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Atlantic Resolve Fact Sheet

June 6, 2018

Atlantic Resolve is a demonstration of continued U.S. commitment to collective security through a series of actions designed to reassure NATO allies and partners of America's dedication to enduring peace and stability in the region in light of the Russian intervention in Ukraine. Since April 2014, U.S. Army Europe has led land forces efforts on behalf of the U.S. military, by conducting continuous, enhanced multinational training and security cooperation activities with allies and partners in eastern Europe. These multinational training and security cooperation activities are taking place in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria and Hungary. These events improve interoperability, strengthen relationships and trust among allied armies, contribute to regional stability, and demonstrate U.S. commitment to NATO. 

Armored and Aviation Brigade Rotations:

Nine-month rotations scheduled into the foreseeable future
Enhances the deterrence capabilities, increases ability to respond to potential crises and defend our allies and partners in the European community
Remains under U.S. command
Focuses on strengthening capabilities and sustaining readiness through bilateral and multinational training exercises

1st Infantry Division, Mission Command Element:
Regionally aligned division headquarters for Europe since March 2018, based in Poznan, Poland
Oversees rotational units, tactical headquarters for more than 5,000 U.S. land forces
Provides U.S. Army Europe a division-level mission command capability
Replaced 4th Infantry Division who held the responsibility from 2014-2018

2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division:

Arrived in October 2017 from Fort Riley, Kansas
Brought approximately 3,300 personnel and 87 tanks, 125 Bradley Fighting Vehicles, 13 Bradley (Variant) Fire Support Team (BFIST) vehicles, 18 Paladins (395 tracked vehicles, 976 wheeled vehicles/equipment, 349 trailers)
Second armored brigade combat team that provides continuous presence and back-to-back rotations of U.S. troops and equipment

1st Air Cavalry Brigade:
Arrived October 2017 from Fort Hood, Texas
Brought approximately 1,900 personnel and 12 Chinooks, 53 Black Hawks, 24 Apache helicopters
Headquartered in Illesheim, Germany, with forward positioned aircraft in task forces in Latvia, Poland and Romania
Second aviation brigade rotation that provides rotational helicopter support to training and missions across Europe

Logistics Task Force:
More than 750 personnel and 160 pieces of equipment deployed to enhance logistical support for Operation Atlantic Resolve
Based in Poland and has logistics hubs in Lithuania and Romania
The 16th Sustainment Brigade has mission command over the CSSB
Combination of 17 active duty, Army Reserve and National Guard units
Comprised of various types of sustainment assets to include ammunition handlers, military police, movement control teams, truck drivers, maintenance, supply, postal, fuelers (POL), and other specialties to support the rotational combat brigades and other efforts in the theater