WIESBADEN, Germany —
On May 13, the Department of the Army announced the 1st Armored Division Combat Aviation Brigade’s upcoming summer rotational deployment to Europe in support of Atlantic Resolve.
The incoming armored rotation will replace the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, based out of Fort Hood, Texas, and will conduct multinational training and security cooperation activities with allies and partners in Europe.
“I could not be more proud of the team we will send to Europe,” said Col. Geoffrey A. Whittenberg, commander of the 1AD CAB. “Our brigade has prepared diligently for this moment, and we are ready to conduct aviation operations in support of United States European Command.”
The combat aviation brigade will be under command and control of V Corps. As America's forward deployed Corps in Europe, Victory Corps is the foundation of the U.S. Army operational commitment to NATO.
All movements of personnel and equipment will adhere 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.
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 bilateral, joint and multinational training, Atlantic Resolve builds readiness, increases interoperability and enhances the bond between ally and partner militaries.
For more information on the U.S. Army’s contribution to Atlantic Resolve visit https://www.EuropeAfrica.army.mil/AtlanticResolve