GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- U.S. Soldiers installed Abram reactive armor tiles at the 7th Army Training Command's Grafenwoehr Training Area, here, Feb. 28.
The installation of the Abram reactive armor tiles will enhance the tank's defensive capabilities, providing a greater deterrent against aggression as the unit maintains a persistent presence in central and eastern Europe.
The Soldiers, assigned to the 1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, are part of a continuous rotation of armored brigades deploying to Europe from the United States as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve.
Since April 2014, Army Europe has led land forces efforts on behalf of the U.S. military, by conducting continuous, enhanced multinational training and security cooperation activities with allies and partners in eastern Europe.
These multinational training and security cooperation activities are taking place in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria and Hungary. These training events improve interoperability, strengthen relationships and trust among allied armies, contribute to regional stability, and demonstrate U.S. commitment to NATO.
U.S. Army Europe is uniquely positioned in its 51 country area of responsibility to advance American strategic interests in Europe and Eurasia. The relationships we build during more than 1,000 theater security cooperation events in more than 40 countries each year lead directly to support for multinational contingency operations around the world, strengthen regional partnerships and enhance global security.