by on 28 February 2017

Eight UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters and more than 70 other pieces of equipment arrived at the Port of Thessaloniki here Feb. 25 as part of the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade’s nine month rotational deployment in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve.

OAR was designed to reassure European allies in light of Russia’s invasion in Ukraine.

The helicopters arriving in Greece are part of a European theater rotation that includes armor and air assets that began arriving in January. The troops will train with the United States’ allies and partners as well as respond to crises, should it be required. This is the first full aviation regionally allocated force to OAR and U.S. Army Europe.

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