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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Army Europe air defense unit deploys to Poland for exercise

A column of military vehicles carrying a Patriot missile systemA Patriot missile battery from U.S. Army Europe's 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, or AAMDC, began arriving here, March 18, after a 1,200-kilometer tactical road movement, as part of a combined air and missile defense exercise with its Polish allies.

Delta Battery, 5th Battalion, 7th Air Defense Artillery Regiment is participating in the weeklong exercise - a series of activities within the framework of Operation Atlantic Resolve, which aims to reassure allies, demonstrate freedom of movement and deter regional aggression on the eastern flank of NATO.

Delta Battery will train with its Polish counterparts in the 37th Missile Squadron of Air Defense, testing the Patriot crew's proficiency as well as conducting movement drills which practice the quick emplacement of the air defense systems.

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