2-1 Armor arrives in Poland for Operation Atlantic Resolve
Soldiers and equipment from the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division (2-1 ABCT), out of Fort Riley, Kansas, arrived in Gdansk, Poland, to replace the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, which has been in Europe for nine months in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve.

STUTTGART, Germany - On Sept. 13, 2017, Soldiers and equipment from the 2nd
Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division (2-1 ABCT), out of Fort
Riley, Kansas, arrived in Gdansk, Poland, to replace the 3rd Armored Brigade
Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, which has been in Europe for nine months
in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve.

This is the first replacement of troops as part of continuing "heel-to-toe"
rotations to maintain a U.S. armored brigade in Europe, as well as the first
time tanks have arrived directly in Poland by sea. In the past the equipment
has been shipped from the U.S. to Germany or other ports and taken by rail
or truck to various staging areas.

Maj. Gen. Steven Shapiro, commanding general, 21st Theater Sustainment
Command said that using Gdansk, Poland's port, helps test the Army's
capacity, the capacity of the port, and to make sure that the Army knows how
to operate inside of Poland.

Polish leadership also observed the unloading and staging of the equipment.

The tracked and wheeled vehicles, include 87 M1 Abrams tanks, 103 Bradley
Fighting Vehicles, 18 Paladin self-propelled Howitzers, and other trucks and
equipment.

The continuous presence of an armored brigade bolsters the collective
defense capability of NATO. EUCOM forces live, train, and fight alongside
Allies and partners from strategic positions that enable more timely and
coordinated response if needed to defend Europe.

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U.S. European Command is one of the United States' two forward-deployed
Geographic Combatant Commands whose area of focus cover almost one-fifth of
the planet, including all of Europe, large portions of Asia, parts of the
Middle East and the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans.  The command is responsible
for military relations with NATO and 51 countries with a total population of
close to a billion people.

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