03 Apr '18, 12pm

#US air #defense #artillery brigade back in Europe for first time since the #Cold War

#US air #defense #artillery brigade back in Europe for first time since the #Cold War

The “Cold War” is not really back. Times have too deeply changed. But the rise of the tensions between Russia and the West are leading to some U.S. unit (re)deployments. So, since 27 March, an air defense artillery brigade is back in Germany, a historic day for U.S. Army Europe, in particular the 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command. Old mothballed Avenger air defense systems are refurbished to serve again (Picture source: Army Recognition) The brigade’s commander, Col. Richard Wholey, said the deployment marked the first time an American air defense artillery brigade had deployed to Europe since the end of the Cold War. "Here we are in Ansbach, uncasing the 678th Air Defense Artillery Brigade colors, the first uncased since the Cold War drawdown in Europe.” (...) “We have Stinger teams, Avenger batteries ... and why we are here today, the 678th Air Defense Artillery ...

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