OPERATION ATLANTIC RESOLVE



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OPERATION ATLANTIC RESOLVE FACT SHEET

WHAT IS OPERATION ATLANTIC RESOLVE?

Persistent presence land forces assurance exercises are the first in a series of expanded U.S. land force training activities in Poland and the Baltic region taking place for the next few months and beyond. The exercises, conducted by U.S. Army Europe Soldiers and host nation forces, are a demonstration of U.S. commitment to NATO and to our collective defense responsibilities through increased ground, air, and naval force presence.

The intent of the supplementary exercises is to reassure NATO allies that the U.S. commitment to meeting our nation’s Article 5 obligations is unwavering. Accordingly, U.S. Army Europe has deployed a company-sized contingent of U.S. paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade, to Poland, Lithuania, Estonia, and Latvia, roughly 600 Soldiers in all, to conduct the expanded land force training. This action comes at the request of the host nation governments.

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Pedaling partnerships: 173rd Airborne represents USA in Estonian cross-country cycling competition

PALDISKI, Estonia - For at least four years, the Estonian Defense Forces' 1st Infantry Brigade has drawn scores of Estonia's cycling enthusiasts to take part in its annual Cross Country Cycling Competition.
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Returning Home: An American returns to the place he grew up

DRAWSKO POMORSKIE, Poland - It took 15 years for his dream to come true.
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Sky Soldier reconnects with Lithuanian 'family' after 20 years

RUKLA, Lithuania - Nerijus Gvergzdis was born with his legs crossed. He has cerebral palsy. Born in the winter in Soviet-occupied Lithuania, Nerijus' mother, Egidija, was told by state doctors to wrap her son in wet clothes and leave him in a room with the windows open so he would contract pneumonia and die.
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173rd Airborne Brigade paratroopers clear way for Estonian school playground

TALLINN, Estonia -Paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade traded their tactical gear for rakes and shovels to turn a small field into a school playground Aug. 16 in Tallinn, Estonia.
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President Obama visits troops in Estonia

President Barack Obama and Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas spoke to American paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade and Estonian soldiers from the Estonian Defense Forces' Single Scouts Battalion during a troop event held Sep. 3 in Tallinn, Estonia.
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'Sky Soldiers' and 'Iron Wolves' certify on Combatives

RUKLA, Lithuania -- Trading boots for sneakers, the 'Sky Soldiers' of the 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade and 'Iron Wolves' of the Lithuanian Land Forces' Mechanized Infantry Brigade spent a week learning new definitions for these seemingly everyday terms through combined Army Combatives Level I certification training here Aug. 4-8.
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To the castle: 173rd Airborne, Maryland National Guard compete in Admiral Pitka Recon Challenge

RAKVERE, Estonia -- At Rakvere's highest point lays a castle. For centuries it stood as a military stronghold and center of commerce as it passed hands from one kingdom to another. Today the historical landmark attracts thousands of tourists eager to relive the Middle Ages.
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173rd Airborne paratroopers never tire of jumping from planes

ADAZI, Latvia - Despite all the planning, double checking and potential hazards associated with airborne operations, jumping out of a C-130 aircraft never loses its charm for paratroopers with 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade.
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Paratroopers, Latvians develop understanding through training, planning

ADAZI, Latvia - Falling from a C-130 served as a warmup for paratroopers before beginning a two-day helicopter infiltration exercise with Latvian Soldiers.
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Latvian, US Soldiers celebrate local military history

ADAZI, Latvia -- American paratroopers joined their Latvian allies as they celebrated the Latvian battalion's anniversary alongside friends and family with food, drink and games here July 24.
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Paratroopers honor the 70th Anniversary of Warsaw Uprising

DRAWSKO POMORSKIE, Poland - As bells rang from the Resurrection Church in the town square here Aug. 1, paratroopers of the Polish 6th Airborne Brigade, the 173rd Airborne Brigade and the Royal Canadian Regiment stood at attention in silence as they honored the 70th anniversary of the Polish resistance against Nazi Germany during World War II.
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173rd Airborne scrapes, primes and paints at Lithuanian orphanage

PABRADE, Lithuania -- "Sky Soldiers" of Troop A, 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade volunteered to assist an orphanage with some much-needed renovations here July 26.
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Paratroopers, Latvian soldiers focus on friendships, relationships

SAULKRASTI, Latvia (Aug. 6, 2014) -- Paratroopers with the 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, and Latvian soldiers spent a day away from practicing tactics, techniques and procedures, to focus on self-improvement at a Strong Bonds retreat here, Friday.
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Paratroopers conduct missile, mortar live-fire exercise

Photo slideshow of paratroopers with 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade conduct missile and mortar live-fire exercises in Adazi, Latvia, July 29.
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Paratroopers share U.S. Army with children at Latvia summer camp

