Community Notification/Press Release - 1st Armored Division’s Combat Aviation Brigade to off-load equipment in support of Atlantic Resolve

Aug. 22, 2022

WIESBADEN, Germany — —

WIESBADEN, Germany  — More than 40 aircraft and approximately 1,700 equipment items from the 1st Armored Division’s Combat Aviation Brigade, based in Fort Bliss, Texas, will off-load at the port facility located in Esbjerg, Denmark, from August 22 through September 7, 2022.

During this time, U.S. Army helicopters are scheduled to depart from the port of Esbjerg and fly to the nearby Esbjerg Airport. During subsequent movements, the aircraft will transit to follow-on locations in central and Eastern Europe.

The 1AD CAB is arriving for a regularly scheduled rotational deployment in support of Atlantic Resolve. During these dates, residents of Esbjerg, and those in cities and communities along the aircraft’s flight paths, may see formations of helicopters.

Some communities that may experience increased helicopter activity include Bremen, Germany; Illesheim, Germany; Kassel, Germany; Lubeck, Germany; and Powidz, Poland; and Szczecin, Poland.

We value our relationship with our NATO allies and will adhere to standard noise abatement procedures throughout all our aircraft movements.

Additional equipment assigned to 1AD CAB will simultaneously arrive in Europe via the port facility located in Alexandroupoli, Greece.

Since April 2014, U.S. Army Europe and Africa has led the Department of Defense’s Atlantic Resolve land efforts by bringing units based in the U.S. to Europe. 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.

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