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US Army Garrison Poland, a unit supporting the presence of American soldiers in Poland, will be established in March, said Pentagon spokesman General Pat Ryder on Thursday. It is the eighth garrison of the US land forces in Europe, next to similar ones in Belgium, Germany and Italy.

Pat Ryder said at a press conference on Thursday that the garrison would be established to “fulfill mission requirements, improve command and control capabilities and manage forward outposts in Poland.”

The unit is to support infrastructure and provide services to soldiers stationed in Poland and is to consist of 13 military and 140 civilian employees. It is the eighth garrison of land forces USA in Europe, next to similar ones in BelgiumGermany and Italy.

US soldiers in ŻagańPhoto by Sgt. Thomas Mort, 358th Public Affairs Detachment

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Biden’s decision

At the beginning of March Pentagon informed that the first soldiers assigned to serve in Poland on a permanent basis have arrived in Poland. They serve as part of the forward command post of the US Army V Corps in Poznań in a complex called Camp Kościuszko.

The establishment of a permanent command and garrison is the result of President Biden’s decision made in June 2022 during the summit FOR THIS in Madrid.

US troops in EuropePAP – Adam Ziemienowicz

Main photo source: Photo by Sgt. Thomas Mort, 358th Public Affairs Detachment



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