More than 300 Fort Bliss soldiers arrived in Berlin on Thursday to participate in a test of a new military strategy.
The U.S. military is exploring new ways of rapidly deploying troops to Europe to help NATO allies in the event of possible Russian aggression.
Since Russia invaded and annexed Ukraine’s Crimea in 2014, some adjacent countries have demanded more help from the U.S. and NATO to prevent Russian interference with their borders.
The U.S. is working on plans to be able to rapidly deploy 30 troop batallions, 30 air squadrons, and 30 warships within 30 days.
“I’m excited to be back here, four years ago as the battalion commander…I was in a different battalion and we trained in Eastern Europe, actually part of our unit was in Poland,” Col. Chad Chalfont said.
NATO and the U.S. have stepped military presence in Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia.