The Ministry of National Defense reported today that another group of U.S. soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division from Fort Bragg (North Carolina) had been deployed. The division landed in Rzeszow.
On February 2, the Pentagon announced a temporary increase in the number of U.S. troops in Europe to strengthen NATO’s eastern flank because of the concentration of Russian troops near the Ukrainian border. 2,000 troops will be sent to Poland and Germany.
On Sunday afternoon, some of the American soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division, who will be stationed in Poland, landed at the airport in Jasionka near Rzeszów.
The Commanding General of the 82nd Airborne Division Christopher Donahue was present in Jasionka. He stressed that the support given to Poland was proof of solidarity. The Commanding General stressed that the troops of the 82nd Airborne Division had been ordered to move to Poland “to strengthen allied readiness and, if necessary, to defend the NATO alliance.”