Reassuring NATO is Key US Army Role

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U.S. soldiers train with European partners.
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Reassuring NATO is Key US Army Role

American soldiers continue to reassure NATO allies and partners in Europe as the war in Ukraine grinds on and the potential for miscalculation continues to threaten the region.

Speaking one day after a missile strike killed two people in Poland, Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville warned that a regional conflict carries global implications.

White House Seeks Extra Army Funding

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Soldiers train in Poland.
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White House Seeks Extra Army Funding

A supplemental military budget request from the White House to Congress seeks additional funding for Army programs, all aimed at operations in Europe.

The request sent Nov. 16 includes a $3 billion boost in operation and maintenance funds for personnel support, which includes extra flying hours, maintenance, weapons systems sustainment, intelligence analysis and other unit support costs that weren’t included in the budget submitted to Congress earlier in the year.

War Offers Lessons on Russian Military, Warfare

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Ukrainian soldiers in training.
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War Offers Lessons on Russian Military, Warfare

The war in Ukraine illuminates several important features of the Russian military and warfare, according to the author of a new paper published by the Association of the U.S. Army.

Army Units in Europe Modernize, Grow Partner Training

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Lt. Gen. John Kolasheski, commander of V Corps, speaks during the AUSA Contemporary Military Forum: Landpower - The Contested European Theater session at the AUSA 2022 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022. (Carol Guzy for AUSA)
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Army Units in Europe Modernize, Grow Partner Training

As they observe the brutal Russia-Ukraine war from the sidelines, U.S. Army units in Europe have been making moves to update components, become more combat-effective and better integrate with allies on their “home turf.”

SFABs Extend Army Presence in Europe, Indo-Pacific

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SFAB soldier with Bulgarian soldier
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SFABs Extend Army Presence in Europe, Indo-Pacific

The Army’s security force assistance brigades are helping the service extend its reach and presence around the globe, particularly in Europe and the Indo-Pacific.

Invasion of Ukraine has Global Impact

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Soldiers train in Latvia.
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Invasion of Ukraine has Global Impact

While the Army remains busy supporting Ukraine and America’s NATO partners, the force has not let go of its focus on other hot spots around the world, Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville said.

“We’re a global organization,” McConville said Sept. 7. “We have to be able to do more than one thing at once.”

Speaking at an event hosted by Defense One, McConville said this includes boots on the ground in the Middle East, Asia, Europe and elsewhere, all while supporting defense of the homeland.

Wormuth: Army Must Learn from War in Ukraine

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Army Secretary Christine Wormuth visits troops in Europe.
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Wormuth: Army Must Learn from War in Ukraine

Lessons from the war in Ukraine could help the U.S. Army better prepare for the future battlefield, Army Secretary Christine Wormuth said.

Speaking June 28 at the Royal United Services Institute’s 2022 Land Warfare Conference in London, Wormuth said the service is committed to learning with “humility and seriousness.”

Williams Assumes 4-Star Command

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Gen. Darryl Williams takes command of Army Europe and Africa.
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Williams Assumes 4-Star Command

U.S. Army Europe and Africa welcomed a new commanding general June 28, as Gen. Darryl Williams assumed command from Gen. Christopher Cavoli.

Williams, who received his fourth star for the new assignment, comes to Europe after serving as the 60th superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, since July 2018.