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US cavalry unit takes up position in Lithuania

US cavalry unit takes up position in Lithuania
The 2nd Battalion is part of the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division rotation in Europe, which is expected to last through the summer.

The unit will spend the next eight months on a mission focused on deterring Russian aggression.ALFREDAS PLIADIS/ LITHUANIA MINISTRY OF NATIONAL DEFENSE A Fort Hood-based cavalry officially began an eight-month mission in Lithuania, focused on deterring Russian aggression in the region, as it uncased its colors at a ceremony this week, Lithuanian and U.military presence in the region was key to deterring Russian aggression against the former Soviet Republic, said Lithuanian Defense Minister Arvydas Anusauskas, who, along with U.The unit will spend the next eight months on a mission focused on deterring Russian aggression.

US cavalry unit takes up position in Lithuania Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment from Fort Hood, Texas, stand in formation as the unit's colors are uncased during a ceremony on Monday, Jan.The 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment took up position in Lithuania along with its heavy weaponry, including Abrams tanks and Bradley fighting vehicles.

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