Patriots to Turkey

Approximately 400 U.S. personnel and equipment from the 3rd Battalion, 2nd Air Defense Artillery (3-2 ADA) based at Fort Sill, Okla.; U.S. Army Europe's 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command and 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion; and 32nd AAMDC from Fort Bliss, Texas, are deployed to Turkey in support of NATO missile defense operations.

The deployment of six Patriot batteries, including two each from Germany and the Netherlands, is in response to Turkey's request to NATO. The forces will augment Turkey’s air defense capabilities and contribute to the de-escalation of the crisis along the Alliance's border.

The duration of the deployment will be determined by the contributing nations in coordination with Turkey and NATO.

Additional news items can be found on the NATO Support to Turkey page, the NATO Allied Command Operations' Support to Turkey page or on DVIDS.