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More US Army troops have arrived in Germany

Date: March 01, 2022 Update: March 01, 2022

According to the press statement made from the NATO, Soldiers from the 1st Armoured Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division left Fort Stewart, in the United States, and arrived at Nuremberg International Airport in Germany on 28 February 2022. The soldiers will be based at Grafenwöhr Training Area in the German state of Bavaria, though US Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin has said they could be moved elsewhere in Europe if needed. In total, more than 7,000 troops were ordered to arrive in Germany in this most recent surge.
According to the US Department of Defense, more than 12,000 troops have already been sent to Europe in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, augmenting the 80,000 US military service members already stationed in Europe.

On 25 February, NATO activated the NATO Response Force for the first time for defence purposes.