Army announces additional troop deployment to Europe

By Evan Ochsner / August 12, 2022 at 4:37 PM

The Army will temporarily deploy a 260-soldier sustainment brigade to Europe this fall in response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the service announced Friday.

The 101st Division Sustainment Brigade will deploy from Ft. Campbell, KY, “to support the United States’ unrelenting commitment to our European and NATO allies,” the service said.

Discussions this year among NATO countries should lead to updated force posture requirements, which could include the deployment of more U.S. soldiers, either permanently or on a rotational basis, Army Secretary Christine Wormuth said earlier this year.

“Certainly, our sort of frontline states, like Poland, like the Baltics, are very interested in having [a] permanent presence,” Wormuth told the House Armed Services Committee in May. “We stand ready in the Army to support those decisions, once those decisions are made, as to where we might have a continuing presence of U.S. troops, and whether those would be permanent or rotational.”