ERGLI, Latvia (July 14, 2014) -- Paratroopers with the 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade visited a summer camp for local children near here, Wednesday, offering them a glimpse into U.S. Army life, their equipment, meals and physical readiness training.
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Video: U.S. Army Europe 'Sky Soldiers' train with partners in Lithuania

"Sky Soldiers" from U.S. Army Europe's 173rd Airborne Brigade teamed up with their NATO allies in Lithuania for combined land navigation training as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve.
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U.S. and Polish forces showcase alliance for local Polish children

DRAWSKO-POMORSKIE, Poland - Soldiers from the U.S. Army's 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade teamed up with their NATO allies in the Polish Army's 6th Airborne Brigade May 20 at a Drawsko-Pomorskie training area to present a static display of military weapons and equipment for Polish students in the local community.
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Secretary of the Army commends Sky Soldiers in Lithuania

RUKLA, Lithuania -- Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh met with paratroopers from 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade here May 18, 2014 during an official visit to assess the results of the brigade's recent unscheduled deployment to the Baltic nations and Poland.
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American, Lithuanian forces begin combined tactical field excercise

RUKLA, Lithuania--American paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade and their allies in the Lithuanian Mechanized Infantry Brigade Iron Wolf marked the opening of Exercise Black Arrow 2014 with a ceremony here May 12.
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Lithuanian military to train conducting defensive operations at tactical field exercise Black Arrow 2014 with U.S. allies

On May 12-23 Exercise Black Arrow 2014, this year’s largest tactical field training event of the Mechanised Infantry Brigade (MIB) Iron Wolf of the Lithuanian Armed Forces, will take place at the Gaižiūnų Training Range in Rukla (Jonavos distr.).
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North Atlantic Council stresses collective defence, cyber security during Estonia visit

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the Chairman of the Military Committee and Ambassadors from the North Atlantic Council were in Tallinn on Friday (9 May 2014) to show Alliance solidarity, and discuss ways to further enhance the Alliance’s collective defence and cyber security.
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American, Canadian paratroopers jump in to Poland for exercise

DABROWA GORNICZA, Poland -- American and Canadian paratroopers conducted a combined parachute operation onto Bledowska Drop Zone here, May 5, to begin combined airborne infantry training with their Polish allies.
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Vide: B-Roll footage of American, Canadian paratroopers

Approximately 100 Canadian and United States soldiers parachuted into the Błędów desert region of Poland as part of Exercise ORZEL ALERT on May 5th, 2014.
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U.S. Army Europe commander visits Sky Soldiers in the Baltics

MILITARY CAMP ADAZI, Latvia -- The commander of U.S. Army forces in Europe visited paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade "Sky Soldiers," Tuesday and Wednesday, participating in unscheduled exercises in Lithuania and Latvia.
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173rd paratroopers arrive in Poland, Baltics for unscheduled exercises

ADAZI, Latvia -- Approximately 600 paratroopers, from the 173rd Airborne Brigade, deployed for training rotations in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland, April 23-28, to enhance ongoing military-to-military relationships and demonstrate assurance of America's commitment to its NATO allies.
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Operation Atlantic Resolve video playlist

Collection of videos in support of U.S. Army Europe's persistent presence in Poland and the Baltic region.
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173rd paratroopers land in Estonia

WIESBADEN, Germany - Approximately 150 Soldiers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade arrived in Estonia April 28, 2014 to conduct small unit and leader training with members of the Estonian Army.
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173rd paratroopers land in Lithuania

SIAULIAI AIR BASE, Lithuania -- Paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade arrived in here Saturday, to begin a training rotation with the Lithuanian army's "Iron Wolf" Mechanized Infantry Brigade.
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173rd conducts unscheduled training with Lithuania Army

WIESBADEN, Germany -- Approximately 150 Soldiers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade in Vicenza, Italy arrived in Lithuania April 26, 2014 to conduct small unit and leader training with members of the Lithuanian Army.
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173rd conducts unscheduled training with Latvian Army

WIESBADEN, Germany -- Approximately 150 Soldiers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade in Vicenza, Italy, arrived in Latvia yesterday, to conduct small unit and leader training with members of the Latvian Army.
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173rd paratroopers arrive in Poland

WIESBADEN, Germany -- Today a company-sized contingent of U.S. paratroopers from U.S. Army Europe's 173rd Airborne Brigade from Vicenza, Italy, arrived in Poland to begin exercises with Polish troops.
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173rd deploys to expand land force training exercises in Baltic region

WIESBADEN, Germany -- Today Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby and U.S. European Command announced plans to deploy U.S. Army Europe forces to Poland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to conduct expanded land force training exercises; reinforcing our commitment to the security of our allies in the region.
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