Increase in military convoy movements for summer exercises

May 2, 2019

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WIESBADEN, Germany —

U.S. military forces stationed in Europe routinely conduct exercises with allied and partner nations to enhance interoperability and readiness.

Due to the size and scope of several upcoming summer exercises, the public can expect to see an increase in U.S. military presence and traffic as units transit from Germany and Poland, through Czech Republic and Slovakia, and into Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Romania and Slovenia. Additional movements will occur as unit equipment arrives at ports in Greece and Slovenia and move to locations in North Macedonia and Hungary.

Due to operational security concerns, we cannot provide exact routes and numbers of vehicles. Upon exercise completion, many units will also conduct return movements to their respective stations or rotational locations.

We are in close coordination with host nations to minimize disruptions to local populations during these movements. All U.S. Army units involved are working diligently to adhere to safety procedures and follow local laws and regulations. The safety of our Soldiers and host nation citizens is paramount in everything we do.

Due to their size and weight, these vehicles will move slowly and have limited visibility. Drivers are advised to use caution when driving near military convoys.

  • U.S. Army Europe