Third Atlantic Resolve Aviation Brigade Arrives in Europe


Equipment belonging to the 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division began arriving here, June 20, marking the third heel-to-toe Atlantic Resolve aviation rotation.

Third Atlantic Resolve U.S. Aviation Brigade Arrives in Europe
Soldiers with the 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division reconfigure a Ch-47 Chinook helicopter for flight operations at the Port of Rotterdam, the Netherlands, June 21, 2018. Army photo by Spc. Dashaad Boyd
Third Atlantic Resolve U.S. Aviation Brigade Arrives in Europe
Third Atlantic Resolve U.S. Aviation Brigade Arrives in Europe
Soldiers with the 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division reconfigure a Ch-47 Chinook helicopter for flight operations at the Port of Rotterdam, the Netherlands, June 21, 2018. Army photo by Spc. Dashaad Boyd

The Fort Carson, Colorado-based brigade will support U.S. Army Europe's Atlantic Resolve mission, with units in numerous NATO partner countries, providing opportunities to train alongside allies and demonstrating America's commitment to peace and stability in the region.

Enhancing NATO Partnerships

Rotations like this enable the Army to enhance NATO partnerships. The Dutch-American partnership is vital in the NATO alliance, and this deployment through Rotterdam enhances that partnership.

“Practicing with the Dutch, our times get better, we get more efficient, things become faster, relationships are stronger,” said Army Col. Geoffrey De Tingo, 21st Theater Sustainment Command’s chief of staff. “And, we just get better at what we’re doing by working with the Dutch.”

Third Atlantic Resolve U.S. Aviation Brigade Arrives in Europe
A 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division Ch-47 Chinook helicopter is off loaded from the U.S. roll-on, roll-off carrier vessel Endurance at the Port of Rotterdam, the Netherlands, June 20, 2018. Army photo by Spc. Dashaad Boyd
Third Atlantic Resolve U.S. Aviation Brigade Arrives in Europe
Third Atlantic Resolve U.S. Aviation Brigade Arrives in Europe
A 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division Ch-47 Chinook helicopter is off loaded from the U.S. roll-on, roll-off carrier vessel Endurance at the Port of Rotterdam, the Netherlands, June 20, 2018. Army photo by Spc. Dashaad Boyd

“The relationship we have with the Dutch -- it’s great. It’s symbolic of the bigger relationship and commitment we have to all of our NATO Allies that we’ll be here.”

With more than 80 helicopters and 1,700 soldiers, 4th CAB will primarily be based in Germany with a forward presence in Latvia, Romania and Poland.

Once established, the brigade will continue building relationships with other NATO allies and partner nations.

“The importance of training with our Allied nations is to reassure them through the process,” said Army Lt. Col. Ryan Guthrie, commander of the 404th Aviation Support Battalion, 4th CAB. “We build a muscle memory so that future units behind us can also perform well, and even better than we do.”