101st Airborne Division Soldier Heads For Europe, US Deploys 6,000 Troops Standing On Ukrainian Border


101st Airborne Division Soldier Heads For Europe, US Deploys 6,000 Troops Standing On Ukrainian Border
Approximately 200 soldiers with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) deploy from Fort Campbell, Ky., on March 5, 2021, to Chicago, Ill., in support Vaccination Center at the United Center. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Justin Moeller

Kentucky - Thousands of dogfaces from the 101st Airborne (Air Assault) Division prepare to emplace to Europe as Russian colors gather on the Ukrainian border, preparing for a possible irruption. 


 Colors from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, are anticipated to be stationed soon and will include a blend of support help and ground combat units, a spokesperson told Military.com. It isn't clear which European countries these colors will emplace to, but rallying of US combat colors to Europe has been concentrated in Poland and Romania, with some support help transferred to Germany. 

In total, some US colors are anticipated to be posted in Europe in the coming days and will join forces from other NATO mates, including Britain and France. 


Paratroopers with the 82nd Airborne Division, which will make up the maturity of the troop surge to Europe, have been pouring into Poland over the once two weeks. Meanwhile, dogfaces with the 2nd Cavalry Regiment, the Stryker squadron grounded in Germany, have been mustered to Romania. Dogfaces with the XVIII Airborne Corps, the 82nd executive branch, have been formed in Germany. 

In addition to those mustered to Europe, some US colors are formerly on the mainland, including those posted permanently there, similar as the 173rd Airborne Brigade in Italy, and colors who are rotated as part ofpre-planned operations that are substantially involves training with NATO. supporter. 


This gyration includes colors from the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, whose ordnance includes 80 M1 Abrams tanks and 130 Bradley Combat Vehicles. Around National Guards also operate in Europe, substantially in Poland. 

President Joe Biden has ruled out US colors fighting in Ukraine, which isn't a member of NATO. Over the weekend, 160 dogfaces with the Florida National Guard who were on a training charge in Ukraine were pulled out of the country, precluding a implicit battle with Russian colors. 


On Tuesday, Russia's Defense Ministry claimed that about of its colors posted at the Ukrainian border were returning to their separate bases. Still, Russian officers didn't give any substantiation of the pullout or detail how numerous colors would be removed from the frontal lines. 

"We in Ukraine have rules we do not believe what we hear, we believe what wesee.However, we will believe in the morning of a realde-escalation,"Dmytro Kuleba, If a real pullout follows this statement. in a statement Tuesday. 

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