Press Release – Equipment for next rotation of U.S. Army forces in support of enhanced Forward Presence arrives, port operations to begin in Poland

Jan. 28, 2022

WIESBADEN, Germany —

More than 200 pieces of equipment from the U.S. Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 185th Infantry Regiment, based in California, will off-load at the Gdynia, Poland, port facility in support of the NATO Enhanced Forward Presence mission Jan. 30 through Feb. 14, 2022.

In addition to the arrival of the equipment for 1-185, the port will also support the upload of equipment from the 3rd Battalion, 161st Infantry Regiment in preparation for its return to the United States. The 3-161st is completing a successful nine-month deployment to Europe in support of NATO’s EFP mission. Both battalions belong to the 81st Stryker Brigade Combat Team which is comprised of units located in Washington, Oregon and California.

The equipment arriving in Gdynia is in support of the EFP Battlegroup-Poland, which is led by the United States, and includes troops from Croatia, Romania and the United Kingdom.

This is a pre-planned, normal rotation of forces and is U.S. Army Europe and Africa’s tenth rotation deployed in support of NATO’s Enhanced Forward Presence.

All movements of personnel and equipment will be conducted while adhering to the prevention and protection guidance directed by the Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Centers for Disease Control, our host nation governments and local authorities to proactively mitigate the spread of COVID-19.  The health, safety and security of our personnel and those of our allies, partners and local populations is a priority.

  • U.S. Army Europe and Africa