Pennsylvania National Guard soldiers deploying to PolandStaff Writer |
Europe They will travel to Texas to complete a culminating exercise and preparation
Approximately 500 Pennsylvania National Guard (PNG) members assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, participated in send-off ceremonies in Milton on Saturday as they prepare to mobilize this spring for deployment to Poland as part of NATO's Enhanced Forward Presence mission.
The unit will lead Battle Group Poland, a multi-national task force comprised of soldiers from the U.S., the United Kingdom, Croatia, and Romania.
They will travel to Texas to complete a culminating exercise and preparation for movement overseas. Upon completion, the 3rd Squadron will deploy to Poland. While in Poland, soldiers will support the interest of NATO allies and participate in a wide range of training exercises with NATO partners.
The unit has been preparing for this mission for over a year. They completed many training events, including a rotation at the National Training Center at Ft. Irwin, CA, in summer 2018.
The squadron headquarters and headquarters troop is located in Danville, PA, with subordinate Pennsylvania units in Williamsport (I Troop), Wellsboro (K Troop), Lewisburg (L Troop), and Lock Haven (H Troop/278th Regimental Support Squadron). ■
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