ZAGAN, Poland —
The 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment of the 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division will partner with Romanian and Bulgarian forces in late February 2019.
As a unit that is part of a regular rotation of forces to Europe in support of Atlantic Resolve, the 1-16 Infantry will conduct training that fosters interoperability and cohesion amongst NATO ally and partner nations.
“The 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment is excited to begin our partnership with the Romanian and Bulgarian armies,” said Lt. Col. Drew Conover, Commander of the 1-16th Inf. Regt. “Our allies in the region have a stellar reputation and this is an opportunity for us to learn from each other and demonstrate our commitment to a strong Europe.”
The 1-16th Infantry will replace elements of the 1st Cavalry Division and elements of the 4th Infantry Division Combat Aviation Brigade, stationed at Fort Hood, Texas and Fort Carson, Colorado, respectively as rotational units supporting the Atlantic Resolve mission.
The 1-16 Infantry will bring M1A1 Abrams Tanks, and Bradley Fighting Vehicles to shoot, maneuver and communicate in training exercises alongside ally and partner nations.
The deployment of ready, combat-credible U.S. forces to Europe in support of Atlantic Resolve is evidence of the strong and unremitting U.S. commitment to NATO and Europe. Through continuous, multinational training and security cooperation activities, Atlantic Resolve builds readiness, increases interoperability and enhances the bond between ally and partner militaries.
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