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Poland: US troops set boots to Polish soil

Poland, Swidwin
April 23, 2014 at 15:41 GMT +00:00 · Published

Poland: US troops set boots to Polish soil

A contingent of US Army paratroopers from the 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat team landed at Swidwin airport in northwestern Poland on Wednesday as part of Washington's initiative to deploy toops in four countries in Eastern Europe.

The troops received a warm welcome at the landing strip by Polish Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak, Ambassador to Poland Stephen Mull and other Polish and US military officials.

The troops are part of a US Army deplyment in Europe originally based in Vicenza, Italy, and relocated to begin four days of joint exercises with Polish and Baltic troops until April 28.

Their arrival marks first in a series of extended training activities of around 600 ground forces in Poland, Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia for military exercises over the next month.

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Poland: US troops set boots to Polish soil

A contingent of US Army paratroopers from the 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat team landed at Swidwin airport in northwestern Poland on Wednesday as part of Washington's initiative to deploy toops in four countries in Eastern Europe.

The troops received a warm welcome at the landing strip by Polish Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak, Ambassador to Poland Stephen Mull and other Polish and US military officials.

The troops are part of a US Army deplyment in Europe originally based in Vicenza, Italy, and relocated to begin four days of joint exercises with Polish and Baltic troops until April 28.

Their arrival marks first in a series of extended training activities of around 600 ground forces in Poland, Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia for military exercises over the next month.

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