This week, 200 soldiers of the US 3rd Infantry Division from the State of Georgia will arrive in Latvia to participate in the US operation “Atlantic Resolve.” It is planned that the soldiers of this rotation will stay in Latvia as a part of the company until mid-September. US soldiers will train together with the soldiers of the National Armed Forces and participate in international military exercises.
On June 29, a train with the first military machinery of this rotation arrived at Garkalne Railway Station from Klaipeda. After unloading, nine tanks “Abrams”, five fighting machines “Bradley”, military HMMWVs and trucks, as well as other types of equipment were delivered to Ādaži Base. It is planned that the remaining US military machinery will arrive in Latvia at the beginning of July.
After the annexation of Crimea by Russia in spring of 2014 and its aggression in Eastern Ukraine, the US started the military exercise operation “Atlantic Resolve”. The aim of this operation is to certify the continuous contribution of the US to the collective security of NATO member countries, promoting peace and stability in the Baltics and Poland. The operation is implemented in Romania and Bulgaria as well.
To the attention of citizens!
The National Armed Forces apologise for any inconvenience and asks for accepting with understanding possible short-term traffic disturbances that may occur in relation to the reinforced movement of military machinery on roads, while transporting the machinery from Garkalne Railway Station to Ādaži Military Base.
Information prepared by:
Captain Sandra Brāle
MoD Military Public Affairs Department
Media Relations Section
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