WIESBADEN, Germany —
U.S. Army Europe and Africa Commander, Gen. Christopher Cavoli, visited Mihail Kogalniceanu, Romania, today to meet with Soldiers assigned to 2nd Cavalry Regiment.
At the invitation of our Romanian Allies, the troops are arriving in Romania following a Department of Defense announcement earlier this month directing the repositioning of a Stryker squadron with 2nd Cavalry Regiment from Vilseck, Germany, to Romania. The Stryker squadron, under command and control of V Corps, deployed to Romania to augment approximately 900 U.S. Soldiers already there on a regularly-scheduled Atlantic Resolve rotation.
V Corps was reactivated in October, 2020, and established their headquarters forward in Poznan, Poland, a month later. They completed a series of exercises to include participation in DEFENDER-Europe 21 and a warfighter exercise to become fully operational a year later in November, 2021. As America's forward deployed Corps in Europe, Victory Corps is the foundation of the U.S. Army operational commitment to NATO.
The unit will train with and operate alongside our Romanian hosts to form an enhanced Vigilance Activity (eVA) Battlegroup.
"Enhanced vigilance in Central and Southeastern Europe requires additional forces and is a strong reflection of the will, unity and cohesion of the Alliance," Cavoli said. "Our national contribution, combined with those of our Allies, demonstrates the Alliance's solidarity during this period of uncertainty."
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