U.S. Army Europe commander visits missile defense Soldiers in Turkey

March 26, 2013

By U.S. Army Europe Public Affairs

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany - U.S. Army Europe commander Lt. Gen. Donald M. Campbell Jr. (second from right) is greeted by U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern education officer Ramona Kausch during a visit to the garrison, March 8. Joined by garrison commander Lt. Col. Lars Zetterstrom (right), Campbell toured several Army installations in the Kaiserslautern community that support USAREUR and took part in a ribbon cutting for a new Soldiers' transition center at Kleber Kaserne. (Photo by Rick Scavetta)

U.S. Army Europe commander Lt. Gen. Donald M. Campbell Jr. and a group of Turkish and U.S. leaders tour operations during a visit with Soldiers of USAREUR's 10th Army Air and Missiel Defense Command in Turkey, March 20. (U.S. Army photo)

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HEIDELBERG, Germany -- U.S. Army Europe commander Lt. Gen. Donald M. Campbell Jr. visited with Soldiers and civilians in Turkey recently during his first visit there since taking command.

"I am very happy that I had the opportunity to visit Turkey ... everything I saw and every conversation I had was a signal of the strong relationship we have not only between our armies, but our countries as well. I also had the chance to convey my deep appreciation to the Turkish Land Forces for their fantastic support of the U.S. Army Europe Soldiers who are currently supporting missions in Turkey. It was incredibly gratifying to see Turkish and U.S. Soldiers working side by side and I look forward to continuing to build on that relationship as we go forward."

During the visit Campbell met with Turkish military officials, toured training sites, visited with U.S. embassy officials and with personnel from USAREUR's 10th Army Air Missile Defense Command currently deployed to Turkey.

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