass destruction, and infectious diseases.
Col. Cynthia Matuskevich, Office of Defense Cooperation chief, signs a property transfer letter during a ceremony at School #16 April 27, 2015. The school received office furniture, such as desks, tables and chairs, donated by U.S. Department of Defense, European Command (EUCOM) in cooperation with the Office of Defense Cooperation (ODC), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and Ukraine. The property transfer coordination began in 2012 at EUCOM to provide infrastructure improvement for the school, which is attended by nearly 1,200 students. (U.S. European Command photo by Master Sgt. Charles D. Larkin Sr./RELEASED)
Focus on Key Relationships
EUCOM continues to focus on key relationships by enhancing security in Eastern Europe and strengthening ties with emerging Alliance leaders. One of EUCOM's core missions is to assist Israel in its inherent right to self-defense.
A mortarman with the U.S. Army's 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade makes adjustments to his 81-millimeter mortar system during Fearless Guardian April 25, 2015 in Yavoriv, Ukraine. The 173rd Airborne Brigade will train several battalions of Ukraine's newly-established National Guard over a six-month period at the request of the Ukrainian government. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Alexander Skripnichuk, 13th Public Affairs Detachment)
Deter Russian Aggression
Russia has shown its disregard for the sovereignty of its neighbors in Europe and its violation of numerous agreements requiring Russia to act within international norms. Through Operation Atlantic Resolve, EUCOM works with allies and partners to deter Russia aggression in Eastern Europe.
U.S. Marine tanks, artillery, and light-armored reconnaissance vehicles have arrived in Bulgaria to support NATO allies and international partner countries. The heavy equipment, assigned to the Combined Arms Company, Black Sea Rotational Force, arrived in Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria, Aug. 25, 2015.  The tanks, artillery, and light armored reconnaissance vehicles were loaded on trains and moved across Europe demonstrating our allies’ and international partners’ ability to move heavy equipment across the region to support operations during a crisis. The equipment will allow the Marines to participate in mechanized regional multinational exercises in Eastern Europe.
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Operation Atlantic Resolve The crew of an M1126 Stryker from Comanche Troop, 1st Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, stand-by to roll out to their next react to ambush lane with Estonian Soldiers at a training area near Tapa, Estonia, Oct. 28, 2014. These lanes are conducted to help both the Estonian Conscripted Soldiers and U.S. Soldiers hone their skills. These activities are part of the U.S. Army Europe-led Operation Atlantic Resolve land force assurance training taking place across Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland to enhance multinational interoperability, strengthen relationships among allied militaries, contribute to regional stability and demonstrate US commitment to NATO. (U.S. Army National Guard Photo by 1st Lt. Jeffrey Rivard) The United States is demonstrating its continued commitment to collective security through a series of actions designed to reassure NATO allies and partners of America's dedication to enduring peace and stability in the region, in light of the Russian intervention in Ukraine.
Newcomers U.S. European Command image The U.S. European Command's Newcomers Hub offers information for newly assigned military and civilian EUCOM personnel. This information is designed to provide a smooth transition to life in Europe and enable quick reference to commonly accessed sites.