2nd Cavalry Lead NATO Charge to Poland

2nd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry, Deploy on Enhanced Forward Presence

Elements of the Enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group to be based in Poland will depart Rose Barracks, Germany to Orzysz, Poland to support NATO’s enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) mission, March 25.

The 2nd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment (2/2CR) and Troop Contributing Nations conducted a tactical road march via routes through Germany, Czech Republic, and Poland. Once in Orzysz, they will integrate with the Polish 15th Mechanized Brigade, 16th Infantry Division and mark their readiness by April 1.

The battle group will consist of 1,000 Soldiers from the U.S., and 350 personnel from The United Kingdom and Romania. They will deploy a variety of Stryker vehicles to include the Infantry Carrier, Mortar Carrier and Medical Evacuation vehicles; additionally, they will bring howitzers.

The United States’ contribution to NATO’s eFP is a part of the overall deterrence and defense posture and are designed to demonstrate that even a limited attack on, or incursion into, NATO territory will be met by Allied military forces.

Regiment Departure Ceremony at Rose Barracks, Germany

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4 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL (From Left to Right) U.S. Army Col. Patrick J. Ellis, Commander of the 2nd Cavalry Regiment (2CR), U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Timothy McGuire, U.S. Army Europe's Deputy Commanding General and U.S. Army Lt. Col. Steven Gventer, Commander of the 2nd Squadron, 2CR, stand before Soldiers, with Battle Group Poland, at the Battle Group Poland Departure Ceremony, March 25, 2017, at the 2nd Cavalry Regiment Headquarters, in Vilseck, Germany. Battle Group Poland is comprised of U.S. Soldiers, assigned to the 2nd Cavalry Regiment, and soldiers, from the United Kingdom and Romania. Battle Group Poland will convoy from Vilseck, through Germany, Czech Republic and Poland to reach their destination in Orzysz, Poland, where they will remain for six months as a deterrence force, as part of Enhanced Forward Presence. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Emily Houdershieldt)
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Source: US Army (USAREUR)

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