This event demonstrates another positive step in support the European Phased Adaptive Approach (EPAA) to Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD), a defensive capability for U.S. and European NATO Allies which provides collective defense against established and emergent threats.
"The United States Air Force deployed 12 A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft as part of a Theater Security Package in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve to Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. Approximately 300 Airmen and support equipment are deploying with the A-10s from the 355th Fighter Wing, Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz. While in Germany these aircraft will forward-deploy to locations in Eastern European NATO nations. Units will conduct training alongside our NATO allies to strengthen interoperability and to demonstrate U.S. commitment to the security and stability of Europe," said U.S. Navy CAPT Greg Hicks, U.S. European Command spokesman.
Commander, U.S. European Command, Gen. Phil Breedlove, comments on the Jan. 8, 2015 DoD announcement on the consolidation of some U.S. infrastructure in Europe, including the return of 15 sites to their host nations.
The Department of Defense announced today the consolidation of some U.S. infrastructure in Europe, including the return of 15 sites to their host nations. These actions, taken as part of the European Infrastructure Consolidation (EIC) process, will save the U.S. government approximately $500 million annually. The DoD also announced the first F-35 basing in Europe at RAF Lakenheath, UK, which will bring new opportunities for collaboration between the U.S. and UK air forces.
A Special Operations Command Europe (SOCEUR) medical team that coached and mentored Ukrainian Ministry of Defense personnel on basic battlefield medical procedures concluded a month-long deployment to Ukraine this week.
U.S. European Command’s director of Command, Control, Communications and Computers (C4)/Cyber discussed cyber security and policy during the first-ever Program on Cyber Security Studies at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies here Dec. 12.
U.S. Army Europe will transition responsibility for the Operation Atlantic Resolve (OAR) Land Forces training mission Dec. 15 from the Texas-based 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, to the 2nd Cavalry Regiment, based in Vilseck, Germany.
A medical team from Special Operations Command Europe has deployed from
Stuttgart, Germany to Western Ukraine in order to coach and mentor Ukrainian
Ministry of Defense personnel on basic battlefield medical procedures in
order to enhance point of injury care.
At a Pentagon news conference, Air Force Gen. Philip M. Breedlove, who also serves as NATO’s supreme allied commander for Europe, said violence in Eastern Europe and along Europe’s periphery represent a threat to trans-Atlantic and U.S. security.
A 21-day monitoring period for U.S. service members returning from areas affected by Ebola in West Africa provides a margin of safety that troops and their families wanted, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said here today.
This morning, Secretary Hagel signed an order that validated a recommendation from the Joint Chiefs of Staff to place all U.S. military service members returning from Ebola response efforts in West Africa into a 21-day controlled monitoring regimen.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 28, 2014 - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has not made a decision on a Joint Chiefs of Staff recommendation for how to handle troops returning from areas affected by Ebola in West Africa, a Pentagon spokesman said today.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 27, 2014 - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel spoke by phone today with Gen. Col. Stepan Poltorak to congratulate him on his recent appointment as Ukraine's defense minister, Assistant Pentagon Press Secretary Carl Woog said.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2014 - U.S. troops will be protected while doing their critical work in West Africa -- helping the U.S. Agency for International Development stop the deadly Ebola outbreak there -- and after they come home, the assistant secretary of defense for health affairs said in a recent interview.
Speaking at a Defense Writers Group breakfast, Maj. Gen. Walter E. Piatt, the deputy commanding general of U.S. Army Europe, said the command is well-situated to answer threats to security in the region and to further interoperability among NATO allies and partner nations.
Secretary Hagel spoke today via telephone with Turkish Minister of Defense Ismet Yilmaz. The two leaders focused their discussion on the regional threat posed by ISIL and the security situation in both Iraq and Syria.
A special Marine expeditionary unit based in Spain is deploying to Liberia, joining hundreds of other U.S. troops in support of efforts to contain the spread of Ebola, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Adm. John Kirby said today.
The U.S. military response to the outbreak of Ebola in Liberia continues to progress, with facilities expected to be fully operational next week, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said today.
The general charged with leading the U.S. military mission to aid in stopping the spread of Ebola in Liberia said today that deployed personnel are at a “relatively low” risk of contracting the disease, and that protocols are in place for anyone infected to be quarantined and then evacuated to a medical facility off the continent for treatment.
Over the coming weeks, as part of the next bilateral Operation Atlantic Resolve (OAR) land force rotation, elements of the U.S. Army's 1st Brigade Combat Team 1st Cavalry Division will begin deploying to Poland, Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania with tanks, mechanized vehicles, and other heavy military equipment.
More than 900 students and 50 faculty members in a formerly strife-torn region of Kosovo returned to a fully revamped school this fall, thanks to a collaborative humanitarian-assistance project by U.S. partner agencies.