United States European Command

Soldiers of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, and 2nd Cavalry Regiment participate in the closing ceremony for Iron Sword 2014 in Pabrade, Lithuania, Nov. 13. More than 2,500 troops from nine NATO countries, including U.S. Army Soldiers of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division and 2nd Cavalry Regiment, participated in the two-week multinational exercise, aimed at enhancing interoperability and demonstrating U.S. commitment to its NATO allies. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. David Turner)
Ready Forces
EUCOM’s mission is to maintain Ready Forces to conduct a full range of operations.

Closing ceremony for Iron Sword 2014- Soldiers of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, and 2nd Cavalry Regiment participate in the closing ceremony for Iron Sword 2014 in Pabrade, Lithuania, Nov. 13. .

Lithuanian Land Force Maj. Gen. Almantas Leika, second from left, an exercise director, greets U.S. soldiers with the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team on Siauliai Air Base, Lithuania, April 26, 2014. Europe-based U.S. Army units were deployed to Poland, Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia to conduct bilateral military exercises and reinforce NATO security commitments to the host nations.
International Cooperation
EUCOM works with partner nations to address regional issues and keep the peace in Europe and parts of the Middle East and Eurasia.

Lithuanian Land Force Maj. Gen. Almantas Leika, second from left, an exercise director, greets U.S. soldiers with the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team on Siauliai Air Base, Lithuania, April 26, 2014. Europe-based U.S. Army units were deployed to Poland, Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia to conduct bilateral military exercises and reinforce NATO security commitments to the host nations.

Latvian Lt. Col. Normunds Baranovs (standing, left) explains to secondary school students at a school in the rural area of Galbenes, Latvia, the U.S.-Latvian relationship for Operation Atlantic Resolve during a community outreach November 12, 2014. During the outreach, the soldiers got to interact with the high-school age students and answer and ask questions to get to know each other. Students were also able to try on U.S. soldier equipment and pose for photographs with the service members. These activities are part of the U.S. Army Europe-led Operation Atlantic Resolve land force assurance training exercise taking place across Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland to enhance multinational interoperability, strengthen relationships among allied militaries, contribute to regional stability and demonstrate U.S. commitment to NATO.
Interagency Integration
Taking a “whole of society” approach, EUCOM addresses its regional and global issues by integrating academia, the private sector, and non-government and international organizations.

Latvian Lt. Col. explains to students in the rural area of Galbenes, Latvia, the U.S.-Latvian relationship for Operation Atlantic Resolve during a community outreach November 12, 2014.

A group of 30 U.S. military personnel, including Marines, airmen, and soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division, board a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III at Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport in Dakar, Senegal, Oct. 19, 2014. The service members were bound for Monrovia, Liberia, to construct medical treatment units and train health care workers as part of Operation United Assistance, DoD's support to the USAID-led, whole-of-government effort to respond to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Air National Guard photo by Maj. Dale Greer
Helping People
Helping people is an important part of U.S. European Command’s mission. Its humanitarian assistance and disaster relief work improves living conditions and places partner nations on a trajectory toward long-term, self-sustaining capability.

A group of 30 U.S. military personnel, including Marines, airmen, and soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division, board a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III at Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport in Dakar, Senegal, Oct. 19, 2014.

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EUCOM Support to Operation United Assistance U.S. Air Force personnel assigned to the 633rd Medical Group stationed at Langley Air Force Base, Va., begin construction on the Monrovia Medical Unit site in Monrovia, Liberia on Oct. 7. The MMU is being constructed in the event that any of the medical workers in the area catch Ebola while assisting in Operation United Assistance. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is the lead U.S. Government organization for Operation United Assistance. U.S. Africa Command is supporting the effort by providing command and control, logistics, training and engineering assets to contain the Ebola virus outbreak in West African nations. (U.S. Army Africa photo by Pfc. Craig Philbrick) Safely preventing the spread of Ebola is the core objective of this international effort.
The Region EUCOM's Area of Responsibility EUCOM's Area of Responsibility encompases 51 countries.