Units from Fort Campbell are making ready to deploy to Europe.Stephen JerkinsWPLN News (File)
A number of hundred troopers from the 101st Airborne Division and Fort Campbell are deploying to Europe beginning Tuesday night time in anticipation of a possible Russian invasion of neighboring Ukraine.
The announcement was made simply earlier than a city corridor Tuesday. An Army spokeswoman introduced Tuesday afternoon that departures will start Tuesday night.
Parts of the @101stAASLTDIV and @FortCampbell have been ordered to deploy to U.S Europe space of operations in help of Joint Job Drive Dragon with a purpose to guarantee our NATO Allies and companions within the area. The weather will be a part of @18airbornecorps already within the area.
— a hundred and first Airborne Div. (@101stAASLTDIV) February 15, 2022
At that city corridor, Maj. Gen. JP McGee stated the models had beforehand been positioned on a heightened stage of readiness, and that they’ve been making ready for deployment orders for the previous few weeks. They’re amongst about 3,000 U.S. troops that might be despatched to Poland, which borders Ukraine and Belarus, the place Russian troops have been massing.
“Our troopers will present precious help for our greater headquarters, display solidarity with all of our allies, and reassure our Polish allies at this essential second,” stated McGee.
McGee additionally stated that different troops are making ready for a attainable deployment to the world. In an announcement, the White Home maintained that the U.S. remains to be open to diplomacy — however stays ready for each situation.
President Biden addressed the general public on the scenario on Tuesday afternoon, saying the USA had not but verified whether or not Russian navy models had moved away from the Ukraine border, regardless of claims by Russian officers.
“An invasion,” Biden stated, “stays distinctly attainable.”