Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry, 1st Brigade Combat Team of the 1st Cavalry Division in Fort Hood, Texas, prepare to unload their Armor assets from a rail-head near the town of Drawsko-Pomorskie, Poland Sept. 28. The U.S. Army Europe-led Atlantic Resolve, a multinational combined arms exercise involving the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, and host nations, takes place across Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland to enhance multinational interoperability, to strengthen relationships among allied militaries, to contribute to regional stability and to demonstrate US commitment to NATO (U.S. Army photo by 2LT Benton Conque, 2-8 CAV Assistant Operations Officer).

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